Smart Cities


Chair: Johanna Myrzik

University of Dortmund, Germany

Johanna M. A. Myrzik has been a Full Professor at TU Dortmund, Institute of Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Energy Economic since September 2009. She received her MSc. in Electri­cal Engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, in 1992. From 1993 to 1995, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Solar Energy Supply Technology (ISET e.V.) in Kassel, Germany. In 1995, Dr. Myrzik joined the Kassel University, where she finished her Ph.D. thesis in the field of solar inverter topologies in 2000. In 2000, Mrs. Myrzik joined Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. In 2002 and in 2008 she became an assistant professor and an associate professor, respectively. Her fields of interests are energy efficiency, urban energy supply, power electronics and power quality.


Panel Abstract

In the framework of Smart Grids, Smart Cities take a particular role. Cities have a high and still increasing demand on electricity, gas, heating and cooling simultaneously. Therefore, intelligent energy management systems considering sustainability aspects, reliability, affordability and CO2 reduction are needed in order to keep a healthy environment and welfare. Through the complexity of this topic, a number of aspects can be covered by this panel: methods and models for optimal integration of the multi-energy carriers, first results of Smart City projects in Europe and the integration of virtual power plants.




  • Multi-energy Environomics of Smart Cities

Pierluigi Mancarella (University of Manchester, UK)


  • Smart City Projects in Belgium Towards a EU Innovation Center on Intelligent Cities and Buildings

Peter Verboven (VITO, Belgium)


  • Virtual Power Plant for Electric and Heat Power in Berlin

Hanno Balzer (Vattenfall, Germany)


  • Contribution of Demand Response in a Future Power System

Marian Klobasa (Fraunhofer ISI, Germany)


  • Smart City Mannheim – Connection of Intelligent Distribution Network With Intelligent Home

Eugen Mayer (Power Plus Communications, Germany)