SMi Group Announce Their Inaugural Distribution Automation Europe Conference, 10th & 11th October 2011

By Smi Group, PRNE
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

LONDON, August 31, 2011 -

SMi Group are delighted to announce their inaugural Distribution Automation Europe conference taking place on the 10th and 11th October 2011 in London. Critical to the efficient and reliable operation of the Grid, Distribution Automation could create a self healing grid with real-time monitoring adjustments to changing loads, generation, and intelligent control that would reduce potential outages without operator intervention.

This conference will bring together European utilities and technology leaders for an in-depth review of this key component set to transform the Smart Grid network. With presentations and case studies focussing on the benefits of investing in Distribution Automation; the challenges and business outlook, this conference promises to be an unmissable European opportunity to learn and network with other leaders in this field.  

This high level conference programme will be delivered by some of the industry’s most senior professionals including:

  • Teresa Fallon, Manager, Smart Networks, ESB    
  • Matthias Grandel, Head of Technology & Solutions, E.ON
  • Mike Edgar, Strategy Development Manager, Future Transmission Networks, National Grid
  • Jesus Carrillo Martinez, Head of Real Time Systems and Infrastructure, Union Fenosa
  • Maarten Van Riet, Research and Development Manager, Alliander
  • Ville Maksimainen, Manager, Operation Planning, Vattenfall
  • Osmo Siirto, Unit Manager, Distribution Network, Helen Energy
  • Simon Noon, Business Development Manager, Tait Radio
  • Terje Gjengedal, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Statnett
  • Wim Kerstens, Expert Asset Management, Stedin
  • Ruth Martin Soria, Innovation Project Manager, Endesa
  • Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College
  • Mark Ossel, Vice President, ESNA
  • Eric Woods, Senior Analyst, Pike Research
  • John Jansen van der Sligt, Project Manager, Netbeheer Nederland

For more information and to book your place at this unmissable event visit or alternatively contact Jamison Nesbitt on +44(0)207-827-6164 or

About SMi Group

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For further information contact:
David Leakey
Tel: +44(0)20-7827-6726


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