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IEEE Smart Grid is announcing its 2018 edition Forum on Smart Grids for Cities.

This year’s conference will be held at Thor Central, EnergyVille, Genk in Belgium as from 26 November through to 28 November.

Organised in partnership with sustainable energy research center KU Leuven/EnergyVille, the event will address the role played by smart grid technologies, applications, standards and policies in helping cities and communities become smart.

The forum will feature 50 expert speakers from the energy, telecommunications, and computing sectors.

Key topics include machine learning for smart grids, cybersecurity, solar and renewable energy adoption and electromobility.

The conference comes as utilities and cities are facing a challenge to reduce carbon emissions from energy generation, better manage increasing portfolios of grid-integrated distributed energy resources, adopt smart EV charging to ensure grid reliability as well as ensure increased adoption of electric vehicles by consumers.

With the electrification and digitisation of the energy and transport industries comes huge challenges as well, hence the need to bring industrial and academic stakeholders to come up with innovative solutions.

For more information about the conference, click here…