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Energy-Open 2018

Nov 29 - Nov 30


Global warming, climate agreements, EU policies to reduce CO2 emissions and many national energy programs reflect the need to make our energy systems more sustainable. This process, called energy transition, entails a fundamental change of the energy system from a centralized system with electricity production mainly based on fossil fuels to a decentralized local system based on sustainable energy production based on e.g. solar, wind, tidal, hydro or geothermal sources. Other changes include the ongoing growth of the electricity consumption resulting from an electrification of transport (electric vehicles) and heating (heat pumps) resulting in an increasing integration between the different energy systems of electricity, transportation and heat.

The envisioned direction of the energy transition leads to drastic changes within the current energy system; e.g. larger parts of the energy generation will be based on fluctuating, non-controllable and hard to predict sources like wind and sun and the ongoing electrification will introduce large peaks in the consumption. To be able to ensure also in the future the stability of this energy system and the balancing of energy supply and demand without extremely extending the capacities of the underlying grids, the setup and the organization of our energy system has to be changed drastically. This includes different roles of stakeholders (e.g. consumers get prosumers), changing or new market structures and players (e.g. local (independent) micro-grids at community level and smart buildings/homes), changing end-user involvement and new technologies (e.g. storage and conversion between energy carriers).

The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on new concepts and solutions
supporting the energy transition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Decentralized energy management
  • Control of Storage in Smart Grids
  • Optimization algorithms for Smart Grids
  • Power quality in distribution grids
  • Prediction algorithms of renewable generation
  • Legislation for energy transition
  • User behavior


Madeleine Gibescu  (TU Eindhoven)
Phuong Nguyen      (TU Eindhoven)
Bert Zwart             (TU Eindhoven and CWI)

Keynote Speakers

Bert Claessens       (REStore)
Florian Dorfler       (ETH Zurich)
Damien Ernst        (Université Liège)
Johann Hurink       (University Twente)
Zita Vale               (University of Porto)

Abstract Submission

There will be a poster session, and a limited number of slots for contributed talks. If you want to present your research, please indicate this on the registration form, and provide an abstract of at most 500 words.


  • Abstract submission deadline: October 30, 2018
  • Author notification:  November 5, 2018
  • Workshop November 29-30, 2018






To register for this event, please use the online registration tool.

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Nov 29
Nov 30
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Eindhoven, Netherlands
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