Networked Energy Services Corporation organises roundtable at World Scientific & Engineering Congress 2017
‘Pioneering Future Energy in Kazakhstan’ held in collaboration with National Engineering Academy of Kazakhstan
Session focuses on Kazakhstan’s approach to Smart Grid Revolution
San Jose, June 22, 2017: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAP ™), recently organised a roundtable titled ‘Pioneering Future Energy in Kazakhstan’ during its participation at the World Scientific and Engineering Congress (WSEC) held under the theme ‘Energy of the Future: Innovative Scenarios and Methods of Their Implementation’ from June 19 to 20, 2017 at Astana City.
The roundtable was held on the second day of WSEC-2017 in collaboration with the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to throw the spotlight on NES’ role as a pioneer in the Smart Grid Revolution. Michael Anderson, President and CEO of NES, emphasized the company’s growth as a fully-integrated global smart energy provider as well as highlighted the ways in which it can help Kazakhstan’s electric utilities to usher in a new era of smart energy.
Anderson said: “WSEC-2017 is a leading conference on energy and a perfect platform to discuss cutting-edge innovation and the latest developments taking place in the field. The roundtable on ‘Pioneering Future Energy in Kazakhstan’ was an enriching session where we delivered our vision for safety, reliability and efficiency of the grid with our proven 3-tier open multi-application platform offering performance, security and interoperability with Kazakhstan’s smart energy initiative.”
Bakytzhan Dzhaksaliyev, Deputy Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan, was among the participants of the roundtable who discussed Kazakhstan’s aim to become one of the world’s top 30 developed nations by 2050. According to him the power sector across the entire value chain – generation, transmission, distribution and demand – will play a driving role in sustaining the country’s efforts towards modernization and diversification.
Likewise, Mark Ossel, Treasurer, OSGP Alliance, focused on the Smart Grid Vision by highlighting its cornerstones – interoperability, performance and security. He said that intelligent power grids can detect theft, manage power failure, balance load, and provide end-to-end-security. The continuing emergence of a decentralized, local generation and feed-in form of energy, along with local storage, will require the utilization of low voltage grid management solutions.
Other participants included The Committee for the Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights at the Ministry of National Economy of Republic of Kazakhstan; Kuanysh Bektemirov, Chairman of the Board of JSC ‘KEGOC’ and JSC ‘Samruk Energy and Representative of the National Welfare Fund “Samruk Kazyna”;’ Bakytzhan Kazhiyev, CEO of JSC ‘KEGOC;’ Almasadam Satkalyev, CEO of JSC ‘Samruk Energy;’ Levan Mtchedlishvili, Principal – Energy Division, Asian Development Bank; Professor Mohammad Shahidehpour, Illinois Institute of Technology; and Aleksandr Timchenko, Energy Manager and Deputy Director, Schneider Electric.
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligence use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.