The time has come to say goodbye to traditional electric networks and their pyramidal structure – we are now entering a brand new era with a new generation of networks that tackle today’s energy issues head-on (energy prices, CO2 emissions, managing peak electricity demand, the energy mix, etc.).
Smart grids appear to offer some promising solutions for the future. Based on the existing infrastructure, smart grids will help us meet specific network management objectives by capitalizing on ICTs (information and communication technologies). The aim of smart grids is to respond to changing energy use and new ways of using energy, to secure the network and to improve the integration of intermittent REs (renewable energy sources) as safely as possible and in the best possible economic conditions.”
The democratisation of ITCs represents a tremendous opportunity to improve the network’s observability whilst transforming consumers into “prosumers”.
SG PARIS 2013, the benchmark trade show for the Smart Grids sector, held in the city of Paris, will open its doors for this, the 3rd edition, from June 4th to 6th. We will tackle the sector’s hottest topics, examining key issues that affect the industry both up- and down-stream of smart meters: production, transmission and distribution of electricity on the one hand and consumer services on the other. 1750 people attended last year’s show, actively following the 3-day event at which 220 speakers shared their expertise and 50 exhibitors presented their skills and innovations.
Two complementary types of conference will be organised, enabling you to put together your own conference programme, opting to follow the plenary round table sessions and/or the project presentations in the breakout rooms. The round table sessions will take a strategic look at the topic in hand with a representative panel of market players. The project sessions, meanwhile, will consist of short presentations of smart grid projects from France and overseas.
The main auditorium will host the round table sessions, whilst two breakout rooms will simultaneously host the project presentations, each lasting 30 minutes.
For those who wish to build on the information gleaned during the conference sessions, over 50 exhibitors will be present at the event to showcase their new products or services. A demo zone will complete the trade show, offering demonstrations of smart grid innovations.
The SMART AWARDS were first launched in 2012 in conjunction with Logica Business Consulting and la Chaîne de l’Energie, meeting with resounding success. 36 entries were received, competing for 5 different awards: SMART HOME, SMART BUILDING, SMART MULTI UTILITIES, SMART CITY and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.
We have consequently decided to organise the SMART AWARDS again this year, in the aim of once again showcasing the most innovative Smart Grid projects.
We have also decided to set up a Business Meeting Programme to help you truly make the most of SG PARIS. An online platform allows you to organise your schedule by lining up meetings prior to the event.
Register today to optimise your availability!