PROGRAM /// DAY 1
11 June 2018
 

PROGRAM /// ENERGY FLEXIBILITY FORUM /// DAY 1

08:30 Registration & welcome coffee
09:30 Welcome by chairman
EDWIN KOOT /// CEO - SOLARPLAZA
Edwin founded SolarPlaza company in 2004. He is a senior PV expert and started in the photovoltaic solar energy business in 1994. He has experience as a solar energy consultant and project developer in more than 200 PV projects. Edwin holds a Master’s degree in Chemical engineering and previously worked in the Chemical industry before starting his first consultancy company in PV in 1994.
EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA

Session 1 /// The Need for Flexibility

09:45 Opening presentations
Keynote: The Energy Transition and its challenges
  • More than a shift from fossil to renewable sources of energy
  • Changing systems of production, ownership and value creation
  • A shift towards a new economy
ANNE HUIBRECHTSE /// DIRECTOR STRATEGIC & REPUTATION RISK /// DELOITTE
Anne Huibrechtse is Director Strategic & Reputation Risk within Deloitte Netherlands, with focus on energy transition.
According to previous Deloitte research, sustainability is one of the top three risks for corporate leadership. One recurring and essential concept is the energy transition. Both public and private parties are heavily involved in effecting an energy transition, aiming to decarbonize the energy sector and to change existing logistics and governance structures away from fossil fuels. Business participation in this process is not just welcomed, it is necessary. The energy transition is more than a shift from fossil to renewable sources of energy. It is about changing the systems of production, ownership and value creation. Therefore, we need a system change towards a new economy, based on collaboration, cultural changes as well as changing revenue and financial models, regulation and innovative technology.
ANNE HUIBRECHTSE
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC & REPUTATION RISK /// DELOITTE
10:05 State of the market: Flexibility
  • Current Situation
  • Outlook for 2030
DIEGO MARQUINA /// EUROPEAN POWER & CARBON ANALYST - BNEF
Diego Marquina is an analyst covering the ongoing European power transition, focused on the challenge of ensuring flexibility and reliability as policy and markets deploy increasing levels of renewable energy to drive decarbonization.
DIEGO MARQUINA
EUROPEAN POWER & CARBON ANALYST /// BNEF
10:25 Flexibility Monitor
  • Flexibility Roadmap
  • How to define flexibility
  • Quantification of flexible assets
ANTON TIJDINK /// ELECTRICITY MARKET ANALYST /// TENNET
A short bio will follow soon...
ANTON TIJDINK
ELECTRICITY MARKET ANALYST /// TENNET
10:45 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Session 2

session 2A ///
Unpacking the Clean Energy Package

11:45 Business opportunities in the Clean Energy Package
  • Translating the CEP into business opportunities
  • Overcoming regulatory barriers for flexibility
WEERO KOSTER /// MANAGING PARTNER - AEOLIAN
Weero Koster studied law in Amsterdam and Antwerp. He practices law in the international arena for over 30 years. He was a partner, thought-leader and strategic policy-maker in global law firms Norton Rose Fulbright and Baker McKenzie for 22 years. His focus is on renewable energy and infrastructure projects and their financing, corporate finance transactions and energy regulatory advice. He is acknowledged as leading energy lawyer in the Netherlands by both Chambers Global and the Legal 500 EMEA for over twenty years. On the projects side he has played key roles in pathfinder projects like the first Dutch offshore windfarm: NoordZeeWind, and the privatization and acquisition of the largest Dutch utility: Essent. He is known for his corporate PPA-work and has done numerous transactions for diverse national and international clients, like developers, investors, sponsors, off-takers, OEMs, financial institutions, many of whom are many household names. He is a co-founder of the “R-meetings” on onshore wind and a member of the World Energy Council as well as a publicist and frequent speaker at energy related events and seminars. He recently published “the BES Electricity and Drinking Water Act’ with Boom scientific publishers.
WEERO KOSTER
MANAGING PARTNER /// AEOLIAN
12:05 Regulation of the flexibility market
    Panel on:
  • The impact of the Clean Energy Package
  • Product Design & Market Design
  • TSO-DSO interactions
PHILIP GRAFF /// PARTNER - BIRD & BIRD
Philip Graff is a partner in Bird & Bird an international leading law firm in renewable energy. Philip has been working with energy law for 25 years as a lawyer, inhouse counsel and investor.
For a number of years Philip has assisted banks, sponsors and developers especially regarding renewable projects both in the Nordic region and internationally.
Philip Graff has a law and a finance degree. Philip has been working in more than 50 countries and is often a speaker at international conferences.
MODERATOR
PHILIP GRAFF
PARTNER /// BIRD & BIRD
HELLE JUHLER-VERDONER /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - DANISH INTELLIGENT ENERGY ALLIANCE
Helle Juhler-Verdoner has been the managing director of the Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance since 2014. She has since 2008 been the VP global affairs in Alstom Power with the focus on international energy and climate change activities. Helle has also worked for the Confederation of Danish Industry as head of energy and climate. She has a Master of economics from Copenhagen University and an MBA from Henley Management College.
HELLE JUHLER-VERDONER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DANISH INTELLIGENT ENERGY ALLIANCE
MATHILDE LALLEMAND /// STRATEGY ADVISOR - ENTSO-E
Mathilde Lallemand is working at ENTSO-E as a strategy advisor on TSO-DSO related issues and Network codes implementation.

