This online series examines all elements that impact on the grid and highlight the latest developments in Europe. Follow GRIDS Waves, interviews with leading experts looking at approaches to future-proof the grid, ensuring the supply of affordable, clean energy, etc.

Episode 1: Innovation, Flexibility & Regulation

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This first episode will focus on “Innovation, Flexibility and Regulation” and it’s a country approach to grid management and specifically how flexibility became invaluable in different countries in Europe.

We will look at the situation in the UK, Spain and France and highlight what are the drivers and means to accelerate setting Flexibility Local Markets.

Moderated by Alicia Carrasco, CEO of OlivoENERGY and Co-founder & Executive Director of the Entra Coalition, the episode will feature the following guests:

  • Alvaro Sanchez Miralles, CEO, Stemy Energy
  • Hubert Dupin, Head of Flexibility Department, Enedis
  • Pedro Basagoiti, Head of Innovation, OMIE, the Spanish Market Operator
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Robert Denda, Head of Network Technology and Innovability, Enel Global Infrastructure Networks

Episode 2 – Optimised Energy Systems through Sector Integration

Broadcast date: Session ended.

Systems integration is key to a successful energy transition. Electricity, gas and heat will increasingly converge into energy systems that will be optimised at local and regional levels of different sizes. These essential components of a system structured bottom-up make it possible to manage the increasing complexity of the overall system.

Enablers and organisers of these optimised energy systems are prosumers, small communities, commercial operators, but in particular Distribution System Operators. Necessary to realize these systems are the definition of roles, the elimination of obstacles and the agreement about interfaces and conditions of co-operation between the different actors.

Speakers:
Manuel Sánchez Jiménez, Team Leader for Smart Grids, European Commission | DG Energy – Directorate for Internal Market
Victor Thevenet, EU Policy Officer | GRDF
Rafael Coelho Da Silva, Head of Innovation at Global Infrastructure and Networks | Enel Group

Moderators: Torsten Knop, Head of European Regulation, Innogy SE