KELI – Conference Electrical, I&C and IT Engineering in Power Plants

2018-05-16 - 2018-05-17
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Jägerallee 20, 14469 Potsdam , GErmany
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Every two years, VGB PowerTech organises the KELI – Technical Conference on Electrical Engineering, I&C and IT Technologies. Operators and planners of all types of generation plants like conventional, nuclear and hydro power as well as renewable, decentralized and industrial generation are addressed.

The KELI 2018 will also be a platform to discuss the current techni­cal challenges. Main topics will be:

  • Benefits and risks of networked plant data (digitisation, Industry 4.0)
  • IT security for power generation
  • Integration of renewable power generation into the grid (modified operation of conventional power plants, system stability, market models).
  • Requirements on the staff.

Lectures and discussions with the focus on the following topics were offered:

  • Flexible operation of power plants in the changed grid and market situation, sector coupling
  • Provision of system services
  • New regulatory frame conditions and their consequences
  • Technical developments in Electrical Engineering, I&C and Information Technology
  • Operation, maintenance, monitoring, tests and lifecycle concepts
  • IT Security
  • Digitisation, Industry 4.0, Big Data applications


  • Programme

    (Subject to revision)
    Conference languages: German

    Programme overview:

    Last update: 8 May 2018

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018
    15:00 Technical visit – Dampfmaschinenhaus
    17:00 Registration
    19:00 Evening event
    Get together in the exhibition, catering will be arranged.
    Wednesday, 16 May 2018
      Plenary lectures ι Room F2
    Opening conference
    Dr. Oliver Then, VGB PowerTech e.V., Essen
    VGB activities Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control and Information Technologies
    Joachim von Graeve, Uniper Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen
    Power plant 4.0 – Digitalisation from the perspective of VGB
    Dr. Oliver Then, VGB PowerTech e. V., Essen
    Ancillary services in the future energy system
    Carolin Schenuit, Deutsche Energie-Agentur, Berlin
    10:30 Visit of the technical exhibition – Coffee break
      Section 1 ι Room F2
    Chairman: Marcus Schönwälder, Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG
    Digitisation – Challenges and practical usecases
    Jörg Orth, ABB AG, Mannheim
    Optimizing plant operation – leading digital paths to relevant data that generates revenue
    Ute Messmer, Siemens AG, Erlangen
    Virtual environments in modern industrial plants
    Christopher Leinen, PLT networks GmbH, Bitburg
      Section S2 ι Room F1
    Technical development
    Chairman: Prof. Dr. Jens Paetzold, Hochschule Ruhr West, Mülheim a.d.R.
    “Verification of operational equipment” and “periodic tests” – important aspects of SIL-certification
    Frank Osterholt, Uniper Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen
    Operating experience with a short-circuit current limiting device on power converter basis in the auxiliary grid of a power plant
    Marcel Günther, F&S Prozessautomation GmbH, Dohna/Dresden
    Utilizing the advantages of “large” control systems for small and micro installations
    Hans-Christian Ostertag, Siemens AG, Erlangen
    12:30 Lunch – Visit of the technical exhibition
      Section 3 ι Room F2
    IT-Security 1
    Chairman: Jakob Menauer, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, Altbach
    Critical infrastructure protection: Requirements for the ICT-protection of power generation
    Christine Hofer, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Infor­mationstechnik (BSI), Bonn
    Implementation of the demands subject to IT security measures
    Klaus Holzwarth, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Stuttgart
    Useful cyber security measures for power generation plants in times of change
    Richard Biala, ABB AG, Mannheim
      Section S4 ι Room F1
    Flexible Operation
    Chairman: Hans-Dieter Nehrhoff, Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH, Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Kiel
    Increasing the flexibility of a control energy pool with an Energy Management System (EMS)
    Thomas Zimmerer, Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden AG, Mainz and Dr. Uwe Koch, Abstracts GmbH
    Increasing the economic efficiency of CHP plants through intelligent sector coupling
    Jörg Orth, ABB AG, Mannheim
    Analysis of flexibility demand and measures of fossil-fueled power plants taking into account forecast errors of volatile renewable energy sources
    Michael Salzinger, Universität Stuttgart
    15:00 Visit of the technical exhibition – Coffee break
    16:30 Panel discussion ι Room F2
    Chances of digitalisation
    Chairman: Marcus Schönwälder, Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG
    17:00 - 18:00 Panel discussion ι Benefits and risks of networked plant data
    with representatives from operators and industry
    19:30 Evening event Kutschstall
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    Thursday, 17 May 2018
      Section 5 ι Room F2
    Regulatory requirements
    Chairman: Dietmar Haake, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Cottbus
    European Network Codes: Overview of the current status and its influence on new and existing power plants
    Eric Dekinderen, Diepenbeek/Belgium
    New regulatory requirements – impact and consequences for plant operators
    Dr. Harald Krebs, Vattenfall GmbH, Berlin
    3-phase asynchronous motors – new demands VIK-recommendation VE 1
    Prof. Dr. Jens Paetzold, Hochschule Ruhr West, Mülheim a.d.R.
      Section S6 ι Room F1
    Operation and Service
    Chairman: Andreas Knieschke VPC GmbH, Vetschau
    Incident and operational analysis using the dynamic reproduction of historical process pictures
    Uwe Siebert, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Ratingen
    Modular concept for the monitoring of distribution- and power-transformers
    Peter Kästel, Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig
    Re-commissioning of the Contronic-E-control technology of a 7-year set-aside waste boiler
    Frank Gebhardt, Uniper Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen
    10:30 Visit of the technical exhibition – Coffee break
      Section 7 ι Room F2
    Ancillary services
    Chaiman: Prof. Dr. Hendrik Lens, Universität Stuttgart
    Innovative system service: extended island operation capability using thermal power plants
    Dr. Gunnar Löhning, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Cottbus
    Grid support by using combined generation of electrical power and heat
    Uwe Schulz, Vattenfall Wärme Hamburg AG, Hamburg
    Frequency support by wind turbines with current regulating converter
    Michael van der Straeten, Universität Stuttgart
      Section S8 ι Room F1
    New technologies
    Chairman: Andreas Jambor, RWE Power AG, Essen
    Intelligent anomaly detection for process control networks (BMBF project INDI)
    Franka Schuster, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus
    Demonstration of network restoration after a black-out with support of distributed generators
    Holger Becker, Fraunhofer Inst. f. Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik IWES, Kassel
    Electromobility and fleet management
    Frank Lechthaler, Uniper Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen
    12:30 Lunch and opportunity to visit the technical exhibition
      Section 9 ι Room F2
    IT-Security 2
    Chairman: Peter Riedijk, RWE Generation NL, Geertruidenberg/NL
    Critical infrastructure protection: ICT-protection for the integration of renewable power generation into the grid
    Hans Honecker, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), Bonn
    Holistic approach of cyber security – experiences with the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS)
    Thomas Gereke, Siemens AG, Erlangen
    IT security in power plants
    Marcel Wobbe, STEAG Energy Services GmbH, Essen
    15:30 Farewell
    Joachim von Graeve, Uniper Technologies GmbH, Gelsenkirchen
    15:40 Farewell coffee
    16:00 End
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  • Venue

