Conference Reports

South East Asian Protection & Automation Conference, Sydney, Australia

by Rodney Hughes, Australia

SEAPAC - the only protection engineering focused conference in the region was held 9-11 March, 2011

CIGRE Australia Panel B5 host the SEAPAC every two years which has become a very popular event. The Australian B5 committee committed to the first event in 2007 to promote discussion of protection engineering practices of interest to the region. The Sydney harbor foreshores was a superb backdrop to the well organized 2011 conference well attended by over 175 delegates and 12 exhibition booths from 9-11th March. The harbor played a further role for an excellent evening harbor cruise dinner. More


DistribuTech 2010 Tampa, Florida, USA

This conference focuses on the issues of automation and control of power system substations.

The theme of the conference this year was "Advancing the technology of the smart grid". More


Developments in Power System Protection, 2010, UK

The 64th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers was held 12 -14 April 2011 at College Station, Texas, USA.

The Conference was hosted by Texas A&M University. In his Welcome address the conference Chair Prof. B. Don Russell writes:

"For 64 years the Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers has provided the best available information on protective relay applications and technology. With the changes that have occurred in the electric power industry, including increased concerns over reliability and a business emphasis on efficiency and cost savings, the relay conference is even more important." More


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