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Add even more value to your attendance - get specialised training!

Use the opportunity at European Utility Week 2013 to get specific specialised training by signing up for one of the pre-conference seminars on Monday, October 14th. 

     
    OSGP the Open Smart Grid Protocol - a flexible solution to reach interoperability between systems and parties connected to the Energy Infrastructure
Hosted by: OSGP
     
    IEC 62056 DLMS/COSEM – new edition of IEC 62056, of the Blue Book and the Green Book
Hosted by: DLMS
     
    Recent Innovations in Smarter Energy
Hosted by: IBM

For more information, please see full description below.

All seminars can be added when registering online. If you have already registered for a conference pass and want to add a seminar please contact us at info@synergy-events.com. The IBM seminar can be attended without a conference or visitor pass. For details, please contact Ariel Clark at ariel@synergy-events.com

We offer a choice of three pre-conference seminars 

 

OSGP the Open Smart Grid Protocol - a flexible solution to reach interoperability between systems and parties connected to the Energy Infrastructure
Monday, 14 October 2013 | 13.00 - 17.30
Hosted by: OSGP
To register for the seminar, please click here

Seminar leaders:
Teus de Zwart is senior director International Standards of Echelon and Chairman of the Working Group SG Standards of ESNA the Energy Services Network Association the driver behind OSGP
 
Second trainer to be determined regarding the demonstration of OSGP devices being an electricity Smart Meter and the data management to the head-end applications of the Utility.
 
The Energy Services Network Association is pleased to announce the OSGP Seminar that will supply information about the Open Smart Grid Protocol and share ESNA’s vision with stakeholders involved in the modernization of existing power systems and the development of new Smart Grid applications. Worldwide there are already millions of devices communicating with and controlled by the Open Smart Grid Protocol.  As many different protocols used in energy systems will be interconnected in the future because of the increased hybrid use of the power system, focusing on interoperability and information security is a must.  Other considerations include the growing use of distributed resources, E-mobility and the application of distributed storage. These as well as interoperability will be covered in this seminar together with the operational functionality of OSGP.
 
Who should attend:
Stakeholders involved in engineering, designing and the operation of Smart Grid applications connected to the power and communication infrastructure of a Power Utility.

Reasons to attend:

  • Learn about the new information era in developing future distribution systems
  • Explore vision behind data collection, communication and advanced control
  • See how the protocol and technology are applied in systems of an extensive size
  • Determine  how to cope with large amounts of metering and utility grid information
  • Discover how to not only collect data but really go for actual control of the power systems and the customer systems connected
  • Examine outline of the application of the OSGP protocol and related systems
  • Explore why the protocol and technology should be flexible, secure and future proof
  • Establish why OSGP should be interoperable with other protocols at different levels of the power system
  • Consider how to avoid technology lock-in
  • Learn about preparing for OSGP conformance and operability testing, including preparation of use cases, test cases and a test plan
  • Consider how standardization and innovation go hand-in-hand
  • How ESNA supports the use and development of OSGP
  • Learn how to participate in the development of OSGP and related applications as well as how to become a participating member of ESNA

This seminar can be added free of charge when registering for a full conference pass only.
To register, please click here

If you have already registered for a conference pass and want to add a seminar please contact us at info@synergy-events.com.

IEC 62056 DLMS/COSEM – new edition of IEC 62056, of the Blue Book and the Green Book
Monday, 14 October 2013 | 13.00 - 17.30
Hosted by: DLMS

Seminar leaders:
Gyozo Kmethy is the President of the DLMS User Association since 2000 and leads the DLMS UA Maintenance working group and the Project Team Power Line Carrier. He regularly provides training and consulting on IEC 62056 on behalf of the DLMS UA. He also contributes to Metering International and gives papers on metering conferences worldwide.

Paul Fuchs, General Secretary of the DLMS User Association since its foundation in 1997.

Victoria Varju, DLMS support and test engineer who has joined the team in 2010.

The DLMS UA specification has been significantly extended to cover more smart metering features, more communication media and more security.

The new edition of the IEC 62056 DLMS/COSEM series has been published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, and the new Blue Book Edition 11 and Green Book Edition 8 go even further.

Join the seminar and get informed about the latest news.

Program outline:
13:00 Registration
13:30 Introduction – the DLMS User Association
13:45 The new edition of IEC 62056
14:00 Blue Book Edition 11: New elements of the COSEM model: smart metering applications
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Green Book Edition 8: New xDLMS services, end-to-end security
16:30 New Communication media supported
17:00 Companion specifications 
17:15 Q/A
17:30 End of the program

Who should attend?
People active in specifying, designing, supplying and operating smart metering systems and automated metering infrastructures.

By attending this workshop you will:
- Get information about the latest developments
- Learn how you can follow or join the work
- Network with other people interested in DLMS/COSEM.

The price for this seminar is €500 and can be added when registering for a conference or visitor pass.
To register, please click here

If you have already registered for a conference or visitor pass and want to add a seminar please contact us at info@synergy-events.com.

