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Constantine der Octopus mit seinen Freund*innen

Flexible Futures – Agenda

27th - 28th April 2023
Octopus Energy Office - Munich East Station

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is driving commitments to renewable generation across Europe.

Meanwhile, growing uptake of low carbon tech is driving electricity demand and creating new peaks. New technologies offer enormous potential for load shifting.

But the window for effectively mobilising these devices is rapidly closing. If we want to support networks and avoid congestion or costly upgrades - and if we want low cost carbon-free balancing – we need to act now.

27th April

12:00 - 12:30 | Arrival & Lunch

12:30 - 13:00 | Entech and TSO perspective on the Energy Transition

Greg Jackson, CEO Octopus Energy
Chris Peeters, CEO Elia Group

13:00 - 14:30 | Turning the electricity system upside down

David Wildash, Head of Market Operations, National Grid ESO
Alida Jansen van Vuuren, Head of DSO Ausgrid
Alex Schoch, Head of Flexibility Octopus Energy

14:30 - 15:30 | The challenge - The need for speed: where flexibility is missing across the system

15:30 - 16:00 | Break with coffee, tea and delicious snacks

16:00 - 17:30 | Providing the signals: Where grids need flex

Framework - the options/theory
Adam Bain , Whole System Development Manager (DSO), Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks

The practice: short fire presentations
Sotiris Giorgiopolous, Director of Distribution System Operator UK Power Networks
Pedro Godinho Matos, Head of Business Development and Associate Director of Strategy and Regulation E-REDES

from 18:00 | Dinner @ Octopus Offices Munich

Hungry? Be enchanted by a delicious flying buffet with local and regional delicacies. Accompanied by a cool Bavarian beer or a good glass of wine? When the food tastes good, networking is twice as much fun!

28th April

9:30 - 11:00 | Flex in the control room

Dr. Jochen Bammert, Teamlead Transnet BW
Luca Marchisio, Head of System Strategy Terna SpA
Lars Nolting, Project Manager TenneT TSO

11:00 - 11:30 | Break with coffee, tea and delicious snacks

11:30 - 13:00 | System transformation