International conference on energy consumer information - EMPOWERING consumers to SAVE ENERGY by INFORMATIVE BILLING, a European approach

Start/Stop Date:
16 Mar 2016
EMPOWERING Project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Rue du Trône 62, 1050 Brussels
Focus Areas:
Implementation of feedback services to end-users
Type of Event:

The final conference is intended to present and discuss the implementation of feedback services to end-users, based on the results of the EMPOWERING project. Feedback services based on smart metering data have been provided to 344.000 customers in Europe. The participating utilities will present the underlying concepts, technological solutions and real-life experiences of their services to energy end-users.

What are the facilitating and limiting factors for a widespread adoption of energy consumption information services as a mainstream practice? What were the experiences of utilities in implementing these services? What are the results in terms of energy savings? And what are the recent European policy developments for metering and billing services and changes in the European electricity market design?

The conference targets energy utilities and associations, consumer groups and other stakeholders, metering service providers, policy makers, regulators and the scientific community.

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09h15 – Registration

09h30 – Welcome

SESSION 1: The informative billing services

09h45 – Recent Policy Initiatives by the European Commission
Mr Manuel SANCHEZ JIMENEZ, Policy Officer, European Commission - DG ENERGY

10h00 – Support for Policy Implementation through IEE and H2020
Mr Vincent Berrutto, Head of Unit, European Commission - EASME

10h15 – The EMPOWERING project overview - approach, concepts and results
Mr Stoyan Danov, CIMNE, project coordinator

10h45 – Q&A

11h00 – Coffee

SESSION 2: Energy utilities’ experiences with feedback to customers

11h30 – EMPOWERING in Austria
Mr Andreas Günter Wancura, Linz Strom

11h45 – EMPOWERING in Spain
Mr Joan M. Grande, Grup El Gas

12h00 – EMPOWERING in Italy
Mr Federico Boni Castagnetti, IREN

12h15 – EMPOWERING in France
Mrs Chella Denizot, GEG

12h30 – DISCUSSION: The practical challenges for utilities to implement smart metering services

13h00 – Lunch

SESSION 3: The market adoption of the energy informative services

14h00 – Market adoption of energy informative services at the utility sector
Mr Richard Schalburg, Senior consultant, Danish Energy Association

14h20 – The Regulator’s View

14h40 – The Consumer Perspective
Mrs Monika Štajnarová, Senior Economic Officer, BEUC

15h00 – Q&A

15h15– Concluding remarks

15h30 – End of the conference