Hub Sessions

Hub Sessions

Grid Intelligence

Focusing on a utility’s immune system, this track explores what policies, new tech and initiatives are underway, and how do we implement them more efficiently and effectively? What collaboration and innovation efforts can we leverage to strengthen our distributed, shared risk management approach to enable and ensure the Utilities safety from a potential cyber-attack?

Tue 03 Oct 14:00 to 14:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Chairperson:

Bob Lockhart
VP Cybersecurity Technology & Research

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Session Introduction

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Tue 03 Oct 14:10 to 14:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Defining the problem

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Tue 03 Oct 14:30 to 14:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Christopher Helbig
Information Security Consultant

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Information Security Certification in Germany: Lessons-learned from the Utility Wild West

Germany made a leap forward in the security certification domain considering that other European nations currently set their policies for the implementation of the NIS Directive. This presentation points out that the step into the unknown has served as an awareness raising campaign in Germany. Policy makers from other European countries can now profit from the lessons-learned.
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Tue 03 Oct 14:50 to 15:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Claudie Guyomard
project manager

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Data security in the SOLENN project – from the Information System to the consumer point of view

How to facilitate and secure the access to Smart metering services toward reducing the energy demand
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Tue 03 Oct 15:10 to 15:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Fiona Williams
Research Director

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Securing communications for utilities in the context of 5G and increasing use of smart meters and renewable energy generation

Security is the key issue for utilities as the reality of successful cyber-attacks and the threat of further attacks grows.  Techniques such as block-chain can be employed as countermeasures to migitate the threats and 5G offers feature to increase the resilience and survivability of the power networks if a cyber-attack has been successful.  This presentation will describe the challenges and the solutions offered by 5G, based on the work of two Ericsson led European Commission funded research and innovation projects.
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Tue 03 Oct 15:30 to 15:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Andrea Carcano
Founder and Chief Product Officer

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Enabling Utility Modernnization and Efficiency Amid Escalating Cyber Threats

The modernization and connected nature of utilities demands a secure foundation.  Cybersecurity is an essential enabler to ensuring a safe and reliable flow of electricity.  Fortunately, despite escalating cyber-attacks targeting utilities, with the right approach and the application of cutting edge technologies such a machine learning and artificial intelligence, utilities can build a secure and resilient operational infrastructure.
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Tue 03 Oct 15:50 to 16:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Coffee Break

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Tue 03 Oct 16:00 to 16:20

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Brecht Wyseur
Security Architect

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Lessons from Pay TV: Survival in a Pool of Sharks

Many challenges in the Smart Grid world are challenges that companies in the Digital Television world have faced in the past 30 years. Security companies in the DTV landscape have learned on the job to fight against organized crime. They have learned how to maintain complex systems with different network topologies and many different types of devices, and how to securely manage those devices. Our Smart Grid does not have 30 years of time to learn on the job. We need to learn from mistakes and experiences made. In this presentation, we give an overview of the main challenges and how these can be addressed this though key management design and device lifecycle security, and we link them to current issues in Smart Grid security.
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Tue 03 Oct 16:20 to 16:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Thomas Gereke
Senior Management Consultant

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Learnings from the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS)

The protection of a power system has different priorities compared to traditional IT environments. In IT, the highest priority is always on confidentiality. In operational technologies, availability is more relevant. A system must be available and system operation must be able to protect systems and humans from harm at any cost. With the merging of operational technology and information technology, power systems are facing increased risks from known and new threats. 
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Tue 03 Oct 16:40 to 17:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Adam Gauci
Cybersecurity Program Manager

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CyberDefense: A Standards based approach to securing your critical infrastructure

This presentation will describe why Cyber Security is becoming more relevant in today’s utility environment.  It will then go into details about what can be done to help secure a utility’s key infrastructure using standards based approaches for assessing security risk and then using patch management to maintain a good cyber security baseline.
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Tue 03 Oct 17:00 to 17:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Moderator:

Bob Lockhart
VP Cybersecurity Technology & Research

Speakers:

