Central & Eastern Europe’s smart meter market – not ‘if’, but...

[img:Milan.thumbnail.jpg|Milan Kalal,
Senior Research
Analyst, IDC Energy
Insights
]Interview with Milan Kalal, Senior Research Analyst, IDC Energy Insights

DNV KEMA – Africa in energy transition

[img:Sliman%20Abu%20Amara.thumbnail.jpg|Sliman Abu Amara,
DNV KEMA
]

Exclusive interview with Sliman Abu Amara, Business Development Manager Middle East and Africa, DNV KEMA, an exhibitor at this year’s African Utility Week.

What are you most excited about currently in terms of DNV KEMA’s products and solutions?
To achieve a global leading position in the fields of R&D, innovation and studies related to smart grids and smart metering.

Key challenges to transforming electricity systems in Europe

[img:Mats%20Nilsson_0.jpg|Mats Nilsson,
Economist,
Vattenfall
]A conversation with Mats Nilsson, Economist, Vattenfall

In this exclusive interview Mats Nilsson, Economist at Vattenfall, discusses the challenges of transitioning to more intelligent and efficient energy systems.

Industry Expert Interview Series – African Utility Week

Our Industry Expert Interview Series features exclusive interviews with leading industry experts who are part of the co-located events:  African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa, either as speakers, sponsors or exhibitors. The event takes place from 14 - 15 May in Cape Town.  Our business leaders share what excites and concerns them about the industry and their message at the event in May.

The challenge to quantify smart grid investment’s benefit

[img:Dieter%20Gutschow.thumbnail.jpg|Dieter Gutschow,
Managing Consultant,
Eon Consulting
]

Exclusive interview with Dieter Gutschow, Managing Consultant, Eon Consulting, South Africa, who along with a senior Eskom representative will present a presentation on: “Quantifying the benefit of different smart grid technologies for overhead lines” during the Smart Grids/T&D track at African Utility Week.

India and Africa – a somewhat similar distribution business atmosphere

[img:Rajesh%20Bansal.thumbnail.jpg|Rajesh Bansal,
VP (MMG-EA),
BSES Reliance
]

Interview with Rajesh Bansal, VP (MMG-EA), BSES Reliance, India and speaker at the upcoming African Utility Week 2013

Industry Expert Interview Series – Smart Utilities Russia

[img:SURussia13_0.jpg| ]Our Industry Expert Interview Series features exclusive interviews with leading industry experts who are part of Smart Utilities Russia, either as speakers, sponsors or exhibitors. The event takes place from 29 - 30 January in Moscow. Our business leaders share what excites and concerns them about the industry and their message at the event in January.

Energy developments in Russia

[img:gianguido-piani_0.jpg| ]Interview with GianguidoPiani, Consultant in Energy Technology and Energy Efficiency

The potential for energy efficiency programs in Russia

[img:sergey-pikin_0.jpg| ]Interview with Sergey Pikin, Director, Energy Development Fund

With the rise of tariffs for electricity in Russia resulting in it no longer being treated as a cheap product, is it likely that interest in energy efficiency programs will increase in the near future?

The more expensive the resource, the greater the interest for its effective usage on the part of those who feel the price is important. So, no matter how paradoxical this may sound, the higher the tariffs, the better the future of Russian economy.

MVV Energie AG smart grid projects – a transferable approach?

[img:Frieder_0.jpg| ]Interview with Frieder Schmitt, Head Corporate Technology & Innovation, MVV Energie, Germany

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