IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition

The 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition was held 14-17 April 2014 at the West Building of McCormick Place in Chicago, USA. Celebrating half-a-century anniversary, this landmark event was a showcase of the technologies, products, companies and ideas that will lead the electric power industry through the next fifty years and beyond. Accordingly, the motto of the conference was “Celebrating our first fifty years of ideas, growth and success as we look toward the next fifty years of innovation”.

The conference program was started with a very interesting Opening Session aiming to setup the tone of the whole event and featuring futurist Daniel Burrus talking about “What Technologies Will Shape the Future of the Electric Utility Industry?”  

The comprehensive program included a wide range of formats allowing the most efficient presentation of ideas and discussions of the challenges that the industry is facing - Super Sessions, Tutorials, Panel and Poster Sessions, an Educational Track and brand new Forum Sessions to round out a complete informational package that allowed participants to earn CEUs and PDH credits.

In addition, the huge exhibition area was filled with booths of different sizes where more than 750 national and international exhibitors showcased their latest products and services, giving the visitors an opportunity to learn from top industry professionals about the latest technologies and their applications in hands-on demonstrations