Call for Papers
15 Sep 2010
Abstract Submission
15 Nov 2010
Abstract Notification
01 Dec 2010
Full Paper Submission
01 Feb 2011
Final Notification
15 Mar 2011
Early Regist. Deadline
11 Apr 2011
25-27 May 2011

Keynote Presentations

EEM key-note presentations are designed to start discussions and bring forward new ideas. Our speakers had chosen topics on the current state-of-the-art developments in the key areas of energy markets that will engage the audience and inspire dialogue. Our key-notes included:

Are Current Electricity Markets Suitable to Integrate Non-Dispatchable Producers?

The electricity market structure, involving generally a pool, a futures market and a bilateral trading floor, was designed before the large integration of non-dispatchable sources, particularly wind power. This presentation addresses the suitability of the current electricity market structure for producers relying on non-dispatchable energy sources. Considering the intrinsic variability and uncertainty of the production level of non-dispatchable sources, appropriate changes in the current market structure are discussed to adapt such structure to an increasingly non-dispatchable generation mix.

Antonio J. Conejo

Antonio J. Conejo, full professor at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, received the M.S. from MIT and the Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has published over 100 papers in SCI journals and is the author or coauthor of books published by Springer, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill and CRC. He has been the principal investigator of many research projects financed by public agencies and the power industry and has supervised 13 PhD theses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and an IEEE Fellow. 

Possibilities of Active Contribution of Prosumers in Balancing of Power Systems

Electrical power systems were mainly developed by adapting the supply side while less attention was given in controlling the demand side. During the effort to integrate large amounts of renewable energy sources, the implementation of demand response mechanisms may provide considerable options for continuous adaptation of the demand to the actual system needs. In liberalised market environments, small electricity consumers become potential prosumers. Aggregated under an eligible market entity, and connected through ICT, prosumers may compete with conventional technologies. System operators regard demand response mechanisms as effective measures to deal with high penetration of renewable energy sources, however many questions remain open. Main challenges are related to assessing prosumers dynamics (behavioural aspects, technical constraints and response time limitations), establishing appropriate regulatory frameworks, and financial settlement systems for demand response providers.

Wil L. Kling

Prof. Wil L. Kling received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven in 1978. Since 1993 he has been a (part-time) professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, and since 2000 also at Eindhoven University of Technology in the field of intelligent Power Systems. Since 2008, he is a full-time professor at Eindhoven University of Technology where he is leading research programs on distributed generation, integration of wind power, network con­cepts and reliability. Prof. Kling is involved in scientific organisations such as CIGRE and the IEEE. As Netherlands' representative, he is a member of CIGRE Study Committee C6 Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation, and the Administrative Council of CIGRE.

Planning the grid for 2020 and beyond – the role of ENTSO-E

The significance of bringing a European overview in planning the electricity grid in view of the EU energy policy targets has become a necessity given the central role of transmission infrastructure in enabling the relevant policies. On one hand, 20-20-20 targets set by the EU climate and energy package drive the effort to create the conditions that support the integration of renewable energy sources, the efficiency in electricity consumption, and the reduction of CO2 emissions. On the other hand, it is evident that a longer term vision is needed, anchored to the year 2050 when the EU decarbonization objectives must be observed. ENTSO-E addresses both issues, first with its biennial Ten-Year Network Development Plan, and also with its recently announced Study Roadmap 2050 towards the Modular Pan-European Electricity Highways System.

Tahir Kapetanovic
Dimitrios Chaniotis is working as Senior Advisor for System Development, with focus on areas such as the Ten-Year Network Development Plan, and the Network Codes for grid connection. He started his career at the R&D centre of EDF in France in 2001 working on the areas of congestion management and market power. In 2003 he joined RTE France, working on capacity allocation mechanisms on interconnections and market coupling. Mr Chaniotis holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from INSEAD.  

