IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids took place during 29-31 October 2018 in Aalborg, Denmark.
Smart grid technology is currently entering the electrical market by the deployment of smart meters. Electric vehicles introduce new challenges on the grid capacity but may also support grid stability. Volatile renewable energy challenges grid stability. Wind power electricity produced at shore regions has to be transported to industrial regions by high-capacity power links. Local photovoltaic sources may make residents independent for some time periods. The new power grid becomes smart, when all prosumers can communicate fast, securely, and reliably.
In its 2018 Edition, IEEE SmartGridComm kept its acronym, but the full title of the conference has been changed to IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids. This enlarged the scope of the conference towards more general cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things, which were research topics that become inseparable from the future smart energy.
COINS supported Handunneththi V. Kalpanie Mendis to attend IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 in Aalborg, Denmark.