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Digitisation of the electricity system and Customer participation

Work Group 4 addresses the use and impact of the Information and Communication Technologies as a pervasive tool along the entire value chain of the power generation, transportation and use. The communication layer is one of the pillars of the smart energy system, enabling system observability, monitoring, control and protection, specifically enabling a radical change in the relation between the final user and the energy system. New digital tools (i.e. from smart meters to social networks) linked to the Internet of Things will aim to favour Customer participation in all stages of the development and expansion of the energy system thanks to the analysis of big data generated. The widespread use of digital technologies however needs to be accompanied by suitable measures for data and information protection from malicious intrusions and attacks (cybersecurity) and from uncontrolled use of customers data (data privacy). In particular, WG4 follows on:

  • – The full digitalization of both the transmission and the distribution networks with new ICT infrastructures Cybersecurity issues linked to Use of big data, IoT and High Performances Computing;
  • – ICT infrastructures and technologies that will allow the involvement of the end customers and the retail market players;
  • – The retail electricity markets empowering customers (favourable environment to choose electricity suppliers and to better control consumptions through new services provided by new market players);
  • – The Improvement of public awareness of long-term energy challenges and the need to build and protect transmission infrastructure to increase the social benefit of energy use.


Please download the full Terms of Reference here.


Miguel Sanchez Fornie Comillas University


Maher Chebbo General Electric –  ESMIG
Norela Constantinescu ENTSO-E

WG members:

Aimee Betts-Charalambous Smarter UK and Internet of Things Programme
Aitor Amezua ZIV Automation
Ana Carina Morais EDP Distribuição
Antonello Monti RWTH Aachen University
Antonio Moreno-Munoz Universidad de Cordoba
Aris Evangelos Dimeas National Technical University of Athens
Asier Moltó Llovet REE
Bertrand Cornélusse University of Liège
Bruno Soares R&D NESTER PT
Caroline Plaza SUNCHAIN
Chris Moller EVONET
Christian Lechner ENV AG
Daniel Mugnier TECSOL
Dominik Engel Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Elena Boskov-Kovacs Blueprint Energy Solutions
Eric Suignard EDF R&D
Esther Hardi
George Huitema TNO
George Kariniotakis MINES ParisTech/ARMINES
Gerhard Kleineidam University of Bayreuth
Guillaume Giraud RTE
Henric Larsson Vattenfall Eldistribution AB
J.-Christian Toebermann FRAUNHOFER IWES
Jean-François Montagne ENEDIS
Jean-Luc Dormoy VESTA-SYSTEM
Jesús Fraile-Ardanuy Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
John Dalton DIT
Juha Röning University of Oulu
Kari Mäki VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Liam Beard VODAFONE Group
Liliana Ribeiro EDP Distribuição – Energia, S.A
Ludwig Karg B.A.U.M. Consut GmbH
Malcolm Yadack Stadtwerke Tübingen GmbH
Manolis Vavalis University of Thessaly
Mantzaris Mantzaris HEDNO, Hellenic Distribution Network Operator
Marco-Robert Schulz SIEMENS
Marcus Meisel Sprecher Automation GmbH
Mark Mcgranaghan EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute
Mathias Uslar OFFIS- Institute for Information technology
Miguel Carvalho WATT-IS
Moamar Sayed Mouchaweh High National Engineering School of Mines – MINES PARITECH
Norela Constantinescu ENTSO-E
Paula Carroll UCD Energy Institute
Peep Siitam VOOL EE
Peter Fröhlich AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Peter Nemcek cyberGRID GmbH & Co. KG
Philippe Desbats CEA TECH/LIST
Pieter Vingerhoets ENERGYVILLE
Rémy Rousset Wivaldy
Risto Kosonen Aalto University
Roland Tual RESCOOP
Salvador Trujillo IKERLAN
Sandra Riaño TECNALIA
Santiago Otero Peña ENEL
Silke Krawietz SETA Network
Tamara Valladolid DELOITTE
Theo Borst DNV GL
Yan Zhang University of Oslo
Yvonne Boerakker TKI URBAN ENERGY
Barry  Hayes  University College Cork
Boštjan  Blažič  University of Ljubljana
Lenin Guillermo   Lemus-Zúñiga   Universitat Politecnica de Valencia UPV
Emre  Zengin  GOSB – GEBZE Induatrial Park Managemnt Center
Jan-Hendrik   Ernst  Reactive Technologies Limited
Oleksandr   Novykh  University of La Laguna
Lukovic   Slobodan   University of Lugano
Markos  Romanos  Pylon Network
Christian Feisst Greencom
Jan Roschek Greencom
Bernard Istasse EISIS