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EC 61850 Week 2021 IEEE PES General Meeting

The technical program theme this year was “Powering a Sustainable Future in a Changing World.” 

The 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting was held 17-21 July 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver, USA. 

Thousands of electric power systems professionals from all over the world gathered for an in-person event to present their latest developments and discuss the challenges that our industry faces.

The first day of the conference started with tutorials and committee meetings and ended with a welcome reception at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 

The main conference program started Monday morning with the PES Members Meeting chaired by Jessica Bian, IEEE PES President. It was followed by an Opening Plenary Session featuring principal industry leaders talking about “Innovation and Adaptation for a Sustainable Future.”

The program of the conference included multiple parallel sessions and other events, such as panel sessions, transactions papers sessions and best paper sessions. The Super Sessions covered topics of significant importance and discussed from different perspectives.

The Panel Sessions included invited presentations on topics related to the theme of the conference. Selected high quality papers were presented at paper sessions and paper forums.

A Monday evening Poster Session was a traditional special event when hundreds of authors presented in an interactive environment their papers covering all aspects of the industry. At the same time participants had an opportunity to stop in and congratulate the new IEEE Fellows during the reception held in their honor.

Tuesday evening was the Awards dinner and ceremony where IEEE and PES award winners were honored for their outstanding achievements.

Wednesday’s program ended with two networking receptions – one hosted by IEEE PES Women in Power and the second – Young Professionals.