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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Digitalization 2019

Please note that ERRA is not in the position to provide participants with funds or assistance in finding the necessary funds regarding their participation fees and does not have sponsored places for the workshop. Thus, we kindly ask you to submit your registration only in case the funds to cover your participation, including tuition fee, travel, etc. are available for you and your participation is already approved by your delegating company.

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

 

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  • CANCELLATION POLICY AND REFUND

    Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Refunds of tuition fee, less EUR 100 administrative charge, will be applied to written cancellation requests received before October 10, 2019. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after October 10, 2019. All refunds will be processed only after the event closing date.


  • Beside regular meal, we can ensure vegetarian food to participants. Please mark if you are vegеtarian.

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08:45

Registration

09:00

Welcoming Remarks

09:20

Keynote Presentation

Bayraktar, Alparslan

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

09:40

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:

TBD

Speakers:

Finger, Matthias

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

Fraser, Peter

Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets, International Energy Agency

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

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

12:30

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

The TSO perspective on digitalization

Representatives of TSOs 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, long with cyber security measures.

Moderator:

Finger, Matthias

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

Speaker:

Junghans, Gatis

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

17:00

Adjourn

09:00

Digital security I: Data access and customer privacy

Day II will start with taking stock of digital security challenges. The first session will focus on access to data, data usage and ownership, privacy concerns.

Bilgiç Aksari, Melis

Chief Operating Officer, MTX Commodities Ltd., United Kingdom

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.

Bracco, Stefano

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

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

Finger, Matthias

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

Fraser, Peter

Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets, International Energy Agency

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 will be available at a later stage for registered participants and ERRA Members only. Please LOGIN with your username and password.

Nr. Country Name Organization Job Title
1TurkeyEren AksoyEXİSTManager
2OmanMahmoud Al HabsiAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanSenior Regulatory Engineer
3OmanIbrahim Al HarthiAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanDirector of Technical Regulation
4OmanAhmed Al MaghdriAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanRegulatory Engineer
5GeorgiaTornike ApriashviliGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)Chief Specialist of Electricity Department
6TurkeyMelis Bilgiç AksarıMTX Commodities LimitedChief Operating Officer
7SloveniaStefano BraccoEuropean Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)Knowledge Manager - Security Officer
8TurkeySerhat CanÅF PöyryCountry Manager
9TurkeyOrhan ColakEXISTManager
10TurkeyMurat ErataEXISTSpecialist
11TurkeyAhmet GungorEXİSTManager
12TurkeyMurat GunsayEXISTManager
13TurkeyBirol KaratayEXISTManager
14TurkeyMustafa KayiriciEXISTDirector
15TurkeyEmin KöksalBahcesehir UniversityAssociate Professor
16OmanKhulood MuradAuthority for Electricity Regulation, OmanManager of IT and Information Security Department
17TurkeyMuhittin Mert OzbekEXISTManager
18TurkeyUmut OzfidanEXİSTManager
19EstoniaTaavo RandnaElektrileviboard member
20TurkeyHasan SilahtarogluEXİSTManager
21GeorgiaDavit TeliashviliGeorgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory CommissionChief Specialist of Electricity Department
22BelgiumHenning TwicklerE.DSOSenior Policy Advisor
23TurkeySelma İlknur UgurEXISTSpecialist
24PolandMarcin WasilewskiABBEnergy Industry Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary
25United Kingdom (UK)Stephen WoodhousePöyry Management ConsultingChief Digital Officer
26TurkeyFatih YazitasEXISTDirector
27TurkeyMehmet Emre ÖlmezEXISTSpecialist
28TurkeyAltuğ Yasin İpekEXISTExpert Assisstant

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: >>