    ©Dorint Hotel Sanssouci

  • Hotel reservation

    For reservation please send the Hotel reservation form by fax or e-mail until 5 March 2018 at the latest.


    • Dorint Sanssouci Berlin/Potsdam | Jägerallee 20 | 14469 Potsdam, Germany | P: +49 331/274–1005 | E-Mail
    • Prices single room per night incl. breakfast
      • Standard EURO 119.00
      • Comfort EURO 129.00
    • Extra charge for double room EUR 30.00

    If the above mentioned hotels are fully booked or you prefer another hotel please contact:

    The VGB office regrets being unable to make reservations!

  • Students Forum


    (Subject to revision)

    Registration: Conference Office
    • Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 17:00 – 19:00
    • Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 08:00 – 17:30

    Students‘ support – Lectures – Discussion ι Room E2

    Throughout the conference, students can obtain in­formation on career entry – direct entry, trainee pro­gram, diploma theses, internships – from the exhibi­tors and operators.
    Students are kindly invited to attend all lectures and the exhibition in accordance with the conference program.

    Programme overview:

    Wednesday, 16 May 2018
    Students‘ forum ι Room E2
    Short lectures on job profiles and perspectives in the field of electrical engineering, control, information and energy technology with subsequent discussions and the possibility to make contacts as well as to hold personal conversations with young professionals.
    According to the conference program

    Thursday, 17. May 2018
    According to the conference program
    Students‘ forum ι Room E2
    From students for students:
    Lecture and discussion on process data management

    Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT driven development of MES applications
    P. Preis, J. Paetzold, Institute of Computer Science, Hochschule Ruhr West, Mülheim a.d.R.
    According to the conference program

    Practical information for students

    Participation in all conference events including catering, social programme and conference docu­ments is free of charge.

    • Online registration!
    • A copy of your valid students’ card (at the time of conference) is unconditionally required! (Email/Fax)
    • VGB Research refunds travel expenses up to a maxi­mum amount of 200.– € (for verification please sub­mit copy of the railway-/flight-ticket or indicate kilo­meters, as the case may be; kilometer allowance is 0.20 €/km from university to conference and back).
    • VGB Research refunds hotel accommodation costs up to a maximum amount of 100.– € (2 overnight stays at 50.– €), or flatrate allowance of 20.– € per overnight stay (please submit hotel invoice etc.). To get your refund please register at the conference office. You will receive your conference documents and a refund form which you please send back to VGB completed and incl. all bills and receipts no later than 31 May 2018.

    Please note: Participation and cost refund can be granted only for a limited number of students

  • Exhibition
    The conference will be accompanied by an Exhibition, which gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their companies and/or products. If you are interested to participate at the technical exhibition please contact:
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