IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
17–20 September 2024 // Oslo, Norway

Keynotes

The IEEE SmartGridComm 2024 Conference, to be held in Oslo, Norway, will be featuring distinguished keynote speaker(s):

  • Alfredo Sanz  - University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Kaveh Razazian - Energy and Telecom at Sagemcom, France
  • Cédric Lavenu - EDF Group, France

The listed speaker(s) has made significant contributions to the field of smart grid and energy systems, and the talk(s) is expected to provide valuable perspectives on the future of sustainable energy, grid resilience, and innovative technologies. 

The IEEE SmartGridComm 2024 Conference will undoubtedly be a platform for fruitful discussions, collaborations, and networking within the smart grid community. Please save the dates (Sep. 17-Sep. 20, 2024) and make sure to attend the keynote talk(s).


 

Alfredo Sanz leads Microchip's Smart Energy group and has been contributing to communications technology in the energy sector for more than 20 years. He has been an active member of the Technical Working Group of the main PLC Alliances for more than ten years, has participated in the development and evolution of the main industrial PLC standards. Alfredo is professor of electronics and communications at the University of Zaragoza. He has published multiple articles and books in microelectronics, communications in the energy sector and has participated as a technical committee member and reviewer at IEEE ISPL and various other conferences over the past 20 years.

Keynote title: PRIME Hybrid, a tested solution and its evolution

Abstract: In this keynote we will review the main technical features of PRIME 1.4 Hybrid, combining PLC and RF, discuss its evolution, and current status as a solid and proven solution in various scenarios. We will also show the main open lines for research. Of special interest is the trend towards the use of PRIME in applications beyond AMI, especially for use inside the home. And within the scope of this conference, we will discuss applications in improving demand response and load management at the end customer.


 

Kaveh Razazian is currently the CTO of Energy and Telecom at Sagemcom in France. He has worked for over 25 years in the field of radio, power line data communications, and smart grid advancements. He plays a critical role in the development and implementation of several cutting-edge technologies to enable real-time communication and network analysis between smart meters and the utility network, allowing for more efficient data communication and forecasting energy consumption. He is currently leading the innovation in the field of end-to-end smart grid solutions, focusing on grid analytics and advanced edge computing for North America.

After graduation at ESIEE (Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique) engineering school, France, Cédric Lavenu joined EDF’s research and development division as Research Engineer in 2008 to contribute to EDF group’s activities in the smart grid domain such as Enedis’s smart metering Linky project. 

Cédric has developed an expertise in the field of powerline communication and IoT standards and has also been actively participating in various standard development organizations. He is currently active in G3-Alliance, ITU-T SG15, IEC SC77A and CENELEC TC219, the European Technical Committee on “Mains Communicating Systems”, that he is chairing.

Keynote title: Enhanced Grid Management with G3-Hybrid: Insights and Innovations

Abstract: The keynote speech will provide an in-depth look at the advancements and innovations in grid management facilitated by G3-Hybrid technology. The speakers will discuss the significant benefits of G3-Hybrid in smart grid applications, focusing on enhanced data rates and reliability that contribute to more effective grid management. They will explore the capability of hybrid solutions to cross transformers, providing visibility from low voltage (LV) to medium voltage (MV) lines, which improves load management and forecasting.

Real-world examples and case studies will demonstrate the practical effectiveness of G3-Hybrid solutions. The speakers will also address various challenges encountered during implementation and the strategies used to overcome them.

The talk will conclude with a forward-looking perspective on future research topics for universities, encouraging continued innovation and development in this critical field.

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