Oracle Utilities Interview at ICSG 2016 – Distributed Energy Resources
Martin Dunlea, senior director of Industry Strategy, EMEA at Oracle Utilities highlights the challenges and opportunities for utilities with distributed energy resources. Martin also elaborates on the drivers behind the rising demand for distribution grid management solutions.
Microsoft Turkey Interview at ICSG 2016 – CityNext Platform for Efficient and Sustainable Cities
Turkey is embracing the CityNext platform, which is aimed to build efficiency and sustainability for cities. “We work with startups, industry experts and enterprises and aim to bring them together to solve the problems" - Cavit Yantak, evangelism lead and deputy general manager at Microsoft Turkey Cavit describes himself as an evangelist who “talks and listens” to build stories to enable the industry to develop.
Hazen Institute Interview at ICSG 2016 – Cybersecurity and the Smart Grid
Ozkan Erdogan, cybersecurity researcher at the Hazen Institute, stresses the need for preparedness around smart grid Cybersecurity.
G3 – PLC Alliance Interview at ICSG 2016
Marc Delandre, general secretary of the G3-PLC Alliance, highlights the potential of the G3-PLC Standard for smart metering in Turkey, regional pilots and mass roll out potential.
IEEE PES Interview at ICSG 2016 – Getting The Most Out Of Your Smart Grid
Pilot projects are crucial in order to fully understand how smart grid technologies can help address issues and deliver benefits. “With a system perspective, the applications can be stacked up to make them cost effective. For example, storage can be used for wind curtailment, frequency regulation or T&D deferral and adding these makes the business case.” - Damir Novosel, President, Quanta Technology and Current IEEE Power & Energy Society President
India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) Interview at ICSG 2016
Each country also has its own challenges and Reji Kumar Pillai, president of the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), is insistent that India shouldn’t reinvent the wheel when the country comes to addressing its ones, which include the need for electrification, more generation capacity and improved quality of supply. “There have been a lot of pilots around the world and we want to learn from these. We may need to customise them but the big picture is the same and so we can work collaboratively as an industry.” - Reji
Node Sayaç Çözümleri Ltd Interview at ICSG 2016 – Smart Metering
A common comment from those implementing smart grid and smart metering is that it requires a change of thinking. "There is a need for a cultural shift in terms of taking a longer term view in Turkey" - Ufuk Özgirgin, general manager of Node Sayaç Çözümler
Neside Tas Anvaripour, Former CEO, Africa50 #DigiMag
Neside Tas Anvaripour talking on the advantages of introducing small, scale-able renewable projects such as wind or solar PPAs vs large scale projects which require huge amounts of preparation, structuring and financing.
Rob Schueffner, Microgrid Commercial Manager, Electric Power Division, Caterpillar #DigiMag
Micro-grid hybrid systems are a fundamental change. A change that creates the same exciting opportunity, as with the telecoms industry; to skip big central infrastructure issues.
Oluniyi Robbin-Coker, CEO, Pawa Plés #DigiMag
Even with government guarantees, without revenue collection working properly then it is only a matter of time before you run out of money for your generation project.
Angeli Hoekstra – Power & Utility Leader Africa, PwC #DigiMag
Angeli Hoekstra speaking about the developing political landscape in Africa and it's affect on the regulatory environment; and how Africa is building bridges for established inter-connectivity between nations - improving connectivity for regions as a whole.