Event Schedule

Wednesday, 26 April 2023

Xcelerate Barcelona

Day 2 Schedule of Events

9:00 am - 9:20 am

A Warm Welcome to Xcelerate Barcelona 2023

Our Head of EMEA, Michael Schneider, opens Xcelerate 2023 with a warm welcome and provides an update on Energy Exemplar and PLEXOS in the region.


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Michael Schneider
Senior Vice President & Head of EMEA at Energy Exemplar

9:20 am - 10:00 am

Global Update & Vision

The Energy Analytics & Decision Platform

Empowering Decision-Making with Energy Analytics: A Path to Clarity Amid Uncertainty


David Wilson_circle
David Wilson
CEO at Energy Exemplar
Prajval Parthasarathy
Prajval Parthasarathy
COO at Energy Exemplar

10:00 - 10:45

Long-Term Plan for Hydro and Large-scale Systems

In this presentation, Dr. Glenn Drayton will discuss techniques for solving large-scale and complex LT Plan problems with an example stochastic hydro LT Plan.


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Dr. Glenn Drayton
Founder & Chief Scientist, Energy Exemplar

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Coffee Break

11:10 am - 1:00 pm

Hydrogen Keynote

Details coming soon


Armin Schnettler
Managing Director at Profas Energy Consult

[Panel] The Challenges & Opportunities in creating low-carbon Energy Businesses

More details coming soon


Moderator: Phil Grant
Ian Luciani
Head Of Power Pricing at BP

[Panel] Getting the model right – Market modelling: Tips & Traps


Kesavarthiniy Savarimuthu-1
Kesavarthiniy Savarimuthu
Power Markets Analyst at BloombergNEF
Sarah Johnston_circle-1
Sarah Johnston
Head of Model Analytics at Cornwall Insight
Hameed Safiullah
Principal Consultant at GE Energy Consulting
David Robertson_circle
Moderator: Dr. David Robertson
VP Solutions (EMEA) at Energy Exemplar

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm


2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent tracks

Track 1

Securing Energy Supply

Track 2

Accelerating Decarbonisation

Track 1: Securing Energy Supply

Modelling Europe's short-term Security of Supply scenarios in PLEXOS

Using our pan-European gas model, we have focused it on analysing all aspects of the “Security of Supply” crisis in Europe. Join us as we present this short-term simulation model (Jul 2022 -June 2024) which takes a highly granular and deep-dive approach, capturing all the fundamentals that affect the timely availability of gas to and within Europe. And see the regional and country level outcomes to cold weather events, critical infrastructure failures, excessive non-market interventions and variable merchant LNG supply availability.


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Walter Boltz
Senior Advisor on European Energy
Paolo Farina_circle-1
Dr. Paolo A. Farina
Team Lead for Gas at Energy Exemplar

Track 1: Securing Energy Supply

[Panel] Modelling Gas Supply & Storage


Dante Powell - circle
Dante Powell
Innovation Manager at ENTSOG
Federico Pontoni - circle
Federico Pontoni
Program Director at FEEM
John Dimitropoulos
John Dimitropoulos
Director at Grant Thornton
Paolo Farina_circle-1
Moderator: Dr. Paolo A. Farina
Team Lead for Gas at Energy Exemplar

Track 2: Accelerating Decarbonisation

[Panel] Emissions Modelling & Net Zero Planning

Session details and further panellists announced soon


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Panagiota Panagiotakopoulou
Senior Market Fundamentals Manager at National Grid
Paul Deane_circle-1
Dr. Paul Deane
Senior Research Fellow at University College Cork
Adam Beddison
Adam Beddison
Lead Modelling Expert at EWEC

Track 1: Securing Energy Supply

[Panel] Integrated Resource Planning

Session details and further panellists announced soon


Tomo Martinovic_circle-1
Tomo Martinovic
Managing Director at Go2Power
Dipuo Magapa-1
Dipuo Magapa
Senior Scientist Energy Planning at ESKOM

Track 1: Securing Energy Supply

Locational marginal pricing analysis in the Baltic States

Baltic transmissions system operators performed common study of locational marginal pricing analysis as required within European Bidding Zone review process. The market simulation results were used together with network analysis to identify grid bottlenecks and contingencies. Energy Exemplar’s PLEXOS market modelling tool allowed Baltic TSOs to comply with all requirements of the Bidding Zone review process, allocating minimal resources for post-processing data. A common market model used by all Baltic TSOs enabled full cooperation and timely project implementation. 


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Andrius Maneikis
Senior Analyst at Litgrid
Jonas Žemaitaitis-1
Jonas Žemaitaitis
Analyst at Litgrid
Vladislavs Fots-1
Vladislavs Fots
Electrical Engineer at AS "Augstsprieguma tīkls" (AST)

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dinner Event

We would like to invite you to join us for a special evening event in Barcelona - more details coming soon!