Workshop on 5G

June 26, 2019

EUTC is holding a 5G event in Brussels on 26th June 2019. The event will be utility focused and covered not only by the potential use cases for 5G technology in the utility sector and smart grids  but also the opportunity represented by the requirements of the utility community to shape the development of 5G standards and associated future LTE releases.

There will be a focus sessions on key areas including – business cases for 5G incorporation within the utility sector (passive and active infrastructure), process for influencing utility-specific 5G functionality (via 3GPP), hybrid private / public integration, spectrum allocations and synergies with other verticals (automotive, rail, healthcare etc.). The event will be attended by a range of leading presenters and delegates representing the entire 5G eco-system from end users in key verticals, standards bodies, chipset manufacturers, policy makers, regulators and system vendors / integrators.

The event will build upon themes highlighted in the recent UTC whitepaper on 5G, which you can find here.

Registrations

Registrations are now open. If you wish to register to the EUTC Workshop click here.

Rates:
  • EUTC Utility Member: €200.00
  • Non-Member Utility: €300.00
  • EUTC Associate Member: €450.00
  • Non-Member Vendor: €1,000.00 (Second Registration available for FREE)
Program

The Program of our 5G Workshop is now available by following this link.

Details

Date:June 26, 2019

Venue

L42
Rue de la Loi 42
Brussels, 1040 Belgium + Google Map

GSM Switch-off EC study

May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am – June 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Study on the current and prospective use of the 900 MHz band by GSM as a technology of reference, considering present and future Union policies – SMART 2019/0006 – click here

Details

Start:May 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End:June 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

EUTC Spectrum Workshop

April 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

EUTC’s spectrum workshop will be held in the EUTC offices in Brussels on 24th April. It will focus on key areas of radio spectrum related to current and future applications demanded by the utility sector. The subjects covered will include:

  • Spectrum to support enhanced applications in the field area network and transition to the smart grid threats to existing allocations.
  • Opportunities presented by 5G.
  • Cyber security and potential wireless solutions to replace end-of-life wire line (copper) based services.

Each interactive session will be initiated by a short presentation from an industry expert followed by discussions with all participants on each topic. The group will facilitate sharing of ideas and advise of current related EUTC activities – as well as taking suggestions for new areas requiring attention by EUTC. The workshop represents a networking opportunity for sharing ideas with thought leaders from the European Utility sector.

Transportation

The closest metro station is Montgomery, line 1 direction Stockel.
Around 30 minutes from the airport by car.

Program

The program is available by following the link here.

Details

Date:April 24, 2019
Time:10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue

EUTC Offices
AVENUE DE TERVUEREN 188A
SINT-PIETERS-WOLUWE, Brussels 1150 Belgium
Phone:027611659

SGTech Europe 2019

March 26, 2019 – March 28, 2019

Phoenix Forums is now Smart Grid Forums

www.smartgrid-forums.com

SGTech Europe 2019
Smart Grid Innovation Project Exchange
Digital Substations · SCADA Integration · Utility Telecom · Cyber Security

3-Day Conference, Exhibition & Networking Forum
26-28 March 2019 | Amsterdam

SGTech Europe 2019, the Smart Grid Innovation Project Exchange takes place 26-28 March 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Now in its 3rd edition, this intensive multi-track conference draws together 250+ smart grid technical professionals for a review of 40+ utility implementation and innovation case studies, in the digital substation, next generation SCADA system, utility packet telecoms and cyber-security domains.

Opening with a morning of strategic plenary sessions, power grid digitisation leaders discuss the big trends impacting the evolution of the smart grid. Senior representatives from National Grid, Enedis, Orsted, Stedin, Vattenfall and EDP among others, reveal how they are making technology choices in light of new trends in the areas of IoT, AI, and Blockchain, to become fully data driven organisations.

The programme then breaks into three parallel technical tracks focused on the latest innovations and implementations of digital substations, SCADA systems, and utility telecoms. Day three deep-dives into the cyber-security opportunities and challenges facing smart grid IT and OT colleagues.

Alongside the case-study driven conference programme, there are a number of technology innovation panel discussions, end-user focused round table debates, live demo labs of the latest digitation tools and technologies, a solution zone displaying 20+ suppliers of smart grid solutions, and a networking evening reception open to all participants.

To join this conversation, contact the organisers at:

Call:    +44 (0)20 3691 1700
Email: registration@smartgrid-forums.com
Visit:   https://www.smartgrid-forums.com/sgt19eutcw

Details

Start:March 26, 2019
End:March 28, 2019

Venue

Novotel Amsterdam City – The HotelEuropaboulevard 10, 1083 AD
Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

EUTC Annual Conference 2018

September 26, 2018 – September 28, 2018

EUTC Annual Conference
Malmö, Sweden – 25-28 SeptemberEUTC is pleased to announce that the EUTC 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Malmö, Sweden from 25 to 28 September 2018.
VENUE
Malmömassan Conference Center
Mässgatan 6
215 32 Malmö
Sweden
http://www.malmomassan.se/en/About-Malmomassan
TRANSPORTATION
Malmö Airport is a small airport with regular flights only to Stockholm and low-cost flights to several airports in central and eastern Europe.
The easiest would be to fly into Copenhagen Airport and there you can take a direct train to Malmö (about 30 minutes).
MALMO DESCRIPTION
Malmö is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania. The metropolis is a gamma world city and is the third largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of above 300,000. Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but it struggled with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since the construction of the Öresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University, founded in 1998. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
More information including the program and sponsorship opportunities will be available on the website and via email shortly.We look forward to welcoming you to the EUTC 2018 Annual Conference in Malmö as a delegate, sponsor, speaker, or exhibitor

