The sixth BuildIT conference will be held on the 13th March 2019. This will feature Renewable Energy Infrastructure as the main topic. The conference day brings before the audience a collection of noteworthy companies, entrepreneurs, public servants and academics from Estonia and abroad to share their experience and expertise.

The theme of the conference concentrates on renewable energy sources and their integration into buildings, energy storage technologies, stand-alone power systems and future energy market interactions.

 The Conference will take place in TalTech Assembly Hall (U01- 202).

The lectures are divided into three large segments:

9.30-10.00 Registration

I Wind parks and floating wind turbines   10.00-12.00

10.00-10.15 Introduction

10.20-10.55 Martina Proosa (Merko Construction, Estonia) – Legal issues and court cases of windparks

11.00-12.00 Muk Chen Ong (University of Stavanger, Norway) – Floating wind turbines

II Renewable energy sources in buildings   12.30-14.00

12.30-13.25 Kimmo Lylykangas (TalTech) – Renewable energy sources in buildings and effiency in built environment

13.30-13.45 Indrek Roasto (TalTech) –  Integrated systems of energy storage and distribution in buildings

13.45-14.00 Andrei Blinov (TalTech) – Energy storage technologies

III Off grid systems and energy storage   14.15-15.30

14.15-14.45 Philippe Pepin (Teraloop, Finland) – Flywheel energy storage by Teraloop

14.50-15.30 Reigo Kebja (Enefit Green, Estonia) – Ruhnu island’s off grid electricity system

 

 

Performing at the Conference:

 

Muk Chen Ong

 

 

Muk Chen Ong is a marine technology professor from the University of Stavanger (Norway) whose research has been focused in recent years on the dynamic numerical analysis of different structures in sea conditions. M. C. Ong has worked as a researcher and professor of marine technology in four universities since 2001 and won a number of awards including MARINTEK Publication Award in 2013 and 2016.

 

 

 

 

Martina Proosa

 

Martina Proosa has practiced law for over 20 years which includes 10 years in the field of spatial planning and construction. She has served as a lawyer in Glikman, Alvin & Partners and Teder & Partners law firms, as a director of the Department of Spacial Planning in the Estonian Ministry of Treasury and as a counsellor to the Chancellor of Justice. Today M. Proosa works as a lawyer in one of the biggest construction companies. She has participated in the development of the Maritime spatial planning directive and in international projects regarding maritime spatial planning. In addition to her main occupation M. Proosa has written books about the Estonian Building Code and Planning Act in the Kinnisvarakool’s book series. She has also conducted many training seminars in the private sector as well as in local governments.

 

 

Indrek Roasto

 

 

Indrek Roasto acquired his Doctor’s degree in the field of power electronics in Tallinn University of Technology in 2008. He then did a year of postdoctoral research in Poland in Gdynia Maritime University. At present I. Roasto works as a senior research fellow In Tallinn University of Technology. In his research Indrek focuses on power electronic’s converters for renewable energy applications and on their guidance systems.

 

 

 

Kimmo Lylykangas

 

 

Kimmo Lylykangas is Finnish architect who currently works as the head of Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies at TalTech. Lylykangas works in the fields of sustainable construction and energy efficiency of built environment both as an architect and as a researcher.

 

 

 

 

Reigo Kebja

 

 

Reigo Kebja is the solar power solutions department manager in the energy company Enefit Green. He is responsible for the cost-effectiveness analysis of Enefit Green’s solar power plants, Ruhnu off grid solution, Keila-Joa hydroelectric power plant and custom power solutions. R. Kebja is also an expert in the digitalisation, energy output maximization, strategic planning and technical feasibility of novel power projects.

 

 

 

Andrei Blinov

 

 

Andrei Blinov graduated PhD studies in electrical engineering at the Tallinn University of
Technology in 2012. After the PhD studies hase spent two years in Sweden working as a
postdoctoral researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is currently a senior
researcher in Tallinn University of Technology. His research interests are in power electronic
converters and semiconductor technologies.

 

 

 

Philippe Pepin

 

Philippe Pépin is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Teraloop Ltd, where he strives
to support innovation that brings a positive impact on society. He has a background in civil law from the University of Ottawa (Canada), and IP management (including patenting, actively protecting trade secrets, and managing an IPR portfolio) and licensing from the Hanken School of Economics (Finland).
Aside from his work at Teraloop, he is actively involved in intellectual property education
initiatives for entrepreneurs under the umbrella of EIT-Digital. He has been a guest lecturer
on EU IP Law and Enforcement for the Business Departments of Aalto University as well as
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

 

 

 

 

 

Last year’s conference can be found here.