She worked previously at RTE, the French TSO, in different positions:
- key account manager for ENEDIS (French biggest DSO), responsible for the relationship between RTE and the French biggest DSO
- advisor to the board on topics regarding Europe, market design and economy of electrical system
- R& D engineer on electrical system and market issues (integration of renewables, market coupling and cross-border capacity calculation, balancing mechanisms)
Education: Engineering degree (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) from Supélec (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris) and Master Degree in energy engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm).
MATHILDE LALLEMAND
STRATEGY ADVISOR /// ENTSO-E
HELEN STEINIGER /// ADVISOR TO THE CEOs - NEXT KRAFTWERKE
Helen Steiniger works as advisor to the CEOs of Next Kraftwerke in Cologne, Germany. Her work focus is on the opportunities of digitalization for sustainable energy markets. She has been working in the company since 2015 in different positions.
Ms. Steiniger holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University, Sweden, and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
HELEN STEINIGER
ADVISOR TO THE CEOs /// NEXT KRAFTWERKE
AURA CARAMIZARU /// POLICY ADVISOR - EDSO
Aura Caramizaru is EDSO’s Policy Adviser managing the association’s work on the Clean Energy Package. She holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe and has more than six years of experience in the electricity sector, including distribution networks at EDSO. She participates in activities related to flexibility and TSO/DSO cooperation as part of stakeholder platforms (DSO flexibility committee, TSO/DSO cooperation).
AURA CARAMIZARU
POLICY ADVISOR /// EDSO

session 2B ///
Optimizing the value of generating assets

11:45 Increasing the value of generating assets
  • Creating incremental value
  • Enhancing the value creation of renewable generation
  • How emerging technologies can improve value streams
MATTEO VILLA /// HEAD OF DIGITAL ENERGY, GLOBAL - CANADIAN SOLAR
Mr. Villa’s experience includes developing opportunities between Africa and the Far East, establishing new markets in Africa, as well as in emerging areas, such as India and the Middle East, while also developing PV projects in Southern Italy.

He is a tenacious yet pragmatic business developer, with a proven record in building and maintaining key relationships at all levels. Within the Company, he has shown a clear ability to manage development teams in complicated projects.

Mr. Villa is a tried and true technology enthusiast –working on ta daily basis with cutting-edge IT systems, next generation web systems, social media and the new possibility with Blockchain as a leading software platforms. In the past, he has founded several successful start-ups in Italy and abroad.

Recently, Mr. Villa has focused a great deal of his energy on transversal IT in the energy solar sector, while also working as general manager of new business units.

He is currently Head of Digital Energy at Canadian Solar, developing new advanced energy solutions such as microgrids and large remote power solutions supported by digital energy and cutting-edge technology.
MATTEO VILLA
HEAD OF DIGITAL ENERGY, GLOBAL /// CANADIAN SOLAR
12:05 Power-to-gas
  • Synergies between electricity and hydrogen
  • The potential of large scale hydrogen to provide flexibility
  • Towards a hydrogen-based economy
JAN VEIJER /// BUSINESS DEVELOPER - GASUNIE NEW ENERGY
Jan Veijer is a business developer at Gasunie New Energy in the Netherlands. He focuses on the development and commercialization of hydrogen projects and related infrastructure such as electrolysers, pipelines and refueling stations. Hydrogen infrastructure starts with smaller demo projects with the aim to scale up to larger electrolysis factories and other infrastructure in tandem with penetration of renewable energy sources such as offshore wind. Before joining Gasunie he completed a MSc. in International Economics and Business and a MSc. in Finance.
JAN VEIJER
BUSINESS DEVELOPER /// GASUNIE NEW ENERGY
12:25 Power-to-data
  • Relocate consumption to production
  • Increase revenues by prosuming energy
  • Benefit from blockchain technology
NATHAN ZIELKE /// CEO - INVERGY
Nathan has a 7-year background in international strategy consulting where, beside other projects, he restructured one of the largest energy corporations in Eastern Europe. Afterwards he served as CEO, CFO, CSO and supervisory board member of large multinational companies. In parallel he founded and/or financed several StartUps in sectors like eCommerce, ePayment, cloud computing, real estate and consulting. He is a frequent key note speaker across industries on topics including digital transformation, leadership and change management.
NATHAN ZIELKE
CEO /// INVERGY
12:45 NETWORKING LUNCH
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Session 3

