This September, energy software developer, COPA-DATA UK, will be hosting two zenon Energy Day events. Taking place at Staffordshire’s Aston Marina on September 26, and then in Glasgow at Glasgow Caledonian University on September 28, the events will welcome industry professionals as well as new and existing COPA-DATA customers to gain insights on the current energy sector challenges. The events are free to attend and attendees can register online, with only a limited number of spaces left available.
One of the confirmed speakers at zenon Energy Days is Garry Forfar, Energy Sales Director at COPA-DATA UK. With over sixteen years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sector, Garry will share valuable insights into the latest advancements in energy. He will also discuss the reasons why it is important to keep your automation software platform up to date, as it plays a crucial role in ensuring the reliability and resilience of energy systems.
Lewis Williams, COPA-DATA’s Industry Specialist for energy who’s based in its headquarters in Salzburg, is the second confirmed speaker and will host two technical presentations. Lewis will focus on the latest in renewable energy and substation technology, before exploring the power of IIoT in supervising distributed energy resources, such as energy storage systems. Here, he will demonstrate how IIoT contributes to sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure, aimed to those interested in sustainable energy options and grid reliability.
Regarding automation software, Aaron Cowdry, Technical Manager at COPA-DATA UK, will provide attendees with a comprehensive technical insight into the most recent updates and enhancements that have been implemented to COPA-DATA’s zenon 12 platform. His talk will cover a wide range of topics, such as improvements in functionality, performance enhancements and advancements in user interfaces.
The Future Energy Systems Strategy Manager for Capula, that specialises in operational technology and digital transformation services, Jim Allen is another confirmed speaker. Jim holds a deep understanding of the UK’s energy regulations and the importance of the future energy transition, with over 25 years’ experience of working in the UK’s regulated and non-regulated utility and energy markets.
Finally, consultant Dave Gunn, an OT Security Specialist, will also discuss and present the importance of securing vulnerable SCADA protocols for enhanced cybersecurity. To view the agenda in full, please see the website here.
“The zenon Energy Day events are designed to recognise the pressing challenges and changes in the energy industry,” said Williams. “The agenda includes an array of topics, starting off with an overview of the UK energy industry market. We will then look at the renewable and substation automation options and discuss IIoT-based supervision of distributed energy resources. We’ve got an interesting mix of attendees and have dedicated time to a Q&A session that we know provides interesting conversation for our attendees. In today’s ever-changing energy landscape, it is essential to have these discussions and offer the latest updates to empower businesses on how to create a sustainable energy future.”
COPA-DATA’s zenon automation software provides energy and infrastructure industries with efficiency gains through fully digitalised energy assets. Complying with industry standards like ISO, ISA, IEEE and IEC, zenon facilitates reliable power generation, distribution and smart grid management. zenon achieves this by embracing IoT and cloud technologies to control and monitor equipment for energy distribution and electricity generation from renewable sources.
To learn about the latest version, zenon 12, attendees can register for one of the two zenon Energy Day events, with sessions taking place between 10:30am to 15:30pm (GMT) on both days.