RSC CONFERENCE 2020

Securing future power systems with digital cooperation

  • November 24th, 2020, 09:00-15:00 CET / 10:00 to 16:00 EET
  • RSC Conference will be available as digital event from the Tallinn Culture Hub
  • 20 professional speakers & experts
Event organisers

ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, represents 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) from 35 countries across Europe. ENTSO-E was registered under European law in 2009 and has been given legal mandates since then. See more about ENTSO-E here:  https://www.entsoe.eu

The Baltic RSC was founded in 2016 as part of the RSC initiative and now provides services for three Baltic States’ TSOs: Elering, AST and Litgrid. Now offering the five main services to the Baltic TSOs, the Baltic RSC is one of the five RSCs in Europe.  See more about Baltic RSC here: https://www.baltic-rsc.eu

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About the conference

The fourth RSC Conference takes place on November 24th, hosted this year by the Baltic RSC, in collaboration with ENTSO-E. Each RSC Conference reflects regional specificities. The Baltic RSC will focus its agenda on the digital dimension of the regional coordination. The event will discuss the future of RSCs with an emphasis on the evolution of the regulatory framework and emerging challenges arising from the integration of large-scale renewable energy sources. The role of digitalisation and data availability as a main driver for innovation in the RSC community, as well as service quality improvement, will also be central to the discussion. The RSC Conference 2020 is aimed at increasing transparency and at exchanging with stakeholders from the power sector and beyond.

 

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Key speakers from EU institutions, industry, markets and civic society will join panels and interactive sessions, enabling the audience to dive more deeply into the work of Regional Security Coordinators now and in the future. More information on these discussions will follow.

Programme

09:00 CET / 10.00 EET

Event opening

09:10 CET / 10.10 EET

Welcoming speech

  • TSOs investing in innovative and digital solutions for a secure power system
  • Hervé Laffaye , ENTSO-E President

09:20 CET / 10:20 EET

Opening speech

  • Future challenges of the power sector – focus on the Baltic region
  • Kadri Simson, European Commissioner of Energy

09:30 CET / 10:30 EET

Keynote speech

  • Leveraging open source to support power system security
  • Lucian Balea, R&D Programme Director and Open Source Manager at RTE & Board Chair of LF Energy

09:50 CET / 10:50 EET

Panel 1- The role of data to support power system security

  • How data can help meet climate goals, whilst keeping the power system secure: examples through the Outage Planning Coordination and Short-Term Adequacy Assessment tools. What data is currently shared and how? Should open data be developed? How do we ensure data quality?
  • Tahir Kapetanovic, Chair of the ENTSO-E System Operations Committee
  • Paddy Hayes, Managing Director of ESB Networks
  • Uwe Zimmerman, Managing Director, TSCNET Services GmbH
  • Kristian Ruby, Eurelectric Secretary General
  • Georg Rute, Project lead for the Data Bridge Alliance project, Elering

10:35 CET / 11.35 EET

Break

10:45 CET / 11:45 EET

Impact of the pandemic on power systems

  • Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

11:00 -12:00 CET / 12.00 - 13.00 EET

Parallel sessions

  • Data availability to support regional coordination and cooperation
    This session will look at the different IT architectures that are used for TSO regional cooperation (ECCoSP, CGMES 3.0, Estfeed, Data alliance) and also look at the launch of the Outage Planning Coordination and Short-term Adequacy Assessment IT pan-European tools.
  • Moderated by Kaija Valdmaa, Product Manager of Estfeed, Elering
  • Digital tools, Open source as a tool to advance the IT cooperation between RSCs
    This session will look at what Open Data is currently available and will include a practical exercise on how to use TSO/RSC/ENTSO-E/Markets open data open data from the TSO community and Markets and how to share code.
  • Moderated by Kristjan Vilgo, Regional coordination specialist, Elering
  • Energy storage and off-grid solutions: RSC’s role in cross-regional infrastructure operations
    This session will look at the needs for the coordination of cross-border storage and of offshore infrastructure and the possible roles for RSCs.
  • Challenges faced in the regulatory framework for regional coordination
    This session will look at regulatory aspects of regional coordination for the TSO community, such as the implementation of RSCs and and discussions around newly-introduced tasks and roles.
  • Moderated by Louise Norring, Regional Advisor, ENTSO-E

13:00 CET / 14.00 EET

Keynotes on RSCs and the European climate ambition

  • How can TSO cooperation support in delivering the European climate goals?
  • Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy of Luxembourg
  • Meshed grid/Offshore wind initiative and innovative solutions
  • Taavi Veskimägi, CEO Elering AS
  • TSO cooperation as an enabler of European climate goals
  • Joachim Vanzetta, Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E

14:00 CET / 15:00 EET

Panel 2 – The role of regional coordination in meshed grid operations

  • How to reach climate goals in an environment in full transformation especially in terms of generation mix (Baltic Offshore Initiative, Power to X); What do TYNDP scenarios tell us about the future; How RSCs can support TSOs in their management of the offshore grid.
  • Jens Møller Birkebæk, Manager, Nordic RSC
  • Giles Dickson, CEO, The European Wind Energy Association
  • Priit Heinla, Offshore Grid Development manager, Elering
  • Jan Hensmans, Belgian North Seas Energy Cooperation Presidency
  • Moderated by Gerald Kaendler, ENTSO-E System Development Committee Vice Chair; Head of Asset Management at Amprion

14:50 CET / 15:50 EET

Key take-aways and next steps

  • The RSC Conference organisers reserve the right to change the programme schedule according to circumstances at the time. Any necessary changes will be publicised on the website as soon as they become apparent.
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Commissioner of Energy

Hervé Laffaye

ENTSO-E President

R&D Programme Director and Open Source Manager at RTE & Board Chair of LF Energy

 
Panel 1

Chair of the ENTSO-E System Operations Committee

Managing Director, TSCNET Services GmbH

Paddy Hayes

Managing Director of ESB Networks

Kristian Ruby

Eurelectric Secretary General

Head of the Smart Grid Unit and Digital Development Manager, Elering

After BREAK

Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

Parallel sessions

Product Manager of Estfeed, Elering 

Regional coordination specialist, Elering

Regional Advisor at ENTSO-E

Keynotes on RSCs

Claude Turmes

Minister for Energy of Luxembourg

CEO Elering AS

Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E Chair of the Board 

PANEL 2

Manager, Nordic RSC

CEO, The European Wind Energy Association

Offshore Grid Development Manager, Elering

JAN HENSMANS

Belgian North Seas Energy Cooperation Presidency

GERALD KAENDLER

ENTSO-E System Development Committee Vice Chair; Head of Asset Management at Amprion

CONFERENCE MODERATOR

Moderator

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RSC Conference will be available as a podcast as well as a live-streamed digital event.

CONTACT:
T: +372 5689 6079
E: info@rsc2020.eu, info@elering.ee

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