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Tuesday, March 5 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Smart Grids - How Can We Detune Energy Demands and Expectations through Holistic Demonstrations for Greening Metropolii in ‘Energy Islands’? FULL

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Horizon 2020 strongly emphasizes finding innovative and efficient solutions to address societal changes and enable technological breakthroughs.  The design, demonstration and implementation of Smart Grids represents a significant step forward for the electric power infrastructure  of the EU by providing increased reliability, efficiency and affordability, while leveraging renewables and other distributed power generation sources.  Exploiting advances in a number of technologies, including ICT and power electronics, the Smart Grid methodology has been demonstrated on small scales, but still faces a number of challenges to scale to major cities and beyond.  This session will provide a clear definition of Smart Grids and their potential, address the challenges that must be faced in the next years to realize their advantages, and discuss the role that international collaboration will play in the grid's evolution.

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Shawn Thorne

Associate Director, Power and Energy, U.S. Office of Naval Research Global - London
Dr. Shawn Thorne is the Associate Director for Power and Energy and Functional Materials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global office in London, United Kingdom. He is responsible for developing connections between the US Naval Research Enterprise and outstanding international... Read More →

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Dr. Kieran Delaney

R&D Manager, Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology
Dr Kieran Delaney is the R&D manager and co-founder of the newly formed Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research, which is based at Cork Institute of Technology. The Centre has over sixty researchers and state-of-the-art facilities for networked embedded systems research, development... Read More →
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Dr. Venizelos Efthymiou

Executive Manager Networks at Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Dr Venizelos Efthymiou from Cyprus is a holder of the UMIST university degrees: BSc in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Master of Science (MSc) in Power Systems and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He joined the Electricity Authority of Cyprus in March 1979 and he currently holds... Read More →
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Per-Olof Granström

Secretary General, EDSO
Per-Olof Granström has a profound knowledge of the energy sector as he has held various positions in different European utilities and associations. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General of EDSO for Smart Grids, he was Director of European Affairs at Vattenfall, Executive... Read More →
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Mark O'Malley

Professor of Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin
Mark O'Malley is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD), founder and Director of the Electricity Research Centre (http://erc.ucd.ie ) an industry supported research group. He has received two Fulbright awards, is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is recognized as a world leading authority on grid integration of renewable energy and h... Read More →
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Paddy Teahon

Strategy Implementation Consultant, University College Dublin
Paddy Teahon has recently joined UCD as a Strategy Implementation Consultant. Paddy has previously worked in the Irish Civil Service, having served as Head of the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) from 1993-2000. He is also currently Hon. President of the Irish Wind Energy... Read More →

Tuesday March 5, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm CET
European Parliament J6Q1

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