Power in Unity: A whole system approach – Smart Grid/ Energy Storage/ Smart Metering/ Power Quality

16 October 2013 – 18 October 2013 all day
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Coram Street Russell Square
United Kingdom
Tanya Coxshall
+44 (0)1438 765 676

Organization: The Institution od Engineering and Technology – The IET


About this event

  • Day 1 – Smart Grid / Energy Storage
  • Day 2 – Smart Metering / Power Quality

After successfully running events on the different components of the smart grid, for the first time this event takes the imperative step of embracing an all-encompassing theme that brings the varied vectors together through a whole system approach. This event aims to explore the smart energy ecosystem though a 2 day multi-stream conference focusing on Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Smart Metering and Power Quality.

Whole system balancing of the smart energy ecosystem can be achieved through co-operation, collaboration and interoperability between all stakeholders. Leading players in the industry have been invited to put forward their perspectives through plenary sessions, parallel conference sessions and panels.  You have the opportunity to put your ideas forward too through call for papers/posters.

All this in just 2 days, all under one roof! You decide if you want to attend one stream or plan your days across all 4 streams.

Speakers already on board include:

  • Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power
  • Richard Hanks, Metering Specialist, Accenture
  • Rich Hampshire, Practice Lead | Utility Markets, Smart Grids – Smart Enabled Energy Retail, Logica CGI
  • Anthony Price, Director, Swanbarton

Have your say too! Do you have an idea you want to share? There are four 10min CFP slots for each stream; ie 16 slots in all.

Call for abstracts deadline 15th July 2013

Please send your abstracts to Veena Gupta at vgupta@theiet.org

Technical Scope: A. Smart grid

  1. Whole system balancing of distributed generation
  2. Voltage and fault level management
  3. Stability, protection and reliability
  4. Smart grid modelling
  5. Distributed network communications infrastructure
  6. Data use in managing active distribution networks
  7. Results from smart grid case studies and demonstration projects

B. Energy Storage

  1. Grid scale energy storage technologies
  2. Hybrid energy storage systems
  3. Cost reduction in energy storage systems
  4. Electric vehicles as grid energy storage
  5. Storage applications in mircrogrids
  6. Use of thermal storage in the power grids
  7. Batteries and supercapacitors for the Smart Grid
  8. Cross-sector energy storage systems: Power-to-Gas, Power-to-Heat, Power-to-Mobility, Power-to-Chemicals

C. Smart Metering

  1. Metering regulatory framework
  2. Regional smart metering implementations
  3. Meter data management
  4. Customer response to smart metering
  5. Protection with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  6. Automated meter reading (AMR) strategies and technologies

D. Power Quality

  1. Power quality assessment and monitoring
  2. Distributed energy sources’ impact on power quality
  3. Economic impact of power quality disturbances on customers and utilities
  4. Disturbance detection, monitoring and analysis
  5. Demand side management impacts on power quality
  6. Disturbances and interference due to new loads such as EV chargers


Sponsorship opportunities Why not increase your profile at the conference by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? A range of packages are available. For full details contact Tanya Coxshall at:

  • T: +44 (0)1438 76 5676
  • E: tcoxshall@theiet.org