Christopher Helbig
Information Security Consultant
Claudie Guyomard
project manager
Brecht Wyseur
Security Architect
Andrea Carcano
Founder and Chief Product Officer

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Panel: The Utilities Report

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Wed 04 Oct 09:30 to 09:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Chairperson:

Mark McGranaghan
VP Power Delivery and Utilization

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Session Introduction

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Wed 04 Oct 09:40 to 10:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Tony Field
Chairman of the Board

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Towards a smart meter

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Wed 04 Oct 10:00 to 10:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Eric Lambert
Senior Research Engineer
Arnaud Ulian
Head of Department

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IT integration and standardisation initiatives

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Wed 04 Oct 10:30 to 10:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Topic to be confirmed

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Wed 04 Oct 10:50 to 11:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Coffee Break

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Wed 04 Oct 11:00 to 11:20

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Ibon Arechalde
ICT Services Area Director

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Experiences of certification processes to ensure integration of Smart Grids

The new technologies used in the Smart Grids combine the electrical requirements, communication specifications and Big Data analysis. To ensure the correct operation of the system is not enough to add the partial certifications of each of the elements that make up the system.The experiences with leading utilities demonstrate that the certification process must cover the legal requirements but also must ensure the interoperability of the equipment, the correct dimensioning of the communication channels and the correct management of the obtained data. These points were not necessary in the past but they are essential today.
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Wed 04 Oct 11:20 to 11:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Implementing Secure Smart Grid Applications

Vattenfall, one of Europe's largest energy companies, has been leading a smart grid research project known as Smart Grid Gotland in Sweden to demonstrate and prove emerging smart grid technologies.  Vattenfall will provide an update on the Smart Grid Gotland project including the security strategy and benefits achieved from implementing smart grid applications and optimization technology.
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Wed 04 Oct 11:40 to 12:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Evo Stefanov
Managing Partner

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Consumer Driven Utilities – The New Perspective

The global change of perspective due to the economies’ digital transformation makes a huge impact on the way utilities should approach their businesses today. In a connected world where all collected data from intelligent grids and devices may be utilized and transformed into a meaningful information and knowledge, more than ever it is crucial for the Utilities to provide the right tools and models for operation and monitoring.
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Wed 04 Oct 12:00 to 12:20

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Jónas Dagur Jónasson
Division Manager - Finance and Operations

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Using smart meter data to control district heating grid

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Wed 04 Oct 12:20 to 13:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Moderator:

Mark McGranaghan
VP Power Delivery and Utilization

Speakers:

Tony Field
Chairman of the Board
Eric Lambert
Senior Research Engineer
Arnaud Ulian
Head of Department
Ibon Arechalde
ICT Services Area Director

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Panel Discussion

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Wed 04 Oct 14:00 to 14:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Chairperson:

Mark Ossel
Board Member

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Session Introduction

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Wed 04 Oct 14:10 to 14:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Maurice Snoeren
Head of Section INC

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Being security-ready has never been more critical

The cybersecurity balance is lost. At the one hand side, state-sponsored hackers finding each day new ways to attack our automation and information systems. On the other side, utilities having limited budgets and limited focus to cybersecurity while digitalization and interfaces between operational and informational systems are growing rapidly. It is required to radically change our operational cybersecurity approach to be able to secure and defend the critical (automation) infrastructure. Protection is not enough!
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Wed 04 Oct 14:30 to 14:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Michael Teichmann
Managing Director Security Services EALA for Chemicals, Natural Resources, Energy & Utilities

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Digitally Enabled Grid: Outsmarting Network Security Threats

Effective responses to secure smart grids against potential cyber breaches are imperative and urgent. Mr. Teichmann will draw on insights from Accenture’s 4th annual Digitally Enabled Grid (DEG) global research program and share relevant examples to demonstrate how distribution businesses can secure their networks amid rapidly evolving cyber threats.
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Wed 04 Oct 14:50 to 15:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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A Collaborative Approach to Grid Security

