27 - 28 September 2022 | London, UK


Michael Kenefick

Associate, Decentralised Energy
Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Photographer: Jason Alden 

Photographer: Jason Alden
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Michael is an analyst on the Decentralized Energy team at BloombergNEF. The team researches the changes to our energy system due to new technologies such as small-scale generation, battery storage and virtual power plants.

Michael focuses on how companies and utilities are adapting to a decentralized power system: the capabilities they are building and how their new business models will work. This work extends to understanding how markets and regulations can help integrate more distributed energy resources, such as electric-vehicle chargers, and ensure a cost-effective and efficient power system.

29 Sep
 - 13:00 BST
Intelligence & Automation

It is undeniable that the system and networks are becoming increasingly decentralised and will continue to do so. What are the main challenges faced by system operators and how can advanced analytics and AI be implemented to overcome them?

  • How can networks manage and connect the abundance of flexible assets through use of automated platforms? - DERMS platforms  for high voltage areas
  • How can automation and AI smooth over intermittency issues with renewable penetration on the grid? Does everything need to be automated and if not, what is most important?
  • Relevant requirements for developing AI at a transmission level in order to create efficient test-beds for future operations
  • TSOs leading the charge on advanced analytics & AI for system operation