A workshop providing discussion and insights on the future management of Smart Grids, based on sharing and feedback from the innovative pilots being undertaken by Utilities in Italy, Ireland and Germany will take place from 1400-1700 on Monday, 4th June 2018, at DEI – Department of Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering, Università Di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 2 , 40136, Bologna, Italy, Room – Aula Magna.

The pilots, which are part of the ADMS and SOGNO EU Horizon 2020 projects, include Enel e-distribuzione using low-cost PMUs in Italy, ESB Networks on Active Capacity & Outages Management in Ireland, and in Germany a Smart Grid Campus by RWTH and AI driven Grid Management by Bayernwerk.

The ADMS Smart Grid Active Management System provides a data-driven AI-based Network Management System seamlessly integrated with mass-deployed low-cost distributed real-time MV and LV Power Quality Monitoring (PQM) and Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) right to the distribution grid-edge. This solution helps Distribution System Operators to significantly increase the use of Renewable Energy Sources in their distribution grids while safeguarding regulatory compliance, increasing capacity and reducing outages.

While the SOGNO project is developing a new concept of distribution grid management, based on the use of 5G communication, advanced deep learning techniques and cloud virtualization to build a new philosophy of management and control of Smart Grids based on “automation as a service”.

This Bologna Energy Day Event is part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018.

More Information  or  Contact: Alessandro Mingotti, Tel: +39 3490980966


1400    “The future management of Smart Grids” – Prof.Lorenzo Peretto, Università di Bologna, Italy.
1420    “Smart Grids for Smart Cities” – Prof.Carlo Alberto Nucci, Università di Bologna, Italy and Editor in Chief, Electric Power Systems Research
1440    “Active System Management of Smart Grids – the ADMS project” – John O’Flaherty, ADMS Project Manager and MAC Technical Director, Ireland.
1500    “ESB Pilots of Active Capacity and Outages Management in Ireland” – Paul Hayes, Smart Networks Engineer, ESB Networks, Ireland.
1520    “RWTH Smart Grid Campus pilot” – Andrea Angioni, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
1540    Coffee
1600    “Artificial Intelligence in Grid Management and Bayernwerk Pilot” – Artur Löwen, CEO and founder, Gridhound, Germany.
1620    “Future Smart Grids’ Automation and Virtualisation – the SOGNO project” – Prof. Antonello Monti, Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
1640    Panel Discussion on the future management of Smart Grids – chaired by Prof.Lorenzo Peretto, Università di Bologna, Italy.
1700    End