SEAS-NVE, a utility in Denmark with 390 000 smart meters installed, has successfully deployed smart metering technology to help avert hacking, intrusions and cyber-attacks, to the benefit of both the utility and its customer base. SEAS-NVE wanted to incorporate additional security features and functions into the smart metering system. So they worked with Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), their smart metering infrastructure vendor, on improving and enhancing the security features of their system.
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Wed 04 Oct 15:10 to 15:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Nicolas Viot
Senior Security Consultant

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Smart metering solutions: A hacker’s perspective

We shall show how a hacker perceives a device, and what he can and cannot do with it. Then we shall present the common attack scenarios and discuss their impact to utility companies. We will close this presentation by giving a few recommendations for addressing smart metering security. 
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Wed 04 Oct 15:30 to 16:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Coffee Break

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Wed 04 Oct 16:00 to 16:20

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Jeremy Meara
Smart Metering Compliance Manager

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Much more than a firewall: Security as an integral part of any system

Northern Power Grid (NPG) finds itself responsible for managing and protecting vast quantities of sensitive data, working with the DCC, a UK company established with the mandate to provide communication services between smart meters and the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and other authorized service users. In addition to deploying a security-based solution acting as a gateway to the DCC, NPG has been assessing the security implications of their smart metering activity and considering the organizational, process and technology changes required in order to manage risk and be prepared for breaches. NPG will talk about the benefits of a security audit : oftentimes uncomfortable and hard-work, but an outward-in view on how to best defend data with a view to protecting customers and assuring supply.
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Wed 04 Oct 16:20 to 16:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Johan Rambi
Board Member

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Results from information sharing and international collaboration at EE-ISAC

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Wed 04 Oct 16:40 to 17:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Nuno Medeiros
Information Systems Officer
Aurelio Blanquet
Director of the Networks Digital Platform

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Utility Case Study: EDP Distribuição Road to Reality - Rolling-out a Secure Smart Grid

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Wed 04 Oct 17:00 to 17:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Moderator:

Mark Ossel
Board Member

Speakers:

Johan Rambi
Board Member
Bo Danielsen
Head of Department
Nuno Medeiros
Information Systems Officer
Jeremy Meara
Smart Metering Compliance Manager

Presentation title

Panel: Implementing Security in a Utility’s Operations

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Thu 05 Oct 09:30 to 09:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Chairperson:

Gianluigi Migliavacca
Project Manager
RSE

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Session Introduction

The SmartNet project after one-and-a-half year of activities
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Thu 05 Oct 09:50 to 10:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Marco Rossi
Research Engineer and Project Manager
RSE

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A simulation environment for analysing ancillary services from distribution grids

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Thu 05 Oct 10:10 to 10:25

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Guillaume Leclercq
Senior Consultant

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Modelling real-time markets

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Thu 05 Oct 10:25 to 10:40

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The role of aggregators

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Thu 05 Oct 10:40 to 10:55

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Real time markets and arbitrage with previous market sessions

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Thu 05 Oct 10:55 to 11:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Coffee Break

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Thu 05 Oct 11:10 to 11:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Carlos Madina
Senior Researcher

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A cost-benefit analysis approach for analysing TSO-DSO coordination schemes

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Thu 05 Oct 11:30 to 11:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Luca Ortolano
Project Manager

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Italian Pilot: monitoring and control of distribution resources from the transmission

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Thu 05 Oct 11:50 to 12:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Loui Algren
Civil Engineer

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Danish Pilot: flexibility resources from indoor swimming pools

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Thu 05 Oct 12:10 to 12:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Miguel Pardo
Innovation Project and Living Labs manager

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Spanish Pilot: Flexibility resources from radio base stations for telecommunication

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Thu 05 Oct 12:30 to 13:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Moderator:

Gianluigi Migliavacca
Project Manager
RSE

Speakers:

Marco Rossi
Research Engineer and Project Manager
RSE
Guillaume Leclercq
Senior Consultant
Carlos Madina
Senior Researcher
Luca Ortolano
Project Manager
Loui Algren
Civil Engineer
Miguel Pardo
Innovation Project and Living Labs manager

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Panel: How to organize efficient ancillary services markets in the DER age

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