The FPS Economy, SME, Self-Employed and Energy - DG Energy & EnergyVille, would like to invite you to the public workshop of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN):



Thor Central
Thor Park 8310
3600 Genk

Building the flexible power systems.

From analog to digital, from lorry to EV, from customers to prosumers

All over the globe, governments have set ambitious targets for the deployment of renewable energy sources. Unlocking the full flexibility potential throughout the power system is essential to enable these objectives. This ISGAN public workshop gathers world-class speakers from international organizations, public authorities, utilities and research institutes to exchange views on current and future energy policies, to showcase best practices and to bring together experts in various technologies to come to a power system vision.  


You can now find the presentations online 


  • Session 1 - High-level introduction
    • 10h00 - 10h15: Jean-Marc Delporte, Chairman FPS Economy, SME, Self-Employed and Energy
    • 10h15 - 10h30: Marc Van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit for New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, European Commission
    • 10h30 - 10h45: Ronnie Belmans, CEO EnergyVille & CEO GSGF
    • 10h45 - 11h00: Karin Widegren, Chair ISGAN
    • 11h00-11h30 Coffee break
  • Session 2 - Overview of International Activities on Flexibility
    • 11h30 - 13h00 Moderator: Nancy Mahieu, Director General for Energy
      • Christian Zinglersen, CEM secretariat
      • Susanne Ackeby, ISGAN Annex 6
      • Edwin Haesen, Ecofys
      • Pieter Vingerhoets, GSGF
    • 13h00 - 14h00 Lunch
  • Session 3 - Smart grids contributing to a flexible power system
    • 14h00 – 15h30 Moderator: Roberto Zangrandi, EDSO for Smart Grids
      • Bob Hebb, Elia
      • Steven Hauser, GridWise Alliance (t.b.c.)
      • Sky Son, KSGI (t.b.c.)
      • Minnesh Bipath, SANEDI (t.b.c.)
    • 15h30 - 16h00 Coffee break
  • Session 4 - Towards a smart & flexible power system
    • 16h00 - 17h30 Moderated: Michele de Nigris, IEA End-Use Working Party Vice-Chair Electricity
      • Russ Conklin, ISGAN
      • Peter Warren, DSM
      • Roland Bründlinger, PVPS
      • Bert Gysen, ECS
      • Filip Johnsson, IETS
  • Session 5 – Conclusions
    • 17h30 - 17h45 Wim Dries, Mayor of the City of Genk
    • 17h45 - 19h00 Networking Reception


Practical information

Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk