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Welcome to Applied Energy Symposium and Forum, REM2018: Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid.

The increasing share of variable renewable energy sources, strict targets set for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the requirements on improvement of system security and reliability are calling for important changes in our energy systems. Distributed renewable energy and microgrids have emerged as effective ways for improving the quality of energy service given various types of renewable integration, and other challenges to the legacy system. The integration of distributed renewable energy and microgrids is significantly increasing the coupling and interactions between sources, and between supply and end use, at various scales (from multinational, national, and community scale down to building level). The need for energy storage and flexible demand is also increasing for improving the business case for their deployment. The issues need to be addressed to solve the challenges of intermittent power generation and mismatching of energy supply and demand over a time scale. Human behaviors should also be integrated into the energy systems to interactively improve the sustainability. Its interdisciplinary and synthetic approach not only reveals the systematic overview, but also details components of renewable energy systems.

This above background defines the aim and scope of the Applied Energy Symposium and Forum, REM2018: Renewable Energy Integration with Mini/Microgrid to be held in September 28-30, 2018 in Rhodes (Greece) organized by Applied Energy Innovation Institute (AEii) and TILOS European Project.

The REM2018, with the theme of “Distributed Energy and Micogrids for Smart Cities”, is to provide a platform focused on Distributed Energy & Microgrid (DEM). 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 will explore new approaches and innovative solutions to solve the challenging issues associated with new transitions of future 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 Rhodes.

Prof. J.K. Kaldellis
The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Athens, Greece

  Prof. J. Yan
Editor-in-chief of Applied Energy


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