Seminar on “Optimization for Demand Response in Smart Grids”

Eventbrite - Seminar on “Optimization for Demand Response in Smart Grids”


We would like to bring your attention to the following upcoming event organised by the University of Birmingham and sponsored by Birmingham Energy Institute and the IEEE UK & Ireland PES Chapter.

Event: Seminar on “Optimization for Demand Response in Smart Grids”

Host: Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang, University of Birmingham

Organisers: Birmingham Energy Institute and the IEEE UK & Ireland PES Chapter

Speaker: Professor Miguel F. Anjos, Polytechnique Montreal

Date & time: Thursday 8th Jun 2017, from 4pm to up to 6pm.

Venue: Room NG15

Address: Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Gisbert Kapp Building, 52 Pritchatts Road, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2SA, UK.

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Demand response is called to play an important role in smart grids as a means to shift or reduce electricity consumption during peak demand periods. Demand response programs have mostly been oriented to large consumers, but participation of residential and commercial customers is expected to increase with the development and implementation of smart buildings. We present optimization-based approaches to facilitate the integration of demand response in a smart grid.

Speaker’s biography:

Miguel F. Anjos is Full Professor at Polytechnique Montreal and a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada. He earned degrees from McGill University, Stanford University, and the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in the theory, algorithms and applications of mathematical optimization. He currently holds an Inria International Chair and the NSERC-Hydro-Quebec-Schneider Electric Senior Industrial Research Chair on Optimization for the Smart Grid. He is the Founding Academic Director of the Trottier Institute for Energy at Polytechnique. His allocades include a Canada Research Chair, the Méritas Teaching Award, a Humboldt Research Fellowship, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Event registration:

This is a free to attend event, but event registration is required for admission.

Directions and car park:

Please use the University Maps and Directions page to guide you to the University campus by different methods of transport.

The Department is building No G8 on the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus map (PDF 1.2MB). It is located at the north east end of the main campus of the University of Birmingham (also called the Gisbert Kapp Building) at 52 Pritchatts Road.

If you are travelling by car, please use the North East Car Park(access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA

Visitor charges are (After 4:30pm, parking free of charge):

Up to 1 hour £2.00

1-3 hours £3.00

3-5 hours £4.00

5-8 hours £6.00

The car parking payment can either be made using coins or by using MyRingGo (

Eventbrite - Seminar on “Optimization for Demand Response in Smart Grids”

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