No doubt, the market liberalization of the energy sector, about twenty years ago, has increased diversification and decentralization of power generation. This change in policies enabled the use of renewables, such as wind or photovoltaic as well as smallscale combined heat and power (CHP) systems. It is widely understood that the transition towards a CO2 neutral electricity production requires the electrification of many sectors, e.g. heating and cooling (heat pumps), e-mobility and power-to-x (electrolysers, fuel cells). To realize this transition, new grid structures, which offer increased flexibility and controllability at transmission and distribution level, are needed. eGrid 2020 aims at understanding the technology options towards an efficient, sustainable and affordable electrical grid.
We are delighted to host the 5th IEEE Workshop on the Electronic Grid (eGrid) 2020 from November 2-4, 2020 at the Eurogress in Aachen.