Grid of the Future 2020 (POSTPONED)

Sun 01 November 2020 to Wed 04 November 2020 / Symposium
Grid of the Future 2020 (POSTPONED) - CIGRE USA
The US NC cancelled the 2020 Grid of the Future and will have it in 2021 in October.


Technology for the 21st Century Electric Utility


The Grid of the Future Symposium, sponsored by the CIGRE US National Committee (USNC) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with the theme Technology for the 21st Century Electric Utility, will be held November 1-4, 2020 in Providence, RI.

The Symposium, hosted by National Grid, will be a forum for the participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in generation, transmission, distribution, and innovative smart grid technologies.

Grid of the Future 2020 will feature plenary sessions, technical paper sessions, and tutorials by international experts. Contributions from Next Generation Network (NGN) young engineers are encouraged.


Call for Papers and Participation


The symposium scope covers the following general topics:

  • Digitization & Big Data: Smart Cities, IEC 61850, IoT, Public vs. private networks, Fiber/WAN/FAN, Network and device management, Cyber-security, self-healing grid, and sensors
  • Clean Technologies: EV, Energy Efficiency, Smart Homes, Off-shore Wind, Distributed Generation Technologies, Smart Inverters, Energy Storage, Non-Wires Solutions
  • Innovative & Disruptive Technologies: Quantum Computing Applications in Power, Blockchain in Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing, Digital Twin, Advanced Approaches for Detecting Downed Conductors, Autonomous Vehicles
  • Asset Management & People: Risk/Cost/Performance Modeling, Data Analytics, Failure Prediction, Transforming the Workforce
  • Transmission & Distribution Systems: Transmission Monitoring, T&D System Planning, HVDC, Distributed System Operator, Grid Modernization, ADMS, DERMS, DMS, DR, Microgrids & Islanding, Public Generation Availability and Energy Usage Maps


Dates & deadlines


  • July 24, 2020: Complete manuscripts must be submitted by July 24, 2020 via email to The paper should be formatted in accordance with the CIGRE Publications Guide.
  • August 21, 2020: Notification of acceptance.
  • September 4, 2020: Deadline for submission of final paper with required changes.




The conference has reserved space for smart grid tutorials and panel sessions.

If you are interested in organizing a tutorial or panel session, please contact John McDonald, Technical Program Chair at


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