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Internet of Energy Germany 2018

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08:00
Registration and welcome refreshments
Registration and welcome refreshments
Registration and welcome refreshments
08:25
Chair's Opening Remarks and IoB Welcome

Conference Chair: Lutz Goecke, Mentor, Start-up Bootcamp Berlin

Chair's Opening Remarks and IoB Welcome
Chair's Opening Remarks and IoB Welcome
08:30
Keynote Presentation

Regulatory Address: Innovation vs Regulation

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 the new ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package will help put energy efficiency first, making Europe global leaders in renewables, giving a fair deal for consumers
  • How far does existing regulation go in supporting innovation?
  • What’s next - How can you future proof your IoT strategy?
  • How will GDPR affect the utility industry?

We’ll be taking questions from the floor, so don’t miss your opportunity to ask about your burning issues!

Manuel Sanchez, Team Leader Smart Grids and Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of IoT Unit, DG Energy European Commission

Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presentation
09:00
Keynote Presentation

Working Towards the ‘Energy Internet’

Recent years has seen a widespread acceptance that IoT is enabling a new intelligent grid. But how do you move from being a commodity retailer to a service provider? How do you capitalise on these new revenue opportunities, avoid disintermediation and remain ahead of the crowd? ...

... Ultimately how can IoT enable utilities not just to survive but thrive?

  • ‍Overcoming infrastructure and legacy inhibitors
  • Improving efficiency and reducing costs
  • Establishing a robust strategy for IoT success

Urban Keussen, CEO, TenneT

Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presentation
09:30
Case Study

Connecting the Grid - Building the Infrastructure for an IoT Grid

It goes without saying that an internet enabled grid is premised on comprehensive connectivity. But do you have the robust infrastructure to support multitude of connected devices currently?

During this session we will be covering these questions and more, including:

  • ‍Determining the best connectivity solution for your project
  • Building cellular networks covering both dense urban and sparsely populated rural areas
  • Clarifying the role of embedded sims in the future of smart metering
  • Examining how to get more from your connectivity solution - from location based services to remote monitoring

This session is reserved for TIKO

Case Study
Case Study
10:00
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: Frauke Thies, Executive Director, SEDC

If you would like to take part in this panel discussion please email: [email protected]

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
10:30
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

Case Study
Case Study
11:00
Refreshments and Speed Networking

In this break-out session you will have chance to network with industry peers with designated areas for each part of the value chain (Supplier, TSO, DSO, Renewable operators).

Refreshments and Speed Networking
Refreshments and Speed Networking
11:40
Streams

Stream A: BUSINESS MODELS Diversifying Revenue Streams

CASE STUDY: The Opportunity of the Smart Home

The Smart home offers profound opportunity for utilities to become a more central part of consumer’s lives, as well as providing a platform for additional services. But how do you monetise this offering?

  • Competing with Google, Amazon and telco providers entering the Smart home space
  • Can the utility unify a disjointed smart home universe?
  • The opportunities and challenges of BYOD in the Smart Home

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

Stream B: RENEWABLES

CASE STUDY: From Dumb to Smart- Retrofitting of renewables

With traditional sensors being transformed into information hubs, automatically correcting and responding to conditions, what do new smart assets mean for plant development?

  • The opportunities of two-way power flows
  • Overcoming technical issues associated with hardware/software upgrades
  • Turning IoT-generated data into actionable insight
  • Integrating asset information with other smart-grid data

This session is reserved for GE Digital

Streams
Streams
12:10
Streams

Stream A

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, Engeriegewinner

Stream B

CASE STUDY: Commercial Grid Scale Storage for Renewables

Storage offers many potential options in minimising concerns around reliability of renewable energy supply. This session will explore how to leverage this successfully in an IoT connected grid.

  • Determining the correct storage solution to match your project requirements
  • 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
  • ‍Increasing value of investment through secondary applications such

Martin Neubert, Senior Vice President CSO, DONG Energy Wind Power

Streams
Streams
12:40
Streams

Stream A

WORKSHOP: Establishing the ROI of selling LESS energy!

While environmental and societal benefits for a greener DER based grid are clear, the commercial case can be difficult to promote.

Join this workshop to gain insight on building the business case for investment:

  • Transiting from necessary upgrade to profit driven investment
  • Identifying and actualising new revenue streams
  • Establishing a conducive environment to support a culture of innovation

Philipp Sacherow, Head of Innovation, Stadtwerke Krehfeld (SWK)

Stream B

Production follows demand” to “demand follows production

Decarbonisation requires optimum use of all renewable resources and technologies that will be available in the coming years.

With the appearance of renewable accounting for 60 to 80% of our power production, we will have to operate a complete paradigm shift from “Production follows demand” to “demand follows production”.

This case study will provide an overview of the necessary steps to make this shift a reality.

