The primary enabler to a modern, data-driven utility is the adoption of smart grid technologies. This backbone of the utility industry will generate an overwhelming amount of data. Projects on predictive maintenance, IoT and peak shaving among other things.
Session Introduction - Data to Help Engage with The Customer
Consumer data is essential to improve communication with end consumers. Next to that data is the cornerstone of some of the new services that are being offered to customers. Case studies of personalisation strategies communication and offerings among others.
Head Engineering and Industrial Services, Europe & UK
Tata Consultancy Services
How can Utilities Succeed in the Emerging Energy Value Eco-system? Synchronize Business and Engineering Operations
Solar, Battery Storage, EV Charging, Micro-grids and other Energy Technologies would create new opportunities of co-creation of value between Utilities, its Customers and Partners. Utilities have to evaluate the various business cases and select the best possible business model for the same. A key to the success for an Utility would depend on how well they can leverage their engineering operations to come up with an effective operating model to install and maintain these energy technologies. They would also need to leverage their business operations more effectively to ensure a more data enabled, situation aware and responsive model for making the energy value ecosystem viable and sustainable.
What are the Operating Models Utilities are adopting to address this new emerging business?
What new approaches will be required to create synergy between the Utility's Business and Engineering Operations to cater to the lifestyle of the customers?
How can Utilities leverage the emerging technologies to enable a viable and sustainable energy value ecosystem?
International implementations of demand response management and energy efficiency programmes that have the aim to reduce energy consumption. Cutting edge projects that analyze data in innovative ways will present their results.
The Power of Data Analytics to Drive the Evolution of a Smart City
After rigorous work on data integration, the team is now using new approaches to reveal insights from their resulting Big Data. These insights influence all use cases across the breadth of the ASCR, but mostly in smart ICT and LV grid control, driving at operational and strategic grid planning and near real-time management.
Smart ICT use case including operational and strategic grid planning and grid load forecasting. The district is able to achieve greater accuracy in forecasting which reduces total costs and environmental impacts. The district benefits from a feedback loop whereby they are able to quickly analyze the efficiency of their optimization strategies with a view to continuous improvement.
LV grid control use case including LV grid management and smart meters for grid monitoring. The district is able to consider how they can shift from “passive” grid optimization by analyzing events and effects, to “active” grid optimization and grid management. This will extend to distributed intelligence based on distributed devices (field-tested prototypes).
Are We Nearly There Yet? Improving (and shortening) The Customer Journey Toward Energy Efficiency
Detail the opportunity to improve consumer chances to buy energy efficient products as a focus of consumer behaviour change, and the benefits this delivers to utilities. Will present new research that has been run on Marketplace to refine intervention strategies, with real results from utilities.
The importance of applying behavioural science to a ‘one time intervention’, in order to deliver consumer behaviour change regarding energy efficiency
The importance of developing the ability - and willingness - to run agile experiments to better focus interventions for consumer behaviour change.
A New Business Model Based on Renewables Output Forecasting, Driven by Deep Analytics and Accurate Weather Data
Decentralised generation causes increasing unpredictability in loads on the electrical system
This requires ever improving Power (Wind, Solar) output forecasting
With the weather prediction accuracy of IBM's Weather Company combined with the power of deep analytics, Vandebron and IBM have gained experience in how to significantly improve forecasting the power output of Vandebron's connected Wind Farms.
Session Introduction - Security Frameworks to Prevent Hacking The Grid
Cybersecurity projects and case studies on different levels of the smart grid. Protecting vulnerabilities of IT and OT. Malware attacks, data leakage and digital fraud detection. Specific vulnerabilities concerning smart meters, SCADA systems, PLC's and more.
From Silicon to Cloud, IIoT Security with Intel Technologies and Solutions
Grid Digitalization and Security challenges associated and its mitigation utilizing Industrial Internet Consortium’s (IIC) Security Recommendations to gain Integrity (Device and Data), Availability and Resilience
Hardware based and assistant security capabilities for Smart Grid / Smart Cities based on Intel platforms scaling from Intel Quark based MCUs to Intel Xeon.
Software Security and Security Services from Intel to architect the Smart Grid / Smart City.
Many security talks are too abstract and hard to apply to the real-world. Many attendees leave those talks none the wiser. This presentation aims to be the exact opposite and focuses on relevant smart grid security pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Panel: Addressing New Forms of Cybersecurity Risks to European Energy Utilities
There are a number of new cybersecurity risks that European utilities must address.
These include threats resulting in operational consequences to the respective infrastructure, such as losses in a specific region (cf. the incident in the Ukraine)
Liability risks related to new regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) and NIS Directive.
This panel will discuss the various challenges of addressing these risks, examining their importance for energy utilities and the potential solution space. Panelists will be asked to comment on where priorities should be placed for energy utilities to address these new cybersecurity risks.
Project Director, Future IoT Networks, Connected Living Program
Mobile Low Power Wide Area Technologies for Utilities
New mobile low power wide area technologies have been standardised by 3GPP. These networks will become commercial in 2017 and connect billions of devices by 2020. We will present the capabilities of these new technologies and how they address the requirements of the utilities companies.
In 2016, dozens of trials of mobile LPWA technologies have taken place and the first results are now shared by mobile operators and their partners. Here we will present the outcomes of these trials.
Finally we will discuss the benefits of using LPWA based on the existing examples in the energy, smart cities and environmental markets.