Smart Energy Systems Week Austria 2017, 16.-19. Mai 2017, Messe Congress Graz

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Venue: Messe Congress Graz

09:30

Welcome Coffee

10:00

Opening Session

Chair: Michael Hübner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Siegfried Nagl, Mayor of the City of Graz, Austria

Barbara Schmidt, Secretary General, Oesterreichs Energie – the Representation of the Austrian Electricity Industry

Theresia Vogel, Managing Director, Austrian Climate and Energy Fund

Ingolf Schädler, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Telecommunications Division, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Boris Papousek, Managing Director, Energie Graz, Austria

10:45

Flexibility as the Key to System Integration

The transformation of energy systems into sustainable infrastructures based on renewables requires the cross-sector integration of all technologies and services. The prerequisite for this is flexibility – technical, economic and social. Status, experience and plans for the future will be discussed.

System Integration as the Guiding Theme of Austria’s Energy Research Strategy

Michael Paula, Head of the Unit for Energy and Environmental Technologies, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Research Questions in the Course of the “Energiewende”

Karl Waninger, Project Management Jülich, Germany

Optimized Operational Management as a Solution to the Integration of Renewables

Gabriela Hug-Glanzmann, Associate Professor, Institute for Electrical Power Transmission and High Voltage Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Solutions Using Examples from the Region

Martin Graf, Member of the Management Board, Energie Steiermark AG, Austria

Internet of Things – New Perspectives

Robert Tesch, Head of Division Digital Grid, Siemens AG Österreich, Austria

13:00

Joint Lunch Break – possibility to view the photovoltaic construction on the roof of Messehalle A. Information at the conference office.

14:00

Transnational Cooperation on Energy Systems Innovation

The international guests from the SET-Plan Community discuss the cornerstones of future technological developments and research programmes in Europe.

Cornerstones of Integrated SET-Plan

Remy Denos, Policy Officer, Unit “New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal”, DG Energy, European Commission

National Smart Grids Demonstration Projects – the Case of Norway and the EERA Joint Programme

Knut Samdal, Research Director, SINTEF, Norway

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus: Building a European Knowledge Community

Ludwig Karg, Managing Director, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany

Research Cooperation as the Nucleus of Technology Export

Fredrik Lundström, Programme Manager, Swedish Energy Agency

Smart Networks for the Energy Transition – A European Technology and Innovation Platform to Implement the SET-Plan

Konstantin Staschus, ENTSO-E Chief Innovation Officer, Chair of ETIP SNET

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Round Table:
Demonstration Projects from the New Energy World – Initial Lessons Learned

Chair: Michael Wedler, Senior Consultant, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany

Proponents of Initiatives for Future Flagship Regions in Germany and Austria

Markus Graebig, 50 Hertz Transmission GmbH and Overall Coordinator WindNODE, Germany – WindNODE (SINTEG)

Johannes Paeck, Authorized Representative and Head of Energy Management Services, Energie Burgenland Vertrieb GmbH & Co KG, Austria

Johann Prammer, Head of Strategic Environmental Management Department, voestalpine AG, Austria

Albrecht Reuter, Member of the Management Board, Fichtner IT Consulting AG and Overall Coordinator C/sells, Germany – C/sells (SINTEG)

Robert Tichler, Deputy Managing Director, Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Theresia Vogel, Managing Director, Austrian Climate and Energy Fund, Austria – Programme Owner Flagship Regions Energy

Discussion

17:30

Interaction Session SESWA – Interoperability

Chair: Angela Berger, Managing Director, Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria

interactiveInteroperability is a European issue; we shall discuss current EU activities, a cross-sector approach and current implementation in a real-time situation as well as an Austrian project for interoperability in the energy system – the IES project of Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria.
The session will kick off with short impulse presentations followed by a keyword discussion.

Impulse presentations:

Interoperability as a European Opportunity

Georg Koch, Manager, Energy & SmartGrids, Tiani Spirit GmbH, Austria

A Practical Example from the Health Sector – ELGA

Günter Rauchegger, Managing Director, ELGA GmbH, Austria

An Austrian Project as a Forerunner

Mathias Uslar, R&D Division Energy, OFFIS e.V., Germany

Discussion

18:30

Break and individual arrival to evening reception

19:30

Evening Reception at Graz Town Hall
at the invitation of the City of Graz (Hauptplatz 1, 8010 Graz, Austria)

Directions

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Venue: Messe Congress Graz

08:30

Welcome Coffee

09:00

Opening Session

Welcome:
Edeltraud Stiftinger, Managing Director, Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH

Summary of the Previous Day and Chair:
Michael Hübner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Interlinked Heat – a Digression into Tomorrow's Energy System

Hans-Martin Henning, Professor/Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

Microgrids – the New Cellular Energy Systems and the Innovative Pioneer of California

Michael Stadler, Head of Grid Integration Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, USA, Area Manager Smart- und Microgrids Bioenergy2020+ GmbH and Managing Director, Center for Energy and Innovative Technologies, Austria

Discussion

10:30

Coffee Break

Parallel sessions

Heat Session
from 11:00 to 17:30

Chair: Werner Weiss, Managing Director, AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Austria

Heat consumption is responsible for about half of our energy consumption on the one hand, on the other hand heat is an attractive source of flexibility in integrated energy systems.

