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Internet of Energy 2018

IoB Welcome
Opening Remarks from Chair

Lutz Goecke, Professor, Digital Business, University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen; CEO, SWAN Ventures UG; Mentor, StartupBootcamp


In this opening address, hear from the European Commission on the changing regulatory

landscape shaping innovation in the electric utility space.

Key issues discussed will include:

• How can the Internet of Energy boost utility profitability and empower consumers?

• How the new ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package will help to put consumers in the

centre of the equation?

• How far does the new energy framework go in supporting digital innovation?

• What’s next - How can you future proof your IoT strategy?


Manuel Sanchez, Team Leader Smart Grids, DG Energy European Commission

PANEL DISCUSSION: Traditional Utilities vs. Challengers-innovating in an Age-old Industry

What can currently existing utilities learn from new internet-based retailers? More

still, how can these new start-ups benefit from the experience and customer base of

traditional suppliers?

This panel will look to untie disrupters in order to explore industry best-practice, including:

• Working with the value chain to establish sustainable and profitable business modes

• Understanding the changing requirements of utility companies

• Partner or acquire - How can these two sides work together?

Moderator: Maher Chebbo, President, ESMIG

Michael Villa, Senior Policy Adviser, smartEn

Pierre Bernard, CEO & Chairman, Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG)

Stanislas D’Herbemont, Project Manager,

Markus Rink, Head of Digital Development  E.ON

CASE STUDY: Bringing Flexibility to the energy market through VPP

The multitude of smaller assets and micro-grids offers new challenges in pooling power.

Join this session to understand how new providers are operating without any assets, and

see how you can leverage VPP for next generation retail and distribution.

• Working with third parties in the resale of energy

• Negotiating and forming new power purchase agreements (PPA)

• Working with investors on project developments

Heli Antila, CTO, Fortum


While the market of smart energy management solutions is blooming, with a multitude of players offering Cloud-based solutions, the capacity under control of those clouds increases exponentially, making them system-relevant. 

- Which dangers appear with those VPPs, how can new risks be mitigated ?

- Cloud-based smart home energy management systems: are they the new and unseen VPPs?

- While innovation is positive, do these solutions increase grid failure risks?

Frédéric Gastaldo, Co-founder & CEO, Swisscom Energy Solutions AG



New ways of managing energy data through SAP Cloud for Energy

• Utilities Business Transformation Forces IT Transformation

• The Model of Two Speed IT

• Concept and Architecture of Cloud for Energy

• Energy Analysis as an application leveraging Cloud for Energy

 Holger Schweinfurth, Chief Solution Expert, IBU Utilities, SAP SE



Case Study: ‘Customer of Today, Generator of Tomorrow’

 The rise of the ‘prosumer’ generating their own electricity is challenging the role of traditional supplier - Do you avoid disintermediation, or embrace it as a new business opportunity?

• Incentivising customers to take a more active role in energy consumption and usage

• Preparing for the rise of the prosumer and securing a role in the dynamic integrated grid

• Optimising personalised FIT’s for a variety of service offerings

Niko Harig, Lawyer, Engeriegewinner

Frank Schillig, Managing Director, Projektgewinner GmbH


Case Study: Harnessing the Energy Storage Potential

 - How can electric grids be controlled in preparation for the transition to renewable energy and energy storage

- Overcoming the challenges of renewables intermittency

- How to leverage this successfully in an IoT connected grid

- Building the business case for storage through careful consideration of alternative revenue streams, frequency regulation and ancillary services

- Integrating storage with existing assets and overcoming interoperability issues

Toby Ferenczi, Managing Director, VCharge, OVO Energy



Delivering the Future of Energy Solutions: Now!

A case study examining how EDP has embraced IoT innovation and develop their smart home strategy …

- EDP SmartHome has built on their leadership role in every main field of the new energy downstream business: Solar; Smart Energy Management, Electric Mobility and Storage, in order to develop the digital platform EDP re:dy (at the core of EDP SmartHome)

- This presentation will showcase “EDP re.dy” as EDP’s patented home’s energy management solution providing an effective interface for energy generation, storage, consumption and remote control for residential clients. EDP re:dy is a market pioneer and it has been recognized at a national and international level

José Queirós de Almeida, Smarthome Director, EDP


PANEL: Working towards Grid Interoperability

This panel will unite disparate parts of the energy eco-system to outline the necessary steps

to achieving successful integration.

