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2nd General Assembly

"The SmartGrids Revolution" - make the earth move

8th -9th November 2007 Monastery Banz, Bad Staffelstein, Germany

1st Day: 8 November 2007
10:00

Opening Session Chair: Pier Nabuurs, CEO KEMA, The Netherlands

Welcome and brief introduction of the TP-AC Chairman Pier Nabuurs, CEO KEMA, The Netherlands - Recorded Video Message (26MB) Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for Science and Research - Dr. Udo Niehage, CEO Siemens AG, Germany - Premiere showing of the SmartGrids video (32MB)

12:00 Lunch Break and Visit to the Poster Exhibition
Chair: Rainer Bacher Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), Switzerland
13:30 Scene Setting Overview Pier Nabuurs, CEO KEMA, The Netherlands
13:45

Networks Near the Edge A perspective from the SmartGrids Technology Platform John Scott, Technical Director OFGEM, United Kingdom

- Are Europe’s networks at the cliff edge, or the cutting edge? - The scale and range of the challenges for Transmission & Distribution - The need for innovation and fresh thinking - Some barriers and solutions to the deployment of innovation

14:00

Market, Regulation & Investment Samer Mansour, Managing Director Senior Relationship Banking, Rabobank International, Corporate Clients, The Netherlands

- An investor’s view of SmartGrids, their funding and risks - Perspective on the appetite for wider energy investment - New business models, including Virtual Power Plants - Regulatory frameworks, their impact on investment decisions and the scope for improvements

14:25

Technology, Research & Delivery Dr. Graham Alt, University Strathclyde, United Kingdom

- Overview of networks research in Europe & the UK - The value of industrial engagement and how best to structure it - Key success factors for achieving commercial deployment of innovation - Securing the right people, adequate funds, and Intellectual Property

14:50 Coffee Break and Visit to the Poster Exhibition
15:30

Customers, Energy & Participation Mike Messenger, Demand Response Program Manager, CEC, USA

- How customers think about energy and about networks - Do customers want a more active role and will they respond if offered the opportunities - How can ‘customer education’ be undertaken in these new areas - Key factors for successful customer involvement in technology

15:55

Society, Energy & Interactions Lise Mulpas, ELIA, Belgium

- How society responds to energy issues and energy networks - Electricity grids are largely ‘taken for granted’ by customers and by society in general; why is this and is it a satisfactory state of affairs - The challenge of gaining consents and permissions for development - How the energy industry can best build constructive external relationships

16:20 Panel with the afternoon speakers Moderator: Rainer Bacher, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), Switzerland
17:00 Visit to the Poster Exhibition End of the first day of the conference
20:00 Conference Dinner

2nd Day: 9 November 2007

Validating and finalising the Strategic Deployment Document (SDD) Chair: Duncan Botting, Head of Technology and Business Development, ABB, United Kingdom

9:00

Four Working Group Parallel Sessions Four parallel Workshops under the moderationof SamrtGrids Workgroup-Leaders. The aim will be to gather inputs and build consensus on the deployment approach.

- WG1: Network Assets Edmund Handschin, Professor University of Dortmund, Germany

- WG2: Network Operations Tahir Kapetanovic, Director Electricity, Energy-Control GmbH, Austria

- WG3: Demand and Metering Maher Chebbo, Vice President Utilities Industry, Europe Middle East and Africa SAP AG, Germany

- WG4: Generation and Storage Nikolas Hatziargyriou, Professor National Technical University of Athens, Greece

11:00 Coffee break and Visit to the Poster Exhibition
11:30 Short Presentations of Working Group considerations
12:10

Concluding Remarks

Pier Nabuurs, Chairman of the Technology Platform Chief Executive Officer KEMA, The Netherlands Duncan Botting, Head of Technology Business Development, ABB, United Kingdom

12:30 End of 2nd General Assembly
12:30 Lunch or Lunch Packages
13:00 Shuttle Buses to Nürnberg and München Airport

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