The forum will bring together a panel of high level experts coordinated by a moderator. The speakers will be selected among prominent CEOs of relevant Utilities and Companies, IEEE members of executive boards, EU officers, regulators, technical directors of relevant companies, Ministry and local communities organizations, academia, Standard associations, business organizations, etc. and expected to give presentations along with feedback experience to the attendees whom will, in turn, have the opportunity to offer contributions and to ask questions through fruitful debates.

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Each topic will be covered by several presenters, along with input from different stakeholders, and will be concluded with an open discussion.

Sunday, 16 October

14h00 – 17h30 Tutorial (IEEE CEU Credit). Energy flexibilities for SmartGrids and SmartCities – Salon Liancourt & Neptune
1. Laurent Schmitt, Smart Grid Strategy Leader at GE Grid Solutions, FR: “Technical/technological issues”
2. David Epelbaum, Project officer Smart Grid at Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), FR: “regulatory issues”
3. Jessica Stromback, Chairman of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC), EU: “economical/business”
18h00 – 21h00 Opening Reception at Maison des Arts & Métiers, Paris – Hall d’honneur


Monday, 17 October

08h45 – 09h30 Conference Introduction & Welcome Address – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Barry Shoop, President IEEE
Massoud Amin, Chair IEEE Smart Grid
Nouredine Hadjsaid, General Chair IEEE SG4SC/Grenoble INP/G2Elab, FR
09h30 – 10h15 Keynotes I. Smart Grids as Enablers for Smart CitiesSalle La Rochefoucauld
1. French Minister, TBC
2. Philippe Monloubou, President Think SmartGrids/CEO ENEDIS, FR
3. François Brottes, CEO RTE, FR
10h15 – 11h00 Keynotes II. Smart Grids Integration in Urban Infrastructure InvestmentsSalle La Rochefoucauld
1. Christophe Ferrari, President of Grenoble Alpes Metropole, FR
2. John Grady, President of Philadelphia Investment and Development Corporation, FR
11h00 – 11h30 Coffee BreakSalle La Rochefoucauld & Hall les Arts
11h30 – 13h00 Session 1: Smart Energy Systems: Integrated Approaches – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair: Michel Bena, RTE
1. What is in for networks and regulation?Susanne Nies, Corporate Affairs Manager at ENTSO-E, EU
2. DSOs paving the way for a more dynamic and decentralised power systemRoberto Zangrandi, Special Advisor at EDSO for Smart Grids, BE
3. Municipal Utilities in Germany – a key actor of the energy transition – Sven Rösner, Deputy director DE/FR Office for Energy Transition
4. Energy Challenges and EDF innovations toward Sustainable Cities – Pascal Terrien, Director of the European Institute for Energy research at EDF R&D, FR/DE
5. Is there a need for formalized design and validation methods in integrated energy systems? – Thomas Strasser, Senior Scientist AIT, AT
13h00 – 14h30 Lunch – First floor
14h30 – 16h00 Session 2: DER and EV integration in Smart Cities – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair:  Marion Perrin, CEA Tech/INES
1. The effective utilization of electric vehicles through storage function – Makoto Watanabe, Executive Director NEDO, JP
2. Integrating the EV recharging infrastructure in the distribution network: the Italian experience – Michel de Nigris, Chair IEA/ISGAN and Director RSE, IT
3. Co-simulation platforms as a tool for achieving integration of DER and EV in smart cities – Carlo Alberto Nucci / Alberto Borghetti, and Tullio Salmon Cinotti, Professor University of Bologna, IT
4. Advanced technologies squeeze urban feeders capacity to enhance DER and EV integration – Antonio Gomez-Exposito, IEEE European Public Policy Working Group on Energy
5. Which public policy in France to encourage the deployment of electric cars? The example of Isere department – Aymeric De Valon, General Director SEDI, (Testimony and representative of local community for EV deployment), FR
Special Focus session: “Microgrids” – Salon Liancourt & Neptune
Session chairs:  Alain Glatigny, Schneider Electric, and Raphael Caire, Grenoble
1. Introduction: Alain Glatigny, Energy Business, VP Innovation & Smart Grid Schneider Electric, FR
Raphael Caire, Associate professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology, FR
2. The Philadelphia Navy Yard use case: lessons learned: Will Agate, President of NetZero Microgrid Solutions, US
3. Robustness of Frequency Support based on distributed Demand Response –  a MicroGrid Real Time Implementation: Raphael Caire
4. Singapour Experience on microgrids: Bernard Blez Director of ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, FR
Matthieu Mounier Prosumer Business VP at Schneider Electric, FR
Jean Wild R&D program manager at Schneider Electric, FR
Teddy Puttgen ENGIE/NTU, SG
5. Q/A round table : Moderator Alain Glatigny, Schneider Electric, and Raphael Caire, Grenoble INP/G2Elab
16h00 – 16h30 Coffee BreakSalle La Rochefoucauld & Hall les Arts
16h30 – 18h00 Session 3: Smart Metering & Standards Evolution – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair:  Richard Schomberg, EDF
1. From Smart Grid to Smart City – Michele Salaris, Head of Network Technology at Enel Distribuzione SpA, IT
2. Promoting the interoperability of Smart Meters across Europe: the role of standards – Bernhard Thies, President Cenelec, EU
3. IEEE Standards Association and Standards for Smart Grids, Smart Cities and IoT – Jean-Philippe Faure, Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board, FR
4. Standards for microgrids and interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems – Babak Enayati, Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, US
5. Digital DSOs at the heart of the energy transition – Testimony: Linky smart meters roll out – Pierre Mallet, Director of R&D and innovation, Enedis, Testimony ENEDIS Smart Meter Linky roll out, FR
18h30 – 20h00 Music Aperitif – Hall d’honneur
20h00 – 23h00 Networking dinner – First floor



