The Scandinavian progressive policy on energy conservation and sustainability has spurred developments of some of the most advanced smart grid projects globally. At Smart Utilities Scandinavia 2013 we will showcase four such projects that are leading the way in smart energy integration.

From consumer demand response to balancing wind intermittency, each project is testing the market and setting the industry standards within its specific area.
 
I would like to share with you the four projects’ key features and the knowledge and learnings you will indisputably take away.

1. Smart City Malmö - Sweden’s most sustainable city
Malmö is arguably Sweden’s greenest city and the presentation by Peter Sigenstam, Head of E.ON Innovation Centre Distribution and a City of Malmö representative will highlight its societal, technological and strategy developments via the following:

  • What is the long term vision for Malmö’s urban development and how to collectively transition from traditional to smart?
  • Facing up to new challenges: intermittency, e-mobility and demand variation
  • Conventional vs. smart technology; digitised network and innovation

2. The Faroe Islands - first real-life testing of industrial Demand Response
The Faroese utility SEV is testing the integration of wind power by balancing demand by large consumers to stabilise the system. The presentation by Anders Birke, Lead IT Architect, DONG Energy and Terji Nielsen, Head of R&D, SEV will discuss the following challenges:

  • How to intelligently integrate wind intermittency?
  • The role of Virtual Power Plants and Demand Response to balance the flow of demand and supply
  • How to  manage demand without compromising the power quality and comfort of consumers

3. Smart Grid Gotland - electricity network for the future
The Swedish island of Gotland is the site of one of the smartest electricity networks development in the world. Johan Söderbom, Head of Department, Distribution and Sales R&D, Vattenfall AB will discuss Vattenfall’s strategy for a truly smart grid, from network planning and operation to consumer integration:

  • How to create a fully integrated large-scale smart grid?
  • How to integrate existing assets with new systems and technologies?
  • How to place the consumer at the centre of the energy value chain?

4. Ecogrid EU – realising end-user market in a real-time scenario
The Danish island of Bornholm is the project site where 2000 residential consumers are taking part in flexible demand response to real-time price signals. Koen Kok, Senior Scientist Smart Grids, TNO (Dutch independent energy research organisation) will discuss automation and consumer choice via:

  • How to empower consumers to be more aware of their energy consumption?
  • Explaining the ICT and communication hurdles of using energy management systems
  • How does demand response work on the residential level?

Have a look at the full programme here.
 
With a number of multi-angled hour long presentations for deeper project insights, plus longer panel debates to get most out of open discussion, we hope you will find a plenty of interest in what we have in store for you this year!
 
Make sure to secure your space in the debate, and enjoy a special rate saving you € 500 if you register by 8 February.

I look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm in April!
 
Kind regards,
Aida Mezit
Conference Producer
 
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