Nikolaos Chatziargyriou, CEO, HEDNO
Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco talks to CEO of Greece's Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO). Nikolaos Chatziargyriou shares how the philosophy of the network is changing and how distribution system operators are at the heart of this. “They are moving from passive to more active networks”, he says. In news from HEDNO, Chatziargyriou talks about an upcoming smart meter tender and the challenge of reducing the cost of electrifying Greece’s islands.
James Robbins, Group IS Director/CIO, Northumbrian Water Limited
James Robbins, CIO of Northumbrian Water, explains to Engerati’s Carol Stimmel how the utility is using data and analytics to monitor and manage performance in supplying water to 5m customers. Robbins describes data as having an equivalent value to oil in delivering good customer service and high return to shareholders. Robbins also comments on Northumbrian Water’s innovative ‘power to poo’ project and how data advises on the water content of the waste sludge to ensure a high calorific gas can be extracted.
Michael Fipper (Dr), VP Technology & Innovation Strategy, E.ON SE
Smart cities is the focus of this Engerati interview with E.ON SE’s Michael Fipper. As VP of Technology & Innovation Strategy, Fipper tells Sophia de Francesco about how all stakeholders need to actively collaborate. Fipper also comments on the types of services emerging as part of the smart city offering. Discover more resources on smart cities as part of Engerati’s In Focus programme - https://www.engerati.com/in-focus/smart-sustainable-cities
Els Verbrugge, Innovation Manager, Innogy/Essent
Dutch energy company Essent’s Els Verbrugge shares learnings on how to engage consumers with smart devices with Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco. Verbrugge, who works within the Innogy subsidiary, describes the four pre-conditions for households to accept a smart appliance, as discovered by the Energie Koplopers study. Find out what they are in this video. Watch more on Innogy’s innovation in this interview with Chief Innovation Officer Inken Braunschmidt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_rfo21o4Io&list=PLqAbdlDgooc0ozeNdaDwgvpr8hn9B38gU&index=10
Javier Anzola, Managing Director of Liberalised Businesses, Viesgo
Spanish vertically-integrated utility Viesgo walks Engerati’s Carol Stimmel through the company’s innovation, from being the first supplier to install smart meters to supplying distributed electricity to 800k customers in Northern Spain. Javier Anzola, Managing Director of Liberalised Businesses, explains the core of Viesgo’s business is its relationship with cities and reflects on the opportunities they present in a drive to bring energy efficiencies. Viesgo also has a big push towards delivering consumer energy services.
Miguel Chavero, Power & Utilities Industry Principal EMEA, OSIsoft
US data analytics company OSIsoft talks to Engerati’s Carol Stimmel about its analytics solutions to improve daily operations and maintenance among energy utilities. Miguel Chavero, Power and Utilities Industry Principal EMEA, touches on investment into California’s San Leandro Tech Campus and how the company expects new ideas for data collection and aggregation to emerge from this incubator. Watch and read more OSIsoft content on Engerati - https://www.engerati.com/companies/osisoft/2183
Simone Chiappi, Deputy Chairperson, and VP of Smart Metering, Meters & More
Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco talks to Simone Chiappi about his dual roles as Vice President of smart metering at E.ON and also chairman of Meters and More. The association counts 40m smart meters as using its protocol but says that Meters and More is best suited to distribution system operator-led rollouts such as in Italy and Spain. From an E.ON perspective, Chiappi discusses what he is looking for at an event like European Utility Week and why the major European utility is seeking to partner with smart energy startups. Read more about E.ON and smart meters on Engerati - https://www.engerati.com/article/advanced-energy-forecasting-helps-eon-spain-improve-decision-making
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Day One Summary – EUW16
Catch up on all the hot topics that we discussed at yesterday's European Utility Week with Adam Malik and Carol Stimmel
Big Data & Analytics – Outcomes as a Service
Is the notion of each utility having multiple in house data science teams unrealistic and unsustainable? In this session we discuss: - Getting to outcomes promised by big data analytics - Connecting Siloed systems - Delivering the information that makes a difference MODERATOR: Adam Malik CEO Engerati Stephen Callahan Vice President, Global Strategy and Solutions, Energy and Utilities Industry IBM Meri Braziel Managing Director Trilliant Russ Vanos VP Sales & Marketing, Global Software and Services Itron 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/how-reap-utility-benefits-distributed-energy-through-microgrids-and-beyond https://www.engerati.com/blogs/supporting-rise-ders-africa https://www.engerati.com/article/arizona-public-service-captures-opportunities-distributed-resources-space
Henrik Mørck Mogensen, Senior Vice President – Electricity Systems, Kamstrup
In this interview with Engerati’s Rose Bundock, Henrik Mørck Mogensen talks about Kamstrup’s project with Danish integrated energy company Dong Energy. Mogensen outlines Dong’s unique approach to tendering for smart meters and how this ensured a better outcome for the energy supplier. For more on the subject, read the Engerati article ‘DONG Energy Sees Value In Smart Meters’ - https://www.engerati.com/article/dong-energy-sees-value-smart-meters