We are honored to be hosting the 6th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED) this year. Kyoto in November is resplendent in autumnal color, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in Japan. This is the first IRED to be held in Asia, and we are delighted to be able to welcome our visitors to Kyoto in such a beautiful season.

We anticipate that this expert conference will provide an international forum for information-sharing and lively discussion on issues relevant to smart communities and smart grids, and promoting the introduction of new and renewable energy sources. We also hope it will offer excellent opportunities for participants from diverse backgrounds to communicate a wide range of outcomes to the world, and generate international exchange that leads to new business and research.

In the spirit of Japanese hospitality, we look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful natural surroundings of Kyoto on November 17, 2014.

Kazuhiko Ogimoto, The University of Tokyo (Chair)
Philipp Strauss, Fraunhofer IWES and DERlab e.V. (Co-Chair)