Conference scope

 

 

 

 

PLANNING AND OPERATION OF ENERGY SYSTEMS

  • Expansion planning of microgrids, distribution, and transmission networks;
  • Integrated/coordinated transmission and distribution planning;
  • Planning criteria for electrification in low load density areas;
  • Planning for integration of electric vehicles fast-charging installations in the network;
  • Microgrids and local energy communities planning;
  • Resiliency and reliability in planning and operation of energy systems;
  • Power quality management in planning and operation;
  • Financial planning and cash flow for investment in energy systems.

ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND DEMAND RESPONSE

  • Microgrids, virtual power plants, and aggregators and their role in electricity markets;
  • Market design clearing and pricing;
  • Ancillary services;
  • Interaction between energy markets;
  • Financial engineering for energy markets;
  • Local energy markets;
  • Flexible demand, demand response, and flexibility markets;
  • Energy markets, economics, and policies.

BUILDING ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY

  • Passive and zero-energy buildings;
  • HVAC system control optimization;
  • Building energy, exergy, and economic analysis;
  • Building embodied energy and life cycle analysis;
  • Renewable energy applications in buildings;
  • Adaptive climatic responsive building design;
  • Building energy, exergy, and economic analysis;
  • Home automation and smart buildings.

PROTECTION AND CONTROL

  • Protection and detection in microgrids and islanded systems;
  • Protection of DC and HVDC systems;
  • Impact of converter control on protection performance;
  • Adaptive protection and fault level estimation;
  • Control-related super- and sub-synchronous interactions with converter-based resources;
  • Small-signal stability and power quality impacts of converter-based resources;
  • Grid-fault ride-through capability and transient stability of converter-based resources;
  • Grid forming and supporting control technologies for converter-based resources;
  • Active and passive power filters and damping solutions for converter-based resources;
  • Stability and control of power-electronic-based energy conversion systems;
  • Grid-interactive converter control to stabilize and enhance dynamic performance of bulk power systems;
  • Intelligent and robust control of smart energy systems.

BUSINESS MODELS AND RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Novel business models and model innovations;
  • Business models for smart grids;
  • Risk management methods, processes & tools for smart grids;
  • Climate risk management;
  • Uncertainty and risk management methods;
  • Innovative social-based solutions for enabling energy transition.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATION IN ENERGY SYSTEMS

  • Machine learning, cloud computing, and data science application in energy systems;
  • Machine learning application and data analysis in distribution networks;
  • Data analytics and industrial informatics applications;
  • Methodologies for demand and generation forecast;
  • Utilization of artificial intelligence for protection and fault management strategies;
  • Data driven cyber security analysis methods;
  • Data driven energy systems stability and control;
  • Data driven energy systems modeling and optimization.
CUSTOMERS, ENERGY COMMUNITIES, AND SECTOR INTEGRATION

  • Multi-actor perspectives on energy communities;
  • Digital twins of energy communities;
  • Role of microgrids, storage and off-grid possibilities;
  • Improving customer engagement and interactions;
  • Sector integration, including natural gas, heating/cooling;
  • Impacts of hydrogen on economy.

CHALLENGES OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTION IN E-MOBILITY

  • Charging station location and allocation;
  • Application of fuel cells in transportation;
  • Geographic information systems application in e-mobility;
  • Big data & vehicle analytics;
  • Battery technology developments and e-mobility;
  • Electric vehicles and transportation electrification;
  • Electrification of rail vehicles and trains;
  • Electrification of sea, under sea, air, and space vehicles.

POWER ELECTRONICS DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS

  • Components and sensors for voltage and power flow management;
  • Power electronics-based grid components;
  • Components for the disconnection and reconnection of microgrids;
  • Advanced power system solutions for DC and AC microgrid;
  • Battery storage, supercapacitors, and fuel-cell based power electronic solutions;
  • Optimized converter configuration and control;
  • Integration of renewables using advanced power electronic schemes;
  • Report and analysis of converter-based resources in modern power systems.

POWER QUALITY ISSUES

  • Power quality problems in smart electrical systems;
  • Power quality conditioners in smart grids;
  • Coordinated control of distributed active power filters in smart distribution network;
  • Power quality measurement and assessment in smart grids;
  • Communication requirements for smart power quality assessment and improvement;
  • Microgrids and distributed generators with power quality ancillary services;
  • Power flow control, low voltage ride-through, unbalance and harmonics compensation and so on;
  • Islanding detection and synchronization regarding power quality issues of distributed generators and microgrids;
  • Techno-economic effects of power quality problems in smart grids.

NEW USE CASES & SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

  • New applications in grid operation;
  • Role of distribution networks in delivering low carbon, sustainable energy supplies;
  • Multi-energy system operation-storage and power-to-x;
  • Operation of microgrids and local energy communities.

DIGITALIZATION, METERING, INTERNET OF THINGS & CYBERSECURITY

  • Progress in digitalization and metering;
  • Smart grid technologies and infrastructures;
  • Cybersecurity-physical threats and protection;
  • Social factors and data privacy by design;
  • Industrial internet of things in energy management;
  • Monitoring and advanced metering infrastructures.

IMMUNITY AND SAFETY ISSUES

  • Immunity issues related to power line carriers, ripple control systems and smart electronic devices;
  • Earthing systems, step and touch voltages, neutral grounding practices, risk evaluation;
  • Immunity and safety issues related to DC and microgrids.