Jack Radmore, Green Finance Business Analyst, GreenCape
Chimaobi Nna, Research Officer, Energy Commission of Nigeria
Tony Duarte, Microgrid Manager, ABB
KG Technologies Interview at ICSG 2016 – Balancing Smart Meter Cost Vs Performance
"While smart meters are getting smaller and cheaper, the requirements, especially pertaining to safety, are becoming more severe. A key issue for the suppliers is cost versus performance" - Timothy Wells, vice president of Engineering at KG Technologies
aSAY Energy Interview at ICSG 2016 – Unlocking Turkey’s Smart Grid Potential
Given the large number of apartment dwellers, Power Line Communication (PLC) offers the best solution for the Turkish market. aSAY Energy co has adopted the OSGP standard for its metering solution – the first of its type in Turkey – and a street lighting solution. “We have started producing a new generation of smart meters in Turkey, which we believe will change the game,” - Tamer Tatlici, Co-Founder | IoT & Smart Grid Services, aSAY Energy Co.
GE Grid Solutions Interview at ICSG 2016 – Leap frogging to the Smart(er) Grid
“Things are happening in Turkey with investments in generation and transmission and distribution and a strong foundation is being built with technology” - John McDonald, Smart Grid Business development leader, North America at GE The outlook on the Turkish energy sector is more exciting than ever before. There is a growing need for load management solutions and an appetite for smart metering solutions that can also interface with smart city applications.
Hitachi Interview at ICSG 2016 – Leveraging Big Data for Smart Energy and Smart Cities
Erman Akgün, Turkey country manager at Hitachi, draws parallels with Turkey to Japan. Both are prone to disasters, being in earthquake zones, both are net energy importers and need to be energy efficient, and both have major traffic problems. “We want to bring Japanese technology to Turkey but with creative collaboration between Japanese and Turkish partners and the authorities.” - Erman Akgün, Turkey country manager at Hitachi Mr Akgün also stresses the need to make use of Big Data for smart city applications such as disaster management. A demonstration is also under way on traffic management in Istanbul.
KÖHLER Interview at ICSG 2016 – Smart Metering 101 for Emerging Markets
A key focus at ICSG 2016 included the smart meter challenges in Turkey, typical of most emerging markets, including issues such as standards, the need to keep costs down and future proofing for evolving communications technologies. A priority in Turkey is to involve end customers in the Smart Metering market - Furkan Uçar, general manager of Köhler.
Deloitte Interview at ICSG 2016 – Building the Right Smart City Strategy
Each city has its own challenges and these should form the basis for the smart city strategy. Typical smart city challenges range around electricity and water use, waste management, transportation and safety, while the longer term challenge is behaviour change. “Technology should be used to foster development and to solve your problems.” - Ana Andueza Amann, Smart Cities Expert and Partner at Deloitte.
EuTek Interview at ICSG 2016 – Smart Approach to Distribution Network Operation and Maintenance
Click Turkish for English/Turkish Subtitles :) In the energy distribution industry there are often huge variety of critical assets are located in wide area. This is one of the biggest challenge for Grid Operators. Qualified inventory and workforce operation has to support the on demand requirements and deal with other critical challenges including * Tracking the asset lifecycle * Monitoring and measuring reliability of assets and health * Having enterprise know how for the operation & standardization * Keeping the field asset information up-to-date and change management * Planning and managing workforce, and field organization
EMRA Interview at ICSG 2016 – Turkey’s Smart Grid and Smart Meter Roadmap
The development and wider availability of ICT and the need to automate the energy sector, along with the growth of renewables, storage and electric vehicles are all contributing towards the Turkish Smart Grid reality. Smart Meters are an important but costly element in this roadmap and thus, careful thought needs to be given to their implementation. “In areas where there is a lot of theft they will provide large benefits. However, in areas where theft isn’t a problem, grid automation may be a higher priority and the smart meters can come later in the process. That’s why the priorities are important. “We are working with all sectors, software companies, consultants, DSOs, government bodies, etc. to define what technologies and functionalities a smart grid for Turkey should have. In the next stage there will be Gap and cost-benefit analyses between the technologies available and the current system and then we will define the timeline to implement these.” - Mehmet Ertürk, vice president of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA).