POWERGRID Europe Visits Amsterdam

Kathleen Davis, Senior Editor

Running June 8-10, 2010, POWERGRID Europe will breeze into the Dutch city of Amsterdam this year. With growing global focus on electricity transmission and distribution (T&D), POWERGRID Europe offers an inside look at industry adjustments, growing pains, experiments and successes. The two-track conference will feature worldwide vendors and leading utilities. POWERGRID Europe will offer practical information, as well as proven and potential solutions to academics, novices and experts alike, giving all a chance to interact and exchange ideas on how to grow with the interconnecting T&D marketplace.

Beyond the conference, POWERGRID Europe also offers a dedicated trade show floor with numerous exhibiting companies displaying state-of-the art services, software, hardware and technologies. With more than 14,000 visitors expected to attend over the three days of this joint event, the networking opportunities are unrivalled.

POWERGRID Europe-specific conference sessions begin after the keynote session on Tuesday, June 8, with a session on modeling for future networks and a smart grid vendor panel. Other session topics include network stability, interoperability, grid evolution, the role of IT, grid integration of renewables, transmission challenges and smart cities.

Notable speakers include:

  • Richard Schomberg, chair, Smart Grid Strategic Group, IEC
  • Ben Voorhorst, COO, TenneT
  • Helder Ferreira, project officer, DG Joint Research Centre, EC
  • Sebastien Lepy, convenor/10-year plan, ENTSO-E
  • Dieter Gantenbein, EDISON/AIDA project leader, IBM
  • Ilse van den Breemer, project manager, Amsterdam Innovation Motor
  • Tomas Wall, VP R&D, Fortum
  • Vicente Gonzalez Lopez, convenor/R&D, ENTSO-E
  • Merce Griera I Fisa, project officer, European Commission
  • Leon Sijbers, general manager, smart grid, Europe, GE


POWERGRID Europe runs June 8-10, 2010, at the RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. More information about POWERGRID Europe and registration forms are available online at http://powergrideurope.com

Senior Editor Kathleen Davis is also the conference director for POWERGRID Europe.


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