In our attempt to define and learn how to operate best the Intelligent Grid, we need to take the following factors into consideration: The imminent regulatory reform, the relationship between Utilities and the pro(con)sumers, as well as the safety of the Grid. Only then we shall perhaps get a glimpse of how the future will look like for the Intelligent Grid.
European Federation of Local Energy Companies (CEDEC)
Session Introduction - The Energy System We Want
The imminent regulatory reform is aiming to homogenize fragmented national policies and meet the near and long term expectations for the European Market. How does this reform impact the utility business model, the changing role of distribution and transmission operators and does it bring new opportunities ahead?
Session Introduction - Operating the Grid of the Future
From Innovation to operation, the focus of the industry stands on what kind of technology is needed and on the success cases from various utilities. What are the issues the energy sector face and what are the challenges in implementing new technologies?
With the help of a smart Grid, Utilities will be able to detect, to approach and in the end to solve any threat man or nature might present us with. How safe is the Grid's infrastructure and how good is the quality of our energy?
Session Introduction - Enabling the Smart Consumer
Individuals and big corporations are redefining the relationship with their energy suppliers, while important trends are shaping this transformation, drawing on case studies and innovation. Does this relationship fundamentally rewrite the definition of the energy retailer and does it bring new market opportunities?