Date: Wednesday 19 September 2012 - Thursday 20 September 2012

Location: Madrid, Spain

From Economic Scale to Economies of Choice

ACI’s Smart Grids 2012 is the opportune platform to convene with senior executives from the utilities industry, TSOs, DNOs, energy retailers, aggregators as well as technology providers to discuss ways of achieving smart transmission and distribution across the value chain.

The conference will have a heavy focus on case study examples of smart grid projects across the globe, discussing their business cases & models, innovative technologies utilized and the main challenges faced by each project and their approaches.

The Key Areas of Discussion for the Event will be: 


  • Global Market Developments
  • Smarter Governments: Policy & Regulatory Update
  • Remuneration & Taxation of Distributed and Sustainable Generation
  • Smart Grid Projects: Case Study Examples
  • Innovative Technologies for Smart Grid Development
  • Achieving Smart Transmission & Distribution
  • Smart Grid Projects: Technology Case Studies
  • Consumer Perception & Reception of Smart Grids
  • New Market Roles & Responsibilities Including: Micro-grids, Virtual Power Plants and Aggregators

Gas Natural Fenosa Site Visit

Control Room Centre, A 220/45/15KV Substation & Smart Grid Laboratory

During the afternoon of Tuesday 18th September 2012 up to 20 conference attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to visit three different sites at Gas Natural Fenosa’s Puente Princesa Offices in Madrid. The group will see their control room centre, a 220/45/15KV substation & their smart grid laboratory.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit but spaces are strictly limited! Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.

Confirmed Panel Members

Hans Vrinds, Executive Consultant, IBM Global Services (Conference Chair)

Cécile Musialski, Senior Associate Lawyer, Philippe & Partners

Jorge Tello Guijarro, Head of Active Networks and Distributed Energy Resources Integration,                        Gas Natural Fenosa

Susana Carillo, Smartgrid Project Manager, ENDESA

Joris Knigge, Innovator, Enexis B.V.

Denis O'Leary, Head IT & Smart Networks, ESB Networks

 Asier Moltó Llovet, Project Leader - Demand Management, Red Eléctrica De España

Lucian Benghea, Program Manager Smart Grid, Transelectrica

Pierre Bernard, Head of Business Development, Elia Group Managing Partner, Bernard EnergyAdvocacy

Jimmie van der Zwaan, Partner, VMW Taxand N.V.

Marlot Witjes, Tax Lawyer, VMW Taxand N.V.

Robert J. Sarfi, Managing Partner, Boreas Group LLC

Nick Hunn, Development Director, ONZO

Daphne Geelen, Researcher, Delft University of Technology

Alicia Carrasco, Regulatory Director, eMeter,  A Siemens Business Unit

Elena Gonzales Sanchez, Managing Partner, C19 Energy Partners

John J. Simmins, Senior Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute

Miguel Torrão Mendes, Director Utilities Market, WeDo Technologies

Derek Macfarlane, DMS Consultant, GE Digital Energy

Marc Lamey, Smart Grid Sales & Business Development Vice-President, Alstom Grid

Yves Bertone, Smart Grid Deputy Director, Veolia Environment

Companies Attending in 2011 

* Cereteth * Eskom * ENEL * Siemens * Itron Metering Solutions * Schneider Electric * GDF Suez * Mitsui & Co * BKW * Eltel Networks * Satyam Computer Services Ltd * Sinclair Knight Merz * IEEE * Shell * University Of Amsterdam * Gas Natural Servivios SDG, S.A. * PikeResearch * Power Plus Communications * Lime Energy * Telecom Italia SpA * IBM Global Services * Cisco Systems * Endesa Distribución Eléctrica * Movares Energy * Accenture * ESNA - Energy Service Network Association * Hitachi Europe Ltd. * Fortum * Ormazabal * E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism * ESB Networks * EDP Distribuição - Energia, S.A. * SAP * ONZO * Deputy Manager Smart Grid Group * Western Power Distribution * Orion Innovations LLP * Alstom Grid * Nabarro LLP * EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG * Verdantix * Telvent Servicios Compartidos * Aidon Oy *

Who Will Attend

Leading utilities and energy retailers including: managers and directors of smart grids, smart meters, data management, technical, network development, distributions, innovations and strategic project managers as well as business development executives from technical service providers, consultants and regulators.

Conference Fees

Conference Only : £1395

Documentation Pack: £395 

For Further Information Or To Register Your Attendance Contact

Sherine Whittle

Tel: +44 (0) 207 981 9800


 Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunities:

Maureen Ignacio

Tel: +44 (0) 207 981 2508


Conference sponsor
Media partners
Confirmed Conference Venue

NH Eurobuilding

Padre Damián, 23

28036 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 913 537 337