Chester, United Kingdom – Is DSM the Answer? – Solving the problems of Tomorrow’s Electricity System

21 October 2009

Chester, United Kingdom, October, 2009

Is DSM the Answer? – Solving the problems of Tomorrow’s Electricity System

Wednesday 21st October, 2009 – 13:00 – 18:00
EA Technology, Capenhurst, Chester, CH1 6ES United Kingdom

The seminar brought together experts from the UK and a number of international representatives from the IEA DSM Programme and considered the challenges and opportunities that future electricity systems may face and the solutions DSM can offer.

Workshop flyer

13:00
Registration and coffee

13:30
Welcome – Robert Davis (CEO EA Technology) and Hans Nilsson (Chair of the IEA DSM Programme)

Is DSM the answer? – Hans Nilsson, Chairman of the DSM Programme
DSM in the UK – What are the Questions? – Jen Carter, EA Technology, UK

Session 1 – Matching Demand to Inflexible Generation

UK Approach – presented by Shanti Majithia, Energy and Climate Manager, Transmission, National Grid, UK
International approach – Is DSM the answer for intermittent renewable generation? – presented by Carmen Rodriguez VillaGarcia, RED Electrica de Espana, Spain

15:00 Coffee

Session 2 – The role of DSM in the development of Smart Grids

UK Approach – presented by Ian Povey, Electricity North West
International approach – Smart Grid and DSM: Issues and Activities – presented by Frederick Weston, Regulatory Assistance Project, USA

Session 3 – The barriers of Profiles for Settlements in engaging small consumers

UK Approach to Settlement - presented by Linda Hull, EA Technology, UK
International approach – Load profiling for balance settlement, demand response and smart metering in Finland – presented by Seppo Kärkkäinen, Elektraflex, Finland

17:30
Concluding remarks and close (Hans Nilsson)

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