IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition

The Event was held at the Orlando, FL, Convention Center.

This is one of the largest events in the world that brings together specialists from many different industries that supply electric power transmission and distribution companies around the world. The technical program is filled with different types of events that make it challenging for the participants to make a decision of what to attend. At the same time the wide range of topics is a great opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest. The opening session included remarks from IEEE and utility executives, as well as a keynote address by Lloyd Yates, President & CEO, PGN-Carolinas, who talked about “Securing Our Energy Future”.

From the eleven tutorials in the conference program several were of interest to the protection, automation and control (PAC) specialists -“Smart Grid 101- the Basics”, “Smart Grid 201-A deeper view”,  “Smart Grid 301-Security”,  “IEEE Tutorial on protection of synchronous generators” .

The wide range of topics covered communications for the smart grid; the impact of distributed and specifically wind generators; power systems dynamic performance; etc.
The huge exhibition was one of the main components. While attending tutorials, paper, poster and special sessions the participants can learn the theory and applications, the exhibition allows them to see, touch, and discuss with the suppliers the latest technology available on the market. All major manufacturers of protection, automation and control equipment exhibited devices, software tools and systems for our changing industry.
The conference program also included 15 technical tours, where the participants could see practical implementation of modern solutions.

This was a technical event with a very important social component. There was an atmosphere for meeting old and new friends and updating our knowledge.

The motto of the conference was:  Making Innovation Work for Tomorrow.

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