Programme Topics

  • Energy Revolution Europe
    Energy Revolution Europe

    Energy Revolution Europe (ERE) is a new launch at European Utility Week, adding a broader scope to energy storage and renewable integration with new topics such as renewable generation featured in the strategic Summit programme as well as on the Hub Sessions.

  • Intelligent Buildings Europe
    Intelligent Buildings Europe

    Intelligent Buildings Europe is a new special focus area at European Utility Week with its own dedicated zone where you were able to meet your peers and share best practices, discuss innovations impacting your industry and source solutions.  

  • Storage

    Presenting the latest developments in the area of Storage technologies and applications, as well as portraying Storage as the enabler of the renewable’s integration in the Smart Grid. What are the market demands and where is the connection between energy storage and the growing needs of the Utilities?

  • Big Data & Analytics
    Big Data & Analytics

    From malware attacks, data leakage and digital fraud detection, to data as the cornerstone of some of the new services that are being offered to customers. The primary enabler to a modern, data-driven utility is the adoption of smart grid technologies.

  • Smart Gas - Smart Water
    Smart Gas - Smart Water

    Connecting the Power grid with the Gas sector and the potential of biogas, keeping the consumers at the heart of the exercise. Furthermore, a European overview of the CBA of Smart Gas Metering in a world of uncertainties.

    Moving towards Smart Water networks is the future vision of the Water industry. In that aspect the collection of data and the cooperation between the water and energy sectors becomes a necessity. We explored projects that demonstrate this mutually beneficial relationship, as well as projects that show how smart water metering and fast data are forming the basis for a smart network.

  • Smart Metering - Smart Homes & End Use
    Smart Metering - Smart Homes & End Use

    Updates on the rollout of new generation smart meters in Europe. Nordics and South of Europe regions in greater details.

    Developments in the Dutch, British and German market for smart thermostats in the homes and focus on the automotive industry where there are successful crossover projects with the smart home ecosystem.

  • T& D - The Intelligent Grid
    T& D - The Intelligent Grid

    In our attempt to define and learn how to operate best the Intelligent Grid, we need to take the following factors into consideration: The imminent regulatory reform, the relationship between Utilities and the pro(con)sumers, as well as the safety of the Grid. Only then we shall perhaps get a glimpse of how the future will look like for the Intelligent Grid.

  • Retail

    Across Europe the retail markets are in a state of flux. Technology is enabling a better service for end consumers, but it also opens up opportunities for customer engagement and new services. With these opportunities new players enter the market, next to traditional retailers. We now also have aggregators and cross industry brands competing for the trust of energy customers.

  • Sustainable & Smart City
    Sustainable & Smart City

    The evolution of the Smart City market has grown with almost limitless innovation but competition is high due to the convergence of technologies. Partnerships seem to flourish as no single entity can solve this global problem alone. One of the question we asked was: How is the Digital Management of Energy going to define a Sustainable Smart City in 2020?

  • ICT and Data Management
    ICT and Data Management

    Another theme that was big this year is about the phenomenon that the utility industry is historically slow to adopt new technologies. That’s not an option anymore in 2016. Utilities are challenged by a changing landscape of doing business. In other markets disruptive companies like Google, AirBnB and Uber enter by effectively using new technologies to gain customers. Disruption happens because the technology maturity level of these companies is higher and they are capable of translating technology in effective business models.