• Uniting multiple stakeholders working towards achieving device compatibility

• Working across the eco-system and across industry silos

Chair: Mark Ossel, Board Member, OSPG

Hans Rasmusson, Secretary, European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation (ERIG)

Mathilde Lallemand, Advisor, ENTSO-E

Bernd Nordieker, Managing Director, Landos / Former Advisor, Swissgrid

Thomas Rütting, Head of Smart Metering, Stromnetz Berlin, A Vattenfall Company

Jörg Reuschel, Head of Engineering Metering, Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH

networking LUNCH | 1 - 2 - 1 MEETINGS

Enabling the SmartGrids Transformation and Benefits with Digital Solutions

SmartGrids are at the heart of the Digital Energy transformation. What is the role of Industrial IoT in transforming the Energy Landscape to become more predictable? What use cases can provide concrete value and benefits? And what benefits can industry, society and customers expect?

Maher Chebbo, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Digital Energy Innovations, GE



PRESENTATION: Smart Grids for a Smart City – The Berlin Example

 The city of Berlin is considered as one of the main load centers in Eastern Germany, a region ranking among the top producers of wind energy in Germany. However, even within Berlin the number of decentralized power generation units continues to increase. At the same time, Berlin faces the need to integrate a rising number of electric vehicles, storage systems and flexible loads. This situation demands for smart grids for electricity, heat and gas making use of the new technical opportunities. Therefore, the large-scale model project WindNODE has been started

in and around Berlin to demonstrate how a truly digitalized energy system needs to be designed, implemented and operated. It will contribute to the aim of becoming a climate neutral city in the future.

Wolfgang Korek, Head of Energy Technologies, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology


Internet of Energy and Cloud – Friend or Foe?

When we look at the topics we have to address with any kind of energy related topic, we see that it becomes inevitable to connect to Sensors, Machines, Databases etc. to gather data. But gathering is not enough. In order to derive value we need to analyze this data, combine sources which probably does not naturally belong together and use machine learning to support us with these tasks. The pure amount of data storage and compute power needed to accomplish these tasks would destroy most of the business cases if you’re not using Cloud technologies. Especially when talking about a critical support structure for electrical supply, it need to accomplish several aspects in terms of scalability, security and even hybrid scenarios. You will get an overview of what has already been accomplished and what will be possible in the near future.

Bruno Schmidt. Industry Manager Power & Utilities, Microsoft 



Identifying your Next Investment – A Lesson in ‘Sustainable’ VC Investment

Investment in start-ups is a sure-fire way to ensure you remain up-to-date with the latest industry trends, and gain a competitive edge. But how do you build the organisational structure to support a culture of innovation?

• Determining a profitable relationship from a potential disaster

• Working towards a long-term, sustainable IoT strategy for new investment

• Supporting an internal structure to allow an innovation culture to thrive

Diego Diaz Pilas, Head of New Ventures and Technology Prospects, Iberdrola    


WORKSHOP: Digitisation of transformers – a closer look at sensitive points

 This session will outline the critical role transformers and the applications for your business.

• Using transformer online data enabled by IoT

• Interaction with decentral production for use of additional contextual information

• Effective interconnection of ICT-systems

Bernd Nordieker, Managing Director, Landos / Former Advisor, Swissgrid

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The Scope of Internet of Energy – The potential of connecting electrons and molecules

 Reduction of CO2 as the driver for Internet of Energy

 - Grasping the challenge

 -  The influence of politics

• Existing energy infrastructure – complementing strengths and weaknesses

• Connecting the worlds of electrons and molecules – what does it mean

Hans Rasmusson, Secretary, European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation (ERIG)

Networking Break
case study

IoT meets Smart Metering: Technology driven Go’s & No Go’s in a new Application Field

 This presentation will focus on technical Aspects of IoT technology in the upcoming Smart Meter Roll out in Germany.

• Understating differing interfaces of Smart Metering to market partners

• Examining individual market role in choosing the right technology provider and incorporating Smart Meters into the regional Grids

• Exploring Customer’s Interfaces regarding Smart Home & Smart energy apps solutions and explaining the important role of BSI as leading certification Authority in Germany

Jörg Reuschel, Head of Engineering Metering, Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH Car Case Study

case study

Beyond the “Roll Out”: What’s Next for the Smart Meter?

