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Presentations - 2018

Session I – Is the physical and digital infrastructure prepared for a sector-coupled energy system? – Framework conditions, challenges and solutions


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

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

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

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


Session II – Innovative sector coupling solutions – Software and hardware accelerating the urban energy transition


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

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

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

Unleashing major CO2 abatement potentials by integration of energy efficient heat pumps in urban districts. By Florian Henle, Managing Director, Polarstern GmbH

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

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

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


Session III – Taking the energy transition to the city – Best practice-examples for different sector coupling pathways in an urban setting


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

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

Case studies of intelligent district concepts supporting system integration of intermittent RES (Modellregion Berlin / Quartier Prenzlauer Berg). By Markus Graebig, Project Coordinator, WindNODE

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