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URBAN ENERGY FORUM 2018

SECTOR COUPLING FOR SMARTER CITIES

The Urban Energy Forum 2018 (UEF) will discuss the current issues regarding the energy transition in urban environments at an international level during this year’s Berlin Energy Week. The 4th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018, which is hosted by the Federal Foreign Office two days prior to the Forum is a good segway to this international B2B-conference, which will focus on „Sector Coupling for Smarter Cities“.

International and Berlin-based businesses and experts are invited to come together to review the latest trends of sector integration in urban environments. Key players of current project implementation schemes will share their expertise by presenting barriers, solutions and potentials for sector coupling and discuss these further in panel discussions. The UEF will provide extensive B2B – networking opportunities in an exclusive business lounge.

[ OUR PROGRAM ]

09
:00
am
Registration

Registration and welcome coffee

09
:30
am
David Wortmann

Welcome address

David Wortmann, Managing Director of Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network

09
:45
am
Christian Rickerts

Welcome address

Christian Rickerts, Permanent Secretary at the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

10
:00
am
Thomas Schäfer

Preparing Berlin’s distribution grids for an all-electric mobility system Thomas Schäfer, CEO Stromnetz Berlin GmbH 

10
:15
am
Thomas Young Hwan
Westring Jensen

Thinking gas and electricity network together – do we need both systems for a fully integrated energy system?
Thomas Young Hwan Westring Jensen, International Policy Advisor, ‎Energinet.dk

10
:30
am
Prof Dr Xianzhang Lei

How the development of smart grids is facilitating sector coupling
Professor Dr. Xianzhang Lei, Managing Director of State Grid Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute (GEIRI)

10
:45
am
Alexander Wanitschke

(Un)certainty in low-carbon transition pathways for transport
Alexander Wanitschke, Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) 

11
:00
am
Dr. Dirk Asendorpf

Panel discussion

All-electric society vs. P2X – What is the more promising concept behind sector coupling?
Moderator: Dr. Dirk Asendorpf, freelance journalist i.a. Die Zeit and ARD radio stations

11
:45
am
Lunch Break

Lunch break & Networking

01
:00
pm
Ute Redecker

How intelligent local energy systems facilitate the integration of sectors
Ute Redecker, Head of Digital Grid, Siemens Germany 

01
:10
pm
Christina Beestermöller

Bottom-up solutions putting citizens at the center of the urban energy transition
Christina Beestermöller, Deputy Head of Business Development, Alliander AG

01
:20
pm
Mathias Renner

Digitization of Districts – Methods and Architecture
Mathias Renner, Project Solution Manager, Inno2grid GmbH

01
:30
pm
Florian Henle

Unleashing major CO2 abatement potentials in the building sector by energy efficient heat pumps Florian Henle, Managing Director, Polarstern GmbH

01
:40
pm
Dr Markus Forstmeier

Integrating sectors via power-to-gas - opportunities and barriers to green gas solutions
Dr. Markus Forstmeier, VP Business Development, Electrochaea GmbH

01
:50
pm
Erich Pick

Renewable gases as key element for a secure system based on 100 renewables
Erich Pick, Head of Energy Systems and Technological Development, Greenpeace Energy GmbH

02
:00
pm
Sebastian Bachmann

Smart charging infrastructure for a system –compatible integration of electric vehicles
Sebastian Bachmann, CEO chargeIT mobility GmbH 

02
:10
pm
Power Ledger Pty Ltd

Peer-to-peer energy trading using blockchain technology
Lara Zeidler & Meagan Cojocar, Power Ledger Pty Ltd, Perth, Australia

02
:20
pm
Jonathan Gifford

Q&A Session

Q&A Session with participants
Moderator: Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief pv magazine

02
:30
pm
Coffee Break

Coffee break & Networking

03
:00
pm
Preben Birr-Pedersen

Intelligent and integrated transportation infrastructure for zero-carbon emission communities
Preben Birr-Pedersen, Cluster Manager, House of Energy Aalborg

03
:15
pm
George Kekelidze
& Linar Yakupov

Development potentials for Smart & Renewables solutions in Russian cities
George Kekelidze, Chairman Board EUROSOLAR Russia & Linar Yakupov, General Director IFC LINOVA

03
:30
pm
Markus Graebig

Case studies of intelligent district concepts supporting system integration of intermittent RES in Berlin
Markus Graebig, Project Coordinator WindNODE

03
:45
pm
Oliver Weinmann

Power-to-Heat as key driver for Berlin’s transition in the heating sector
Oliver Weinmann, Managing Director, Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH

04
:00
pm
Dr. Dirk Asendorpf

Panel discussion

From lab stage to mature sustainable energy systems –How can we scale up urban energy innovation to fully decarbonize energy supply?
Moderator: Dr. Dirk Asendorpf, freelance journalist i.a. Die Zeit and ARD radio stations

04
:45
pm
Christoph Urbschat

Wrap up & Close

Christoph Urbschat, Member of the Executive Committee, Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network

[ IMPRESSIONS ]

[ We recommend ]

The UEF 2018 with a focus on “Sector Coupling for Smarter Cities” will take place during the Berlin Energy Week, one day after the 4th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018, which starts on the 17th  of April.

Berlin Energy Transition
Dialogue 2018

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is a two-day conference that turns Berlin into the hotspot of the global energy transformation towards renewable energy and energy efficiency. It provides an ideal opportunity to share in-depth knowledge, discussing innovative concepts and shaping the political discourse. Some 2,000 participants from more than 90 countries will discuss ways that national governments and energy sector stakeholders can contribute to meeting the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.

[ OUR SUPPORTERS ]

The UEF 2018 is an event for companies offering solutions in the field of sector coupling. International decision makers, business leaders and experts gather in Berlin to discuss latest developments and practices on sector coupling for smarter cities. Join the conference to connect with participants from around the world. 

For information about sponsoring possibilities contact: info©urbanenergyforum.com.


Urban Energy Forum 2018 will be taking place at:

TITANIC GENDARMENMARKT BERLIN

Französische Straße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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