Sixth Workshop on Autonomous Energy Systems

Join NREL for the Sixth Workshop on Autonomous Energy Systems.


Sept. 6–8, 2023


NREL Research Support Facility
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

What To Expect

Agenda to be determined.

By focusing on basic research in optimization theory, control theory, big data analytics, and complex system theory, we aim to develop a flexible planning and operation framework that can keep pace with the complexity of modern energy systems. One of the goals of this workshop is to identify research directions for achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035.

The workshop aims to bridge gaps between academic and industry energy systems communities, featuring talks for academia, national laboratories, and industry leaders to identify and build fruitful collaborations that address challenges in the adoption of resilient and efficient autonomous energy grids.

The workshop will also host a poster session for graduate students to present their recent work on autonomous energy systems and related theoretical research. Potential speakers for the workshop or presenters of the poster session are invited to submit single-page abstracts on their recent works on the topics of interest below.

Topics of interest include:

  • Modeling, control, and optimization of microgrids
  • Data solutions for monitoring and control of energy systems
  • Optimizing the interaction between transmission and distribution systems
  • Human-dimension of energy systems and energy justice
  • Distributed energy resources and storage large-scale deployment, integration, and control
  • Demand-side management, demand response, electricity markets.

Call For Abstracts or Posters

We invite potential participants to submit abstracts for contributing to the workshop with a talk or a poster (graduate students only) on recent advances in autonomous energy systems.

Submission instructions:

The workshop will provide travel grants to selected poster submissions to cover travel and accommodations. All submissions to the poster sessions will be considered for the travel grant.

Important dates:

Abstract submissions deadline: June 5, 2023 (extended)

Notification of talk acceptance: June 16, 2023 (extended)

Schedule released: July 3, 2023 (extended)

Visiting NREL

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Will you attend the social event on Sept. 9 in the afternoon and evening?

Data and Privacy Notice

NREL staff will use the information you provide only to plan the workshop. NREL will not share this information, and it will be retained for one month after the event. See NREL's security and privacy policy.

Previous Workshops

Fifth Autonomous Energy Systems Workshop (2022)

Virtual Autonomous Energy Systems Workshop (2022)

Fourth Resilient Autonomous Energy Systems Workshop (2021)

Third Autonomous Energy Systems Workshop (2020)

Second Autonomous Energy Systems Workshop (2019)

First Autonomous Energy Grids Workshop (2017)


If you have any questions about the workshop, please email Michelle Patton.