PEAC - Power & Energy Automation Conference

The conference program included 2 types of events: paper sessions and fundamentals track.
The papers selected by the technical committee were grouped in five half-day sessions:

  • Smart grid
  • Islanding, Disturbance Analysis and Security
  • Substation Automation and Wide Area Monitoring
  • Voltage Control Topics and Distribution Automation Case Studies
  • Case Studies - Substation and Power Station Automation

Some of the topics presented led to interesting discussions related to the integration of distributed energy resources of different types and their impact on protection automation and control of the electric power system under cyber-security threats. The increasing attention to synchrophasors and their applications, as well as the issues related to the requirements and design of communication architectures of local and wide area networks were also reflected in several papers and discussions.

IEC 61850 is gaining ground in the U.S. and many other countries around the world. Several papers discussed issues, applications and benefits of IEC 61850 based substation protection, automation and control systems. Interesting case studies describing the experience from projects in countries from Central America and Ghana were presented as well.
The Fundamentals track gave an opportunity to some of the participants to learn about smart grids, utility communications, networkingand communications protocols.

During the coffee breaks and the vendor sponsored receptions, the participants were able to discuss with the exhibitors the new devices and software tools that can help users with the improvement of the efficiency and quality of system operations.

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