Energy is one of the top three national priorities. Building energy infrastructures with high efficiency and renewable energy sources is an important yet challenging task for a sustainable future. Smart grid is a term referring to the nation’s next generation electrical power systems. As smart grid gains increasing interests, research communities, government agencies and industries are getting actively involved in various aspects of smart grids.
System and optimization models have always been playing an important role in power systems. Some of the classical problems include unit commitment, optimal power flow, and generation expansion. In smart grids, technologies need to be developed for integration of large-scale renewable energy, demand-side control, wide area sensing and monitoring, and advanced control for reliability and stability. These unprecedented technologies inspired new problems and topics in system and optimization research to address these challenges.
The main objective of the proposed 3-day workshop is to bring together researchers and decision makers, and practitioners from academic, government, and industry to share their research works, new ideas and requirements for advancing the knowledge and progress for building smart grids. Participants are encouraged to transform research ideas into practices and to identify challenges emerging from applications. This workshop also provides unique networking opportunities for participants from various backgrounds.