IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
25–28 October 2021 // Aachen, Germany
Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference

CFP: Control and Operations

This symposium will discuss new research in the theory and practice of control and operation systems, particularly for the smart grid and related cyber-physical systems. This will include new methods and procedures for centralized and distributed monitoring, operation, control, optimization, and protection, as well as their applications to different levels of the grid, ranging from transmission and distribution systems to microgrids and to buildings. Authors may also discuss the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as solar PVs, distributed wind, energy storage, electric vehicles, etc.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Distributed control and/or decentralized monitoring and decision making
    • Optimal generation and/or load scheduling
    • Voltage control and frequency control
    • Resilient, robust and scalable control methods
    • Real-time state estimation
  • Integeration of DERs and grid services:
    • Integration of DER technologies, including renewable generation, and energy storage, and demand response technologies
    • Integration and aggregation of DERs and virtual power plant (VPP) concepts
    • Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading
    • Mitigation of renewable source variability and provision of reliable services
  • Analysis techniques for control and operation:
    • Cyber-physical modelling, forecasting, and simulation
    • Transient and stability analysis
    • Security and vulnerability assessment
  • Electric vehicle integration in distribution systems and micro-grids:
    • Charging control, management, scheduling and pricing strategies
    • Overload mitigation
    • Grid storage provisioning (vehicle to grid)
  • Power electronics and devices for grid applications:
    • Grid management functionalities of power electronic converters
    • Active power filtering, load-sharing, and islanding operation
    • DC distribution systems and DC micro-grid networks
    • Micro-Phasor measurement units
    • Distributed measurement systems
  • Protection and fault-management:
    • Fault monitoring, location, and isolation
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Operating strategies during emergencies, islanding and black start

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