2018 Grid of the future, Reston VA | October 28 - 31

Grid of future - Reston

28/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
Reston - Virginia - United States of America

Organisation : CIGRE US

Technology for the 21st Century Utility

The Grid of the Future™ symposium is sponsored by the CIGRE US National Committee (USNC) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The GOTF symposium provides participants with the opportunity to network with their peers in the generation, transmission, distribution, markets, and smart grid technologies industries, and provides a variety of seminars and workshops in addition to educational speakers and tutorial sessions. Contributions from Next Generation Network (NGN) young engineers are encouraged


  • Generation: Developments of Rotating Electrical Machines, Life Management of Generators, Rotating Machines for Dispersed Generation
  • Transmission and System Operations: Wide Area Protection and Control, Synchrophasors and Wide Area Measurement Systems, SCADA/EMS of the Future, Integration of Large Scale Renewables, Physical and Cyber Security
  • Distribution: Advanced DA/DMS Applications, Impact of Distributed Energy Resources (electric transportation, demand response, distributed generation, storage), Integration of Distribution Management with System Control and Markets
  • Smart Grid: Advanced Sensors, Communications Infrastructure, Smart Grid Systems Architecture, Interoperability Standards, Cyber Security and Privacy Issues, Integration of Demand Response and Distributed Resources, Role of Microgrids
  • Innovation: Advanced Modeling Approaches, OT/IT Convergence, Analytics for Asset Management, Performance Optimization, Reliability Assessment and Management, Characterization and Modeling of Geomagnetically Induced Currents, New Regulatory Models


July 27, 2018
  • Complete manuscripts must be submitted by this date. The paper should be formatted in accordance with the CIGRE Publications Guide.
  • The papers will be submitted via email to
August 24, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance.
September 7, 2018
  • Deadline for submission of final paper with required changes.


The conference has reserved space for smart grid tutorials and panel sessions. If you are interested in organizing a tutorial or panel session, please contact:

John McDonald, Technical Program Chair at


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More information is coming soon about the 2018 Grid of the Future. Click here to view the 2017 conference program.