session 3A ///
Demand Response

14:00 Valorization of Flexibility
  • Identitify, Valorize and Increase Flexibility
  • Convert flexibility into real savings on different electricity markets
  • Optimize on a real-time basis the planning and activation of flexibility sources
HÉLOÏSE HOYOS /// SENIOR CONSULTANT - N-SIDE
Héloïse Hoyos (Senior Consultant, N‐SIDE) (Msc Business Engineering, UCLouvain 2013) holds a master degree from the Louvain School of Management with several years of experience in the energy flexibility optimization on different markets. She is closely working on several ENERTOP projects, N-SIDE Solution to leverage energy flexibility, in collaboration with different electro-intensive industries to identify, isolate and valorize energy flexibility. She has also been working as a consultant for Deloitte Belgium, where she had many opportunities to work on strategic and supply chain projects.
HÉLOÏSE HOYOS
SENIOR CONSULTANT /// N-SIDE
14:30 Unlocking the value of flexibility
Flexibility from Radio Base Station
  • Aggregation of 50kW flexible demand
  • Frequency control service by DSO to the TSO
  • End consumer's perspective
ERIC ESTRADE /// PRINCIPAL GROUP SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER ENERGY - VODAFONE
A short bio will follow soon...
ERIC ESTRADE
PRINCIPAL GROUP SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER ENERGY /// VODAFONE
MIGUEL PARDO /// NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION MANAGER - ENDESA
Responsible of Innovation projects at Endesa. Broad professional experience in the energy markets, collaborating in projects from the renewable & distribution level to the research and innovation. Miguel has been collaborating in many different R+D projects related to electro mobility, smart grids and ancillary services between the TSO-DSO such as Green eMotion (7FP), Charge&Ride (Nuclis i+d), SmartNet(H2020) or Resccue (H2020), all in cooperation with international research technological centers and partners. Previously he was project manager of solar photovoltaic projects within Endesa, ranging from small-scale grid connected systems to multi-megawatt power plants. Business developer for the esco department of Endesa related to energy efficiency based on public lighting and e-mobility. Miguel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (UPC), Master in Industrial Engineering Design (UPC) and Master in Project Management (UB).
MIGUEL PARDO
NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION MANAGER /// ENDESA

session 3B ///
Emerging Technologies

14:00 Workshop – The potential of blockchain for the grid
  • An introduction to blockchain
  • A blockchain-based market place
  • D3A: The Decentralized Autonomous Area Agent
SARAH HAMBRIDGE /// LEAD TRANSACTIVE ENERGY SCIENTIST - ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
Sarah Hambridge is the lead transactive energy scientist at EWF, pushing the envelope on decentralized energy markets, peer to peer trading, and grid balancing, secured by smart contracts and blockchain technology. Before joining EWF and Grid Singularity, she completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University and has interned at Siemens and Sandia National Laboratories.
The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) is a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating blockchain technology across the energy sector.
SARAH HAMBRIDGE
LEAD TRANSACTIVE ENERGY SCIENTIST /// ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
14:20 Use Cases for Blockchain Technology in Today’s Electricity System
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Local Markets in Closed Distribution Grids
  • Balancing Group Management
  • EV Charging
THOMAS BRENNER /// CTO - OLI SYSTEMS GMBH
A short description will follow soon...
THOMAS BRENNER
CTO /// OLI SYSTEMS GMBH
15:00 FROM OIL TANKER TO SPEEDBOAT

Challenges of current market changes
  • Business model innovation in the energy transition
  • Changing revenue and financial models
  • Collaboration and cultural changes

ANNE HUIBRECHTSE /// DIRECTOR STRATEGIC & REPUTATION RISK - DELOITTE
Anne Huibrechtse is Director Strategic & Reputation Risk within Deloitte Netherlands, with focus on energy transition. According to previous Deloitte research, sustainability is one of the top three risks for corporate leadership. One recurring and essential concept is the energy transition. Both public and private parties are heavily involved in effecting an energy transition, aiming to decarbonize the energy sector and to change existing logistics and governance structures away from fossil fuels. Business participation in this process is not just welcomed, it is necessary. The energy transition is more than a shift from fossil to renewable sources of energy. It is about changing the systems of production, ownership and value creation. Therefore, we need a system change towards a new economy, based on collaboration, cultural changes as well as changing revenue and financial models, regulation and innovative technology.
ANNE HUIBRECHTSE
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC & REPUTATION RISK /// DELOITTE
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Session 4 /// The next steps in the Energy Transition

16:00 Keynote: Virtual Power Plant Solution
LIOR HANDELSMAN /// VP MARKETING & PRODUCT STRATEGY - SOLAREDGE
Mr. Lior Handelsman, VP Marketing and Product Strategy, founded SolarEdge in 2006 and currently serves as our Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy where he is responsible for SolarEdge’s marketing activities, product management and business development.

