Ottawa IEEE Power Engineering Society
Chapter and Ottawa IEEE Reliability Society Chapter in joint
venture with the IEE Ottawa Chapter organizing and sponsoring in the
National Capital of Canada on 14 November, 2003:
Electrical Power Symposium 2003
”Supply and Demand Challenges”
Also, as part of the Symposium, there is a Free Field
Visit for Symposium Attendees to the Institute for National
Measurement Standards’ High-Voltage Laboratory and National
Research Council’s Cogeneration Facility on Thursday, Nov.13, 2003.
<![if !vml]><![endif]> Symposium Objective:
Blackouts; power shortages; record demand levels; summer
peaks similar to our southern
neighbors; delays to Ontario’s nuclear plant; last year’s price spike;
price caps and the
of an energy-saving incentive.
real supply-demand situation in Ontario?
The Electrical Power Symposium 2003 (EPS2003) aims to reveal the true situation, with opportunities for
understanding and discussion.
We start with the historical forces that forged the existing electricity
supply industry in North America. Then we look at the key strategic
drivers that are currently shaping the future direction of our industry
- economic, regulatory and environmental. Among these drivers is climate
change – we review the impact of existing generation on climate, and the
incentives and options for reducing this impact.
discover how the market in Ontario has performed since it opened and
what the market price tells us about the supply-demand balance.
We learn the principles of forecasting, and the current supply and
demand forecasts for Ontario.
In particular, what caused the Blackout on August 14? What issues
does it raise? Could it happen again? And can we be better prepared next
We consider options and incentives for demand side management
(DSM), covering both load shifting and load reduction. Metering and
monitoring are key technologies for DSM, from interval metering with
demand profiling capability, to net metering and individual appliance
monitoring. We look at options for small-scale and distributed
generation - what is realizable and cost-effective?
We look at the supply-demand balance at the domestic level; when
and how is it feasible to go off-grid, or to augment an on-grid building
with renewable energy?
Finally, we offer you an opportunity for questions and discussion
with industry leaders. Come and be en-lightened!
Come and learn
what went wrong to cause the
blackout and a
slow recovery. Do you think it will happen again !!!!!!!?
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information may be obtained from the
Register early and in groups to take advantage of discounts. Discounts
also apply to IEE/IEEE members, students, retired and job seekers.
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Registration (Register NOW).
The Symposium will be at Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe
Theatre, Ottawa. Click here for direction