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Tillman Hall

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Madren Conference Center and Inn

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Bellsouth Auditorium

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Walker Golf Course

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Keynote Speakers

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Panel Talks

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Industry Tutorials

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Gala Banquets with Entertainment

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World Class Exhibitors

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The theme of the sixteenth power systems conference is "Smart Grid Technologies and Innovation". Advanced Metering, Communication, Computing, Control, Distributed Resources and Protection among other topics will be emphasized. The program will include a number of tutorials, keynotes, panels, and paper sessions by leading power industries, professionals and researchers in Automation and Metering, Protection and Control, and Computing and Communications. Registration is required to attend tutorials, keynotes, panel discussions and technical paper sessions. All tutorials will be available to registered attendees at no additional cost.

    Preferred topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Metering: practical utility applications and new technologies, SCADA systems, and metering system reliability
  • Advanced Signal Processing for Smart Grids
  • Carbon Economy in Smart Grid Operations
  • Control Center Applications: big data, situational awareness, real-time control and applications, visualizations
  • Computational Intelligence and Paradigms for Smart Grid: big data analytics, evolutionary computing, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and swarm intelligence and other computing/machine earning algorithms and paradigms
  • Cyber Security of the Smart Grid
  • Electric Transportation and Smart Grids: electric vehicle charging/discharging strategies, grid interface and impacts, resilience, sustainability
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Smart Grids: Effects, impacts and potenital solutions
  • Energy Efficiency and Consumption: business models, incentives, markets, policies and frameworks, and smart customers, loads and meters
  • Energy Harvesting and Conversion: smart power electronics, resilience, and sustainability
  • Energy Storage Devices and Systems batteries, fuel cells, super-capacitors, sustainable technologies
  • Energy Market, Policies and Economics: big data, business models and intelligence, e-markets, incentives, and smart markets
  • Measurements and Instrumentations
  • Micro-grids and Nano-grids: ac/dc systems, control and optimization, dynamic energy management, storage
  • Next Generation Control Centers: generation, transmission & distribution control centers and system operators
  • Power System Analysis, Modeling, Control and Stability, Protection and Operations
  • Power Systems Communication: power line communications, wireless technologies, and applications in control, metering, and monitoring
  • Power Systems Security and Reliability: SCADA and EMS cyber security, physical security for facilities, regulartory compliance
  • Renewable Energy Systems: biomass, hydro, solar, wind and other renewable technologies and systems
  • Smart Grid Engineering Education: innovative education for industry, professionals, university and workforce development
  • Synchrophasors in Smart Grids: distribution and transmission systems monitoring, situational awareness/ intelligence
  • Wide Area Systems: monitoring, protection and control

Attendee Benefits

  • Conference proceedings - such as full papers, keynote and panel presentations
  • Tutorials
  • Catered lunches during the Conference
  • Morning and afternoon drinks and snacks
  • Optional Dinner banquet preceeded by keynote speaker
  • Attendees will receive Certificate of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for a fee upon request only
  • Plus many other gifts