Electrical Power Symposium 2003
"Supply and Demand Challenges"








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Ottawa EPS2003:                                                               

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.

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          Symposium Objective:         
Blackouts; power shortages; record demand levels; summ
er peaks similar to our southern neighbors; delays to Ontario’s nuclear plant; last year’s price spike; price caps and the lack of an energy-saving incentive.
is the 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.

We 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 time?

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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Explosion 1: Blackout

Click here to see the Program  Explosion 1: Blackout
Further information may be obtained from the Organizing Committee 

Register early and in groups to take advantage of discounts. Discounts also apply to IEE/IEEE members, students, retired and job seekers. Click here for the Registration (Register NOW).

The Symposium will be at Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa. Click here for direction map.



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as evaluated by the Engineering Institute of Canada



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