Guy Konings, Market Manager Business Development, Stedin
Dutch electric and gas utility Stedin talks to Engerati’s Carol Stimmel about the energy company’s work in developing power to chemical technology. Guy Konings describes how conversion technology will help the grid operator to avoid making costly investments in network infrastructure. Their discussion also touches on how conversion to an energy carrier such as ammonia gives more flexibility than energy storage.
Jacob Van Zonneveld, CEO, PlugSurfing
Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco talks to the CEO of German startup PlugSurfing, a winner of an award at European Utility Week’s Initiate! hub. Jacob Van Zonneveld explains why utilities are interested in the PlugSurfing model - because they are reaching electric vehicle (EV) drivers. PlugSurfing has created an application that connects EV charging stations with EV owners to allow drivers to take their vehicles further in their own countries and across Europe.
Rick Mongeau, Sr. Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development, FirstFuel
FirstFuel’s Rick Mongeau talks to Engerati’s Carol Stimmel about how the company is working with energy suppliers in deregulated markets to prevent churn among business customers. Mongeau emphasises how utilities can use deep data analytics to shape customer communications and engagement. FirstFuel and Engerati have co-produced webinars and articles on the subject of data and managing customer relationships. See more at https://www.engerati.com/companies/firstfuel-software/19531
Samuel Loyson, Chief of Smart Metering Department, Suez
In this interview, Samuel Loyson walks Engerati's Ade Adeleke through the smart metering and smart network space. French water and waste management utility SUEZ has over 3m smart meters deployed with 2.7m in their own water networks and over 3m in other utilities. Loyson touches on the similarities and differences between energy and water metering networks and highlights the unique challenges and realistic opportunities for cross pollination. Interested in smart meter content? Check out Engerati’s In Focus Programme - (https://www.engerati.com/in-focus/smart-metering-end-end-rollouts)
Soner Hacihaliloglu, Managing Partner, Positive Energy
Turkish smart energy start-up Positive Energy scooped the gong for Best International Project at the European Utility Industry Awards. Here managing partner Soner Hacihaliloglu tells Engerati’s Rose Bundock about BEAD, an IoT device that analyses energy consumption within commercial buildings in order to automate energy efficiency. Read more about BEAD here (https://www.engerati.com/eua/best-international-project/bead-energy-analysis-commercial-buildings)
Jon Longstaff, Cybersecurity Expert, Omnetric
Omnetric’s Jon Longstaff shines a light on the realities of cybersecurity threats in the energy sector. In this interview, Longstaff tells Engerati’s Rose Bundock how cybersecurity is moving up utilities’ priority lists as well as onto regulators’ radars. Longstaff also discusses a key topic - who should take responsibility for internet-connected devices. For more on this, join the Engerati In Focus Programme - Cybersecurity for the Hyperconnected Smart Grid (https://www.engerati.com/in-focus/cybersecurity-hyperconnected-smart-grid-0)
EUW16 – Day Two Summary
Catch up on all the hot topics that we discussed at yesterday's European Utility Week with Adam Malik and Carol Stimmel
Energy Storage – The Smartphone of Energy
Energy Storage is continually cited as the single most disruptive technology to the traditional energy model. In this session we discuss: Residential vs Commercial vs Grid Scale - The technology horizon - The market trends - The business models MODERATOR: Adam Malik CEO Engerati SPEAKERS: Tobias Blank Head of Technical Product Development - Batteries E.ON Metering GmbH Christian Metzger Senior Expert Energy Storage innogy SE John Hodemaekers Innovation manager Stedin Netbeheer Interested in energy storage? Check out these Engerati insights; https://www.engerati.com/webinars/evolution-energy-storage-approaching-critical-mass https://www.engerati.com/resources/energy-storage-and-duos https://www.engerati.com/article/energy-storage-brings-benefits-beyond-renewable-integration
Distributed Energy Systems – Unpacking the Utility
If distributed energy is inevitable we will need to unpack the utility, and its functions, to give it relevance. In this session we discuss: - The DNA of the distribution network - rewarding the right outcomes - The effect of transactive energy - Connecting and managing nodes - ‘semiconductor-ing’ the network. MODERATOR: Carol Stimmel Consulting Analyst Engerati Raphael Schoentgen Research & Technology Director ENGIE Mark Livingstone Director Navigant Interested in distributed energy resources? Check out these Engerati insights; https://www.engerati.com/webinars/how-reap-utility-benefits-distributed-energy-through-microgrids-and-beyond https://www.engerati.com/webinars/unlocking-grid-edge-integrating-prosumers-ders-and-behind-meter-analytics https://www.engerati.com/blogs/supporting-rise-ders-africa https://www.engerati.com/article/arizona-public-service-captures-opportunities-distributed-resources-space
Smart Metering – Edge Intelligence not Billing
Beyond billing the greatest potential for smart meters is as an edge intelligence node. In this session we discuss: - Reselling smart metering - moving the conversation beyond AMI and billing - Putting edge intelligence at the heart of the business case - The role of meters behind the meter - intelligence to the large consumer MODERATOR: Adedamola Adeleke Content Lead Engerati SPEAKERS: Carsten Nielsen Head of Product Management - Smart Grid Solutions (Electricity Systems) Kamstrup Sharelynn Moore VP Global Marketing and Public Affairs Itron Oliver Jud VP Business Development and Partner Management (EMEA) Landis+Gyr More infomation: erati.me/2gK5Yls Interested in smart metering and edge intelligencer? Check out these Engerati insights; https://www.engerati.com/article/intelligence-coming-grid-edge https://www.engerati.com/webinars/unlocking-grid-edge-integrating-prosumers-ders-and-behind-meter-analytics https://www.engerati.com/webinars/panel-discussion-advancing-smart-metering-through-technological-innovation
Peter Hermans, CTO, Stedin
Peter Hermans, Chief Technology Officer of Dutch utility Stedin, shares his views with Engerati’s Rose Bundock on how distribution system operators can unlock demand side flexibility. Hermans describes the ideal DSO and transmission system operator relationship that will allow them to unlock this flexibility. Hermans, who has a background in the telecommunications sector, also sheds light on how DSOs can contribute to customer engagement. Essential viewing for C-level utility execs.