En.forum Smart Grids 010 - Challenge for Today!
- Increasing use of energy, liberalysation of markets and increasing numbers of small power plants from renewable sources show the need to upgrade electric power systems. In future they will need to allow more flexibility, accesibility, reliability as well as energy, environmental and economic efficiency. The answer to those and many more future demands lies in Smart Grids.
On February 9th 2010, Ljubljana will host the first En.forum on smart grids, dubbed “Smart Grids, Challenge of Today!”. A number of local and foreign experts and representatives of the industry will try to provide answers to questions regarding development of smart grids in Slovenia, and above all outline specific solutions and reach certain agreements that will foster realisation of the set goals.Contents
- What is the future development of Smart grids in Slovenia?
- When can we expect first results?
- Will we dog the footsteps of the developed countries as far as development is concerned, or will we stand side by side with them to jointly realise the vision of the future?
En.forum is a splendid opportunity for meeting some of the key players in the field of smart grids and pursuing new business opportunities. We expect some 70 attendees at the event, among which:Among those participating at the forum are also representatives of the Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, Electricity Distribution System Operator (SODO), Electric Power Research Institute (EIMV), companies Iskra Mis and Iskraemeco, Slovenian Transmission System Operator ELES, electricity distributors Elektro Ljubljana and Elektro Gorenjska, Inea and others. A foreign spokesperson of IBM Corporation has also been confirmed to attend the forum.
- Energy Development Guidelines
- Smart Grid Concepts
- FORUM 1: New services within Smart Grids
- FORUM 2: Development path of Smart Grids
- Energy producers, suppliers and distributors,
- Manufacturers and suppliers of metering , telecommunication and other energy equipment and software,
- Legislators, decision-makers, energy advisers, researchers, and
- Other experts connected to smart grid formation.
More information: Tatjana Šeneker, #EM#74607669656b67297b6c646e67687c4f757f77617370627e737834757969#EM#, 01/40 12 866
- 8.30 – 9.00 REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS AND MORNING SNACKS9.00 – 9.15 OPENING AND INTRODUCTORY ADDRESSEnergetika.NET, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology9.15 – 10.15 PLENARY SECTION 1 –Energy Development Guidelines
10.15 – 10.45 COFFEE BREAK10.45 – 12.00 PLENARY SECTION 2 – Smart Grid Concepts
- EU-SI situation and legislation in the field of Smart Grids, Ivan Šmon PhD, Ministry of the Economy, Directorate for Energy
- European Regulators' View on Smart Grids, Irena Praček, Director of the Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia
- Overview of the Development of Smart Grids in Slovenia, Prof. Maks Babuder PhD, Director of Power Research Institute Milan Vidmar (EIMV)
12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH13.00 – 13.30 THERE ARE EXCUSES AND THERE ARE SOLUTIONSSmart Grids - A Whim or Efficient Energy Management Opportunities, Peter Nemček MS, INEA13.30 – 14.30 FORUM 1: NEW SERVICES WITHIN SMART GRIDSWhat is the future development of Smart grids in Slovenia? When can we expect first results?Facilitator: Tomaž Fatur, Solvera Lynx
- Development of Smart Grids in Light of Continuity of Energy Supply, Krešimir Bakić MS, Elektro Slovenija, Chairman of Slovenian Committee of CIGRE-CIRED
- The Role of Smart Grids in Slovenian Energy System, Janko Kosmač PhD, EIMV, Technology Platform for Power Systems
- Benefits of an Active Grid and Obstacles in Introducing it to the Distribution Network, Matjaž Osvald, SODO
- Technological Improvements of Smart Grids: Solutions from Abroad – Opportunities for Slovenia, Gavin Jones, Energy & Utilities Industry, IBM Emea Leader
14.30 – 15.00 COFFEE BREAK15.00 – 16.00 FORUM 2: DEVELOPMENT PATH OF SMART GRIDSWill we dog the footsteps of the developed countries as far as development is concerned, or will we stand side by side with them to jointly realise the vision of the future?
- Advanced Measurement Services, Bojan Luskovec MS, Elektro Gorenjska, Matjaž Glavič MS, Elektro Ljubljana
- Consumer Services – Possibilities for Demand Side Management, Andrej Souvent, EIMV, Mitja Bizjak, INEA
We reserve the right to change the programme.
- Mass Inclusion of RES into the Grids – Janez Šmid, Iskra MIS, Tomaž Fatur, Solvera Lynx
- New Technologies – Electric Car, Miha Levstek, Enel; Energy Storage, Jure Curk PhD, Eurel