Mission Innovation - IC1 6th workshop

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Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

1 Place de la Porte de Versailles

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6th sessions of the IC1 Mission Innovation smart grids conference, along with top researchers and scientists from IC1 countries.

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Mission innovation brings together a hundred international experts to discuss industrial solutions to fight climate change.

On November 12th, the 6th sessions of the IC1 Mission Innovation smart grids conference will take place at the European Utility Week exhibition center, from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.

RTE (French TSO) and Enedis (main French DSO) will be present to share their solutions.

The event will be held under the auspices of the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, as well as Chinese, Indian and Italian coleads.

 Make sure you have registered as a visitor (free) for the European Utility week: https://registration.n200.com/survey/1sa9f52n8p7v7?actioncode=EXH15851.

 If you encounter any issues please refer to raphael.colombier@thinksmartgrids.fr for help.


13.00 – 13.30 Welcome coffee and Registration

13.30 – 13.50 Welcome by the host and IC1 co-leads

Olivier Grabette, “Smart grids for a sustainable energy transition”, Thinksmartgrids Chairman, member of the board of RTE (French TSO)

IC1 co-Leads (Luciano Martini (Italy), Yibo Wang (China), Sanjay Bajpai (India).

13.50 – 14.15 Opening of the 6th IC1 Public Event

- Laurent Michel, General Director for Energy & Climate, Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

- Yuming Sun, Minister Counsellor of Chinese Embassy in Paris, China

- Sanjay Bajpai, Department of Science & Technology, India

Italian representative, Italy

14.15 – 14.30 Keynote Speech: Dominique Jamme, “Smart regulation for smart grids” Managing Director from French Energy Regulator CRE.

14.30 – 14.50 IC1 recent achievements and future plan

IC1 co-leads (Luciano Martini, Yibo Wang, Sanjay Bajpai)

14.50 – 15.20 Keynote speech

“Accelerating Innovation for the Clean Energy Transitions”, Dave Turk – International Energy Agency.

15.20 – 16.30 1st Roundtable: Challenges of the Network Digitalization

Moderator: Luciano Martini, RSE (Italy).

What is the potential unleashed by the network digitalization and digital layer integration within the smart grids? What will be the impact of digitalization on the utilities business and for the citizens?

Yves Barlier, Head of Smart grids ENEDIS; Franck Freycenon Digital Transformation & New Energy Services Business Development Director, ATOS Worldgrid; Maher Chebbo, Global chief innovation officer GE Power/ETIP SNET Digitalization leader; Robert Denda, Head of Network technology and innovability, Enel global networks; Christian Feisst, CEO at Greencom Networks/ETIP SNET.

16.30--17.40 2nd Roundtable: Which business model for smart grids, and for sustainable energy projects?

Moderator: Valérie-Anne Lencznar, Managing director Think Smartgrids (France).

Beyond the usual cost/benefits analysis, what are the qualitative or immaterial benefits associated with the implementation of smart grids system and sustainable energy projects, and how can they be quantified?

Reji Kumar Pillai, Chair GSGF, ISGAN; Maarten Noeninckx - ExCo Vice Chair, Strategic Advisor Directorate-General Energy ISGAN; Sally Fenton, Department of Energy and Climate Change – UK; N. P. Padhy, IITR India; and Alexandre Prieur, Director, Renewable energy integration, Canmet Energy-Varennes.

17.40 – 17.50 Key Announcements

Moderator: IC1 co-Leads

 New smart grids Collaboration Opportunities in IC1 Countries: EC H2020 Call “SC3-ES-12-2020-IA “Integrated local energy systems (Energy islands): International cooperation with India” (Mathieu Craye, EC DG ENER).

 Other Annoucements as requested by IC1 Members

17.50 – 18.00 Closing Remarks

Location : Paris expo Porte de Versailles Hall 1 - Espace 2000 room

1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris

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