Grid of the Future

  Reston, VA | October 28–31

Registration Call for Papers NGN Paper Competition Sponsorship

Technology for the 21st Century Utility

The Grid of the Future™ symposium is sponsored by the CIGRE US National Committee (USNC) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and this year’s symposium is hosted by Dominion Energy in Reston, Virginia. The GOTF symposium provides participants with the opportunity to network with their peers in the generation, transmission, distribution, markets, and smart grid technologies industries, and provides a variety of seminars and workshops in addition to educational speakers and tutorial sessions. Contributions from the Next Generation Network (NGN), the CIGRE USNC young professionals organization, are encouraged.

2018 Registration* and Booking Information

Book your hotel at the Hyatt Reston for GOTF 2018 here.

*Registration is not open at this time, please check back here for registration details as the conference date approaches.

Call for Papers and Participation (PDF)

The Symposium scope covers the following general topics:

Generation: Developments of Rotating Electrical Machines, Life Management of Generators, Rotating Machines for Dispersed Generation

Transmission and System Operations: Wide Area Protection and Control, Synchrophasors and Wide Area Measurement Systems, SCADA/EMS of the Future, Integration of Large Scale Renewables, Physical and Cyber Security

Distribution: Advanced DA/DMS Applications, Impact of Distributed Energy Resources (electric transportation, demand response, distributed generation, storage), Integration of Distribution Management with System Control and Markets

Smart Grid: Advanced Sensors, Communications Infrastructure, Smart Grid Systems Architecture, Interoperability Standards, Cyber Security and Privacy Issues, Integration of Demand Response and Distributed Resources, Role of Microgrids

Innovation: Advanced Modeling Approaches, OT/IT Convergence, Analytics
for Asset Management, Performance Optimization, Reliability Assessment and Management, Characterization and Modeling of Geomagnetically Induced Currents, New Regulatory Models

Important Dates

July 27, 2018:  Complete manuscripts must be submitted by this date. The paper should be formatted in accordance with the CIGRE Publications Guide. The papers will be submitted via email to

August 24, 2018: Notification of acceptance.

September 7, 2018: Deadline for submission of final paper with required changes.


The conference has reserved space for smart grid tutorials and panel sessions.If you are interested in organizing a tutorial or panel session, please contact John McDonald, Technical Program Chair at

NGN Paper Competition

The NGN is excited to announce a 2018 Paper competition! After a few elimination rounds, five participants will have the opportunity to present their papers at the 2018 Grid of the Future Conference where one winner will be awarded the grand prize!

Find out how to enter the 2018 Next Generation Network Paper Competition here.

Thanks to our Sponsors

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