The 10th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe) Conference was organized by the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, which for more than 175 years has been one of the most prestigious public institutions both at an international and national level in education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of engineering.
The conference was scheduled to be held in the beautiful city of the Hague located in South-Holland. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it became the first ISGT conference that was conducted in a virtual fashion.
The theme of the conference was “Smart Grids: key enablers of a green power system” with a focus on viewing the role of smart grids in future energy systems as part of the designing, managing and operating the changing power grids in a more reliable and efficient way based on novel technologies such as integrated communications, advanced sensing & measurement technologies, advanced control methods, improved interfaces and decision support.
The conference kept the classical format with regards to timing and content and tried to replicate the interactive elements such as discussions or social interaction with on-line tools.
The conference program included three keynote presentations, 8 panel sessions, and 41 regular sessions in 7 parallel tracks over three days.
Authors of contributed papers in the conference program come from five continents, with one third outside Europe, making ISGT-Europe 2020 a truly global event