German-Irish Smart Grid Summit

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12.10.2015 | 03:29 PM
16.10.2015 - 03:29 PM
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German Chamber showcases Smart Grid Solutions at its ‘Smart Grid Summit 2015’

Case study on the smart grid trade mission from Germany to Ireland

German language Market Study: Ireland's Smart Grid

One-Page German Company Profiles


On 13th October 2015 hosted the German Chamber of Industry & Commerce a ‘Smart Grid Summit’ to foster relationships and collaborations between German and Irish operators in the smart grid sector. The event marks the beginning of a week-long trade mission of six German companies who will highlight technology solutions for Ireland’s Smart Grid market.

Throughout the week, the delegation of companies, which includes leading European provider of power-line communication, devolo AG, telecontrol and substation automation technology manufacturers, SAE IT and leading German service and system suppliers, SAG GmbH, will take part in over 30 business meetings to explore opportunities with Irish organisations and present innovative German technologies and solutions for Ireland’s Smart Grid needs.

With 40% of electricity set to come from renewable sources by 2020, the development of a smart grid, will be crucial in ensuring Ireland can meet its ambitious energy targets. A Smart Grid is an electricity network that can cost efficiently integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it – generators, consumers and those that do both – in order to ensure economically efficient, sustainable power system with low losses and high levels of quality and security of supply and safety.

Smart Grids monitor, analyse and control the supply of electricity in a responsive and dynamic way, and  consumers also have more control over their consumption, thus helping to improve efficiency, ]reduce consumption,  lower costs and benefit the environment.

Germany is widely recognised as having one of the most efficient energy infrastructure networks in the world and has been at the forefront of smart grid development.   Germany’s much heralded ‘Energiewende’ (‘Energy Transition’) is one of the largest German infrastructural projects in modern times and is designed to make Germany one of the most energy-efficient and green economies in the world.  .

Paul Lynam, President of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Siemens Ireland said “The Irish Smart Grid sector is still growing and with ambitious renewable energy targets to reach, facilitating efficient generation and distribution of electricity will become even more important the coming years. In recent years, there have been a number of successful German-Irish joint venture projects in the area of Smart Grid and the focus of our Smart Grid Summit is to further highlight the opportunities that exist from potential German-Irish joint ventures in the sector.

Bob Barbour, CEO, Smart Grid Ireland said "In order to meet the needs of a fully integrated European internal energy market, it is essential that European businesses work together and share their technical expertise towards building regional grid capacity and connectivity with the ultimate aim of empowering consumers."

"This is the fifth project of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the area of smart grid since 2012", according to Aideen Keenan, Head of Marketing with the German-Irish Chamber, "which is testament to the continuing opportunities for co-operation between the two countries in the smart grid space. We have brought delegations of Irish stakeholders to Germany, hosted German delegations in Ireland, run a number of conferences and set up hundreds of individual meetings to explore business opportunities. As a result many German-Irish partners were established, for example in the framework of Irish test-bed projects - such as the Tallaght Smart Model City project - and large-scale EU consortia. The six German companies that are on this delegation have over 30 meetings set up over the next days across the country and we expect great results for the German and Irish companies involved." 

Presentations from Smart Grid:


dvs.Net; The Smart Grid Experts: Roll out of smart meter projects, Mr. Frank Broekman

SAE-IT-systems; telecontrol & substation automation technology; telecontrol technology, Mr. Johann Kloucek

robotron; Experts in managing big data; meter data management, Mr. Ralph Gliemann

SAG; secure, efficient, cost-optimised energy infrastructure; decentralised monitoring & control systems, Mr. Torben Braje

EICHHOFF Kondensatoren; smart meter data via medium voltage; data transmission, Mr. Oliver Luft & Mr. Martin Rick

devolo; Communication and security solutions from one source; powerline communication solutions, Dr. Michael Koch

Energy Efficiency and Smart Grids in Germany at a Glance Jelka Schedlinsky-Eclareon, Consultant on behalf of the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Stationary Battery Storage Systems – Technology Overview, Cost Calculation and Application Examples Dirk Magnor, Head of Section „Grid Integration and Storage Systems Analysis“ at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, RWTH Aachen University

Tallaght smart micro-energy test-bed -model/city project; Eddie Conroy, County Architect from South Dublin County Council

Optimised Distribution Grid Operation Dr. Jan Hegemann, Team Leader in the Department of Energy Management and Power System Operation at University of Kassel

Science Foundation Ireland: Building Partnerships between Industry and Academia Dr. Phil Hemmingway, Programme Manager, Science Foundation Ireland

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For more information, contact Aideen Keenan, Head of Marketing, aideen.keenan(at) 00353-(0)1-6424330; mobile 00353-(0)87-1365986

The trade mission is being run by the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce in the framework of the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the Federal German Ministry for Economics and Technology.