On June 28th, the Platone project presented the learnings and achievements of its nearly four years of activities during its Final Conference.
Location: The Faculty | 47 Rue des Veterinaires Veeartsen Straat | 1070 Anderlecht
Date: Wednesday, June 28 · 9am - 7pm CEST
Manuela Ojan, Head of Environmental Transition at Milan's Agency for Mobility and Environment, delivered a keynote on the value of demonstration projects promoting local renewable energy generation. The following panel discussion looked at how regulation and innovation go hand in hand together. Under the moderation of Ercole De Luca, Head of Electrical System Development at areti SpA and coordinator of the Platone Italian demo, the panellists illustrated how Platone was a brilliant example of this "walking together”. At the closing of the morning session, Luca Lo Schiavo, Director of System Services and Energy Monitoring at ARERA, discussed in his keynote the role played by regulation in the effective innovation of the power system.
The second part of the conference kicked off with a video message on the value of demonstration projects by Jens Bley, Major of the Municipality of Twistringen, where the German Demo of Platone took place. Then, in a panel participated by areti SpA, Acea Energia, Avacon, HEDNO and E.DSO, speakers reflected on the learnings of the three Platone demos, the potential impact of the tested solutions on power system stakeholders and the next steps to come towards smart grids innovation.
The next panel, moderated by Helena Gerard, Leader of the BRIDGE Regulation Working Group, focused on how collaboration, cooperation and communities can contribute towards accelerating innovation. The speakers concluded that now more than ever before it is the time to engage stakeholders and create communities to foster knowledge exchange and promote energy system sustainability.
Before the end of the conference, pitch presentations from the coordinators of the FLOW and BeFlexible projects and key partners working on energy system integration gave an outlook on how the Platone journey will continue after the end of its activities. The closing remarks of the event were brought by Roberto Zangrandi, Secretary General of E.DSO, who highlighted how we must ensure that key learnings from innovation projects are streamlined into new EU policy developments and that innovation must go along with the skills required for the green and digital transition. The conference closed with a get-together at the showcase area that allowed all participants to exchange once again on future opportunities for cooperation.
The Platone project will come to an end in August. We invite you to follow its website to keep updated on the publication of the final project results and the next steps to come.
Keynote: DSOs Face the Future
Speaker: Luis Cunha, Director of European Policies and Projects, E-REDES PT; Vice-chair of ETIP SNET
| Digitalize DSOs to Unlock Flexibility: The Platone Project
Speaker: Antonello Monti, Platone project coordinator, RWTH Aachen University
| Panel Discussion: Open Source to Accelerate the Energy Transition
Moderator: Ludwig Karg, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH
Pitches: Platone Key Exploitable Results
|Keynote: The value of Demonstration Projects
| Panel Discussion: Thinking Regulation and Innovation
Moderator: Ercole De Luca, Head of Electrical System Development at areti SpA and leader of Platone Italian demo
| The Contribution of Regulation to the Effective Innovation of the Power System
Speaker: Luca Lo Schiavo, Director System Services and Energy Monitoring, ARERA
Opening of the Showcase Area and Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:30 Speakers corner: Platone Educational Video Series: Open-Source PLATforms for Operation of distribution NEtworks (Platone)
Keynote: The Value of Demonstration Projects
Speaker: Jens Bley, Mayor of the Municipality Twistringen, Germany
| Platone Demo Panel: Key Learning and Steps Ahead
Moderator: Selene Liverani, E.DSO
Collaboration, Cooperation and Communities to Accelerate Innovation
Moderator: Helena Gerard, VITO, Leader of BRDIGE Regulation WG
The Platone Journey Continues
| Closing Remarks
Speaker: Roberto Zangrandi, Secretary General, E.DSO
| Get-together at Showcase Area with Drinks and Buffet
|Closing doors / end of event
Wed, 28.6.2023, 9:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Watch the recording of our Platone Final Conference!