Smart energy integration for balanced overall performance

Sponsored by: VTT

Focused on:

  • Efficiency
  • Conservation
  • Utilization
  • Production

Date: 4 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Wide stakeholder involvement is needed to make business and technology integration happen

What does the future energy system look like and how is the foreseen growing business cake to be shared in a new way? The idea of holistically planned, energy efficient districts of different scale and scope is becoming more and more attractive. Energy conservation and utilization of regional energy resources is a wise response, both from a practical and a branding perspective, to increasing demand for “green” differentiation from municipal decision-makers, developers, investors and ultimately end-users.

How to effectively balance production and consumption in particular in the planning phase of regional energy systems and what is the role of larger energy infrastructure (user-driven market, power back-up/capacity market)? Increased use of various renewable energy sources will reduce environmental impacts and challenge the optimization of energy systems. Matching the energy production and demand in a secured and cost-effective way has to be assured.

How to optimize the cross-energy-management of smart energy systems? Intelligent interoperability and interactive user-oriented control of systems for energy balancing and energy storage is a pre-requisite. ICT with its smart sensors, smart metering technologies and digital platforms will enable integrated, trustworthy and reliable smart energy system communication.

VTT wants to promote the development of efficient near zero-energy and low-carbon system concepts and solutions on district scale. Register for this webinar to learn how this is being achieved.

Presented by

Dr. Markku J. Virtanen,

Senior Principal Scientist, Program Manager

Dr Virtanen's area of technical expertise include energy efficiency and energy use in buildings, technical building service systems and their integration to district energy systems. He has long experience in industrial research and management of research within the scope. Dr Virtanen is managing Intelligent Energy Grids program at VTT, which aims at integrated multi-energy system concepts and solutions on district scale, and advanced ICT enabled concepts and solutions for Smart Grid communication and management.

Dr. Miimu Airaksinen,

Research Professor, Eco-efficient Built Environment

Prof. Airaksinen has been working in the development of energy and eco-efficient districts and buildings. In addition Airaksinen is currently involved in smart city research and development. She has long experience both in national and international projects both with research institutes as well as with industry.

Dr. Kari Mäki,

Senior Scientist, Smart Grids

Dr. Mäki has a long experience in smart grid and energy system research. He has participated in many international research projects considering for instance power system protection, distribution automation, distributed generation, electric vehicles and energy storage technologies. He is also involved in different co-operation networks on this topic area. He has earlier experience from both network operator and industry sides.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Scenarios of regional energy systems interconnected to larger energy infrastructures.
  • Importance of regional energy planning.
  • Opportunities for ICT enabled energy services.
  • Challenges for Smart Grid Communication.


  • CTOs
  • R&D
  • Innovation Managers & Directors
  • TSO/DSO Operators
  • Energy Utilities
  • Real-Estate Owners
  • ICT Operators
  • Contractors