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Welcome to IEEE eGrid 2020 in Aachen!

No doubt, the market liberalization of the energy sector, about twenty years ago, has increased diversification and decentralization of power generation. This change in policies enabled the use of renewables, such as wind or photovoltaic as well as smallscale combined heat and power (CHP) systems. It is widely understood that the transition towards a CO2 neutral electricity production requires the electrification of many sectors, e.g. heating and cooling (heat pumps), e-mobility and power-to-x (electrolysers, fuel cells). To realize this transition, new grid structures, which offer increased flexibility and controllability at transmission and distribution level, are needed. eGrid 2020 aims at understanding the technology options towards an efficient, sustainable and affordable electrical grid.

We are delighted to host the 5th IEEE Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGrid) 2020 from November 2-4, 2020 at the Eurogress in Aachen.

Call for Papers

Notice on the COVID19 crisis:

In view to the unpredictable global development of the ongoing COVID19 crisis, it is not clear if overseas travelling will be normalized by November 2020. Hence, we plan to prepare, for the first time, a so-called hybrid local & on-line eGRID workshop. We will offer speakers, panelists and authors, who cannot travel to Aachen, the opportunity to give an on-line presentation, using the ZOOM platform. Details about the practical implementation and preparation of your presentation, as well as registration fee, will follow soon. Based on my personal experience with this new digital format, which may become the norm in the coming years, I am convinced that with your contributions the workshop will be successful.

IEEE eGrid 2020 offers participants from research and industry worldwide to present their latest research and project findings in the field of DC grids. Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts related to the topics of interested that are listed below.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Power Electronics in Transmission and Distribution Systems

  • AC and DC distribution, smart grid, mini-, micro-/nano-grid
  • Intelligent substation, interface to HV and LV AC and DC grids
  • Grid monitoring and control
  • Power converters for power quality
  • Power electronics for sector coupling and EV fast (DC) charging infrastructure
  • Highly efficient power conversion for DC and renewables
  • Solid state protection devices, switch gear

Grid Planning, Control, Automation

  • Tools to plan hybrid grids and DC distribution grids
  • Integration of REN
  • Control, communication and monitoring of renewable energy systems
  • Cybersecurtiy
  • Demand side management, integration of storage systems
  • Integration of DC loads, DC factories, DC buildings, EV fast charging
  • Protection of multi-terminal hybrid and DC grids

Social-Economical Aspects, Regulatory and Standards

  • Social acceptance of new grid technologies
  • Business models, flexibility-merit-order, diffusion of new technologies
  • Regional aspects and regulatory aspects
  • MV and LV DC standardization activities (CIGRE, DEKE, IEC)

Paper Submission Deadline: 7 August 2020