Blanca Losada, CTO, Gas Natural Fenosa
Chief technology officer of Spanish utility Gas Natural Fenosa Blanca Losada talks to Engerati’s Rose Bundock about the definition of a utility and how she sees this needs to change as part of digital transformation. Losada also reports back on a panel discussion at European Utility Week 2016 entitled ‘The Energy Revolution - Are we Ready for it?’. For more of Losada’s views on the utility of the future, check out Engerati’s Power in Europe 2016 digital magazine - http://insights.engerati.com/power-in-europe-2016
Patrick Berg, Project Manager, TU Dortmund University
Engerati’s Carol Stimmel talks to Patrick Berg about the smart city Dortmund project, which involves a local utility, an academic institution and private industry working together. Berg highlights the strength of consortiums in helping to create a smart city and touches on what benefits citizens will expect from the project. For more on smart and sustainable cities, follow the Engerati In Focus track - https://www.engerati.com/in-focus/smart-sustainable-cities
Marco Margheri, Executive Vice President for Institutional Affairs, Edison S.p.A.
Marco Margheri spoke to Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco in his capacity as President of World Energy Council Italy. Margheri gives his views on how the European Union’s energy sector is performing. Negatives are regulatory restrictions but the positive factors make for interesting listening. Margheri also offers his own definition of utility transformation and what it means for the sector.
Vincent Petit, SVP Energy Automation, Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric’s Vincent Petit talks to Engerati’s Rose Bundock about IT and OT integration from a distribution system operator perspective and the launch of new systems platform EcoStruxure. Petit also shares his observations on the European market indicating where Schneider is seeing obstacles to digitalisation and what is needed to ease the digital transition. See more Schneider Electric content on Engerati here - https://www.engerati.com/companies/schneider-electric/748
Nadège Clerc, Infrastructure Marketing Manager, Socomec
Utilities are waking up to the need for low voltage networks to assist with renewable energy integration, says Socomec’s Nadège Clerc. Clerc talks to Engerati’s Rose Bundock about the benefits of digitising LV networks and why distribution system operators have historically only focused on high voltage. For a more in-depth dive into the subject, check out this Engerati webinar (https://www.engerati.com/webinars/innovative-monitoring-system-lv-grid-smart-mvlv-substation-digital-platform)
Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation Officer, RWE
Inken Braunschmidt talks to Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco about the creation of Innogy, an innovation unit of German utility RWE. Braunschmidt hints at some of the business models and projects coming out of the Innogy Innovation Hub. Hear more from Innogy on Engerati with the on-demand webinar ‘ICT and Data Management - Driving Digital Transformation in Energy’ https://www.engerati.com/webinars/ict-data-management-driving-digital-transformation-energy
Iuliana Calin, Director, Smart Grid Canada
The new energy consumer is the focus of this interview between Iuliana Calin, Director, Smart Grid Canada and Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco. Calin touches on how Canadians view smart energy - from demand response to connected services - based on a survey conducted by Smart Grid Canada. What do consumers care about? Watch the video to find out.
Uli Huener, Head of Innovation Management, EnBW
Energy innovation is the focus of the interview between Uli Huener, Head of Innovation Management at EnBW and Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco. Huener talks about how the German utility is investigating in and working to find successful business models in e-mobility, connected home and virtual power plants. Watch Engerati’s on-demand webinar on EnBW's storage innovation project - https://www.engerati.com/webinars/flexible-power-heat-storage-heating-old-wine-new-skin
Santi Martinez, CEO, Estabanell Energia
Spanish distribution system operator Estabanell Energia talks to Engerati about the changing role of DSOs and the need for customer centricity. “We love them”, says CEO Santi Martinez about Estabanell Energia’s customer base. Martinez explains how the DSO is training end users to understand smart meters and energy management. Watch an Engerati on-demand webinar with Estabanell Energia ‘Smart Rural Grid, Digitalising the Electric Grid’ - https://www.engerati.com/webinars/smart-rural-grid-digitalising-electric-grid
Alexandros Charalambides, Assistant Professor, Sustainable Energy Laboratory, Cyprus University
In this interview Alexandros Charalambides walks us through the status of energy efficiency, energy retrofitting and the EU initiatives currently in play. Charalambides shares some insight into the key issues facing energy efficiency initiatives in Europe and the opportunities for key actors wishing to play a part in this emerging space. Comparisons are made to other EU Commission initiatives like SEAF and the question of building consumer trust in this sector.
Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
Intelligent buildings is the focus of this interview between Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco and Oliver Rapf, Executive Director of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe. Rapf explains how buildings used to be 'dumb' entities consuming energy and are now turning into systems that produce energy in a more “dynamic interaction”. For more on intelligent buildings in Europe, see Engerati’s ‘Power in Europe’ magazine - http://insights.engerati.com/power-in-europe-2016#!/intelligent-buildings