IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, Canada

PES President Noel N. Schulz provided an update about the PES progress and activities of the past year. The candidates for the offices of PES President-Elect, PES Treasurer & PES Secretary made short presentations of their views for the Society and IEEE so members can make an informed decision when voting during this year’s election. Many committee meetings were scheduled from Monday through Thursday.

The program of the conference included multiple parallel sessions and other events, such as:

  • Super Sessions: a series of presentations in composite sessions designed to fully explore topics from different perspectives. Several members of the Power Systems Relaying Committee were speakers at the Super Session “Innovation and Advancements in Protection, Automation and Control for Evolving Power Systems”
  • Panel Sessions: They included invited papers on a wide variety of subjects
  • Paper Sessions: Presentation of high quality papers on many issues of significance
  • Paper Forums: This is a recently introduced format that allows multiple authors to present brief overviews of their papers followed by time for a discussion with the individual author(s)
  • Poster Session: A Monday evening special event when hundreds of authors presented all aspects of the industry. The participants had an opportunity to stop in and congratulate the new IEEE fellows during the reception held in their honor
  • Tutorials: Ten tutorials on different subjects were presented during this event
  • Technical Tours: Five half-day inspection trips were offered

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

The technical program theme was “Shaping the Future Energy Industry” and included a wide variety of events, many of them of interest to our community.


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