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October 2016

Workshop on "Flexibility in Future Energy Systems"

11 Oct 2016, Paris (France). The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and International Energy Agency (IEA), in partnership with the European projects ELECTRAGrid+Storage and the joint Programming Initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus are organizing this one day international Smart Grid Workshop. 

The focus of the workshop is the increased need for flexibility in the present and future energy system using smart grids as an important enabling technology, in order to accommodate the increasing share of variable renewable energy, address problems related to ageing infrastructure and managing the rapid growth of electrification in both developing and developed economies.

The workshop will bring together a variety of smart grid experts and stakeholders to discuss policy, regulatory, legislative and technical challenges that must be addressed to leverage the full potential of communications for the expansion of smartness and flexibility in energy systems.

The workshop is a great opportunity to discuss the need for institutional change to enhance the flexibility of the grids and the state of the art of such flexibility options as well as to learn more about best practices that can serve as examples for implementation in specific situations.

The workshop is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

Find more detailed information in the workshop program.


IFAC Workshop on Control of Transmission and Distribution Smart Grids (CTDSG 2016)

11-13 October 2016, Prague (Czech Republic).  The IFAC Workshop CTDSG´16 is the forum for the exploration of the frontiers in control of transmission and distribution systems which are centered on all control aspects that are relevant to the Transmission and Distribution Smart Grid and aim at bringing together researchers from Academia, Industry, and National Labs to exchange novel ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative designs, and share field trial experiences and lessons learnt. This Workshop is attended by a worldwide audience of scientists and engineers from academia and industry, with the widest coverage of application Smart Grids fields.

Operation and Control of Transmission and Distribution Power Electric Systems is engaged IFAC within Technical Committee on Power and Energy Systems (TC 6.3). On the other hand the associations CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) and CIRED (International Congress of Electrical Distribution Networks) are directly aimed to the same problems. In addition, there are other associations focused in this direction, ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) and EDSO (European Distribution System Operators). The goal of this workshop is to establish cooperation between IFAC and relevant international associations CIGRE, CIRED and also ENTSO-E and EDSO.

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IEC 61850 Europe 2016

18-20 October 2016, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). This event will be the opportunity to explore the Smart Grid Technical issues through the Case-Study Programme, - hearing from the technical experts and decision makers on the lessons learnt from actual implementations of IEC 61850 within smart grid infrastructures and also thanks to the Roundtable Discussions - taking place at the end of conference day one, the audience breaks out into a series of smaller working groups, each discussing a specific theme relating to cyber-security, reporting back their findings to the wider group and share their insights into lessons learnt and future roadmaps.

With utility commitment to IEC 61850 now firmly in place, the successful introduction of Edition 2 under way, more extensive implementations of key features and functionalities, and the relative ease with which multi-vendor interoperability is being achieved, this year's IEC 61850 Europe 2016 programme goes beyond utility roadmaps and reveals the success criteria driving the large-scale deployment of IEC 61850 within TSO and DSO organisations. Issues such as securing investment, establishing the right organisational structure, optimising the engineering process, planning for operational excellence and much more, will be discussed in great depth and with complete transparency.

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International Workshop on Optimization Challenges in the Evolution of Energy Networks to Smart Grids
 

27-28 October 2016, University of Coimbra (Portugal). The objectives of this workshop are bringing together scientists, engineers, researchers, and students from academy and industry to share recent research and unveil new research directions concerning the use of optimization models and methods to address the challenges arising in the evolution of energy networks to smart grids.

Contributions to the workshop are expected to cover a wide range of topics including:  integration of renewable energy generation, storage, demand forecast, demand side management and demand response, smart metering, system reliability and provision of ancillary services, microgrids, electricity smart grids, gas smart grids, network integration, information and communication technologies, internet of things, big data, and improved methods to optimize the resulting complex energy models.

Additional topics related to other optimization challenges in the evolution of energy networks to smart grids are welcome. Contributions reporting real-world case studies are particularly appreciated.

Guidelines for authors:

  • Abstracts (one page, 2500 char. max) must be written in English and should be formatted according to the template.
  • Each participant can present just one paper, although he/she may co-author several papers. The publication of a book or a special issue of a journal is foreseen, if there are a sufficient number of quality papers.

Important dates:

  • 9 September 2016 – Abstract submission
  • 20 September 2016 – Notification of acceptance
  • 7 October 2016 – Registration deadline
  • 27-28 October 2016 – Workshop

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