Panel Sessions

Panel 1: Communication Technologies for Smart Grids - Experiences from Installations and Pilots

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 15:40-17:40

Moderator: Michael Koch, Devolo, Germany

Description: Communications between the elements of energy systems are at the heart of Smart Grids. There are many technological approaches to achieve this. Some communication technologies are based on powerline communications, others on wireless approaches etc. Business models range from telecommunication operator models to own operation by the Distribution Network Operators (DNO)s. This industry panel aims to discuss experiences, lessons learned and challeges from installations and results of pilot field trials.


  • Joel Silverman, Megachips, US    (Slides)
  • Jorg Benze, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH (Slides)
  • Rasmus Krigslund, Kamstrup (Slides)
  • Holger Hirsch, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (Slides)

Panel 2: Communications, Data Fusion, and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grids

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 10:20-12:00

Moderator: Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, University of California at Riverside, USA

Description: This industry panel aims to discuss the new and emerging applications, functionalities, and algorithms of communications, data fusion, and big data analytics in power systems and smart grids. Different application areas will be discussed, ranging from power system automation to and fault and attack detection, demand response, renewable power integration, and market operation.

  • Rui Zhang (IBM Research) (Slides)
  • He Hao (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) (Slides)
  • Alexandru Moga (ABB Research) (Slides)
  • Stefan Jucken (ViaSat Inc.) (Slides)
  • Daisuke Mashima (Fujitsu Laboratories of America) (Slides)