Joint Workshop: Digitalization in the Energy Systems

Program agenda

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