The 6th Annual
Electrical Power Symposium 2006
"From Tesla’s AC Power System to Distributed Generation and Smart Grids"

November 09 - 10, 2006  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada






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Letter of Support from the Minister of Natural
Resources Canada

Letter of Support from the Mayor of Ottawa

Letter of Support from IEEE Canada President

Last year event  EPS2005

This year 2006 marks the 150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth

Nikola Tesla
(1856 – 1943) was one of the most fascinating  inventors of the 19th/20th century. He invented the rotating electromagnetic field and developed the alternating current system for transmission of electricity over large distances, radio transmission, remote control, neon and fluorescent lighting, and many other inventions that greatly influenced the world as we know it today, connected with electric power and communications.


Attend the Symposium and EARN 0.75 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) as evaluated by
the Engineering Institute of Canada



The Electrical Power Symposium 2006 (EPS2006) organized and Sponsored by
Ottawa IEEE Power Engineering Society Chapter, Ottawa IEEE Reliability Society Chapter,
and IEEE Ottawa Educational Activities.

  • Distributed Generation Technologies
  • Technical management of Distributed Generation Power Systems
  • Developments in Smart Grids
  • Drivers & Barriers
  • Visions & Realities
  • Canada’s Market Climate
  • Industry Players & Their Offerings
  • Financial & Risk Considerations
  • Applicable and Emerging Standards
  • Network with Power Industry Leaders and Professionals
  • Learn about the Latest Technological Innovations
  • Learn how to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance reliability
  • Discover what the future holds for
    the Power Industry
Featuring Keynote Presentation from:
  Keynote Speaker
Colin L. Clark
Executive VP & CTO, Brookfield Power Corporation


 Bob Hanna

President, IEEE Canada & President of RPM Engineering


"From Tesla’s AC Power System to Distributed Generation and Smart Grid"

Projected electricity supply and demand balance worldwide has rarely been in balance. Aging of the electricity system (generation, transmission and distribution) components is challenging the speed of their renewal or replacement. Distributed generation is increasingly challenging the central generation model to secure local supply and diversify the energy mix. The current stable, reliable, and controlled electricity network we depend on is changing and will become evermore dynamic and challenging to traditional management. New circumstances are demanding new ideas -- smarter ideas.

Smart technologies based on advances in network communication, instrumentation and measurement, interconnection, and automation, plus analysis, and AC/DC conversion are pivotal to the security and reliability of the new grid. Interestingly, Nikola Tesla, whose 150th birth anniversary we are marking this year, not only pioneered the AC power system; he also pioneered a number of other technologies that are relevant today. With a glimpse back at the development of the AC power system, EPS2006 provides a look forward to the Smart Grid and the future of power system.

As with each of the past symposia, we strive and take pride in covering strategic industry topics presented by leading speakers at exceptional value that only a non-profit professional organization such as the IEEE can deliver.

Who should attend?
CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, IT Managers, Network Managers, Telecom Managers, Energy Producers, Electric Power Executives, Utilities, Electric Generators, Government Regulators, Marketing, Sales, Purchasing & Risk Management, VCs, Universities, Consultants, Students, Engineers, and others with interest.

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EPS2006 Symposium
Date: November 10, 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ben Franklin Place, Chamber,

             101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

EPS2006 Tutorial and Field Visit
Date: November 9, 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Algonquin College, School of Advanced Technology, T-Building, Salon T102 A, B &C,
             1385 Woodroffe Avenue
, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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