SMART Grids 2013

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SMART Grids 2013

Sofia, March 6, 2013


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The Future of Energetics Is Already There: Smart Grids, Smart Metering and Smart Cities


The energy industry is driven by a number of factors including the price of energy commodities, the financial health of the industry and its players, and the degree and complexity of government regulation and/or market restructuring initiatives. Energy companies operating in this business. Utilities across the globe share the same or similar pressures and business drivers to make ICT (information and communications technology) investments in smart grid infrastructure. However, differences in regional investment profiles are stark in some cases, driven by differences in government mandates, environmental regulations and private sector support. Utility investments in smart grid initiatives are intended to improve grid reliability, support distributed and renewable energy, reduce operations and maintenance costs, increase energy delivery efficiency, improve system security and enable energy efficiency and demand response.
This IDC SMART Grid 2020 roundtable is an event taking place in Bulgaria and is focused on discussing the major business issues and the role IT has in support.

Who Should Attend

  • CXOs, i.e COO, CFO, CTO, CI, IT Directors(CIOs), etc.
  • Heads of Strategic Planning, Heads of Operations, Program Directors, Heads of Automation, Project Managers, Implementation Managers, Heads of Engineering, Heads of R&D

Representatives from:

  • Utility companies (Electricity transmission, Electricity distribution, Power generation, Operators of Renewable energy facilities)
  • Telecoms and platform providers;
  • Local and Central autorities/ National regulating bodies


Time Event Speakers



The Latest European Utilities Trends in the Smart Grid Developments

Milan Kalal
Senior Research Analyst, Vertical Markets and Energy Insights, IDC CEMA


  • Progress of the smart grid environments and initiatives
  • Solving cyber security and data privacy for smart metering
  • Smart grid and smart metering key 2013 trends



Smart Grid and Smart Market: German Landscape of Research, Development and Integration of Renewables in the Grid

Eli Draganova
Energy Effciency Consultant

The session will cover:

  • Components, roles and landscape
  • Effects of decentralized local power production and load management
  • Civil participation models for more renewables



Managing Big Data for Smart Grids and Smart Мeters

Robert Božič
Big Data Sales Leader South East Europe (SEE), IBM Bulgaria

Presentation by IBM


ADMS As The Heart of Smart Grid Solution

Mirna Galic
Proposal Manager, Schneider Electric

ADMS is an integrated solution for SCADA/DMS (Distribution Management System)/OMS (Outage Management System)/DSM (Demand Side Management)/EMS (Energy Management System) and as such is a tool for dynamic visualization, real-time monitoring and control of electrical distribution network. It is used by dispatchers and operators in control centers to monitor the network in real-time, to issue commands, run operation analysis, etc. Besides, it is used by power engineers in the distribution utilities for planning and optimization. ADMS uses the single model of the distribution network for all 5 fundamental parts SCADA/DMS/OMS/DSM/EM. Such unique solution provides numerous advantages which will be presented.


Coffee Break


Smart Grid Initiatives in CEZ Distribution Bulgaria

Yordan Draganchev
Deputy Head of Strategy, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria

The session will present the challenges the company faced that initiated pilot Smart grid projects.


Problems and Solutions for Network Integration of Small and Big RES. Good Practices for Smart Grids.

Vassil Petev
Member of the Managing Board, BPVA

Presentation by the Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association (BPVA)


The Role of Smart Grids for Greater Renewable Energy Integration

Mariyana Yaneva
Deputy Executive Director, Bulgarian Wind Energy Association
  • creating the policy framework for “renewables-friendly” grid
  • demand response management
  • virtual power plants



Closing Notes and Next Steps


Networking Lunch


End of Roundtable

General Information


  • Free for end users
    End users are professionals from companies involved in the production, transmission and distribution of electricity, district heating and industrial enterprises regardless of their positions. These professionals and managers responsible for the development and operation of internal systems and processes of the organizations in which they work, and do not provide services, advice or solutions to other organizations. You might need to provide evidence that you are working in the company, i.e. a business card, access card or stationery with your company logo.


  • Paid - If a person is an employee of a company providing IT products and services, consulting, design and other services in the field of energy, sells or implements electronic components and power measurement systems, and other systems and equipment used for energy or power supply, they will have to pay an entrance fee. The fee is 60 leva + VAT, payable by bank transfer. Representatives of associations or Partners pay 50 leva + VAT.

Admission includes conference participation, conference materials, lunch and refreshments.

Conference Language

The event will have sessions in English and Bulgarian.

Location Details

The event takes place at the Arena di Serdica hotel which is located in downtown Sofia. Please click HERE to see how to get there.




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