Selected from recommendations by the community, the futurists, executives and inspirational leaders giving keynotes are tasked to broaden our horizons and work with the Engerati content team to deliver original presentations. They will show us how new connections can lead to new business models and evoke material change. Where does the potential lie and where is the inflection point?
To overcome current challenges, understanding new creative solutions and uncovering the latest innovations is key. Based on active use-cases and pilots, these sessions bring technology to life with business-case driven deeper dives into real-world technology. They offer an honest assessment of how mature the technology is and what it’s immediate impacts could be.
Working Groups are at the heart of Engerati Meets; they move away from traditional conference powerpoints with all participants taking part on equal basis to ensure consensus and intelligence sharing.
Led by expert facilitators, the groups help remove barriers to change, identify growth opportunities and establish new action-plans. Focusing on key challenges decided at the Meet itself, the diverse makeup of the group ensures robust discussion and new ideas. The discussion is captured by Engerati editors, anonymised and distributed on engerati.com.
If you cannot share lessons learned in 10 minutes, they are not worth hearing about. Submitted by utility members, these quick-fire case studies showcase key learnings from active projects to highlight technology in action. The challenge is to communicate the business impact of real-world deployments and results in just 10 minutes with 20 slides. We encourage presenters to openly dissect mistakes so fellow members do not encounter the same problem.
Transactive energy or market flexibility is making waves in the energy sector following some high profile pilots underpinned by blockchain platforms.
At this Engerati Meet we look at some of the primary impact areas for transactive energy.
The rise of peer-to-peer platform will not only enable automated real time trading at the edge but also give real benefit to the power grid by shifting load management and balancing to the edge of the network.
Another significant impact is that these platforms enable the engagement of the social economy in the energy sector for the first time. We have all seen the impact of this with companies like Airbnb and Uber and it could prove as disruptive for the energy sector.
Transactive energy business models
Business models are not only driven by innovation but also the regulation in the market. We examine the current regulatory landscape but also look at the models which can disrupt this and potentially exist outside regulatory frameworks.
Blockchain vs algorithmic alternatives
The blockchain is grabbing all the headlines but comes with inherent issues around speed and security, particularly when more than 50% of the ledger is controlled by a single entity. Algorithmic alternatives may offer greater speed which is an imperative with the real time consume ability of the electron and electric networks.