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 Forum on “Boosting Smart Grids through Energy Efficient ICT”
 Paris, France, 17 September 2012 Contact:

Draft Programme


Monday, 17 September 2012  
14:30 - 14:40 Opening Ceremony
  • Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
14:40 - 15:00 Keynote Speech
  • Franco Davoli, Professor of Telecommunication Networks, DITEN-University of Genoa / CNIT-University of Genoa Research Unit, Italy: ITU Report on “Boosting Energy Efficiency through Smart Grids”
15:00 - 16:00 Roundtable 1 – Energy Efficiency, Clean Power and the Smart Grid

Energy efficiency is the cleanest and cheapest of all power choice options and allows us to lock in savings through tightened building and appliance standards and more efficient distribution. Energy-efficient buildings, combined with distributed renewable energy (e.g., solar PV) and the deployment of the smart grid, are the surest bet to achieve economic and environmental gains.

This session addressed the need to integrate the strategies in reducing energy use, increasing distributed renewable energy generation, and increasing the intelligence of the grid, including the smart grid. The session also addressed how ICTs can help play a role in developing a more sustainable, energy-efficient future.

Moderator: Panelists:
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Roundtable 2 – The Role of Standardization for Smart Grids in Realizing Their Energy-Efficiency Potential and Their Enabling Effect in Developing Access to Electricity in the Third World

Information and Communication Technologies represent the pillars for the development of a “smarter” electric grid, which can help meet the challenge of delivering electricity more efficiently and reliably in our societies and extending the reach of electrical services to worldwide regions that are still excluded. In the meantime, the energy footprint of ICT itself is becoming a major issue and has to be taken into account so as to fully realize the potential of smart grids and minimize their drawbacks.

This session debated how a standardization strategy, coordinated among SDOs of both the ICT and electrical sectors, can enable prompt an effective development of smart grids. It also discussed how standardization can promote innovation in the delivery of energy-efficiency management solutions and best practices.

  • Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of ITU-T Study Group Department, ITU
17:30 - 18:00 Closing of the Forum
  • Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU


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