18-21 August 2020
Virtual event

Plenary speakers

An opening plenary session will open the conference on 19 August 2020. 


4 speakers confirmed their participation :



Dr. Eugene Litvinov, ISO New England (USA)

Dr. Eugene Litvinov is a Senior Director of Business Architecture and Technology at the ISO New England. He is responsible for advanced System and Markets solutions, Smart Grid and Technology strategy and is a lead of the Research and Development activities in the organization. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in the area of Power System modeling, analysis and operation; Electricity Markets design, implementation and operation; Information Technology. Dr. Litvinov has extensive expertise in management and technical leadership of large engineering and information technology projects; development of computational methods in power system analysis and operation; market clearing engines and electricity pricing; settlements. More



Patrick Panciatici , RTE (France)

Patrick Panciatici (SM ’11) graduated from Supelec, joined EDF R&D in 1985 then he joined RTE (French Transmission System Operator) in 2003 and participated in the creation of the internal R&D department of RTE. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of R&D for transmission systems. Presently, as a senior scientific advisor, he inspires, coordinates and supervises long term research activities in RTE.He is a member of CIGRE, a Fellow of IEEE and an Emerite member of SEE.



Prof. Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

A researcher and academic, Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Electrical Engineering more precisely in its Centre for Electric Power and Energy. There I head the Energy Analytics & Markets group. Besides this main position, I have been a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford (Mathematical Institute) and at the University of Washington (Dept. of Statistics), also spending one year at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), as a consultant mainly focusing on ensemble forecasting of surface winds. More




Dr. Jonathan Sprooten , Elia (Belgium)

Jonathan Sprooten is Head of Power System Planning within the department of Grid Development of Elia System Operator. Jonathan Sprooten is M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Power Engineering graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) respectively in 2001 and 2007. He then worked as lecturer at the University of Lille North of France before joining Elia in 2011 as expert power system operation and security. He is and was involved in several international projects such as the development of the European Network code, consultancy activities and R&D projects in the field of power system stability and risk-based decision making for grid operation and grid development.