IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

The first Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies was sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The conference was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Power Electronic Society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE-USA.  

The Conference included special sessions and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications. The discussions of smart grid issues, technologies and applications were triggered by papers and presentations at panel and paper sessions that covered the following general topics with respect to smart grid applications:

  • Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, markets, operations, and planning)
  • Cyber and Physical Security Systems (intelligent monitoring and outage management)
  • Wide Area Protection, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems
  • Smart Sensors and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Energy Management Systems (with applications to building and home automation)
  • Smart Grid Standards

Two tutorials were also organized to help participants to get a better understanding of the fundamental concepts of a smart grid.

The first was Smart Grid Boot Camp which introduced the basics of Smart Grid, based on the NIST Smart Grid Framework. The tutorial covered all aspects of smart grid - from why implement smart grid now, to the key technologies.

The second was Lessons Learned in Smart Metering and targeted companies that are getting ready to roll out smart meters. It was based on the experience of more than thirty utilities from around the world that have installed more than 40 million new meters since 2000.

The more than seven hundred attendees, wide range of topics being presented and the lively discussions demonstrated the interest of the industry in smart grid technologies and their applications.

It was a forum for discussing the state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies and offered practical applications and near-term solutions.

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