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Information Technology and Energy
ChairMaik Hollmann
ChairHiroaki Nishi
The list of track sessions and articles can be found here.

Worldwide, electricity market liberalization and the implementation of distributed generation by means of renewable energies and combined heat and power plant technologies lead to highly visible transitions in the power supply system. More flexible customers demand adaptable energy distribution, aligned infrastructure and free markets. Purely centralized generation and closed markets are antiquated concepts. The time of micro grids, distributed energy systems and alternative energy sources has come.

This new energy system has to prove equivalent or even better reliability, competitiveness, efficiency and availability, as the traditional centralized systems have. Public utilities are placed before new challenges, new business processes must be implemented reasonably. One key factor to the success of these systems is Information Technology (IT): Automation networks, global communication and distributed systems can substantially help to make such systems perform better.

This special session brings together experts in the areas of energy systems and information technology to discuss the newest trends and exchange valuable experience in IT & Energy projects.

Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Demand response systems
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Micro grids
  • IT (systems and software) used in power grid and power markets
  • Internetworking and interoperability
  • Wide area automation technology
  • New energy services
  • Power markets and energy business
  • Integration of distributed generation
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Energy distribution automation
  • Resource optimization