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13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?

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Hauptschule
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in deutscher Sprache

The electricity market has changed dramatically in the past two decades due to deregulation. The energy transition with the expansion of renewable energies gives rise to fundamental changes. The increasingly decentralized power generation structures are opening new opportunities for all players: new players and new roles are being created (for instance, so-called “prosumers”, consumers who are also producers). Yet the new developments also pose massive challenges for the secure supply of electricity (in terms of stability and predictability). In the final analysis, who will take responsibility within the electricity system for the security of supply? Does the market regulate it, or do we need a new legal framework?

Vice President Power Supply, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz
Chief Executive Officer, Energie Kompass GmbH, Stegersbach
Executive Director, Energie-Control Austria; Vice President, CEER - Council of European Energy Regulators, Vienna
Department Head Section Business, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair
Member of the Board, Austrian Power Grid AG, Vienna Chair
Senior Consultant, Gaisberg Consulting GmbH, Vienna Coordination

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Dipl.-Ing. Josef SACHER

Vice President Power Supply, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz

1989 Master degree in Technical Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1985-1989 Teaching Assistant, Institute for Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1990-1998 Engineer, Heat Technology and Energy Management, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz
1998-2000 General Management Energy Economy, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz
since 2000 Vice President Power Supply; Head of Power Plant, Power Distribution Grid and Energy Management, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz

M.Sc. Andreas SCHNEEMANN

Chief Executive Officer, Energie Kompass GmbH, Stegersbach

 Andreas Schneemann attended the HTBLA Pinkafeld, specialising in process engineering as well as the Donau University Krems and the Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, graduated with a Master of Science degree in Energy Autarchy and Implementation. In 2005 he founded his first company, developing projects such as the photovoltaic platform Sonnenkraftwerk Burgenland and the Smart City projects Loadshift Oberwart and Speichercluster Südburgenland. In 2017 he initiated the innovation laboratory act4.energy - an innovation initiative to create a digital renewable energy system. As a goal-oriented entrepreneur he offers innovative services and long-term relationships based on handshake quality and mutual trust.

Dr. LL.M. Wolfgang URBANTSCHITSCH

Executive Director, Energie-Control Austria; Vice President, CEER - Council of European Energy Regulators, Vienna

 Mr. Wolfgang Urbantschitsch is Executive Director of the Austrian regulatory authority for energy. He has been Vice President of CEER (Council of European Energy Regulators) since November 2018. Since 2013, he has held the position of Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community. From 2001 to 2016, Mr. Urbantschitsch was Head of the Legal Department of E-Control. In parallel, from 2011 to 2016, he was also a member of the Board of Appeal of ACER (the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators). He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Graz/Austria and earned a master’s degree (LL.M.) from the College of Europe in Bruges/Belgium. Before joining E-Control, Mr. Urbantschitsch worked as a legal advisor at the Austrian Federal Constitutional Court, at the Austrian regulatory authority for telecommunication and as a research assistant. Mr. Urbantschitsch is author of numerous publications on energy law as well as constitutional and administrative law. He is a lecturer at universities and other institutions.

Barbara BATTISTI

Department Head Section Business, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Gerhard CHRISTINER

Member of the Board, Austrian Power Grid AG, Vienna

 Dipl.Ing. Mag. (FH) Gerhard Christiner acquired his degree in electrical engineering, major in power systems and electricity economics at the University of Technology Graz as well as in Marketing and Sales at the University of Applied Sciences of Vienna Economic Chamber. After working for Verbundplan GmbH and Energie Control Austria GmbH Gerhard Christiner joined Verbund Austrian Power Grid AG in 2002 and was head of the department for Operational Management until 2006. Thereafter he became the head of the department "Asset Management". Since 01.01.2012 he is member of the management board (CTO) at Austrian Power Grid AG.
 Furthermore, Gerhard Christiner is member of several committees in Austria and/or abroad.

Mag. Silvio PISKERNIGG

Senior Consultant, Gaisberg Consulting GmbH, Vienna

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22.08.2019

11:00 - 11:30Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
11:00 - 11:30Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
11:30 - 12:30Die Presse TalkPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Artificial Intelligence and CybersecurityPlenary
16:20 - 17:30Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

23.08.2019

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Developing Future Leaders for Science and BusinessPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Arizona Dreams: An Initiative of Arizona State University to Digitize EducationPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 02: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Ethics – Opportunities and Threats for a Digital SocietyBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial LocationBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 05: (Why) Do We Need Art to Innovate?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 06: Digitization in Industry – Design Options from the Perspective of Works Councils and ManagementBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 07: Liberty and Security – The First Victims of Digitization?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 08: Better Safe than Sorry? Living and Doing Business Between Comfort – Speed – SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 09: Free Play of Innovative Forces or Systematic Restructuring?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Technology Offensive – A Boost for Innovation and ProsperityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Mixed Reality – A Digital Rendering of the Real World in the “Virtual House of Digitization”Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the FutureBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Tour of the Exhibition #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
19:30 - 20:00Snack Reception for the Participants of the Career LoungeSocial
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary

24.08.2019

09:00 - 11:00Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of MankindPlenary
11:30 - 13:10If You Could Read My Mind…Plenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial