November 3–6, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

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 Southern Company in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

A Special thanks to our host :

   and our sponsors

2019 Registration and Booking Information

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Registration Prices

  Early Regular One Day
CIGRE Member $650 $700 $300
Non-member $800 $850 $425

Call for Papers and Participation

Complete manuscripts must be submitted by August 23, 2019. The paper should be formatted in accordance with the CIGRE Publications Guide.

The papers will be submitted via email to

August 23, 2019:
Notification of acceptance.

September 27, 2019:
Deadline for submission of final paper with required changes.

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

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 Tutorial:

Title: Power Quality Impacts of Inverter-Based Generation Resources on Utility Systems

Speaker: Harish Sharma

Company: Southern Company

Panel Sessions

Monday November 4, 2019 | 8:15 AM–9:15AM

Panel Session: Preparing for and Operating through the Super Bowl

Speaker:Jason Manley

Company: Georgia Power

Tuesday November 5, 2019| 8:30 AM–9:45AM

Panel Session: Challenges with Integrating Renewables

Speaker: Chris Root

Company: VELCO

Tuesday Novmeber 5, 2019 | 10:00AM–11:15AM 

Panel Session: Drones, Robotics, and Data Requirements

Speaker:Dexter Lewis

Company: EPRI

Tuesday November 5, 2019 | 3:30PM–5:00PM

Panel Session: Connectivity in the Digital Age

Speaker: Arnab Ghosal

Company: Alabama Power

NGN Paper Competition

The NGN is excited to announce a 2019 Paper competition! After a few elimination rounds, five participants will have the opportunity to present their papers at the 2019 Grid of the Future Conference where one winner will be awarded the grand prize! Submit synopsis to by April 15.

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