Webinar: ISGAN Annex 2 Spotlight on Demand Management

Start/Stop Date:
06 Mar 2014
IEA Demand Side Management IA and Leonardo Energy
Webinar: 6 March at 15:00
Focus Areas:
Smart grids
Type of Event:

Date & time: March 6, 15h00

Duration / timezone: 1 hour (Central European Time)

Speakers: Laura Marretta, Rémy Garaude Verdier (ISGAN)


Demand Management is understood as one of the core functions of a smart grid. ISGAN is publishing a case book focusing on Demand Management projects, where member countries have volunteered cases for the purposes of increasing knowledge and collaboration between stakeholders on smart grid project planning, implementation and management. The cases included in the report represent a broad range of economic, political, geographical, structural, cultural and market contexts, intended to promote more sophisticated conversation about lessons learned and best practices across stakeholders.

The webinar will focus on one of the case studies discussed in the report, and in particular on the initiatives on customer engagement in Italy. During the webinar the following topics will be covered:

  • Projects description and main objectives
  • Discussion of current status and results
  • Recommendations &  Lessons learned

Registration page:  http://www.leonardo-energy.org/webinar/spotlight-demand-management


Laura Marretta works in the Smart Grids department of Enel Distribuzione, the second biggest utility in Europe, where she is mainly involved in European-scale Smart Grids projects and development of several European initiatives in this field, involving leading utilities, technology manufacturers, research institutes and European energy associations across the continent. She is also active in some international Smart Grids initiatives, such as the World Energy Council and the ISGAN Annex 2 as national expert representing Italy. She holds a PhD degree in Production Engineering and has also experience in green manufacturing inside a previous research program at the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of California, Berkeley (USA).

Rémy Garaude Verdier is a Smart Grids Project Manager within ERDF’s strategy and project development department. Since 2011, Rémy is GRID4EU’s Project Coordinator. Previously, Rémy has worked in a variety of jobs during a 10-year career at EDF Group. His previous roles include managing the integration of the EDF Group’s SAP solution to its new nuclear build division in the UK and the US, and managing the purchase and engineering domains in the biggest SAP deployment completed to date (more than 80,000 users). Prior to joining EDF Group, Rémy managed several large construction projects around the world for VINCI Group. He is a civil engineer with an MBA from Lausanne IMD (Switzerland).