The UralCon conference was held in Chelyabinsk on October 4-6th at the premises of South Ural State University (national research university). The conference was held as the International Ural Conference on Green Energy and devoted to the discussion of the most promising recent developments and to search for the most innovative solutions in the field of green energy in terms of generation, transformation, distribution and consumption.

UralCon 2018 included a rich technical program consisting of 4 sections:
1. Renewable energy systems;
2. Renewable energy integration in smart grids and microgrids;
3. Smart grid energy systems;
4. Energy savings through power electronics devices, electrical machines and drives, etc.

All papers had been published in the conference proceedings and made available on the digital library “IEEE Xplore” (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers publisher). All articles are indexed by Scopus and WoS databases.