Energy transition: Building the flexible grid of the future
Event Date: 22/11/2022 3:00 pm
The decarbonisation of the energy system requires networks to accelerate digitalisation and increase grid flexibility. But what are the challenges utilities must tackle on the path to delivering the flexible grid of the future? This webinar will consider the opportunities to maximise market participation, the merits of a common framework for flexibility, and how data can be used at grid edge to improve resilience across the network.
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Contributors to a recent Utility Week report, titled Building the flexible grid of the future, acknowledged that the frameworks for facilitating grid flexibility remain in their infancy. There is a need for standardisation and consistency, improved data sharing about system requirements, and robust regulation that keeps pace with the challenges of a new era.
This webinar, hosted by Utility Week in association with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., will bring together senior figures from energy networks to consider the opportunities to maximise market participation, the merits of a common framework for flexibility, and how data and intelligence can be used at grid edge to improve resilience across the network.
This debate will explore these issues in-depth, including:
- Key findings from the Building the flexible grid of the future report
- The challenges and opportunities facing networks as part of the energy transition and increasing digitalisation
- Why grid flexibility must be aligned with net zero and decarbonisation objectives
- How networks are engaging with new types of stakeholders as part of the transition to distribution system operators
- The role technology can play in helping to transform the grid
The panel will include:
- Emma Burns, Head of regulation, flexitricity
- Andrew Roper, DSO director, SSEN
- Sotiris Georgiopoulos, Head of smart grid, UKPN
- Faramarz Maghsoodlou, Senior director, business development, energy and utilities digitisation at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
- Gianni Ceneri, Chief technology officer at Gridspertise