Welcome to Applied Energy Symposium and Forum, REM2016: Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid

Energy systems have been in transition, extending their boundaries beyond the energy systems themselves, characterized in the 3-D interactive extensions that relate to the dimensions of physical Space, Time scale and Human behaviors, so called Space-Time-Human 3D extension. One of the important changes associated with increased widespread use of renewable energy calls for investigation of the new challenges: variable generation and controllable demand. This defines the aim and scope of the Applied Energy Symposium and Forum, REM2016: Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid to be held in April 19-21, 2016 in Maldives organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with Applied Energy Journal and Applied Energy Innovation Institute (AEii).

As it was necessary for us to explore how we could efficiently and effectively use our space to supply, convert and use renewable energy resources, we need to introduce new smart grids and intelligent energy systems. These tools aim to solve the challenges of intermittent power generation and mismatching of energy supply and demand over a time scale. Human behaviors is also integrated into the energy systems to interactively improve the sustainability.

The REM2016, with the theme of “Powering a renewable future with mini/microgrid” is to provide a platform focused on three tracks, namely technology innovations, high penetration of renewable energy, and implementation, commercialization and financing. Island renewable energy system is of particular importance in the Symposium. We invite all stakeholders including academia, inventors, project developers, financiers, suppliers, policy decision makers, even the public and end-users to participate in the conference. We explore the new approach, innovation solutions to solve the challenging issues associated with new transitions of future renewable energy systems. Its interdisciplinary and synthetic approach not only reveals the systematic overview, but also detailed components of renewable energy systems.

The event consists of keynote sessions, panel discussions, academic papers sessions, and on-site tour of renewable pilot projects.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Maldives.


Dr. Yongping Zhai
Technical Advisor (Energy), Asian Development Bank      
Prof. J. Yan
Editor-in-Chief of Applied Energy



















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