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Square, Meeting center Rue Ravenstein, 2 1000 Brussels

Innovation Partners Day Agenda THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

9.00 am - 10.00 am


10.00 am 10.30 am

The Elia Group’s Approach to Innovation Hubert Lemmens – Chief Innovation Officer, Elia Group

10.30 am - 11.15 am

Flexibility for the electricity system Reserve management: Patrick De Leener - Head of Energy Management, Elia Storage technologies for the future grid: Klaus von Sengbusch - Head of Energy Management, 50Hertz Distributed energy resources - integration into the grid: Frank Wellens - Head of Customer Care, Elia

11.15 am - 12.00 noon

The grid: the nervous system of the electricity system The grid of the future: Frédéric Dunon - Head of Grid Development, Elia Power technologies and practices for the future grid: Rainer Oettl - Head of Asset Management, 50Hertz Grid operation of the future: Wim Michiels - Head of National Control Centre, Elia

12.00 noon - 12.30 pm

Developing future knowledge and competencies How to embed new knowledge into the company? Peter Clybouw - Knowledge Manager, Elia How can a partner help to anchor new knowledge? Ronnie Belmans - KU Leuven

12.30 pm - 1.45 pm

Lunch Break

1.45 pm - 2.00 pm

The value of R&D partners for a leading TSO What’s in it for a R&D partner? Jacques Vandermeiren - CEO, Elia Group

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Panel sessions Paving the roads for electricity -P  rof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Strunz - Expert for modelling energy systems and Smart Grids Technische Universität Berlin -C  laes Rytoft - Group Senior Vice President Technology Manager ABB Management Services Ltd -F  rédéric Dunon, Rainer Oettl, Wim Michiels - Dominique Woitrin, Director, CREG Keeping the pendulum stable -A  ndré Jurres CEO NPG Energy -P  atrick De Leener, Klaus von Sengbusch, Frank Wellens

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Conclusions Hubert Lemmens, Chief Innovative Officer, Elia Group

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Cocktail reception