Course description

Framework and Issues

Technological advancements in the various areas of digitalization are rapidly affecting all aspects of the energy industry, expectedly to the benefit of consumers and the environment.  For these benefits to materialize, appropriate regulation will be necessary, even though it is not yet fully clear what the focus and the scope of this regulation will look like. In the context of the environmental challenge, the issue of digitalizing energy markets will become ever more important, as it is expected to foster energy efficiency and support the transition towards cleaner sources of energy.

The ERRA Digitalization Workshop, set to take place on October 24-25 in Istanbul, will discuss technological advancements and disruptions in the various areas of digitalization and the opportunities and the challenges these bring to the energy sector.  Organized jointly with WEC Turkey and IC4R (Istanbul Center for Regulation), the workshop will explore sector-specific and cross-sectoral regulatory policy options. Discussions will also include questions of cybersecurity, access to data, and privacy. Specific case studies, such as smart grids, will provide a direct insight into the practical applications of digitalization.

Registration

 Early Bird
(before October 1)
Regular
(after October 1)
ERRA MembersEUR 200
OthersEUR 300EUR 400

Tuition fee includes: workshop materials, lunches, coffee breaks during the 2-day workshop.

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee. Negotiated rate for Workshop Participants at the course venue is 95 EUR + 8% VAT/ person/ night (incl. buffet breakfast). Room reservations and payment should be settled directly with the hotel. Reservation form will be provided with confirmation letter.

Workshop location

Istanbul

Turkey

Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli

Address: Abide-i Hurriyet Caddesi 142., Sisli, Istanbul 34381 Turkey
Tel.: +90 212 375 01 00
Website: >>

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08:45

Registration

09:00

Keynote Presentation

Bayraktar, Alparslan

Deputy Minister, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

09:20

Setting the Scene I: What is digitalization?

This session will take stock of the 3 main elements of digitalization: data, connectivity and analytics. It will present the possible impacts on transport, buildings and the energy industry.

Moderator:

Bayraktar, Alparslan

Deputy Minister, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

Speakers:

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Video Presentation by Luis Munuera, Strategic Initiatives Office, International Energy Agency

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Setting the Scene II: How is digitalization transforming the electricity systems functions?

This session will highlight the anticipated transformations of our electricity systems and will shed light on new developments, such as decentralization, smart demand responses, smart distribution grids, etc.

Moderator:

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Speakers:

Köksal, Emin

Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University

Wasilewski, Marcin

Head of Business, ABB

Woodhouse, Stephen

Chief Digital Officer, ÅF Pöyry

12:45

Lunch

14:00

The DSO perspective on digitalization

DSO representatives will speak about the impact of digitalization on distribution system operations, focusing, among others, on the need for redesigning the value chain, connectivity, data ownership, and cyber security.
Scope of the presentation of Mr. Randna: How digitalization changes grid data management. Smart metering and digitalized market interaction.Impacts of smart metering on CAPEX and OPEX. DSO innovation

Moderator:

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Speakers:

Can, Serhat

Director, ÅF Pöyry

Randna, Taavo

Member of the Management Board, Elektrilevi, Estonia

Twickler, Henning

Senior Policy Advisor, E.DSO

15:30

Coffee break

15:50

Digital security I: Data access and customer privacy

The session will take stock of digital security challenges by focusing on access to data, data usage and ownership, privacy concerns.

Moderator:

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Speaker:

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

17:00

Adjourn

09:00

Moderator:

Köksal, Emin

Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University

09:05

The TSO perspective on digitalization

TSO represesentative will explain their strategy towards dealing with increased variable generation in the system, the need for enhanced cooperation and the exchange of information among TSOs, along with cyber security measures.

Moderator:

Köksal, Emin

Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University

Speaker:

Junghans, Gatis

Member of the Board, Latvian electricity transmission system operator AST “Augstsprieguma tīkls”, Latvia

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Digital security II.: Cyber Security

This session will focus on the cyber security aspects of digitalization and will discuss topics such as cyber security strategies, digital resilience, cross-border interdependencies, possible prevention of cyber attacks, as well as the role of the regulators.

