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 Tutorial, Orientation, and Tour Day:

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 7:30AM to 5:00PM, at Algonquin College  D-Building, Salon A., 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

07:15-07:55 · Registration and Continental Breakfast

· Organizers’ Introductory Remarks.

08:00-08:10 · Welcome Statement by Morris Uremovich, Executive Dean, Faculty of Technology and Trade, Algonquin College.

· Official Opening by Steve Finnagan, Academic Chair of Electronics and Electro-Mechanical Studies Department, Faculty of Trade and Technology, Algonquin College

08:30-10:00· Tutorial: Application of Information and Communications  Technology (ICT) Ontario's Electricity System by Nicholas Ingman, Team Lead, Customer Information Management Technology & Infrastructure, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
This tutorial will provide an overview of Ontario’s power system and electricity markets and the key role of the IESO’s Information Technology and Infrastructure Division.  It will be discussed areas such as real and non-teal time systems, information publishing systems, application architecture and the technologies used to support these systems.

10:00-10:15 · Networking and Refreshment Break

10:15-11:15 · Introduction to Use of RETScreen by Gregory J. Leng, Head, RETScreen International, NRCAN
Learn how to use RETScreen International Clean Energy Project Analysis Software, a free international innovative and unique energy awareness, decision support and capacity building tool supported by NRCan, NASA, UNEP, CIDA and many others. The core of the tool consists of a standardized and integrated project analysis software which can be used world-wide to evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs and greenhouse gas emission reductions for various types of proposed energy efficient and renewable energy technologies compared to conventional energy projects. In addition to the software, the tool includes product, cost and international weather databases; an online manual; a case study based college/university-level training course and electronic textbook; and an Internet-based Marketplace.

11:15-12:15 · HR Outlook and Activity in the Electrical Industry: Results of the CEA Study and Suggested Action Items by Catherine Cottingham, Canadian Electricity Association (CEA)
Any lapse in the reliable supply of electricity has devastating consequences for the entire Canadian economy. Considering the central role played by the electricity sector in the Canadian economy — supplying Canadians with electricity and fuelling other industries — risks posed due to projected retirement in the industry need to be addressed on an industry-wide basis. Ensuring an adequate skilled workforce is imperative. The CEA, in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), commissioned a comprehensive human resources study in 2004 to provide a thorough overview of human resources challenges and opportunities for the Canadian electricity sector. The findings will assist in the development of a forward-looking human resource strategy. The resulting report “Keeping the Future Bright” was published in 2005.

12:15-13:30· Lunch
12:15-13:30· Lunch Discussion:  Power and High Technology Market Outlook by Eric R. Dormer, Ottawa Talent Initiative

13:30-17:00 · Tours:

13:30-14:30 · Tour to Algonquin College Optophotonics, Telecom and Electrical Labs

14:30-17:00 · Field Visit to the Energy Ottawa Chaudiere Falls Heritage Generating Station (remote monitoring and control system at this fully automated site). Location: The meeting point for the Field Visit transportation (bus) is at Algonquin College, Advanced Technology, D-Building, Salon A., 1385 Woodroffe Avenue.
: Please use the Visitors Parking. (to see its location, please click here)
The visitors should wear long pants, and non-slip closed toed, low heel shoes. The plant facility will provide the visitors with the hard hats.

Note: Any revision to the above schedule will be promptly displayed.


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