11:00

Urbanization – Challenges for District Heating Systems

Heat Transition in Cities Using the Example of Vienna

Bernd Vogl, Head of Municipal Department MA 20 Energy Planning, City of Vienna, Austria

Urban Heat Transition in Graz – a Decentralized Smart System is Taking Shape

Werner Ressi, Managing Director, Energie Graz, Austria

New Network Architecture for Sustainable Heating Systems

Ralf-Roman Schmidt, Research Engineer, Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

BIG SOLAR GRAZ – 20% Solar Energy in District Heating Systems

Gerald Moravi, Managing Director, Energie Steiermark Wärme GmbH, Austria

Discussion

13:00

Joint Lunch Break – possibility to view the photovoltaic construction on the roof of Messehalle A. Information at the conference office.

14:00

The Future of Local Heating

Innovation through Quality Management of Local Heating Systems in Austria

Gottfried Lamers, Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

Transformation of Local Heating Grids into Smart Energy Systems

Harald Schrammel, AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Austria

Organization and Development Opportunities for Local Heating Grids in Rural Areas

Harald Kaufmann, Managing Director, nahwaerme.at - Energiecontracting GmbH, Austria

The Innovative Energy Model for the Reininghaus District, Graz

Peter Schlemmer, Head of District Heating Development & Operation, Energie Graz, Austria

Using Low Temperature Potential in the MW Area with Absorption Heat Pumps – Potential and Examples

Christian Holter, Managing Director, S.O.L.I.D. Gesellschaft für Solarinstallation und Design mbH, Austria

Discussion

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Industrial and Municipal Sources of Heat

The Use of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating Systems Using the Example of SAPPI

Jakob Edler, Managing Director, Bioenergie Wärmeservice GmbH, Austria

The Customer as the Driver of Sustainable Heat Supply Systems – Using the Example of Villach

Adolf Melcher, Managing Director, KELAG Wärme GmbH, Austria

Municipal Sewage Plants as Suppliers of Energy and Raw Materials

Judith Buchmaier, AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Austria

Smart Service Innovation Session
from 11:00 to 17:30

Chair: Hemma Bieser, Managing Director, avantsmart e.U., Austria

From Austria to Europe and into the World – “Start-up Pitches”
Innovative start-ups are crowding onto the energy market with digital business models. How are they going to help design the energy systems of the future? Three international start-ups present their solutions for smart energy systems.

interactiveIn the smart energy systems of the future different sources of energy such as electricity, heat or mobility will be linked intelligently to one another and thus make a contribution to the optimization and stability of the overall system. Smart services, i.e. new energy services will bring the smart energy system to life – we have to work jointly on finding new solutions!

New energy services focus on customers and users. New value-added chains come into being and new players take on decisive roles. Let us assume that the necessary energy technologies are available as well as the data on generation and consumption. And that the legal and regulatory framework can be suspended for one day, then,
“Which attractive services can we develop for various energy customers as well as for b2b in the energy sector or elsewhere in order e.g. to use renewables better, to link more energy sources intelligently to one another, to employ assets more efficiently in order to handle business processes more easily?”

In the Co-Creation workshop representatives from energy companies will work together with technology providers, innovative start-ups and users using creative methods to develop new smart services and innovative business models. The teams will be headed by experienced chairs.

Process:

  • Design Thinking Session:
    Create in-depth understanding of the wishes, requirements and problems of the customers.
  • Business Model Generation:
    Generate ideas for new solutions in teams.
  • Pitch Training:
    How to make the jury enthuse about business ideas using convincing presentations.

The Co-Creation workshop lasts from 11:00 to 17:30. The presentation of the results will be made in the course of the evening reception from 18:00 on.

During the day the participants will become familiar with and use the most modern innovation tools – design thinking methods in order to understand the problems, wishes and requirements of their customers better, as well as the business model canvas and lean start-up strategies in order to develop convincing solutions in the form of smart services.

End of parallel sessions

17:30

Break and individual arrival to evening event

18:00

Start-up Lounge
Evening Reception with Cross-border Business Model Contest
at the invitation of Energienetze Steiermark (Leonhardgürtel 10, 8010 Graz, Austria)

Chair: Hemma Bieser, Managing Director, avantsmart e.U., Austria and
Ludwig Karg, Managing Director, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany

Presentation of the results of the Smart Service Innovation Session in front of a jury comprising experts and business angels, followed by networking. In the networking session, representatives of ERA-NET Smart Grids Plus and start-ups will meet and plan joint transnational activities with representatives of the flagship regions and of the SINTEG project synergies at a European level.