Tuesday, 18 October

08h30 – 10h00 Session 4: Building, Eco-district and Demand Response Challenges – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair:  Didier Mayer,  Mines ParisTech
1. The New World of Energy in 3D for prosumers – Luc Remont, CEO Schneider Electric France, FR
2. How to achieve 3D Networks (Decentralised, Decarbonised, Digitalised) – Raphael Schoentgen, CTO ENGIE, FR
3. Making the business model of Demand Response work for Europe – Jessica Stromback, Chairman of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC), EU
4. Smart energy for the city: a global perspective – Ronnie Belmans, Executive director GSGF and CEO EnergyVille, BE
5. Smart Grid for Smart City – China Strategy and Experience – Loi Lei Lai, SMC/GDUT – Testimony smartcity China, CH
10h00 – 10h30 Coffee BreakSalle La Rochefoucauld & Hall les Arts
10h30 – 12h00 Session 5: New Stakeholder Roles – Citizen Engagement Challenges – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair:  Patrice Geoffron, Université Paris-Dauphine
1. Implications on Grid Design with Enhanced Consumer Participation – Joseph Paladino, Technical Advisor, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, US
2. Changes in the built environment (residential, office buildings) and in mobility (electrical cars) – Pallas Agterberg, Director of strategy Alliander, NL
3. Public engagement with energy system change: evidence from the UK – Jim Watson, Research Director at UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), UK
4. Self-Governance and Decentralized Community Energy Systems – Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College, UK
5. GreenLys – testers’ sociology – Nicolas Flechon, Grid Director, GEG, GreenLys Testimony, FR
12h00 – 13h30 Lunch – First floor
13h30 – 15h00 Session 6: New Business Models, Regulation and Investment Strategies – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair:  Jean Baptiste Galland, ENEDIS
1. Smart grids and DSOs in Europe: reality check on funding, services and prosumers- Marcelo Masera, Head of Unit of “Energy Security” in the Institute for Energy of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
2. Regulation of electricity networks considering new smart grids challenges – Dominique Jamme, Director of the Netwoks Directorate at French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), FR
3. Economic value of smart grids solutions – Cédric Leonard, TSG SmartGrids CBA Analysis, Testimony, FR
4. Smart grid deployment in Brazil – Regulator’s perspective – Carlos Eduardo Cabral Carvalho, Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency – ANEEL, BR
15h00 – 15h30 Coffee BreakSalle La Rochefoucauld & Hall les Arts
15h30 – 17h00 Session 7: New ICT Architectures/Smart City Apps and Cyber Security – Salle La Rochefoucauld
Session chair:  Joseph Sola, IBM
1. The role of standardization for new ICT architectures – Anders Mynster, Chair of IEEE European Public Policy Initiative Working Group on ICT, DK
2. Next Generation SmartGrid ICT to enable Energy Community Management in Smart cities – Laurent Schmitt, Smart Grid Strategy Leader at GE Grid Solutions, FR
3. From smart metering to smart grid to smart city, a real life implementation in the Grenoble area – Franck Chevalley, CEO France at ATOS World Grid, FR
4. Eco2mix Zoom Grand Paris – Nathalie Lemaitre, Head of the Mission Grand Paris in RTE’s regional delegation for Ile-de-France and Normandy (Testimony), FR
17h00 – 18h00 Closing Session: Lessons Learnt and Closing Remarks – Salle La Rochefoucauld