Topics (but not limited to)
Track I Technology Innovations of mini/microgrid

  • Mini/Microgrid architecture and design
  • Control and protection schemes
  • Information and communication technologies
  • AC vs DC Coupled Systems including low voltage DC
  • Energy storages for mini/microgrid applications
  • Demand side responses and management
  • Real-time data displays, grid interfaces, and various software advances
  • Grid-connected mini/microgirds
  • Transmission-distribution interface
  • Off-grid mini/microgirds including remote mini/microgirds
  • Reliability or resiliency
  • Mathematical modelling and analysis of mini/microgirds with intermittent renewable generation
  • New strategies for grid operation
  • Combined renewable generation and mini/microgirds planning

Track II High Penetration of Renewable Energy in mini/microgrids

  • 100% or high penetration renewable energy systems
  • Forecasting, modeling and optimization of variable renewables
  • Novel renewable technologies for mini/microgrids applications
  • Methods and tools for the applications of intermittent renewables in mini/microgrids
  • Integration and utilization of distributed energy resources (DERs) in mini/microgirds
  • Renewable energy for distributed applications
  • Wind, solar, and hybrid energy systems in mini/microgrids including electricity, heating, cooling, gas, electrified transport systems.
  • Energy storage in renewable energy distributed systems
  • Electric vehicles vs renewable energy mini/microgrids
  • Renewable integration on islands

Track III Implementation, Commercialization and Financing of Renewable Integration of Mini/Microgrids and Regulations, Policy Issues

  • Policy and regulatory interventions for renewable energy mini/microgrid systems
  • Renewable energy systems in traditional generation planning in island systems
  • Environmental and ecological impacts of mini/microgrids
  • Regulatory hurdles in the implementation of high RE penetration island energy systems:
  • Mini/Microgrids in developing countries
  • Intelligent management of mini/microgrids
  • Mini/Microgrid economic analysis and markets
  • New utility business models
  • Supply and demand through pricing signals
  • Public awareness and capacity building
  • Case studies and best practices


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