Asset Management & Optimizationa

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
IN A DIGITAL AGE

  • Asset Optimization
  • Data driven O & M strategies
  • Life Extension and Refurbishments
  • Asset Operations, Maintenance and Servicing
  • Decommissioning and Re-purposing
  • Steam Plant Improvements
  • Workforce Management & Optimization
  • Digitalization of Assets (Conventional, Renewables & Grid)
  • Plant Digitalization, Automation & Controls
  • IT/OT convergence
  • 3-D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Grid architecture reinforcement
  • Resilience and Disaster Planning
  • AI based management automation

Customer Strategies, Technologies and Advanced Metering Infrastructure

EMPOWERING THE CUSTOMER

  • Data-driven Insights and Actions (customized customer offerings)
  • Energy Efficiency Programmes
  • Smart Meters and Tariffs
  • Transactive Energy - Advanced Customer Portals, Billing
    and Settlement Systems, i.e. Blockchain
  • Internet of Things
  • Prosumers
  • Products and energy services
  • Domestic energy storage
  • C&I Energy Management
  • Smart Buildings and Smart Cities
  • Behind-the –Meter Strategies
  • Customer Engagement and Management
  • Community Energy
  • Demand Response/DSM

Energy Storage and E-Vehicles

ENERGY STORAGE & E-MOBILITY

  • Energy Storage policy & regulation
  • Roles for energy storage
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Energy storage economics
  • Storage deployment and applications
  • Electrification of mobility
  • Electric vehicle technology
  • Integration of electric vehicles
  • Charging infrastructure & management
  • EV battery storage systems and capability
  • Smart grid and EVs
  • Battery lifecycle management

Distributed Energy Resources

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY & SYSTEMS

  • Electricity Generators’ and Distributors’ role in Smart Cities
  • Virtual Power Plants
  • Solar PV Grid Integration & the Prosumer
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration
  • Heating, Cooling and CHP Integration
  • Small Scale Renewables
  • Microgrids
  • Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems (DERMS)

Environmental Issues

SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION

  • Decarbonization of electricity
  • Tariffs and Incentives for Renewable Energy Development
  • Green Grid
  • Electricity’s Role in Decarbonizing Heat & Transport
  • NOx, SOx and PM Emissions Control Strategies and Technologies
  • Other Air Pollution Control Advances
  • Strategies and Technologies to Reduce Water Usage
  • Policy and Regulatory Issues (Winter Package, 2030 Climate & Energy Framework,
  • Energy Roadmap 2050)
  • Carbon Capture & Storage
  • Weather & Climate issues

Flexible Generation

ADVANCES IN GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Flexible Operation
  • Gas Turbines
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Biomass
  • Waste to Energy
  • HRSGs & BOP
  • Project Development
  • Hybrid Solutions
  • Grid and Generation Flexibility
  • Capacity Markets and other Mechanisms
  • Large scale energy storage

Smart Grid & Smart Infrastructure

INTELLIGENT INFRASTRUCTURE &
CYBERSECURITY

  • Operating the Green Grid
  • Communication and Network Technologies
  • Integrating Centralized and Decentralized Energy into the Grid
  • Grid’s Role in Security of Supply
  • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
  • Energy Storage and the Grid
  • Grid Planning Strategies – Real-Life Examples
  • HV infrastructure and Interconnectors
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Real time data technology
  • Grid Management Automation Solutions

Strategies for an electrified Europe

TRANSFORMING ELECTRICITY ECONOMICS
& MANAGEMENT 

  • Electric Transportation/Mobility with Green Grid
  • Electric Heating and Cooling with Green Grid (power to heat conversion)
  • Future Utility
  • Sector Coupling
  • Financing infrastructure investments
  • Power Generation Portfolio
  • Transformation Change Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Data as a Revenue Stream
  • Energy Cloud - Monetary, Electric and Data Flows
  • Internet of Energy
  • Open Application Programming Interface (API) Platforms
  • Standards & Regulation (Compatibility, Performance, Development, Governance)