The EPS2005 objective is to
address the most important topics in both technologies such as
Challenges facing the Energy/Electricity Sector; Visions of High
Technology and Power Convergence; Real Time Applications in Power
Systems Communications in Power Networks and International
Standards; Advanced Communications Technologies; The choice of
advanced communications technologies; Automation in Power Systems;
Wide Area Protection in Power Systems; Smart Metering Technologies;
and Smart Energy Management for Consumers. To learn more please
click her to visit the EPS2005 Technical Program.
Over the last
decade the telecommunications and information technology demand has
grown exponentially. At the same time the demand for the energy has
been significantly increased which led d the electric utilities, oil
and gas companies, and other critical infrastructure organizations
to deploy and to integrate their industries with IT and telecom
strategies in order to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and
strengthen the information backbones within their corporations. The
energy and utility companies started to capitalize on continuing IT
innovations to tackle deal with the importance of implementing
improved security measures into IT and telecom strategies in order
to protect the data integrity and ensure the reliability of utility
and energy telecom systems. The continuous challenges for
these two technologies is to map, model, manage and maintain their
distributed facilities and networks optimally to meet new customer
expectations and industry compliances.
Ottawa’s prominent position in the high technology,
telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, this Electrical
Power Symposium 2005 (EPS2005) aims to identify the emerging
opportunities for the convergence of power and high technologies.
The EPS2005 theme is Converging Power and High Technologies in order
to fill the gap between the telecom/high tech and utilities and to
make the two technologies working together and fully integrated.
In Ontario, and many other jurisdictions around the world, the
Central Station model is failing to deliver electricity in a
financially sound manner. Whilst demand continues to grow,
generation growth is constrained and debt is rampant. The best hydro
sites have been utilized, oil and gas have supply limitations, coal
has environmental issues, and nuclear generation has multiple
concerns such as high cost, terrorism threat and waste.
attention is rapidly turning therefore to demand management and
small-scale distributed energy the future solution. However, this
requires a fundamentally different approach to power system management.
Key issues include load following; frequency regulation; contingency
reserve; voltage regulation; operator visibility; black start; remote
operation, feeder protection; real-time monitoring and demand
control. These challenges are not insurmountable, but require the new
application of high technology, and particularly telecommunications.
and learn what is Converging Power and High Technologies.
Register early and in groups to take advantage of discounts. Discounts
also apply to IEEE/IEE/OCRI/OTI members, students, retired and job
seekers. Click here for the Registration
The one-day symposium will take place on 14 October 2005 at Ben Franklin
Place, Ottawa. Click here for direction
map. On the previous day, registrants will be offered a
visit/tutorial of educational/specialist interest.
The target audience is professionals from the high-tech and power
industries, energy consumers, business organization, government,
academic and engineering communities, and research centers. Expected