Special Session on Smart Grids and Smart Buildings
Description and Objectives
The Smart Grid concept is expected to significantly improve the power grid reliability and security through the addition of digital communication and at the same time to increase the awareness of citizens about important issues relative to the eco-friendly energy scenarios of the future. Grid-integration of renewable systems and energy storage by means of Micro Grids, Smart Buildings, real-time pricing and better power and demand management are some of the Smart Grid drivers. One of the biggest challenge for Smart Grid application scenarios will be handling the massive amount of data that is expected to be collected from various sources and treated to optimize its operation.
This special session offers an excellent opportunity to learn the results of cutting edge research and the latest standards that affect the grid environment and to share relevant experiences, exchange novel ideas and explore the inherent challenges in developing future Smart Grids and Smart Buildings.
Ionel Vechiu, ESTIA, France
Haritza Camblong Ruiz, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Richard Chbeir, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France