Paul Vittles, Customer & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Ausgrid
Joáo Torres, President, EDP Distribuição – Energia, SA
In this C-level discussion, president of Portugal’s EDP Distribuição Joáo Torres tells Engerati’s Ade Adeleke how distribution system operators need to change as “complexity is rising”. Torres believes DSOs must welcome new actors to the energy landscape including aggregators, storage suppliers and prosumers. “We can’t stop change, we have to manage it,” concludes Torres. Watch further EDP Distribuição interviews at European Utility Week 2016 here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ86Y_XnznU&t=8s
Helena Teschner, German Energy Storage Association, BVES
German Energy Storage Association BVES talks to Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco about developments in the industry. Helena Teschner explains how mixed storage options, where household capacities are bundled together, is making storage more controllable for grid operators.
Angel Hernandez, Chairman of Promotional Working Group, PRIME Alliance
Angel Hernandez shares updates on PRIME Alliance with Engerati’s Rose Bundock including news of a proof of concept trial in the US. Hernandez talks about how PRIME over radio and PLC is the best communication combination for a positive cost-benefit analysis.
Rodolphe de Beaufort, Smart Grid Marketing Director, GE Grid Solutions
GE Grid Solutions’ Rodolphe de Beaufort talks to Engerati’s Rose Bundock about impending grid parity in Europe and what it means for distribution system operators.
Duncan Sinclair, Partner, Baringa
Consultancy Baringa tells Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco about its client Electricity North West’s award-winning project to use voltage management on the distribution network to obtain flexibility into the energy system.
Francisco Puente, Project Lead, EC Project USMARTCONSUMER
Francisco Puente from European Commission project USmartConsumer talks to Engerati’s Rose Bundock about how the organisation compiles its annual smart metering landscape report.