Welcome to ISGT2016

The Seventh Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT2016), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held September 6-9, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Conference will be a forum for the participants to discuss issues and effective strategies for grid modernization given the changing electric industry landscape due to the advent of information and communication technology and the emergence of renewable and distributed energy resources (DERs). The Conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, industry exhibits, and tutorials by experts on smart grid applications and systems integration. The theme for this year will be “Transformation and Advancements for Grid Modernization,” and will include an emphasis on advanced distribution management systems, the integration of distributed energy resources, the seams between distribution and bulk power operations, and the needed approaches for both planning and operations

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  • Authors are encouraged to register for the conference and make hotel accommodations at this time.
  • Thank you for your paper submissions. The notification of Paper Acceptance has been sent.


The ISGT 2016 tutorial sessions will be given on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The afternoon track will run from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. More information on the tutorials and instructors will be posted shortly.


The Plenary sessions and keynote addresses will be held each day from 8:30am – 10:00am. Please note that the program will continuously be updated as the conference date approaches.


The Panel Sessions will be held each day in three parallel tracks as shown in the Panel Sessions Program. Panelists are requested to use the IEEE PES Template for their presentations as well as to fill out a Consent Form releasing their presentations. Panelists are urged to follow PES Guidelines for preparing visuals and presentations.


Schedule coming soon. Paper Presentations will be held in two parallel tracks each day. Presenters are urged to refer to PES Guidelines in preparing their presentations although they are not required to use the PES template.


The Poster Session will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Participants are kindly requested to review the Poster Session Guidelines and to download and use the attached poster templates (ppt versionpptx version)


Please send your questions, comments and requests through the form in the Contact Us page



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Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown

35 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis MN 55402
Tel: +1 (612) 339-4900
Fax: +1 (612) 337-9766

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Meeting Area Floor Plan


The Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown is offering special rates to conference attendees.

The reservation cut-off date is 08/13/2016 at 5:00 p.m. Central time

Reserve your room at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown Online or by calling 1 800-333-3333. For more information on nearby hotels, click here


Non-US residents planning to attend ISGT2016 must plan ahead for obtaining entry visas to the U.S.
For more information on visas, click here.

Minneapolis, MN


Ground Transportation
A range of services offering travelers transportation to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is available.

Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services, and car rental companies all operate at MSP.

Public transportation is available through Metro Transit, which provides both Light Rail Transit and public bus service within the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Jefferson Lines scheduled bus service is also available.

Inter-Terminal Transportation
People needing to travel between MSP's terminals can do so via free Light Rail Transit (LRT) service.

Trains run between terminals around the clock, seven days a week, every 7 to 8 minutes during peak times and 10 to 15 minutes at other times of day. The Light Rail Transit page has more information about LRT service at MSP.

Find out more about MSP's Inter-Terminal Shuttle Service for passengers who are disabled or have special needs.


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