The Game Changers in Energy Markets


Integration of smart technologies into the distribution networks, into homes and now also into the EVs offers a completely new and unprecedented portfolio of services transforming the Energy Markets. For the first time the ubiquitous convergence of information, processing capacity and electricity is allowing for the new business models, for new incentive schemes and for new level of customer empowerment. The granularity, accuracy and timely availability of information enables the intake of much larger amounts of renewable generation, allows for Demand Response schemes as well as the peer-to-peer Virtual Power Plant collaboration. This game changing in the Energy Markets is at its beginning as several aspects still needs to be clarified. Many questions remain to be solved about accurately forecasting customer behavior, about auditability and traceability of decisions, clear definition of roles, responsibilities and possible liabilities and finally the necessity to remain within the technical constraints of a balanced electricity network, within the contractual service level agreements agreed between the engaged partners and within the positive ROI of the financial business case.

Tahir Kapetanovic
Bastian Fischer is a recognized industry leader with an extensive experience in the Utility industry, in IT technology, customer management and smart grid & smart home area. A regular speaker on the theme of Utility industry innovation, he is an active contributor to a variety of customer thought leadership initiatives and industry press articles on international level. Before joining Oracle, Bastian Fischer held several leadership roles focusing on the Utility Industry transformation in USA, APAC and Europe. With his wealth of international experience and a profound understanding of IT as an enabler of change and innovation, he is currently leading the Oracle Utilities team in EMEA, setting the focus on strategic projects and smart grid initiatives as well as providing direction to the largest utility customers. Bastian leads the Oracle Executive Customer Advisory Board for Utilities, setting the roadmap to enabling utilities in the roll-out of smart grid projects, embracing industry breakthrough innovations and adopting new and innovative business processes.

Ancillary Services Market in the South East Europe

The Transmission System Operator (TSO) has the central role in coordination of secure operation of the electric power system including adequate level of electric power quality and minimal influence on environment. The one of the main tasks of TSO is to provide ancillary services required for reliable and safe electric power system operation. The main ancillary services are: frequency control, voltage control, spinning reserve, cold reserve and black start. All necessary ancillary services must be accurately planned, including the determination of their costs, and their influence on electric power transmission price. Ancillary services pricing policies should promote the efficient use of and investment in generation, transmission and consumption.

In grid codes of South-East European countries different ancillary services exist and TSOs provide them based on different principles (some are mandatory some are commercial sometime exist bilateral contracts sometime exist markets). Despite the differences, there is a growing demad to trade certain services across national borders. Current EU cross-border congestion management rules make it very difficult to trade non-schedulable power/energy services over the borders since the whole capacity allocation mechanism was designed for scheduled transactions.

Igor Kuzle

Igor Kuzle is a Professor at the Department of Power Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb. His interests include power system dynamics and control, connection and influence of renewables on the power system operation. He was a project leader for over 40 industry projects. He is member of Croatian National Committee CIGRE Executive Board, Member of the Technical Commission for Assignation of Croatian Quality Mark of Croatian Chamber of Economy, IEEE Croatia Section Chair, IEEE PES Chapter Representative for Central Europe and IEEE IAS Chapter R8 Chair.

Dubravko Sabolić

Dubravko Sabolić obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Zagreb. From 2001 to 2004 he served as a Commissioner at the Telecommunication Council of the Republic of Croatia, the regulatory authority for telecom markets. Now he works as the CEO of the national electricity system operator called HEP–Transmission System Operator. He is also active as an Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, where he teaches Engineering Economics for undergraduate students. At the University of Osijek, Croatia, he teaches Electricity Markets for graduate students.

3rd Package and European Power Systems of the Future


This session will cover the following topics:
  • Framework Guidelines and Codes
  • Process, development and follow-up
  • Key areas of interest
  • Benefits, challenges and open issues

Tahir Kapetanovic
Tahir Kapetanovic is Director Electricity at the Austrian Energy Regulatory Authority E-Control since 2001 ( In ERGEG he is the co-chair of the Electricity Network & Market TF ( He was a member of the Advisory Council and Chair of the WG Network Operations in the EU TP Smart Grids 2005-2009. Since 2009 he is a member of Smart Grids Forum and chairs WG3 of the EC TF for Smart Grids. Before E-Control, he spent ten years on different assignments in the industry, four years in academic research and lectured in power systems, security of supply and energy management, at the University of Zagreb, Imperial College of London and Vienna University of Technology. He holds Dipl.-Ing., MSc and PhD in Energy and Power Systems.  

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