Regulatory pressures have undoubtedly accelerated wide-scale smart meter deployment.

But how are advances in metering technology offering new uses and applications?

The session will share some experiences from the upcoming SM Roll out in Berlin and offer takeaways looking forward to emerging choices & challenges.

Thomas Rütting, Head of Smart Metering, Stromnetz Berlin, A Vattenfall Company


Innovation Den: Start-up Showcase

Chair: Anna Dimitrova, Advisor of Energy Policy and Innovation, Eurelectric



Wolfgang Korek, Head of Energy Technologies, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Alexander Küppers, Investment Manager, Statkraft Ventures

Thomas Rütting, Head of Smart Metering, Stromnetz Berlin, A Vattenfall Company

Jörg Reuschel, Head of Engineering Metering, Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH


Featured Startups:

Andriy Shmyhelskyy, Founder, HYKO

Christian Bogatu, Ph.D, CEO, Fresh Energy

John Paraskevas, Director of Business Development, DEPsys SA

James Johnston, CEO, Open Utility

Closing Remarks from Chair
End of Day One
Evening entertainment and networking drinks
Opening Remarks from Chair : Digitalizing Energy Systems: an overview of the costs, benefits and key markets

- Complexity in every aspect of energy is driving a move towards greater integration and digitalization. But what are the major challenges that digitalization can address? How will changes to the global generation capacity mix alter demand for tech?

- Innovative markets, like the U.S. And Australia, are already developing new approaches, highlighting how technology can be best used, and which companies are ahead of the curve.

- The economic case for digitalization is a major consideration for most organizations. Where can the most value be found, and how will this change with greater deployment? And where is VC/PE funding going in the digital space?

Dr. Julia Attwood, Emerging Technologies Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


FLEXCoop H2020 project: How can renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops) make a difference in the Demand Response market?

• FLEXCoop: Tools to enable REScoops to take the role of aggregator (project and solution proposed)

• Business scenarios: The added value of REScoops in the smart energy services environnent (possible medium and long term business development)

 Roland Tual, Project Manager


The innogy journey: moving from electrons to data and platforms

 • Digital technologies are exponentially changing industries including the energy sector

• The energy sector needs to embrace this and start adopting these technologies

• Digitisation also brings an exponential growth in data which we need to put to use for us

• Learn how innogy deals with this and drives its digital transformation

 Kuldip Singh, Digital Director, Innogy Retail


Working Towards the Energy Blockchain - The Missing Link?

 Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have received increasing attention for their potential to

unite a diverse eco-system. But what are the opportunities beyond the hype?

• Overcoming commercial, regulatory adoption hurdles surrounding the energy blockchain

• Developing smart contracts for P2P energy exchange

• What can we learn from the successes and failures of blockchain in the financial

services markets?


Panellists include:

Michael Wilshire, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Gerhard Gamperl. Director of Strategy, Corporate Development and Innovation, Verbund

Fonger Ypma, Head of Smart Energy Lab, Eneco Smart Energy

Roland Tual, Project Manager

Networking Break


New Customer Services with Artificial Intelligence

 In times of digitalization, municipal utilities have to reinvent themselves in order to meet the customer’s increased demand for online services. The Expert will give an overview on how to implement Artificial Intelligence into this process and what has to be considered in the project planning phase. Moreover he gives an overview over the different types of online services.

Philipp Sacherow, Innovation Manager, SWK Stadtwerke Krefeld AG


Case Study: The future energy innovation- how H2020 supports new energy models

 This session will explore the success and failures from the H2020 projects across Europe.

• Post H2020- What’s next?

• What can be learnt from the current stage projects?

Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit New Energy technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, DG Energy European Commission



Smart Powerline Communications ipv6 for Smart Meter Roll Out - Ready to Work

IPV6 becomes a smart option for GWA receiving and transmitting metering data via powerline from customers to all marketpartners. Furthermore this solution offers new possibilities in customer profiling, supporting Customer Services Department and delivering input for developing new digital energy products. The expert will show how IPV6 PLC works, what security

Impacts are necessary (or included?) and what specific Actions are incorporated in the upcoming Smart Meter Roll Out. 

