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Recording of Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | The smarter E Europe Conferences 2024 | Conference Program | Language: English | Duration: 20:07 .

"Industry Experts Discuss Challenges and Importance of Standardization, Consumer Engagement, and Information in Energy Transition at TV Grid Event."

The context discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by integrating new devices into energy management systems, particularly in the European space. The rapid influx of new technologies such as energy storage systems and PV inverters complicates integration but is manageable through close collaboration between vendors, manufacturers, and energy managers. Standardization is debated; while it can streamline processes and reduce costs (e.g., harmonizing smart meter standards across Europe), premature or excessive standardization may stifle innovation. Participants highlight essential elements for empowering consumers to engage in demand-side flexibility: appropriate pricing mechanisms, ease of installation, quality products, comprehensive information dissemination, and ensuring that benefits accrue more to consumers than risks do to market participants. A key takeaway is that consumer engagement hinges on making technology accessible and beneficial while providing clear incentives. Finally, audience interaction reveals a consensus on the importance of information in driving consumer participation in energy transitions but indicates varying degrees of current engagement with demand-side flexibility schemes among them.

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Talk of session: Demand Side Flexibility - the Role of Grid Infrastructure, Market Players and Digitalization in Meeting Consumer Expectations

Active consumer involvement is a crucial aspect of the energy transition. Demand-side flexibility is essential for a flexible energy system that integrates the exponentially growing number of distributed energy resources. Both the system and society in general need consumers to adapt their energy usage to the available network capacity. Digitalization and new technologies - such as smart meters - as well as market-based solutions will allow consumers to become active players. However, being able does not necessarily mean being willing, so incentives are needed. This session will also address how our grid can be prepared to meet consumer expectations and how to deal with a flood of connection requests in a timely manner while ensuring security of supply.

Further Talks of this session:

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker

Carmen Gimeno
Secretary General
GEODE
Belgium

To Talk

Pursuing Socially Inclusive Demand-side Flexibility in Europe

Speaker

Andreas Jahn
Senior Associate
Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
Belgium

To Talk

Flexibility Potential in the Household Sector - a Billion-Euro Market

Speaker

Sebastian Mahlow
Managing Director
ison GmbH
Germany

To Talk

Enabling Prosumers to Accelerate the Energy Transition

Speaker

Dr. Frank Schlichting
CEO
Kiwigrid GmbH
Germany

To Talk

The Customer-powered Energy Transition: How Utilities can Accelerate Demand Side Flexibility

Speaker

Alex Schoch
Global Head of Flexibility
Octopus Energy
UK

To Talk

The Dso's Enabling Prosumers

Speaker

José Ferrari Careto
CEO of Networks Business
EDP Group

To Talk

Closing by the Moderator

Speaker

Carmen Gimeno
Secretary General
GEODE
Belgium

To Talk

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