Alexandre Torreele, Head of Strategy and Innovation, ELIA

Streams
Streams
13:10
Networking Lunch and One-to-One Business Meetings
Networking Lunch and One-to-One Business Meetings
Networking Lunch and One-to-One Business Meetings
14:00
POST LUNCH KEYNOYTE

The ‘Grid of Things’ and the Energy Internet

Drawing on the findings of a recent collaboration between PG&E, Tesla, GE & Green Charge

this session will explore:

  • Demonstrating how battery storage and rooftop solar connected to smart inverters can be used to support the electric grid during periods of high demand
  • Providing participating residents and businesses with backup power and bill reduction.
  • Scaling up the project from microcosm to future grid wide incorporation of distributed energy resources such as solar, battery storage & electric vehicles.

Tom Martin, Manager ‘Grid of Things’, PG+E

POST LUNCH KEYNOYTE
POST LUNCH KEYNOYTE
14:30
Streams

Stream A

CASE STUDY: Smart Grids for Smart Cities: A Case Study from Berlin

The Grids of Berlin-Brandenburg are in the Process of re communalization which offers new opportunities for renewable smart Energy projects from different market players.

This session will showcase a Berlin Energy Cluster which has been created and the subsequent beneficial takeaways for your region.

  • Promoting innovative Energy Projects in the Capital of Germany
  • Utilising Smart Grids for Flexibility & grid Stability

Wolfgang Korek, Head of Energy Engineering, Berlin Partners (City of Berlin)

Stream B

CASE STUDY: Keeping the Lights On - IoT and Self-Healing Grids

The session will outline the requirements to building flexible and robust infrastructure to withstand outages and improve grid resilience.

  • Network automation through isolating repair
  • Reducing down-time
  • Transitioning from human intervention to automation - What are the costs?

This session is available for sponsorship for more information email [email protected]

Streams
Streams
15:00
Streams

Stream A

WORKSHOP: Stadtwerke Zone: Sales& Customer Service

How to meet customer’s digital expectations?

IoT applications are changing massively Customer Expectations in any parts of Life. The big question is how Stadtwerke can handle these upcoming expectations with products & services competing in the emerging Smart Home market.

This session will explore managing digital transformation & upcoming privacy issues in sales & customer services.

Bernd Mielke, Sales Strategy, ENERVIE AG

Stream B

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

Today's grid infrastructure still follows the paradigm of a centralized power supply system with large power plants and a clear direction of electricity flow from the power plant to the customer. Decentralised renewable energy supply and smart technologies in households and grids are increasingly calling this paradigm into question. This session highlights:

  • Why transformers are playing an increasingly critical role
  • What opportunities can arise from the use of online data and IoT technologies
  • What active role transformers can play in the context of storage and decentralized production
  • What this means for the interconnection of ICT systems

Bernd Nordieker, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Swiss Grid

Streams
Streams
15:40
Streams

Stream A

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

Stream B

CASE STUDY: Drones Take Flight

Drones are arguably one of the more exciting applications for emerging technologies in the utility sector. But where are the bona fide business benefits for investment beyond a great PR piece?

  • How to process influx of dronegenerates data?
  • Overcoming regulatory concerns associated with drone usage
  • Developing work-force skills to operate this modern technology
Streams
Streams
16:10
Networking and Refreshment Break

One-to-One business meetings to take place during this break

Networking and Refreshment Break
Networking and Refreshment Break
16:30
PANEL

Working towards Gird 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
  • Building for the future eco-system

Moderator: Roberto, Special Adviser, EDSO for Smart Grids

PANEL
PANEL
16:30
Streams

STREAM A

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

STREAM B

EXPERT LED: The (in)security of the Internet of Things

Intelligent grids create a vast array of new points of potential security breach. From the grid edge to the hub, how can you secure your network to protect against breeches?

  • Protecting sensitive customer information
  • Securing the network to prevent outage
  • Defending physical locations - Tackling the rise of physical-access breeches at distributed sites
  • Using ‘off-the shelf’ hardware and software securely
Streams
Streams
17:00
Case Study

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

Case Study
Case Study
17:20
Interactive Case Study

Innovation Den: Start-up Showcase

Be inspired by a series of elevator pitches that will keep you at the forefront of technology advancements. Learn from the speaker-company’s agility, ambition and innovative business model.

Take part in our interactive audience vote, and help us crown our 2017 IoB winner!

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

Philipp Sacherow, Head of Innovation, Stadtwerke Krehfeld (SWK)

Wolfgang Korek, Head of Energy Engineering, Berlin Partners (City of Berlin)

Bernd Mielke, Sales Strategy, Enervie Group

Alexander Küppers, Investment Manager, Statkraft

Panellists include:

To be considered for out start-up showcase please email: [email protected]

Interactive Case Study
Interactive Case Study
17:40 - Till Late
Evening Event

IoB Mixer

A chance to network with peers over drinks canapés and a 3-course networking dinner.

Evening Event
Evening Event
08:00
Registration and welcome refreshments
Registration and welcome refreshments
Registration and welcome refreshments
08:45
Chair's Opening Remarks and IoB Welcome
Chair's Opening Remarks and IoB Welcome
Chair's Opening Remarks and IoB Welcome
09:00
EXCLUSIVE FIRE-SIDE CHAT

Hear from a C-Level Representative Championing a Culture of Innovation at a Leading European Utility

Core topics to be covered include:

  • Establishing C-level buy in for your IoT venture
  • Competing in a world of Uber’s and ensuring market differentiation
  • Futureproofing IoT strategy to account for changes in technology, regulation and market acceptance

We will take questions from the floor for your chance to delve deeper into the life of our exec!

