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IEEE SmartGridComm 2012 to address worldwide energy infrastructure issues

The IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) will hold its third annual event Nov. 5-8 in Tainan City, Taiwan.


September 13, 2012  


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The IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) will hold its third annual event Nov. 5-8 in Tainan City, Taiwan.

Organizers say the conference will focus on enhancing power grid efficiencies and greatly increasing the availability of affordable energy sources to worldwide users. This includes empowering today’s power grid with the capability to support the two-way flow of energy and information, quickly isolate and restore power after outages, facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources and provide the tools necessary for optimizing energy consumption.

Speakers scheduled to address the forum include Hiroshi Harada, Director, Smart Wireless Laboratory, NICT, Japan and Chair of the Board of Promoters, Wi-SUN Alliance, who will discuss “Wi-SUN: A Wireless Smart Utility/Metering Network Based on IEEE 802.15.4g;” David Hill, Professor, Ausgrid Chair of Electrical Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia, who will speak on “A Control View of Communication Challenges in Smarter Grids;” and Munther A. Dahleh, Professor, Associate Department Head, EECS, at MIT, who will address “Tradeoffs Between Efficiency and Risk in the Smart Grid.”

Further information on the conference is available at www.ieee-smartgridcomm.org.