Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Jörg Reuschel, Stromnetz Hamburg, Germany
  • Cédric Lavenu, EDF, France
  • Lijun Cai, State Grid of China, China


Scope and Motivation

Smart Grids represent a major driver for the business cases of many stakeholders in the fast moving energy market including utilities, local authorities, equipment and solution providers as well as end-customers. Nevertheless, building a Smart Grid is not a trivial task and requires in-depth knowledge and consideration of the different matters related to its completion, ranging from the technological challenges in various domains to regional regulatory constraints. Economical and social aspects should of course not be underestimated as they add up to the inherent complexity of the system.

Topics of Particular Interest

The symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners involved in the practical deployment of smart grids considering all major steps from plannning to deployement. The topics of interest to be presented and discussed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and implementation of Smart Grid communications (architectures, technologies, operations, network management, role of communication service providers, etc.)
  • Report on field trials and experiences gained from Smart Grid deployments including user experience (customers, utilities)
  • Migration Path to a Smart Grid: technical path, commercial path, socioeconomic objectives and trade-offs, evolutionary design, planning.
  • Demonstration of the integration of different systems into the Smart Grid: distribution automation, smart buildings, smart city, energy storage, renewable energy, electric vehicles and associated smart charging infrastructures.
  • Smart Grid standards
  • Interoperability challenges, requirements, solutions, and lessons learned
  • Regulatory considerations in Smart Grid: data privacy, cybersecurity, integration of renewables, regulated and unregulated businesses, telecommunication infrastructures, etc.