Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Europe 2012
The structure of the electricity system is changing fast. Rapid deployment of renewable energy generation, the needs to decarbonise European activities and the aging electricity system infrastructure present a significant and growing challenge to transmission and distribution systems across Europe.
Technologically, the old fragmented approach holds the developments back: the absence of defined communication standards and synergised systems is one of the biggest challenges to transition to smart grid. Budgets and entrenched approach to change management also mean that utilities continue to roll out their smart grid projects in silos, with no shared platforms, which result in cumbersome and disjointed operations. The array of communications technologies abounds - but which are future-proof and which will become obsolete as the grid evolves?
The strategic direction is set by legislative frameworks, the markets and the compelling need for investment. As we evolve such models, the principles that have guided the industry for nearly 100 years will become obsolete; today’s centralised network will become an agile and adaptable web of interactions which will be highly responsive to fluctuations in availability and demand. How will network owners, generators, regulators and new market entrants respond to develop, and deliver, the utility business model to make the 21st century energy system work?
Of all your business meetings this year, Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe 2012 is the one that will give you the best return on your knowledge, time and investment.
In view of rapid developments and a shift towards smart energy, our 9th annual Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe will be co-joined with flagship Metering, Billing/CRM Europe and Smart Homes. By bringing these events under one roof, we will become the proud host of Europe’s only networking event for the entire smart energy community - from the transport of power all way to connected homes.
- 6500+ international smart energy experts will be here - the most efficient and personal way to meet and connect, and get first-hand market insights
- 200+ high-level industry speakers - offering you strategic market perspectives as well as real-life results from the field
- 320+ solution providers under one roof – take part in live demos and technology demonstrations to source the best option for your company
Who Should Attend
Europe's leading TSOs and DSOs