Smart grid technology is currently entering the electrical market by the deployment of smart meters. Electric vehicles introduce new challenges on the grid capacity but may also support grid stability. Volatile renewable energy challenges grid stability. Wind power electricity produced at shore regions has to be transported to industrial regions by high-capacity power links. Local photovoltaic sources may make residents independent for some time periods. The new power grid becomes smart, when all prosumers can communicate fast, securely, and reliably.
In its 2018 Edition, IEEE SmartGridComm keeps its acronym, but the full title of the conference has been changed to IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids. This enlarges the scope of the conference towards more general cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things, which are research topics that become inseparable from the future smart energy.
More information on Smart Grids
>> IEEE Smart Grid
>> Comsoc - IEEE SmartGridComm Conference
>> European Technology Platform for the Electricity Network of the Future
>> NIST Collaboration Wiki for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards
>> IEEE Technical Subcommittee on Smart Grid Communications
>> IEEE Technical Committee on Power Line Communications