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2018 CIRED Workshop, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana Centre

CIRED workshops on specific topics are organized every two years between CIRED main conferences. In 2018, the workshop will address "Microgrids and Local Energy Communities". 

Here are the key dates for this workshop:

  • December 15, 2017: Abstract submission
  • January 29, 2018: Notification of acceptance
  • March 23, 2018: Full paper submission
  • June 7-8, 2018: CIRED Workshop

Here are the key topics for the workshop:

  • Regulatory aspects
  • The roles and responsibilities of the different actors
  • Handling of actor interfaces
  • Business models for stimulating cost efficient implementation and utilization
  • Business cases for microgrids and local energy communities (from the point of view of system operators, aggregators and customers)
  • Impact on network architecture and system development of services offered by microgrids and local energy communities (e.g., increasing of hosting capacity, resiliency, flexibility, investment deferment)
  • Models and tools for including microgrids and local energy communities in development studies, including multi-energy hubs
  • Microgrids and local energy communities to provide security of supply beyond the parameters associated with the DSO
  • The coordinated control of many distributed sources with different technical characteristics and possible conflicting requirements
  • Ride-through capabilities, essential for the stable operation of microgrids, especially when in islanded mode of operation
  • Efficient load-sharing capabilities among power electronics interfaced distributed generators
  • Protection and safety issues
  • The design and dimensioning of storage and controllers able to face the requirements posed by the islanded operation and during transitions from interconnected to islanded mode.
  • Assessment of services offered by microgrids and local energy communities. (e.g., post fault services, resiliency increase, flexibility)

For more information, see the workshop website at


CIRED 2017

The 24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED) will be in Glasgow, Scotland at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The conference will be held from June 12-15, 2017.

Abstracts are currently being reviewed and authors will be notified on 4 November 2016.

Registration is opening soon at



2016 CIRED Workshop

The CIRED Workshop is held independently every two years between the main CIRED conference.

The 2016 workshop entitled "Electrical networks for society and people" will look at business models and their technical solutions enabling smart distribution grids.

The 2016 workshop will give members of the electrical community the opportunity to come together to share their wealth of knowledge and network with prestigious international businesses.

Helsinki, Finland
14-15 June 2016


CIRED 2015 Summaries and Papers Posted

The CIRED 2015 conference took place in Lyon on 15-18 June 2015.


Papers for CIRED 2015 due January 16

CIRED 2015 received a record number of 1635 abstract submissions. Of these, the CIRED Technical Committee selected 832 abstracts for CIRED 2015. Nineteen papers with a lead author from the United States were preliminarily accepted. The list of papers is posted online.

The full papers for abstracts that were preliminary accepted for CIRED 2015 are due at the latest by January 16. Online registration is open now.