5th International Istanbul Smart Grid and Cities (ICSG) 2017

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Date(s) - 19/04/2017 - 21/04/2017
12:00 am

Istanbul Congress Center address

On behalf of the organization committee, we are honored to welcome you to 5th International Istanbul Smart Grid and Cities Congress and Fair to be held in Istanbul Congress Center on 19 – 21 April 2017. As it is known to all, Turkey is now experiencing a transitional stage to use Smart Grid application like the whole world. During this critical period, parties fully utilizing, producing and distributing energy search for solutions to use energy effectively, rationally and without any loss. Thanks to advanced technology solutions such as information and communication technologies and smart grid, problems about consuming and producing energy  are proposed to vanish in time. Therefore current grid systems shall inevitably be subjected to some amendments in order to integrate into this system.

Currently, many electricity distribution company have been involved in this transformation in Turkey having 35 millions of water subscribers, 35 millions of electricity subscribers and 10 millions of natural gas subscribers with a population of 80 millions of people.

Consequently, this congress to be held within the transitional stage of Turkey will provide an international platform in order to throw the participants together with all the shareholders, find answers to many questions, teach the latest innovations about smart grids, show sample applications and define investment strategies.

The main purpose of smart grids is to prevent power cuts through automatic measuring systems by conducting situational analysis; to provide grid reliability by controlling over loads and failures; to include renewable energy resources into the system and; to control uncontrollable, untraceable energy consumption and losses via this system.

The functions of automatic meter reading system can be summarized as saving the identity data of the meters, such data that serve as basis for accruals and billing and meter status data in data centers in historical order and convenience of different reporting methods, timely and correct tracing at measurement points and provision of consistent data for billing systems to significantly reduce energy losses.

In order to avoid irreversible results of climate change, global cooperation and collaboration is vital and has been needed. International and national intervention must be established considering the rising negative effects of climate change.

In this context, the need and procurement of energy and natural resources in short and long term period is vital. The rise of smart cities globally is directly engaged with development of smart grid. Therefore, applying smart grid systems to smart cities is inevitable. In this reason, the capacity of our cities to adopt and transform themselves to energy distribution change is important. Turkey is focusing to benefit from renewable energy resources and technologies which are creating energy efficiency.

It is widely expected that current energy grid system will shift to smart grid management systems and these systems will become widespread in international area. It is firmly believed that this congress will make significant contributions to enable a more rational utilization of the ever – growing energy demand of the world and to smart meter policy and strategies as well as to smart buildings and automation systems.

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