Prior to co-founding SolarEdge, Mr. Handelsman spent 11 years at the Electronics Research Department (‘‘ERD’’), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. At the ERD he held several positions including research and development power electronics engineer, head of the ERD’s power electronics group and manager of several large-scale development projects and he was a branch head in his last position at the ERD.

Mr. Handelsman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology in Haifa.
LIOR HANDELSMAN
VP MARKETING & PRODUCT STRATEGY /// SOLAREDGE
16:20 What is holding flexibility back?
    Panel on:
  • Different types of flexibility
  • Valuation of flexibility
  • Competition for flexibility between TSO's and DSO's
OLIVIER DEVOLDER /// HEAD ENERGY GROUP - N-SIDE
Olivier Devolder (Msc Mathematical Engineering, UCLouvain 2009) holds a PhD. in Mathematical Optimization from UCLouvain. Prior to joining the N-SIDE team, Olivier has accumulated experience within a large consulting firm (McKinsey & co) working on industry related projects. Olivier is in charge of N-SIDE activities in the energy sector (Electricity Market, Demand Response, Micro-Grids, etc.). In particular, he is leading the ENERTOP project, innovative software that aims to leverage the flexibility of large industrial sites on electricity markets. He is also project coordinator and task leader in different Belgian and European research projects focusing on the use of advanced analytics technique to optimize the design, operation and valorization of electricity markets.
MODERATOR
OLIVIER DEVOLDER
HEAD ENERGY GROUP /// N-SIDE
NICLAS DAMSGAARD /// SR VP MARKET & SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT - SVENSKA KRAFTNÄT
Niclas Damsgaard is Senior Vice President for Market and System Development at Svenska kraftnät. Prior to joining Svk in 2017 he has about 15 years of experience form consultancy mainly focusing on market, regulatory and commercial issues in the energy industry. He holds a PhD in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
NICLAS DAMSGAARD
SR VP MARKET & SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT /// SVENSKA KRAFTNÄT
LAURENT MARTIN /// VP SPECIAL PROJECTS & STRATEGIC GROWTH - ENVION
Laurent Martin guides the strategic growth of blockchain infrastructure company envion AG, developing customer solutions which reduce the burden of curtailment and overcapacities in the renewables sector. He is an entrepreneur and advisor specializing in product development and marketing for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related technologies. He has applied his strategic expertise to a broad client list from Silicon Valley enterprise software and hardware companies to European start-ups and is a frequent conference speaker.
LAURENT MARTIN
VP SPECIAL PROJECTS & STRATEGIC GROWTH /// ENVION
MICHIEL VAN DEN BERGE /// INNOVATION PROJECT LEAD /// STEDIN
Michiel works as Innovation Project Lead on projects that on the short term helps Stedin to set up a flex market to purchase flexibility services from Aggregators. Creating value for the DSO by being more efficient with Grid Reinforcements. He guides Stedin in developing the capabilities of scanning the market for flex-potential in corporation with asset management, developing the right purchasing framework, and contracting flex-services. And on the other hand Blockchain, to build a network for cooperation with Blockchain developers and setting up the first Pilot of Layered Energy Systems.
He has a history in the IT department, where he worked on the development and implementation of IT capabilities which a DSO has to develop to be able to use Flexibility. Such Flexmarket frameworks (i.e. USEF), and during Pilots with Aggregators.
He studied Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology, with a focus on New Product Development, Design processes, and Business Engineering.
MICHIEL VAN DEN BERGE
INNOVATION PROJECT LEAD /// STEDIN
PHILIP GRAFF /// PARTNER - BIRD & BIRD
Philip Graff is a partner in Bird & Bird an international leading law firm in renewable energy. Philip has been working with energy law for 25 years as a lawyer, inhouse counsel and investor.
For a number of years Philip has assisted banks, sponsors and developers especially regarding renewable projects both in the Nordic region and internationally.
Philip Graff has a law and a finance degree. Philip has been working in more than 50 countries and is often a speaker at international conferences.
PHILIP GRAFF
PARTNER /// BIRD & BIRD
17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS AND FINGERFOOD IN GARDEN
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PROGRAM /// DAY 1
11 June 2018