Moderator:

Köksal, Emin

Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University

Speakers:

Bracco, Stefano

Knowledge Manager/Security Officer, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

Ercin, Özden

Cyber Security and Risk Coordinator, Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation, Turkey

12:30

Lunch

Bayraktar, Alparslan

Deputy Minister, Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Turkey, Former Chairman, ERRA; Chairman, ERRA Strategic Advisory Board

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

Bracco, Stefano

Knowledge Manager/Security Officer, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

Can, Serhat

Director, ÅF Pöyry

Ercin, Özden

Cyber Security and Risk Coordinator, Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation, Turkey

Finger, Matthias

Professor, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Junghans, Gatis

Member of the Board, Latvian electricity transmission system operator AST “Augstsprieguma tīkls”, Latvia

Köksal, Emin

Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University

Randna, Taavo

Member of the Management Board, Elektrilevi, Estonia

Twickler, Henning

Senior Policy Advisor, E.DSO

Wasilewski, Marcin

Head of Business, ABB

Woodhouse, Stephen

Chief Digital Officer, ÅF Pöyry


Please note that Workshop Materials are already available only for registered participants (who fully paid the tuition fee) and ERRA Members. Please LOGIN with your username and password.

Workshop materials on the ERRA website are available prior to the Course so that you can download these and bring them to Istanbul.

If you face any problems, please feel free to contact us!


 

Nr. Country Name Organization Job Title
1TurkeyAli ARSLANAras Elektrik Dagitim A.SIT Director
2TurkeySalih Burak Akat EXIST / EPİAŞ Specialist
3TurkeySerdar AkgünTurk TelekomManager
4TurkeyEren AksoyEXİSTManager
5TurkeyOrhan AkyürekTurk TelekomManager
6OmanMahmoud Al HabsiAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanSenior Regulatory Engineer
7OmanIbrahim Al HarthiAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanDirector of Technical Regulation
8OmanSaleh Al JahoaryMuscat Electricity CompanyHead of Distribution Control Centre
9OmanYaseen Al LawatiMuscat Electricity CompanyIT Manager
10OmanAhmed Al MaghdriAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanRegulatory Engineer
11OmanAbdulaziz Al SinaniMuscat Electricity CompanySr. Manager Planning and Asset Management
12GeorgiaTornike ApriashviliGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Chief Specialist of Electricity Department
13TurkeySaid ArslanELDER - AKEDAŞ Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş.Expert
14TurkeyHidayet AtasoyELDER - KAYSERİ VE CİVARI ELEKTRİK TÜRK A.Ş.General Manager
15TurkeyMiraç AtmişVangölü Elektrik Dağıtım A. ŞBilgi Teknolojileri Müdürü
16TurkeyAlparslan BayraktarEnergy and Natural Resources Ministry of TurkeyDeputy Minister
17TurkeyAhmet BayramogluELDER- ADM ElektrikADM Elektrik Dagitim A.Ş Genel Müdür
18TurkeyMelis Bilgiç AksarıMTX Commodities LimitedChief Operating Officer
19TurkeyHande BilicanELDER-FIRAT EDAŞR&D Engineer
20SloveniaStefano BraccoEuropean Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)Knowledge Manager - Security Officer
21 Sahin Caglayan Reengen Energy CEO
22RomaniaGalaczi Camelia IoanaANREExpert
23TurkeyArmanc CamlibelGDZ Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş.IT Manager
24TurkeySerhat CanÅF PöyryCountry Manager
25United Kingdom (UK)Ebru CangaÅF PöyrySenior Consultant
26TurkeyOrhan ColakEXISTManager
27TurkeyDeniz Ece DalgıçIstanbul Technical University - Istanbul Center for RegulationResearch Associate
28TurkeyMuhammed Kagan DemirGAZBIRDatabase and Integration Manager
29TurkeyMurat ErataEXISTSpecialist
30 Özden Ercin Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation Cyber Security and Risk Coordinator
31TurkeyMustafa ErgenTurk TelekomManager
32HungaryFerenc FaragoHungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory AuthoritySenior advisor
33SwitzerlandMatthias FingerLausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)Professor
34FranceChloe GaspariIGLUS - EPFLContents Manager
35TurkeyAhmet GungorEXİSTManager
36TurkeyMurat GunsayEXISTManager
37TurkeyFatih GüldaliBereket EnerjiDirector
38TurkeyGürhan GündayTurk TelekomManager
39TurkeyMesut GürbüzGAZBİRBusiness Process Analyst