 
Award Star

SESWA Awards 2017

conferred by
Michael Paula, Head of the Unit for Energy and Environmental Technologies, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Venue: Messe Congress Graz

08:30

Welcome Coffee

09:00

Opening Session

Introduction and Chair:
Horst Steinmüller, Managing Director, Head of Energy Technology Department, Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Summary of the Previous Day:
Hemma Bieser, Managing Director, avantsmart e.U., Austria and
Werner Weiss, Managing Director, AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies, Austria

Energy Storage; Are We There Yet?

Neetika Sathe, Director, Alectra Energy Solutions and Chair, NSERC Energy Storage Technology (NEST) Network, Canada

Discussion

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Storage Session

Introduction and Chair:
Horst Steinmüller, Managing Director, Head of Energy Technology Department, Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Storage facilities are among the essential components of a sustainable energy supply based on renewables. By conversion to hybrid grids heat accumulators will, in addition to electricity and gas storage facilities, become very significant. The session will address the topic of which flexibility requirements can be covered by storage facilities.

ICT as an Enabler of Industrial Energy Efficiency

Christian Pillwein, Head of Building and Infrastructure Automation, Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Austria

Storage Facilities, All-round Talents Amongst Energy Sources (Storage Initiative Austria)

Hubert Fechner, Head of the Department of Renewable Energy, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria

Tasks and Opportunities for Chemical Storage Facilities (Hydrogen Initiative for Flagship Region Austria Power & Gas)

Robert Tichler, Deputy Managing Director, Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Cross-sectoral Solutions in the Transport System

Eva Maria Plunger, Project Coordination, VERBUND Solutions GmbH, Austria

Flexibilisation of Urban Energy Systems

Hubert Pauli, LINZ STROM GmbH, Austria

Discussion

13:00

Joint Lunch Break – possibility to view the photovoltaic construction on the roof of Messehalle A. Information at the conference office.

14:00

Electricity Session

Introduction and Chair:
Wolfgang Hribernik, Head of Business Unit Electric Energy Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

The development of Smart Grids is the starting point of modern infrastructure systems and forms the basis for new services. Where do we stand? What are the next development steps? How can grids create the basis for interlinking energy infrastructures?

The Planning and Operation of Distribution Grids across Energy Sources

Edmund Widl, Senior Scientist, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Participation Models – Photovoltaic Systems and Storage Facilities

Stefan Altenhofer, Head of Sales and Marketing, Energie Graz, Austria

DSO Storage as an Essential Precondition for Efficient “Energiewende”

Franz Strempfl, Managing Director, Energienetze Steiermark GmbH and Gregor Taljan, Asset Manager and Smart Grid Specialist, Energienetze Steiermark GmbH, Austria

A Technological Leap in Energy Distribution: Semi-conductor Based Switching, Protection and Measurement of Current Flows – iniGrid Project

Wolfgang Hauer, Eaton Industries (Austria) GmbH

GridSense – More Than Smart

Daniel Cajoos, Senior Account Manager, Alpiq InTec Group, Switzerland

Discussion

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Innovation Marketplace

Chair: Angela Berger, Managing Director, Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria

interactiveThe Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria presents the platform’s companies and educational institutions. In a further session the most innovative posters, determined by a jury, will be presented. After this we invite you to enter into direct dialogues with exhibitors from industry and research and with the presenters of the posters. Make contact with Austrian educational institutions and use the opportunity to discuss educational focal points and research issues.

19:00

Followed by
Evening Reception within the exhibition

Friday, 19 May 2017

Venue: Messe Congress Graz

08:30

Welcome Coffee

09:00

Opening Session

Summary of the Previous Day and Chair:
Horst Steinmüller, Managing Director, Head of Energy Technology Department, Energy Institute at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Electricity – Pure Exergy, is It Good for All Services?

Thomas Kienberger, Professor/Chair of Energy Network Technology, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Buildings as the Key to Interlinking Energy Systems

Roman Prager, Head of Business Operations and Managing Director, WEB Vetrná Energie s.r.o. and Authorized Representative, WEB Windenergie AG, Austria

Discussion

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Energy Democracy and Reliability of Supply

Chair: Wolfgang Hribernik, Head of Business Unit Electric Energy Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

The growing number of committed prosumers is increasingly changing the supply scene and in particular the responsibilities regarding supply reliability, ownership structures, decision-making processes, the regulatory framework and much more. What does the path to the democratization of the energy system look like and which roles do regional aspects play?

Introduction

Werner Friedl, Senior Research Engineer, Electric Energy Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

E-Control Strategy – Focus on Prosumers

Andreas Eigenbauer, Member of the Management Board, Energie-Control Austria

From a Centrally Controlled Energy Supply to Energy Democracy

Günter Pauritsch, Head of the Centre for Energy Management, Infrastructure and Energy Partnerships, Austrian Energy Agency

11:40

Panel discussion: Energy Democracy and Reliability of Supply

12:30

Summary of SESWA 2017 and Outlook for 2018

Albrecht Reuter, Member of the Management Board, Fichtner IT Consulting AG, Germany
with proponents of the conference

13:30

Lunch and End of SESWA 2017