CMU to host 10th Annual Electricity Conference


March 27, 2015

The 10th Annual Carnegie Mellon Conference on the Electricity Industry will be held on campus March 30 - April 3. The main goal of this conference is to discuss state-of-the-art of testbeds for future electric power systems in light of multi-disciplinary collaborations; and testbeds as means of helping industry simulate and assess many unconventional hardware and cyber solutions, as well as the effects of policy requirements. Attendees will be able to view the CMU Smart Grid in a Room Simulator (SGRS) under development in cooperation with NIST.

The conference structure is as follows:  

March 30: Pre-Conference Workshop
An afternoon of CMU Smart Grid in Room Simulator (SGRS) with examples of first users for particular algorithms, and several examples of potential users preparing their algorithms for demonstrating on SGRS.

March 31 - April 1: NSF Workshop
This formal part of the conference includes presentations describing experiences, challenges, and opportunities with test beds for smart grids.

April 2 - 3: Post-Conference Workshop
A joint CMU-OFFIS workshop which is a slower pace, working part of the conference where many details are discussed and demonstrated. Interested SGRS users are encouraged to participate. A formal webinar for the community will be available late May which gives potential users remote access to SGRS to test their candidate innovative technologies. This workshop's main objective is to better understand both CMU and OFFIS simulators and to see whether the two could interconnect.

All Carnegie Mellon members are welcome to attend free of charge, but must register.
More information on the conference can be found here.