News, Further Reading, and Events

News and Further Reading

“How LEDs Are Changing the Retail World, The technology is influencing purchasing decisions” By YOELIT H. HIEBERT, published in IEEE’s The Institute, 21 July 2016

Positive Disruption: Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Energy Management By Don Reeves, Published on EnergyCIOInsights,

IEEE 2030.5 Webinar IEEE 2030.5 (formerly known as the Smart Energy Profile 2.0) is an IoT standard aimed at connecting consumer-owned technology to the smart grid. There has been recent uptake of the standard for communicating between distributed energy resources (DER), which may be aggregated, and utilities, particularly in California’s recent Rule 21 activities. This webinar will give an overview of the standard as well as a deeper look at its use in connecting DER.

IoT Enabling Smart Cities Awareness presentation by Roberto Saracco, EIT Digital Italy Node Director, at the 6th ITU Green Standards Week 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Slides from Roberto’s presentation are available here (PDF, 571 KB).  The 6th ITU Green Standards Week was held on 5-9 September 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The theme was “Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities: Towards Habitat III”.  For more information about the event, visit the ITU website.

New ISO standard to help communities manage sustainable development A new International Standard, ISO 37101, Sustainable development in communities – Management system for sustainable development – Requirements with guidance for use, will support communities to put in place a sustainable development strategy that takes into account their economic, social and environmental context.

Issues Paper On Smart Cities and Infrastructure United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development Inter-sessional Panel 2015-2016, 11-13 January 2016 Excerpt: “During the 18th annual session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), Smart Cities and Infrastructure, was selected as one of the priority themes for the 2015-16 period. The new Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Paris Agreement under the Framework Convention on Climate Change provide a propitious intersection of agendas to address this priority theme. Cities and infrastructures will dominate the majority of human development for the foreseeable future and science, technology and innovation (STI), including information and communication technologies (ICT) can enable them as smarter and cleaner habitats. Accordingly, cities can be planned, designed, constructed and operated more holistically as crucibles of political power, commerce, education, and innovation with enormous potential for addressing sustainable development needs.”


2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Asia (ISGT-Asia) Melbourne, Australia, Nov 28, 2016 – Dec 1, 2016

IEEE International Forum on Smart Grids for Smart Cities (SG4SC) took place on 16th through 18th of October 2016  at Les Salons de l’Hôtel des Arts & Métiers in Paris, France.  

IEEE Smart Tech Signature Event: Crystal City, VA, USA 30 September – 1 October The two-day intensive workshop was held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Crystal City, VA, USA, just outside of Washington, DC. Smart Tech events offered all-day track sessions that allowed attendees to immerse themselves in a given technology.

IEEE/NIST Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid Workshop On October 26, NIST will host the IEEE-SA/NIST Timing Challenges in the Smart Grid Workshop. The result of the workshop is to enable stakeholders to delve further into their issues in wide area precision clock synchronization in current and future power systems, and to collaborate in prioritizing key research and standards activities. A NIST report summarizing the challenges of wide area clock synchronization and potential solutions will be drafted.