The future of the supply/demand interface in electricity distribution

Date: 12 November 2014
Time: 09.00 - 18.30 GMT    Venue: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

*POSTPONED* We have been made aware of a large number of industry events taking place in November and have therefore decided to postpone the conference until after the new year when fresh discussions may be had.
We will re-issue the information for the event next year and we hope you will be able to join us then.


Addressing the challenges facing an evolving power industry

We believe that in the future power will be supplied in real time based on data analysed to determine the most efficient use of capacity and distribution routes.

This conference will examine this prediction and ask industry participants to give their views on potential solutions to the challenges faced by generators, networks, technology providers, data companies, regulators and policy makers as the industry adapts to the evolving energy landscape.

Bird & Bird in collaboration with SmartGrid GB are delighted to present a number of experts from industry and academia to speak on this topic in order to provide a well-rounded discussion. Bird & Bird Partners Ronald Hendrikx and Peter Willis will take part in the debate hosted by Andrew Renton. Confirmed speakers include Professor Goran StrbacProfessor David Elmes and Professor Peter Crossley, Stephen Woodhouse of Poyry, Laurent Schmitt of Alstom, David Hill of Open Energi, David Orr of Rolls Royce and David Healey of Wipro, along with representatives from National Grid.

The conference will be set up to maximise audience participation through panel sessions, with delegates able to submit live questions to speakers. There will also be provision for networking and rooms available for breakout sessions.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

09.00 - 09.30
Coffee and registration

09.30 - 10.00
Welcome and introduction
Professor Goran Strbac 

10.00 - 11.15
Session 1 - The Electricity Network
This session will explore the future roles of system and distribution network operators and the role of the supply side more generally in relation to the changing nature of generation and demand. 

11.15 - 11.45
Coffee break

11.45 - 13.00
Session 2 - The Interface of Supply and Demand
This session will look at how the energy industry will respond to increasing amounts of systems data and the proliferation of information technology throughout the energy system. 

13.00 - 14.15

14.15 - 15.30
Session 3 - Business Transformation
This session will focus on the technical and operational adaptations that organisations will need to make in order to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the changing energy industry.

15.30 - 16.00
Professor Peter Crossley

16.00 - 18.30
Networking drinks and canapés

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