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- data that serve as the 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.
The need and procurement of energy and natural resources in the short and long term period is urgent. The rise of smart cities globally is directly engaged with the development of smart grids. Therefore, applying smart grid systems to smart cities is inevitable and the capacity of our cities to adapt to energy distribution change is important. Turkey is focusing efforts to benefit from renewable energy resources and technologies that increase energy efficiency.
It is widely expected that current energy grid systems will shift to smart grid management systems and these systems will become widespread internationally.
The 5th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair will be held under the auspices of Turkish Republic Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Turkish Republic Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkish Republic Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkish Republic Ministry of Transportation, Marritime Affairs and Communication at Istanbul Congress Center between 19-20-21 April 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ebru İldan Sevin