Christian Buchel, Deputy CEO, Enedis

EXCLUSIVE FIRE-SIDE CHAT
EXCLUSIVE FIRE-SIDE CHAT
09:30
KEYNOTE

Making Insights work for the Internet of Energy

The importance of BIG data for improved insights is widely discussed. But how do you decipher actionable insights for real-life value in facilitating the energy transition?

  • Integrating Data & Insights in the Digital Roadmap in and beyond Alliander
  • Deciphering real-life value within the parameters of existing data regulation
  • How much data is too much data – establishing between noise and value add

Jeroen Scheer, CTO, Alliander

KEYNOTE
KEYNOTE
10:00
CASE STUDY

From electrons to data driven business models

Session details to follow

Kuldip Singh, Digital Director, Innogy Retail

CASE STUDY
CASE STUDY
10:30
CASE STUDY

Connecting the Grid - Building the Infrastructure for an IoT Grid

It goes without saying that an internet enabled grid is premised on comprehensive connectivity. But do you have the robust infrastructure to support multitude of connected devices currently?

During this session we will be covering these questions and more, including:

  • Determining the best connectivity solution for your project
  • Building cellular networks covering both dense urban and sparsely populated rural areas
  • Clarifying the role of embedded sims in the future of smart metering
  • Examining how to get more from your connectivity solution - from location based services to remote monitoring

This session is available for sponsorship; for more information email: [email protected]

CASE STUDY
CASE STUDY
11:00
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
NETWORKING BREAK AND ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
11:40
Streams

Stream A: New Services model

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

Stream B: GRID Moving Towards an Intelligent Grid

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?

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

Streams
Streams
12:10
Streams

Stream A

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 market partners. 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 incorportated in the upcoming Smart Meter Roll Out.

Daniel Rohrmoser, Project Manager Smart Metering PLC, Salzburg

Stream B

CASE STUDY: Preparing the Workforce for an Age of IoT

Modern technologies require new skills. How can you tackle the skills gap and aging work force to ensure this is not an inhibitor for innovation?

  • Attracting and developing young talent
  • Providing staff with comprehensive training
  • Equipping staff with IoT devices for improved mobility

Streams
Streams
12:40
Streams

Stream A

CASE STUDY: Breaking the Energy Silo and new ancillary servie

Whilst focus inevitably lies in industryspecific 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, MV

Stream B

ASSET STUDY: How IoT can improve the Portfolio management?

Grid companies are increasingly being forced to pay for extra expensive energy when less energy comes in their grids than consumers are taking

How can IoT help here to lower costs?

Streams
Streams
13:10
NETWORKING LUNCH AND ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
NETWORKING LUNCH AND ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
NETWORKING LUNCH AND ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
14:00
EXPERT INSIGHTS

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:

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

Diego Dalcanto, Innovation Project Manager, Enel

EXPERT INSIGHTS
EXPERT INSIGHTS
14:30
CASE STUDY

B2B Consumption- Energy for industrial Customers

Industrial enterprises and facilities managers are increasingly measuring energy saving in the industrial sector- How can the utility help?

  • Proliferation of new services for industrial companies
  • Role of aggregators and how best to partner
  • Incentivising with significant cost savings and transparency
  • Reducing downtime during installation
CASE STUDY
CASE STUDY
15:00
CASE STUDY

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.

Axel Lauterborn, Head of Corporate Development, Rheinenergie

CASE STUDY
CASE STUDY
15:30
PANEL DISCUSSION

Driving Innovation - Opportunities and Challenges for E-Mobility

The proliferation of electric vehicles is creating a wealth of new opportunities for electric utilities - From harnessing the potential of stationary storage, to providing stability to the grid and helping facilitate the integration of renewables.

Hear from a leading European utility-automotive alliance offering PEV owners the opportunity to sell surplus energy to grid:

  • European standardisation on Plug Ins & Fast Loading
  • New Loading Stations & Grid Capacity
  • Billing issues
  • Second-life battery applications for stationary storage

‍Panellists include:

Andreas Pfeiffer, Global Head of E-mobility, E.ON

Axel Lauterborn, Head of Corporate Development, Rheinenergie

To take part in this panel please email: [email protected]

PANEL DISCUSSION
PANEL DISCUSSION
16:00
CLOSING KEYNOTE

A paradox of the energy transition: towards an increased role of energy networks in a distributed world

  • How we are going towards a coexistence of decentralized energy (e.g. with microgrids for remote areas) and centralized energy, with networks even taking an additional dimension with the convergence of heating, cooling and power networks;
  • How energy must increasingly be addressed jointly with other “verticals” / other utilities to reach an economic optimum and mutualize infrastructure whenever

Benichou Bertrand, Head of Strategy and Partnership, Engie

To take part in this panel please email: [email protected]

CLOSING KEYNOTE
CLOSING KEYNOTE
16:30
Chair's closing remarks and conference end
Chair's closing remarks and conference end
Chair's closing remarks and conference end