40TurkeyBurak GürbüzerTurk TelekomManager
41TurkeyUğur Bora GüreTrakya Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş.System and Network Chief
42LatviaGatis Junghans Latvian electricity transmission system operator AST “Augstsprieguma tīkls” Member of the Board
43TurkeyKürşad KaramanELDER - Dicle EDAŞChief Technology and Human Resources Officer
44TurkeyBirol KaratayEXISTManager
45TurkeyMustafa KayiriciEXISTDirector
46TurkeyHamdi KemerSEDAŞIT Operations Manager
47TurkeyMehmet KocELDER - ULUDAĞ EDAŞR&D Director
48TurkeyLütfiye Yesim Kocasaban World Energy Council Turkey Assistant Specialist
49TurkeyCan KoçakTurk TelekomManager
50KosovoLumi KryeziuOptima Energy ConsultingBusiness Development Specialist
51TurkeySalih KurucanELDER-YEDAŞ (YEŞİLIRMAK ELEKTRİK DAĞITIM A.Ş)YEŞİLIRMAK ELEKTRİK DAĞITIM A.Ş
52TurkeyEmin KöksalBahcesehir UniversityAssociate Professor
53TurkeyMurat KırmacıTurk TelekomManager
54SerbiaJelena MilosavljevicPE Electric Power Industry of SerbiaHead of Regulatory Affairs Division
55OmanKhulood MuradAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanManager of IT and Information Security Department
56TurkeyNermin MüslümTurk TelekomManager
57TurkeyMuhittin Mert OzbekEXISTManager
58TurkeyUmut OzfidanEXİSTManager
59TurkeySefa PişkinleblebiciGDZ EDASDirector Of Operations
60EstoniaTaavo RandnaElektrileviboard member
61TurkeyZafer SezerGAZBİRSCADA - Automation Manager
62TurkeyHasan SilahtarogluEXİSTManager
63TurkeyMehmet TargünEnerjisaDigitalization, Inovation, Product and Service Manager
64TurkeyAykut Zafer TaselTurk TelekomDirector
65TurkeyBasri TatarTurk TelekomManager
66GeorgiaDavit TeliashviliGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory CommissionChief Specialist of Electricity Department
67TurkeyGökhan Tosun AF Turkey Head of Smart Grids and R&D
68BelgiumHenning TwicklerE.DSOSenior Policy Advisor
69TurkeyRaşit TürkmenTurk TelekomManager
70TurkeyAhmet Türkoglu EXIST / EPİAŞ General Manager
71TurkeyMehmet UcansoyEXISTManager
72TurkeySelma İlknur UgurEXISTSpecialist
73PolandMarcin WasilewskiABBEnergy Industry Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary
74United Kingdom (UK)Stephen WoodhouseÅF PöyryChief Digital Officer
75TurkeyFatih YazitasEXISTDirector
76TurkeyErtan Yildiz SOCAR Turkey Head of Gas Distribution
77TurkeyAlperen Kürsad YilmazELDER - CORUH EDASTechnology Engineer
78TurkeyUgur YükselELDER - GDZ Elektrik Dagitim A.Ş Genel MüdürüGDZ Elektrik Dagitim A.Ş Genel Müdürü
79TurkeyMuzaffer ÇaliskanELDER- Osmangazi EDAŞAss. Manager, Tariffs and Legislation
80TurkeyAhmet ÇalıkTurk TelekomDirector
81TurkeyMehmet Fatih ÇetinTurk TelekomManager
82TurkeyMehmet Emre ÖlmezEXISTSpecialist
83TurkeyMuhammed ÖzhanTurk TelekomDirector
84TurkeyErgün ÖztasELDER Member MEDAŞSystem Network and Communication Manager
85TurkeyŞener ŞengülTürk TelekomManager

Venue/ Accommodation

Istanbul Hotel Marriott Sisli
Address: Abide-i Hurriyet Caddesi  No.142 , Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey 34381
TEL: +90 212 375 01 00  
Web: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/istdt-istanbul-marriott-hotel-sisli/

Kindly note that accommodation is not included in the tuition fee. Negotiated rate for Workshop Participants at the course venue is 95 EUR + 8% VAT/ person/ night (incl. buffet breakfast). Room reservations and payment should be settled directly with the hotel. Reservation form will be provided with confirmation letter.


Visa

Most countries are excempt from visa requirements, but please verify whether you need a visa to enter Turkey here: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/apply/ In case you need a visa, an e-Visa can be purchased within about 3 minutes through the above page. It is possible to obtain e-Visa 7/24 at everywhere with internet connection. The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport and travel dates and pay visa fee online. 

For additional information please visit: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa 

In case you need any assistance, please contact the ERRA Secretariat. 


Airport Transfers/ Travel Information

This information will be available at a later stage. 


 

Workshop location

Istanbul

Turkey

Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli

Address: Abide-i Hurriyet Caddesi 142., Sisli, Istanbul 34381 Turkey
Tel.: +90 212 375 01 00
Website: >>