The 5th Annual
Electrical Power Symposium 2005
"Convergence of Power and High Technologies"
Building Intelligent & Responsive Systems
October 13 - 14, 2005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada








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Last year event  EPS2004

EPS2005 Programme:                                         

Friday, October  14, 2005, Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

· Registration and Continental Breakfast

· Welcome by The Organizing Committee Co-Chairs, Electrical Power Symposium 2005 Objectives, program overview, house announcements.

· Official Opening by Dr. Robert Crawhall, President, National Capital Institute of Telecommunications (NCIT), Ottawa, Canada

08:50 · Keynote Presentation: Challenges Facing the Energy/Electricity Sector  by Garner Mitchell, Vice-President, SaskPower
SaskPower has been very active in studies to address Kyoto, emissions and the future of clean electricity generation from coal as an energy feedstock.  “Convergence of Power and High Technologies” is very much in SaskPower’s current business and decision-making process. For more details click here.

09:35 · Chairperson's Remarks: Visions of High Technology and Power Convergence by Dr. Michael Caughey, Caughey & Company,  IEEE Ottawa Section Past Chair; and Carl Kropp, Adjunct Professor, Carleton University & Vice Chair of IEEE PES Ottawa
Electrical engineering is often divided in high current (power) and low current (high technology) applications. For more details click here.

· Real Time Applications in Power Systems by Dr.Virgilio Centeno, , Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
 For more details click here.

10:25 · Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45 · Communications in Power Networks and International Standards by George Schimmel, Tamarack Consulting, Inc., USA; Karlheinz Schwarz, NettedAutomation, Germany; and Christoph Brunner, ABB, Switzerland
Power networks are deployed over wide areas, and communication between their components is therefore essential for their safe and effective operation. For more details click here.

11:20 · Advanced Broadband Communications Technologies by Zlatko Krstulich, Chief Technology Officer, Alcatel Canada
Convergence of carrier core networks to MPLS based VPNs  holds promise for utilities in revamping the operation of their own extensive WAN infrastructures. Explore the key technology enablers which that map most directly to the operational concerns of power generation and distribution utilities. For more details click here.

· Morning Plenary Discussion

12:25 · Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates

13:25 · Building Automating Systems for Tomorrow's Electricity Market by Rob Rousseau, P.Eng., Energy Manager, Energy Ottawa
Energy Ottawa currently has three pilot sites participating in a pilot capacity market program called TDRP (Transitional Demand Response Program) that shed load based on the HOEP.  Energy Ottawa has developed an innovative high-tech solution for linking building operation directly to the competitive electricity market using a number of communications technologies. For more details click here.

14:00 · Wide Area Protection in Power Systems by Prof. Dr. Miroslav Begovic, Georgia Institute of Technology; IEEE Fellow
One of the most advanced areas for automation in power systems is wide-area protection against short-circuits and other faults. For more details click here

14:35 · Networking and Refreshment Break

 14:55 · Smart Metering Technologies by Robb Flegg, Director of Project Management, Triacta Power Technologies
Meters represent another area where traditional electro-mechanical equipment is being replaced by software-based devices equipped with a range of new facilities such as interval recording, individual circuit analysis and energy-usage displays. For more details click here.

15:30 · Smart Energy Management for Consumers by Bill Smith, Vice-President, Siemens Canada
Advances in real-time monitoring, intelligent controls and improvement in storage and conversion is enabling consumers to be much more active in controlling their consumption. For more details click here.

16:05 · Afternoon Plenary Discussion

16:35 · Closing Remarks

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