ICSG Istanbul 2016

Published: Sat 13 Feb 2016
A blog entry by Tuğçe Azman

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Tuğçe Azman
International Marketing Executive

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We are glad to announce 4th International Istanbul Smart Grid and Cities Congress and Fair ICSG Istanbul 2016!

The 4th International Istanbul Smart Grid and Cities Congress and Fair will be organized under the auspices of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and with support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, UGETAM and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University on 20-21 April 2016 at Haliç Congress Center, İstanbul, Turkey.

The main purpose of smart grids is to prevent power cuts through automatic measuring systems by conducting situation 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.

ICSG Istanbul 2016 is an important international congress and fair technically supported by the IEEE-PES which will be participated this year by worldwide researchers, innovators, decision makers, executors, developers, organizers, investors, experts, users and students concerning smart grids, transportation systems, cities and buildings to discuss superior ideas and high level technology products and share new techniques, tools and experiences.

Turkey and various companies from the world shall participate in the fair section and promote high level technology products.

Main topics of this year’s Congress and Fair will be;

  • Smart Electricity Grids & Systems
  • Smart Gas Grids & Systems
  • Smart Water and Waste Water Grids & Systems
  • Smart Transport Grids & Systems
  • Smart Cities and Buildings

Subjects concerning a wide range of issues varying from social benefits of smart grids and cities, smart grid designs, high level technologies, standards, cyber security and legal dimension will be discussed during scientific proceeding presentations, panels and special sessions. 

Hope to see you all at ICSG Istanbul 2016!

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