Electricity producers and suppliers of electricity meters must meet the challenges of a liberalised electricity market. By analysing actual case studies, the workshop aims at providing participants with an introduction to state-of-the-art trends in network management and smart metering in particular, and works with them to develop and discuss approaches to establishing smart metering in their own business.
Legal requirements demand that energy companies increase their use of energy from renewable sources and open up to fiercer competition. The use of energy from renewable sources in particular makes it necessary to change the power distribution network. In the future, an increasing amount of energy from renewable sources including solar and wind energy will be fed into the distribution network. Given this, the number of feed-in points will soar. As this form of energy production does not coincide with the habits of consumers, we need to establish smart energy management. To do so, we need comprehensive integrated communication within the smart grid. Challenges include the need to identify suitable energy storage technology and the realisation of more secure and reliable metering processes. To win the acceptance of energy consumers we need to ensure transparency, respect the privacy of consumers and comply with data protection regulations.
Who should attend
The workshop targets decision-makers and specialists at energy supply companies and manufacturers of metering systems. Workshop Module 2 builds on the knowledge gained in Module 1 but can also be booked separately.