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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 seventeenth power systems conference is "Intelligent Systems Applications in Smart Grid". Advanced Metering, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Communication, Computing, Control, Cyber-physical system, Distributed Resources, Machine Learning, 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 not limited to the following:


  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure: practical utility applications and new technologies, SCADA systems, and metering systems
  • Advanced Signal Processing for Smart Grid
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Carbon Economy in Smart Grid Operations
  • Condition Monitoring and Asset Management
  • 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 learning algorithms and paradigms
  • Cyber Security of the Smart Grid
  • Demand Response and Management
  • 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 potential 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
  • Forecasting: load, renewable energy sources
  • Internet of Things
  • 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, Computation, Control and Stability, Economics, Markets, Modeling, Optimization and Operations
  • Power Systems Communication: power line communications, software defined networking, wireless technologies, and applications in control, metering, and monitoring
  • Power Systems Protection and Relaying
  • Power Systems Security and Reliability: SCADA and EMS cyber security, physical security for facilities, regulatory 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
  • State Estimation
  • Situational Awareness and Situational Intelligence
  • Synchrophasors in Smart Grids: distribution and transmission systems monitoring, control and management, EMS, situational awareness/ intelligence systems
  • Visual and Data Analytics
  • 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