Transmission and Distribution Arena (TandDArena)

Venue: Online

Location: Online, Other

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 04, 2009
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Welcome to the industry’s first virtual event, TandD Arena 2009
Thursday 3rd September – Friday 4th September 2009

Since the start of electricity liberalisation, the transmission and distribution market has been undergoing extensive changes: fulfilling the unbundling requirements, building cross-border interconnections, increasing cooperation between network companies, integrating decentralized renewable energy technologies into the grid, to name a few.

The industry certainly has had its share of new and exciting developments. However, in the midst of today’s challenging economy the transmission and distribution arena is now faced with some major obstacles to overcome in order to optimize business growth and effectiveness.

Increasing renewable energy requires more investments. How do you facilitate this in a market that has lost confidence in the economy and is currently in a financial holding pattern?
How do you meet global demands to reduce CO2 emission and hit the 2020 target in a feasible, cost-effective manner?
What are EU's current developments in setting a clear policy framework to establish and increase security of electricity supply?
How do you parallel the lengthy licensing laws with the laws of the market to achieve market uniformity?
VIBevents is proud to present its forthcoming, the Virtual Transmission & Distribution conference, one of the industry’s first events to be held entirely online on 3rd and 4th September 2009, bringing together world leaders and all the major players in the industry to share their experiences with you right at your doorstep!

In these economically challenging times, this major new initiative is a golden opportunity for those with time and budget constraints to attend the conference by simply logging on free of charge to:

Gain insight on the regulatory framework for offshore and onshore electricity transmission
Benefit from current developments and future initiatives of leaders within the industry
Discuss today’s transmission and distribution practices both in Europe and globally
Review the latest financial and economic issues on both a national and worldwide plane
Assess upcoming plans and demonstrations for innovative technology and what this means for the electricity market
Network and make valuable contacts in the only event of its kind that allows you to do so at no expense
Not only will you be able to watch and listen to conference sessions on the latest topics affecting you but you’ll also be able to:

Participate in discussion forums
Have group and one-to-one chat sessions
Join in on message boards
Be a part of live Q&A sessions
Collect documentation from sponsors and other attendees in your online briefcase.

The interactive conference will cover 4 Keynote Addresses exploring the most crucial, current challenges in Transmission & Distribution:

Innovative strategies for restoring confidence and facilitating investments within the European power market
Current EU developments – progress on policies and directives demonstrating where the future of power lies
Aligning interconnection licensing legislation with the laws of the market
Developing and promoting a sustainable future in transmission and distribution
Join us for 3 streams packed with back-to-back case-study based presentations covering the hottest sectors within the industry today, including the following topics:

Transmission and Distribution:

Connecting and managing distributed generation through innovative technology
The future of distribution automation – achieving high distribution across all networks
Maximising the life and use of an existing grid to achieve consistent customer service whilst reducing overall costs
Access arrangements and investment framework
Wind generation and the regulator–the Irish experience
Connecting renewable energy to electricity transmission system generators to optimise on access and meet expectations


Integrating HVDC with renewable energy - optimal technology for offshore wind farms
Enhancing renewable energy through wind and wave power
A top priority project for the European power market – the tangible benefits of BritNed
Interconnection between countries to facilitate power trading and optimise the reliability of supply
Interconnection capacity between continental Europe and the UK and how this has affected the energy market
Managing and monitoring high voltage assets to increase both time and cost-effectiveness

Smart Grids:

Smart grids vs. the economy – is delaying your investment the wisest move?
Ensuring business growth across the transmission and distribution board
The smart meter pilot program - managing and monitoring distribution energy in residential areas
Advancing renewable energy with smart grids – the microgrid project
Developing effective power meters for a worldwide market – the smarter meter
Integrating renewable energy to maximise efficiency, boost acceptability and cut costs
Successful tactics for smart meter data management
Steering smart grids towards a more sustainable future
Smart grids and electrical cars – aligning the need for both with innovative technology



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