3rd Annual InnoGrid2020+, March 25-26 2014



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Side event: TSO R&D Gaps and Status interaction workshop

Following the 2nd successful InnoGrid2020+, the European transmission and distribution research and development conference held in February 2013, EDSO for Smart Grids, ENTSO-E and GRID+ are holding the 3rd Annual InnoGrid2020+It will take place on 25-26 March 2014, at the Steigenberger Grandhotel, Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

This conference will bring together industry representatives, researchers and policy makers to assess where we are in terms of research and development for the much needed electricity grids of the future.

Key Speakers include:

  • Dominique Ristori, Director General Designate, DG Energy
  • Patricia de Suzzoni, Chair of Customer & Retail Markets Working Group (CRM-WG)
  • Catharina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit, Networks & Regional Initiatives, DG Energy
  • Michele De Nigris, GRID+ Coordinator, RSE
  • Manuel Sanchez Jimenez, Senior Officer for Smart Grids, DG Energy
  • Serge Galant, CEO of Technofi
  • Richard Charnah, Chairman of the ETP SmartGrids
  • João Torres, CEO of EDP, Chairman EDSO for Smart Grids
  • Pierre Bornard, Vice-Chairman of Management Board of RTE and Chairman ENTSO-E
  • Marie Donnelly, Director of Renewables, R&I, Energy Efficiency, European Commission, DG ENER
  • Magdalena Andreea Strachinescu Olteanu, Head of Unit, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, European Commission, DG ENER

Sessions will feature presentations and discussion on the following topics:

  • Integrated Roadmap – Working towards a holistic European energy system
  • Funding streams – Status of EU funding opportunities, challenges facing funding applicants and potential solutions for the future EEGI mapping and gap analysis
  • Challenges and instruments to utilise R&D results in deployment stages
  • The integration of new energy systems and consumers
  • Market design
  • Worldwide RD&D efforts and the way forward
  • 3 hour poster and project presentation session (on both 25 & 26 March)


  • 25 March 2014 – 08.30 - 17.15 followed by optional dinner at 19.30
  • 26 March 2014 – 08.30 – 16.30


See below some of the EU-funded grid projects you can expect to hear from:


Innovative grid technologies will also be exhibited from:


  • 25 March 2014 – 08.30 - 17.15 followed by optional dinner at 19.30
  • 26 March 2014 – 08.30 – 16.30


The Steigenberger Grandhotel, Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

A dinner will be held at the end of the first day of the conference (25 March 2014), where registrants will be able to continue discussions with project leaders, industry experts and policy makers (registration for dinner complete).

Registration is now closed. Due to the high number of registrations, we kindly ask you to let us know if you will not be able to attend any part of the two days Conference (or dinner) you are registered to.

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For further information, please contact us at: interaction@gridplus.eu