During July of this year, the sixth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) took place in Bangalore, India. The conference aims to be the premier venue for research taking place in the area of computing and communication for smart energy systems. The conference played host to a number of keynote speakers alongside a single track of full and challenge papers and was co-located with three smart grid themed workshops. The keynotes included Professor Iven Mareels from the University of Melbourne, discussing his work on coordinating supply and demand on the low-voltage distribution network; Professor Ashok Junjhunwala from IIT Madras presenting his solution to India’s blackout problems by including a low-voltage DC line that becomes active during grid outages; and Professor Bruce Nordman from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory making the case against ever increasing reliability power quality and reliability (PQR) in favour of localised reliability. The Best Paper Award was awarded jointly to Paul Scott and Sylvie Thiébaux from Australia National University for their work on the coordination of independent agents within microgrids and a team from Tata Consultancy Services and Pennsylvania State University for their work on fault detection in supermarket refrigeration systems. The best poster award was awarded to Rabbani and Keshav from the University of Waterloo for their work on ‘The SPOT* System’, which is a personal thermal comfort system for use in offices. Full proceedings (including keynote and poster abstracts and papers from the three co-located workshops are available at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2768510 Next year, ACM e-Energy will be hosted by the University of Waterloo in Canada, and will be chaired by Professor Srinivasan Keshav