5G Enabled Energy Innovation Workshop (5GEEIW)

Sponsored by the Office of Science,
U.S. Department of Energy
Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
Chicago, IL
March 10-12, 2020

5G Final Report

You can download this report in PDF format (12.73 MB).


Emerging advanced wireless networks such as fifth-generation (5G) cellular network technology offers potentially new opportunities and capabilities for the advancement of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Office of Science missions. In particular, 5G and its associated ecosystem technologies are expected to offer up to 20 Gbps connectivity with 1 ms latency. Initial discussions with DOE program managers and national laboratory scientists provided rationale and ideas for a workshop on energy innovations enabled by 5G technology as well as future technologies such as WiFi 6, 6G, and beyond for the advancement of existing and emerging scientific domains, infrastructure, and applications.

Objective: The workshop will deliver a community-based report highlighting 5G and beyond basic research, development, applications, technology transition, infrastructure, and demonstration opportunities in support of the U.S. DOE mission. The report will help the DOE Office of Science understand both the challenges and the opportunities offered by 5G and emerging advanced wireless technologies in the areas of basic research, development, and integration into scientific user facility operations.

The 5G Enabled Energy Innovation Workshop will be held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel, 909 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The workshop will begin on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:30 am and end on Thursday, March 12, 2020, by 6:30 pm.

Important Information

ORAU is continuing to monitor developments related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and potential impact on travel.

Any changes to operating status will be communicated immediately to all registered meeting attendees and posted on the ORAU website. If the evolving situation affects your attendance plans, please contact us as soon as possible.

ORAU is planning to implement additional onsite tools for attendees, including, but not limited to:

  • Increased availability of hand sanitizing stations
  • Create an environment to promote a 'touch-free' meeting:
    • Communicating the adoption of a 'no-handshake policy'
    • Reduce/eliminate business card exchanges

For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html