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
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.
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 differenceMODERATOR:Adam Malik CEO EngeratiStephen Callahan Vice President, Global Strategy and Solutions, Energy and Utilities Industry IBMMeri Braziel Managing Director TrilliantRuss Vanos VP Sales & Marketing, Global Software and Services ItronInterested in distributed energy resources? Check out these Engerati insights;https://www.engerati.com/webinars/how-reap-utility-benefits-distributed-energy-through-microgrids-and-beyondhttps://www.engerati.com/webinars/how-reap-utility-benefits-distributed-energy-through-microgrids-and-beyondhttps://www.engerati.com/blogs/supporting-rise-ders-africahttps://www.engerati.com/article/arizona-public-service-captures-opportunities-distributed-resources-space
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
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.
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
Jarkko Jukarainen, VP of Business Development of Utilytics, Enoro
Finnish data analytics company Enoro gives a snapshot of the Nordic utility landscape in this interview with Engerati’s Rose Bundock. Jarkko Jukarainen talks about the different use case of analytics within Nordic utilities, distribution system operators and energy retailers. Watch an Engerati-Enoro webinar on how to deploy an analytics platform here - https://www.engerati.com/webinars/briefing-fail-fast-fail-cheap-and-succeed