Recent Innovations in Smarter Energy
Monday, 14 October 2013 | 13.00 - 17.30
Hosted by: IBM

The utilities and energy companies that build, maintain, and operate the world’s electric power systems must respond to a number of critical challenges and opportunities, ranging from resource constraints and environmental strictures, to more proactive consumers and potentially disruptive technologies.

Join our seminar where industry experts and forward-thinking utility organisations will share their experiences on how innovative business models and practices are transforming the industry, and paving the way for smarter energy. Topics to be covered during the discussions include:

Distribution Grid Analytics
In today’s competitive utility market, the need to carefully and efficiently manage your power distribution network is paramount.  Utilities must stay on top of shifting energy policies, integration of renewable energy resources, smarter buildings and homes, aging infrastructure, and changes in technology – all while balancing concerns about energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic competitiveness.  Customers continue to demand higher reliability and regulators to impose SAIDI-focused incentive schemes.
There is clearly a need for utilities to gain more observability and insight into the operating condition of distribution networks going forward. IBM has experience helping utilities to manage these varied demands. 

Learn about:

  • IBM's Distribution Grid Analytics solution, which includes a CIM-compliant grid model and device management
  • The first-hand experience of a utility expert speaker from Salzburg AG
  • The value that it brings to utilities as a result of gaining more observability over the distribution network including, optimization of ongoing capital expenditures, reduction in operating costs, loss reductions and network efficiency improvements, and faster fault location 
  • How customers are using this IBM distribution monitoring and dashboard analytics solution to track how their grid performs in areas of utilisation (load factor, hot spots etc.), Power Quality (voltage, power factor and harmonics), Reliability (SAIDI, event heat maps, customer service levels), and Efficiency (technical and non-technical losses)

Customer Operations
In this era of the empowered consumer, utilities face an enormous challenge.  The days of engaging utility customers by including a bill insert with their monthly statement are long gone. Utilities need to completely revitalise their customer interactions by understanding customer segments, behaviours and expectations more deeply than ever before, and use that data to engage with customers in effective, personalised ways using the digital, social, or mobile channels consumers prefer. 
“Know your customer” is the first rule of customer service. To succeed, utilities need a 360-degree view of customer preferences, attitudes and expectations.

Learn about:

  • How you can create targeted, analytics-driven programs, products, or services that deliver a personalised customer experience and significantly improve customer relationships – whether your organization has retail or T&D operations
  • Experiences in front-office transformation to help you successfully implement software solutions for customer care, billing, and payments, or for customer relationship management
  • The IBM customer operations solution for utilities, which combines the services, software, and systems that utility companies need to help them achieve their goals
  • Expert speaker from leading utility -- TBC

Asset and Workforce Management and Mobility

  • How enterprise asset management addresses the need for utility companies to optimize their investments in the lifecycles of resources that span operations. These resources extend far beyond plants and equipment to include large and small production and delivery assets (power plants, substations, power lines, compressors, transformers, and smart meters), IT infrastructure (networks, computers, data acquisition systems), and people (employees, suppliers, contractors, business partners).  The solution incorporates work and asset management, supply chain, and enterprise content management capabilities that include job plans, operational steps, procedures, bill of materials, images, drawings, and other documents that help capture valuable worker knowledge.
  • IBM’s Workforce Management solution, an easy-to-use and -configure maintenance-planning tool for scheduling maintenance work to ensure efficient work-scheduling with optimal resource usage.  We also have methodologies and best practices to ensure your planning and implementation of workforce management capabilities produces optimal results.
  • Mobility:  To become a mobile enterprise, utilities and energy companies must build mobile applications, ensure secure access of data and devices, and enable communication and transactions for the mobile workforce, customers, and other critical constituencies.  IBM MobileFirst includes tools to: enable application development; build and test high-quality applications for various mobile devices; and management, security, and continuous delivery and distribution of applications on mobile devices.

Smart Metering

  • How utilities can improve their operations by applying business analytics to data collected from meters and other devices to develop insights into site interactions, smart meter infrastructure operation, and grid enterprise participants.
  • Details on IBM’s smart metering solution, which covers the four main areas of deployment and services: Smart Metering Systems Integration, Centralized Meter Data Services, Meter Data Analytics, and Smart Meter Operations 
  • Experiences and best practices shared by a utility expert speaker from E.ON Metering
  • How our smart metering solution can support clients’ needs in customer operations and grid operations.  For example, we can help utilities with analytics for churn prevention, and load-balancing information from decentralized generation from roof-top PV or heat pumps in private households.
  • The IBM solution platform offers an integration layer that enables different sources of data to be analyzed for areas such as demand response programs and outage management.

This seminar can be added free of charge when registering for a conference or visitor pass. To register, please click here

If you have already registered for a conference pass and want to add a seminar please contact us at info@synergy-events.com.

This seminar will also be open to attendees without a conference or visitor pass. For details, please contact Ariel Clark at ariel@synergy-events.com

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