Ahead of new announcements from DG Energy on Smart Metering due in the first quarter of 2015, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt will give a keynote on their approach and priorities for the New Year. With rollouts of new smart meters approaching, and their minimum functionality to be defined, Mr Borchardt will speak under the Chatham House Rule on the Commission’s forthcoming policy approach.
Joining Mr Borchardt on
the panel will be Laurence Carpanini, Director of Smart Grids
& Smart Metering at IBM, Olivier Chatillon, Head of the
Brussels Office at ERDF and Colette Maloney, Head of Smart
Cities and Sustainability at DG Connect.
Following Mr Borchardt’s keynote there will be a moderated Q&A session allowing participants to pose their questions to the panel on various issues, from attempts to move billing systems from user profiles to real time consumption, how the Commission is coordinating in this area, and hear from a Distribution System Operator (DSO) on what their role as the energy sector moves forward.
With IT playing an increasingly important role in measuring and reducing energy consumption, as well as energy provision, the panel will discuss how best the technology sector can become more deeply involved, and the benefits it can provide. The debate will be preceded by a short networking session to enable participants to meet their peers in the energy, ICT and consulting sectors, and will take place over a business lunch.