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IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Middle East 2023 Conference Opens in Abu Dhabi

March 14, 2023

Organized by Khalifa University, Conference Themed ‘Secure and Resilient Smart Grids’ Focuses on Innovations and Applications of the Future  


Khalifa University of Science and Technology announced the IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Middle East 2023 conference opened in Abu Dhabi to discuss innovative technologies for smart resilient grids of the future. The conference is organized by Khalifa University and is supported by Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau and sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). 


Running until 15 March at Khalifa University Main Campus, the IEEE-ISGT Middle East 2023 is themed ‘Secure and Resilient Smart Grids’. A total of 78 papers are shortlisted out of 105 submissions for oral and poster presentation, of which Khalifa University’s Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC) has contributed 14 high quality papers on renewable energy integration, smart grid, micro-grid operation and control, as well as AI applications on power systems and EVs.


The conference gathers academics and industry experts to promote and discuss innovations and developments in smart grid technology and applications, and address new challenges, share solutions and discuss future research directions of the interface of technology, information, and complex systems. 


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with our partners including the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau and the IEEE to bring this important conference to Abu Dhabi and the UAE. With research papers aligned with the industry needs for developing an efficient smart grid with renewable energy integration and transportation electrification, shortlisted for presentation, we believe this conference facilitates not only knowledge sharing and networking, but may also lead to obtaining new solutions to the benefit of all stakeholders.”


IEEE-ISGT Middle East 2023 features keynote and plenary sessions, technical papers, oral and poster sessions, as well as pre-conference tutorials.


Dr. Ehab Fahmy El-Sadaany, Director, Advanced Power and Energy Center, Acting Dean, College of Engineering, and Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, said: “The  IEEE-ISGT Middle East 2023 in Abu Dhabi focuses on shedding more light on different drivers and enabling technologies that will help arriving at a seamlessly operating energy ecosystem, as the electrical power and energy systems are entering an era of renewable integration, transportation electrification, high bandwidth two-way communication and autonomous micro-grids. These changes impact the way electrical energy is being generated, transmitted, distributed and utilized.”


Individual sessions at the conference focus on Renewable and distributed energy resources integration, Grid operation and management, Micro-grid operation, control and protection, Integration of EV in smart grids, Cyber-physical security and grid resiliency, as well as Trans-active energy and blockchain applications for smart grids. Other topics include Application of AI for smart grids, Power electronic devices for smart grids, Integrated energy systems in smart grids, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), IOT for smart cities, Advanced metering, data acquisition and analytics, as well as Monitoring, diagnostics, self-healing, and reliability of smart grids.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
14 March 2023