The fifth annual IntelliSub Europe in Dusseldorf from 10 to 12 April 2018 will draw together utility substation asset management, engineering, operations & maintenance and cyber-security professionals from 120+ network companies across Europe for three intensive days of digital substation implementation reviews. The Paris Climate Agreement targets pose significant challenges for European network companies as they move towards a sustainable energy system. A precondition for accomplishing the energy transition is the digitisation of the energy infrastructure. Based on a series of case study presentations, managers of European network companies will explain how their investment, technological and organisational decisions and implementation plans seek to stimulate the cost-effective deployment of the next-generation digital energy infrastructure.
Investment drivers, new system architectures and operational & maintenance approaches for new and refurbished substations in high-voltage, medium-voltage and low-voltage grids will be the main subjects of discussion on 10 and 11 April. On 12 April, the third and final day of the conference, there will be an in-depth examination of cyber-physical security considerations for the next generation of substations, particularly in the context of IoT, Cloud-enabled systems, integrated with self-learning and self-healing capabilities.
Van Gemeren looks at the role of organisation, learning and SE
The Paris Climate Agreement targets necessitate a far-reaching transition in the way power network companies organise their activities. An essential element of the transition towards a more sustainable power supply system is the question of how we jointly organise it and display leadership in the transition. Joost van Gemeren (Head of Engineering & Consultancy at Joulz) will give a presentation about the revamping of organisational structures and the development of lifelong learning within Joulz. To achieve the Paris targets, grid administrators and service providers must use innovative methods to bring about the desired acceleration in the energy system. A precondition for accomplishing the transition is the speeding up of the design, construction and maintenance of a digital infrastructure. Systems Engineering (SE) may act as a catalyst of the energy transition in the Netherlands thanks to learning communities. SE is an interdisciplinary approach that contributes to the creation of successful systems. Besides the interdisciplinary approach, the transition requires a learning organisation and the development of collaborative arrangements. The only way to address the complexity of the energy transition is by having high-quality forms of cooperation between organisations. The SE approach ties in seamlessly with this ambition.
Published: 05 April 2018