Student Program

On Sunday 14 October, students will get the opportunity to visit a Showcase Smart Grid on the European Energy Forum (EUREF) Campus. Furthermore, tutorials will be offered and a student poster presentation will take place. Please click here for more information.


Four new tutorials on innovative grid technologies announced. Click here for more information.


Panel Session “Cyber Security of Smart Grids” on October 15 at 14:00

In the panel session, the European Smart Grid Coordination Group releases new recommendations on best practice and standards for Smart Grid Security. Laurent Schmitt (Alstom) will present a new end-to-end security framework jointly designed with Intel McAfee.

The Cyber Security panel is organized by Boeing Professor Chen-Ching Liu (Washington State University). Further panelists are Giovanna Dondossola (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico RSE Italy), Professor Göran Andersson (ETH Zurich), and Mathias Ekstedt (KTH Stockholm, Sweden).


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Featured Presenter

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Li Xiaolin, Chairwoman of China Power International New Energy (CPINE)

Pathways to a Green Smart Grid, Women in Engineering

Ms. Li participates in the Women in Engineering event of IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2012. Furthermore, she presents her visions on moving forward to a green smart grid. Ms. Li Xiaolin is Chairwoman of China Power International New Energy (CPINE). She has been ranked among the 25 most powerful businesspeople in Asia by Fortune magazine.

Prof. Ronnie Belmans, K.U. Leuven and CEO of Energyville:

LINEAR — Large-Scale Implementation of Smart Grid Technologies in Distribution Grids

The Linear project (Local Intelligent Networks and Energy Active Regions) aims at the introduction and implementation of smart grid technologies in the low voltage electricity grid in Flanders. In particular, valuable experience of practical interest is gained on active demand-side management of domestic loads.

Ronnie Belmans is Full Professor at K.U. Leuven. He was chairman of the board of directors of ELIA, the Belgian transmission grid operator from June 2002 to May 2010. Since June 2010 he has been honorary Chairman of the board of directors of ELIA. He is co-founder of the K.U. Leuven Energy Institute and the European Energy Institute. He is co-founder and CEO of Energyville and also guest professor at Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, London-UK.

We gratefully acknowledge Alstom for sponsoring the conference website.

Save the Date

OCTOBER 14 – 17, 2012

The third IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe Conference is hosted by Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin) and sponsored by IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). Participants from over 50 countries submitted more than 400 papers to the Technical Program Committee for review. IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2012 offers a rich technical program of paper sessions, panels, tutorials, and showcases by international experts on the smart grid. The organizing committee invites researchers, practitioners, decision makers and students, worldwide to participate and submit papers.