Seminar: Smart Grid as a prerequisite for a sustainable energy supply

Seminar: Smart Grid as a prerequisite for a sustainable energy supply

On December 7, 2023, the seminar on “Smart Grid as a prerequisite for an environmentally friendly and sustainable energy supply” was held for lecturers and students in Central Asia and the Caucasus to conclude the “Global Energy Transition” seminar series.

During the seminar, there was a lively exchange of experiences between the seminar participants regarding the status quo of electricity grid stability and explicitly about the problem of grid blackouts. The following questions, among others, were answered in detail during the seminar:

1. What constitutes smart grids?
2. What role does central control play in the combination of generation, storage and consumption of electricity in smart grids?
3. How are power fluctuations in smart grids, especially those caused by fluctuating renewable energies, balanced out?
4. What tasks are assigned to information and communication technologies and energy management systems in smart grids?

Lecturers and students from universities in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan took part in the seminar.