Daniel Rohrmoser, Project Manager Smart Metering PLC, Salzburg AG


DERMS, Grid Modernization Management System of Systems and the Hybrid Grid

 ·       DERs and Intelligent Grid related challenges and opportunities

·        DERMS – multiple adoption roadmaps

·        Typical customer needs and use cases

·        The Vector New Zealand story

Adi Weinberger, VP Global Sales, mPrest

Nikhil Ravishankar, Chief Digital Officer, Vector



CASE STUDY: Breaking the Energy Silo and new ancillary services

 Whilst focus inevitably lies in industry specific applications - what happens when electricity players try to break their traditional boundaries? What opportunities are there when silos merge?

• Working with key players, regulators and technology companies to find profitable and sustainable models

• Leveraging your existing customer base for new ‘smart city services’

• Working with other industries - including Telco’s and automotive entering the electricity space - for mutually beneficial strategy.

 Robert Thomann, Innovation Manager, MVV


How Energy Providers can leverage smart home’s unique value for 21st Century Solutions

Energy management in the smart home is an important value-added service that provides differentiation and enables many new business models.

Explore a real-world example of how smart home devices drive adoption of energy management services and how the right technology and partnerships are essential to success

Joep van Eijden, Sales and Business Development, EMEA, Z-Wave

roundtable discussions

ROUNDTABLE 1: New Use Cases and Benefits of Internet of Things Services. How Industrial and Software companies are transforming to focus on Outcomes?

Maher Chebbo, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Digital Energy Solutions, GE  


ROUNDTABLE 2: How to overcome hurdles to the Internet of Energy  We would like to have an open exchange about the hurdles that are hindering the utility industry to implement IoT solutions?  What would help to speed up the implementation?  What else must change? Regulation? Organizational culture?

Bruno Schmidt, Industry Manager Power & Utilities, Microsoft


ROUNDTABLE 3:  How does the Internet of Energy support the asset life-cycle of networks and plants? Data from sensors and smart meters can be used for predictive maintenance, machine learning scenarios and improved investment planning. For which uses cases and assets will this approach be most beneficial? And is the collaboration of suppliers and operators along the asset life-cycle an additional opportunity for improvements?

Gero Bieser, Chief Solution Expert Utilities, SAP

ROUNDTABLE 4: What is the role of startups in the Internet of Energy? Startups have been key to driving innovation in clean energy, but what will be their role in digitalization? Can a startup grow to become the dominant platform provider, or are they better suited to the applications space? How will partnerships between industrials and startups develop? This will be an open discussion about what we've seen so far and how the market could change.

Dr. Julia Attwood , Emerging Technologies Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Efficient Charging & Billing for E-Mobility

E-Mobility becomes a leading IoT application soon, and the search for efficient charging

& Billing Solutions is urgent. This Presentation covers the Commercial and technical

Aspects of E-Mobility for a Regional Energy Distributor. How to improve Charging &

Billing Processes? The Expert will look on different Billing Solutions including

IS-U/CCS by sharing his considerations.

Markus Bach, Technical Advisor, Rheinenergie AG


Proof of concept for Super Smart Meter

Effectively solving issues with the current smart meters that aren’t living up to the expectations

Stefan Grosjean, CEO, Smappee

Networking Break
Customer Integration with the Electric System of the Future

- Customer Model of the Future and it relates directly to the Internet of Energy concept

Mark McGranaghan, Vice President Power Delivery & Utilization, EPRI


EV charging: An emerging cross-industry service ecosystem 

 - Customer-friendly EV charging at home and in public becomes a key value-added service for electric car drivers. 

- A new digital ecosystem is currently implemented and involves various industries.

- New business opportunities are arising in different areas of the EV charging value chain.

- EV charging is only one relevant digital service out of many that will have a strong influence on future car sales.

Thomas Daiber, CEO, Hubject


From kWh to kilobytes: White label business models for utilities based on smart meter data from households 

- Generating real time customer value based on smart meter data

- Data Monetisation-as-a-service

- Putting user experience at the forefront

- Focus at Privacy and Security

Christian Bogatu, Ph.D, CEO, Fresh Energy

Closing Remarks from Chair