Details

Start:September 26, 2018
End:September 28, 2018
Event Category:Sponsorship Opportunities
Website:https://eutc.org/europe-events/

UtiliNet Europe 2018

May 15, 2018 – May 17, 2018

Please note that EUTC is supporting the UtiliNet Europe 2018 conference taking place 15-17 May 2018 in Brussels, where Andreas Breuer will be giving the opening keynote address on the subject of “Planning the migration to all-IP networks to ensure effective support for new services whilst maintaining current levels of service reliability and security.”

As such we have secured a 10% discount for EUTC members who wish to participate in this event. Simply go to the registration page of the event website and insert the promo code: UTILINET-18-EUTC into the hyperlink below the pricing grid.

Details

Start:May 15, 2018End:May 17, 2018Website:https://www.utilinet-europe.com/

LTE 450MHz communication network with PGE in Poland

Brussels, 10 March 2021

Following the decision for 450MHz frequencies to be utilised for critical infrastructure in energy and water in Poland, PGE Group have announced their intention to invest in establishing a 450MHz communication network with LTE technology, following various successful pilots.

These efforts are made to substitute the legacy Tetra system to incorporate LTE 450MHz frequency for the energy industry in Poland, allowing for increased robustness and security of the network and energy supply.  For more information, please click here.

The success builds upon other recent national spectrum allocations for private smart grid LTE deployment – Germany and Ireland have also made awards in the 400 and 450 MHz, with the Spanish regulator confirming an allocation at 2.3 GHz in July 2020. EUTC is pleased to have been able to play a part in these significant outcomes through a range of persistent and sustained lobbying at Global, EU and national level.

450connect GmbH is Germany’s sole license holder and operator of 450 MHz radio frequencies. Goal of the company is to quickly establish a nationwide mobile network based on LTE technology (4G and 5G) for digitalizing German energy and water utilities as well as other critical infrastructures. The 450MHz radio network is a crucial requirement for a secure and highly available communication of millions of critical machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and thus for the successful energy transition and transformation. Equal shareholders of 450connect are: the largest Dutch energy network operator Alliander, a consortium of regional energy providers, E.ON and Versorger-Allianz 450, to which numerous public utilities, energy and water suppliers with the participation of the EnBW subsidiary Netze BW belong.

European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) Aisbl is a non-profit organization delivering education, collaboration, best practices and thought leadership in telecommunication technology to utilities, other critical infrastructure providers and regulators, ensuring efficient, secure, sustainable and affordable smart infrastructure solutions. Moreover, the EUTC is the trusted advisor, source and resource of information and knowledge for its members and relevant policy makers regarding telecommunication technologies required by utilities and other critical infrastructure providers.

450connect awarded 450MHz License Rights in Germany till 2040

Brussels, 10 March 2021

Following the Federal Network Agency’s decision in late 2020 for 450MHz frequencies to be utilised for critical infrastructure in energy and water in Germany, 450connect GmbH has been awarded the license rights for the next 20 years. Aside from the concept for frequency usage proposed, 450connect has been prided for its expertise, performance and reliability.

EUTC is proud to announce that half of 450connect is owned by EUTC members: E.ON and Alliander (part of Netbeheer Nederland).

The network which will use the 450 MHz spectrum will facilitate secure, reliable smart grid connectivity to Germany’s energy and water utilities and ultimately over 30 million smart meter connections throughout Germany. It is anticipated to build the network over the next 3-4 years with between 1,000 and 2,000 base station sites.

The success builds upon other recent national spectrum allocations for private smart grid LTE deployment – Poland and Ireland have both made awards in the 400 MHz during November 2019, with the Spanish regulator confirming an allocation at 2.3 GHz in July 2020. EUTC is pleased to have been able to play a part in these significant outcomes through a range of persistent and sustained lobbying at Global, EU and national level.

450connect GmbH is Germany’s sole license holder and operator of 450 MHz radio frequencies. Goal of the company is to quickly establish a nationwide mobile network based on LTE technology (4G and 5G) for digitalizing German energy and water utilities as well as other critical infrastructures. The 450MHz radio network is a crucial requirement for a secure and highly available communication of millions of critical machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and thus for the successful energy transition and transformation. Equal shareholders of 450connect are: the largest Dutch energy network operator Alliander, a consortium of regional energy providers, E.ON and Versorger-Allianz 450, to which numerous public utilities, energy and water suppliers with the participation of the EnBW subsidiary Netze BW belong.

European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) Aisbl is a non-profit organization delivering education, collaboration, best practices and thought leadership in telecommunication technology to utilities, other critical infrastructure providers and regulators, ensuring efficient, secure, sustainable and affordable smart infrastructure solutions. Moreover, the EUTC is the trusted advisor, source and resource of information and knowledge for its members and relevant policy makers regarding telecommunication technologies required by utilities and other critical infrastructure providers.

For more information, please contact julian.stafford@staff.eutc.org