At Smart Utilities Central and Eastern Europe we have designed a conference which guides you from planning to execution of smart metering upgrades and metering deployment, giving you the tools to benchmark practice from start to finish.
 
Here’s an overview of how our speakers will provide you with an easy-to-use roadmap to plan and develop your smart energy projects:

Step 1: What is the viability of introducing reform?

  • Understanding the new legal framework on metering and billing as included in the Energy Efficiency Directive
    Kryzsztof Gierulski, Policy Officer Energy Efficiency, DG Energy European Commission
  • Understanding market barriers to smart meter deployment
    Dr. Konstantin Petrov, Service Line Leader Markets and Regulation, KEMA
  • A cost-benefit analysis of investing in a smart energy infrastructure
    Gianluca Fulli, Action Leader, Smart Electricity Systems and Interoperability, JRC European Commission

Step 2: Market Research - Understand the challenges ahead

Industry Roundtable Sessions
The roundtable sessions offer the opportunity to engage in interactive and in-depth discussions between all speakers and delegates on some of the critical areas concerning smart grid and smart meter implementation.

  • Roundtable 1: Understanding the operational, technical and market challenges in transferring to a smart energy infrastructure
  • Roundtable 2: Costs and considerations associated with consumer engagement in smart grid and meter developments

Step 3: Discover what others are doing in this space

  • Feedback from the Hel Peninsula smart grid pilot project
    Slawomir Noske, Senior Smart Grid Engineer, Innovation Department, Energa, Poland
  • Smart region pilot project Vrchlabi
    Zdenka Pokorná, Strategy Department Specialist, CEZ, Czech Republic
  • Tracking developments in the E.ON Hungary smart meter roll out programme
    Imre Veisz, Head of Strategic Department, E.ON Hungary
    Lajos Szász, Project Manager, Magyar Telekom, Hungary
  • Enel Romania: plans on implementing smart metering
    Ciprian-Dan Baranescu, Enel Distributie Muntenia, Romania
    Emil Constantinescu, Smart Grid Project Manager, Enel Distributie Muntenia, Romania
  • Construction of advanced metering infrastructure in China
    Jie Li, Deputy Chief Engineer, NARI Technology Development

Step 4: Get the customer onside

  • Smart energy from the consumer perspective
    Monika Å tajnarová, Economic Officer, The European Consumers’ Organization
  • The benefits of giving greater control to the customer
    Piotr Merkel, Special Projects, ENERGA Obsluga i Sprzedaż, Poland
  • Using telcos to enhance the utility customer offering
    Simeon Lisec, Marketing Division, Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia

Step 5: Which technologies are available to help you?

  • CDMA-450: a new approach for DSO’s in Europe
    Gilles Robichon, Product Manager Telecom, Alliander, The Netherlands
  • Virtual power plants: a new asset for utilities
    Uršula Krisper, Head of Advanced Services Department, Elektro Lubljana, Slovenia
    Marko Svetina, VP Strategy and Alliances, cyberGRID
  • Protecting consumers and utilities against cyber security infringement
    Jouke Eikelboom, Managing Director, European Network for Cyber Security
  • PLC Technology – a crucial layer of smart metering
    Aleš Mikula, Technical Director, ZPA
  • Optimising usage data for DSOs
    David Safar, Head of Asset Management Strategy, E.ON ÄŒeská, Czech Republic
    TomáÅ¡ Samuel, Project Manager,  E.ON ÄŒeská, Czech Republic

Take a look at the full programme here
 
Don’t miss the best opportunity of 2013 to hear from the region’s top level smart energy experts on successfully implementing smart energy capacity and join us on 14-15 May. If you book your pass before 19 April, you will SAVE €250!
 
I look forward to welcoming you in Prague.
 
Ed Butler
Conference Producer
Synergy
 
P.S. This is the only smart utility conference exclusively dedicated to the CEE region – Register now to ensure you don’t miss what could be an invaluable resource in these uncertain times.