Event Highlights

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Join us in Athens, 21-24 May 2024

Xcelerate is Energy Exemplar's premier Energy Modelling and Simulation Summit—a dynamic three-and-a-half-day event brimming with interactive, hands-on training, invaluable networking opportunities, enlightening presentations, insightful case study sessions, engaging user roundtable discussions, and much more.

2024 Event Pricing

  Early Bird (closes 2 April) General Registration
Full Event
(21-24 May) 
€1,299 €1,699

Training Only: Certification for new users
(21-22 & 24 May) 

€1,249 €1,649
Training Only: Advanced Training for existing users
(21-22 May)
€1,249 €1,649
Training Only: Gas & Hydrogen Fundamentals
(21-22 May)
€1,249 €1,649
Conference only (23-24 May) €349 €449

VAT and booking fees apply. 

Scroll down on this page to learn more about the program, networking opportunities, the venue, and highlights from Xcelerate Barcelona 2023.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens!

 

Event Agenda


We've added an extra day of training for Xcelerate 2024! This year will be packed full of interactive PLEXOS training, panels and presentations, networking events, and - back by popular demand - our PLEXOS LAB (additional details below). Don't miss the exciting opportunities to connect with your industry peers offered at Xcelerate!
 
View the detailed daily agenda below.
Tuesday 21 May Wednesday 22 May Thursday 23 May Friday 24 May
Morning

PLEXOS Training: 

  • Fundamentals Certification Course
  • Intermediate / Advanced PLEXOS Training
  • Gas & Hydrogen Training

PLEXOS Training: 

  • Fundamentals Certification Course
  • Intermediate / Advanced PLEXOS Training
  • Gas & Hydrogen Training

Conference Program:

  • Keynote Sessions;
    Hear from the global leadership team and guest speakers

Product-focused Program & Training:
  • Fundamentals Certification continued (for beginners)
  • Product-focused Interactive Sessions (for existing users)
  • PLEXOS Lab
Afternoon
  • Networking Lunch

  • Training continues

  • Networking Lunch

  • Training continues
  • Networking Lunch

  • Track Sessions: Technical

  • Track Sessions: Commercial 
  • PLEXOS Lab
  • Grab & Go Lunch
Evening

Welcome Reception

Networking Dinners

Special Event
All Day
  • PLEXOS Lab
  • PLEXOS Lab
Detailed Schedule Day 1 Detailed Schedule Day 2 Detailed Schedule Day 3 Detailed Schedule Day 4 Detailed Schedule
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PLEXOS Lab Xcelerate Barcelona

PLEXOS Lab

We will be running our flagship PLEXOS Lab across all four days of the event. You will have the opportunity to pop in and speak to our experts 1:1 to dive into the product and learn how it can best help you get to where you need to be. There may well be use cases and features you didn't know of, so be sure to come and immerse yourself.

There will be pods equipped with screens running PLEXOS:

  • Pod 1: Innovation in Modelling
  • Pod 2: Gas, Hydrogen & Sector Coupling
  • Pod 3: PLEXOS Cloud
  • Pod 4: Data

Please select a topic for the menu (or bring your own) and let the team pencil you in for your 30 minute slot. Each pod can sit 4 people.

Training at Xcelerate Barcelona 2023

NEW for 2024: We have extended our training program

Explore Training Options

Whether you're an industry veteran or just starting your journey, our training programs promise invaluable insights and hands-on learning experiences for all.

  • PLEXOS Fundamentals Certification
    (suitable for beginners with 0-1 year PLEXOS experience)
  • PLEXOS Advanced Training
    (Designed for experienced PLEXOS users)
  • PLEXOS Gas & Hydrogen Training

Explore the drop-downs below to understand more about the training programs. 

PLEXOS Fundamentals Certification
This training will introduce modelling practices in PLEXOS for planning and operations related to renewable and hybrid energy projects. The training will cover how the entire lifecycle process is optimised, from long-term planning to short-term portfolio operations, and how it is used to power a carbon-free future.
 
Key Takeaways include:
  • Hands-on practice building a small power network
  • How to add external data to PLEXOS and Running the model using scenarios
  • Exercises that enhance the model using Markets and Custom Constraints
  • Explore some bulk work practices and explaining how to add detail to a system description
  • How outages are used to determine system adequacy
  • Demonstrating the importance of the MT Schedule
  • Understanding how data is handled and evaluated to generate a long-term plan
PLEXOS Advanced Training
Introducing the intermediate/advanced workshops. This training will walk through modelling practices in PLEXOS for intermediate/advanced power users.
 
Key Takeaways include:
  • Diving deeper into PLEXOS Use cases
  • Explore Batteries vs. Hydrogen vs. Bump Storage, vs. EVs
  • Compare Performance vs. precision and analyse the LT-ST convergence
  • Investigate modelling losses and congestion & contingency analysis
  • Examine deeper into cloud automation/CLI, stochastics, and dashboard building
  • Dive into water values, Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming (SDDP) and rolling horizons
  • Learn more about performance vs. Precision, plus unexpected behaviors in the ST
  • Universal PLEXOS will highlight workflows around combinatorial optimization and an activity called Choose Your Team
PLEXOS Gas & Hydrogen Training

The PLEXOS Gas training track will focus on all things gas-related, starting with the basics of using PLEXOS which is tailored to those primarily modelling gas problems.  The goal through the first day will be to ensure that those attending get accustomed to the basic usage. The 2nd day will be focused on diving deeper into exercises and recapping day 1. We will also dive into Constraints, Stochastic Modelling, and Modelling Gas Topology. 
 
Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the PLEXOS workflow and structure focused on PLEXOS Gas
  • Be able to understand System Modelling of the gas module
  • Build models as you go through each learning session
  • Go through the hands-on exercises
  • Understand Scenario-based analysis and simulation phases
  • Delve into constrain modelling and decomposition for the gas modules
  • Explore Modeling uncertainty in PLEXOS
  • Learn about basin, zones, and transport, plus capacity release offer and DSM Program. 

exciting social events confirmed for 2024!

Networking Opportunities

Networking at Xcelerate Barcelona

Connect with industry peers

Due to our diverse user base spanning the whole energy value chain - Xcelerate delegates join us from a wide range of organisations, including TSOs, Utilities, Regulatory Bodies, Trading Companies, Consultancies and more. 

The Xcelerate 3-and-a-half-day agenda offers plenty of networking opportunities, from coffee breaks to lunch to our memorable evening receptions for you to make new business connections and foster existing relationships

Highlights from Xcelerate Barcelona

Recap our 2023 event

Want to know more about what you'll experience at Xcelerate? Check out the recap from our event in Barcelona last year. 

We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2024!

Intercontinental Athens

our venue

InterContinental Athenaeum Athens

This year's Xcelerate EMEA will take place at the famous InterContinental Athenaeum Athens hotel. Renowned for its 5* service, the award-winning conference facilities, and proximity to the Acropolis, it is the perfect venue for our largest Xcelerate in the region to date.

Address: Syngrou Avenue 89-93, Athens 11745, Greece

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