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Welcome to EPEC 2008
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The Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC 2008) is organized and sponsored by
IEEE Canada, IEEE Vancouver Section.

Theme

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- The EPEC Organizing Committee is currently engaged in finalizing the filing for the proceedings in IEEE Xplore. This effort will span the next few weeks. Once completed, all accepted authors will be notified by e-mail when the proceedings are published.
- The Committee will be shortly posting on this website presentations by the conference keynote and panel speakers.

Addressing:
(See Call for Papers for Details)

Extending the Limits of Transmission and Distribution 

Speakers:
- Martin Huang, VP of System Operations, BCTC
- Paul Choudhury, Manager of System Planning and   Performance Assessment, BCTC
- Wilsum Xu, Professor, University of Alberta
- Helen Iosfin, Manager of Distribution Planning, BC Hydro
  • Physical Asset Condition Monitoring 
  • Real-Time Operational Limits 
  • Power Flow Control 
  • Impact of Supply Continuity
  • Impact of Electricity Markets on Transmission Requirements

Expanding Generation and Alternative Energy 

Speakers:
- Donna Leclair, Chief Technology Officer, BC Hydro
- Walter Wardrop, Industrial Technology Advisor, National   Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program
- Randy Reimann, Manager Resource Planning, BC Hydro
  • Large Generation Expansion 
  • Environmental Impact of Large Generation Expansion 
  • Small Distributed Generation 
  • Energy Storage 
  • Impact of Distributed Generation
  • Impact of Electricity Trading on Generation Requirements

Intelligent Grid Technologies 

Speakers:
- Ralph Zucker, Manager for Asset Investment and Reliability,   BC Hydro
- Ali Vojdani, Chief Executive Officer, UISOL
- Ali Ipakchi, VP of Smart Grid and Green Power Open Access   Technology International
- K. Moslehi, Director, ABB
  • Data gathering and information flow 
  • Wide area operation, control, and protection 
  • Cyber Security in the Automated Grid 
  • Self-healing networks, islanding, load shedding 
  • Microgrids operation

Conservation and Energy Efficient Technologies 

Speakers:
- Bev van Ruyven – Executive VP of Customer Care and   Conservation, BC Hydro
- Walter Cicha –Technical Business Analyst, National   Research Council
- Jim Nelson, Senior Manager of Marketing, BC Hydro Power   Smart
  • Shaping Consumer Habits and Smart Billing 
  • Power Factor Correction and Power Quality 
  • Energy Efficient Loads 


Highlights:

  • All Accepted Papers will be Published in IEEE Xplore
  • Papers in These and Related Technologies are Encouraged
  • Technical as well as Policy Papers will be Considered
  • All Papers will be Scheduled for Presentation
  • In Addition to the Papers Presentation, there will be Four Panel Sessions (One per Theme) with Distinguished Speakers

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Michael Howard is Senior Vice President of R&D at EPRI. For more details please click here.

Michael Howard

Jane Peverett is the President and CEO of BC Transmission Corporation. For more details please click here.

Jane Peverett



BC Hydro
BCTC

 

Important Dates:

July 21:           Abstract Submission Deadline
July 31:           Abstract Acceptance Notification
August 31:      Full Papers Due
Sept 8:            Full Paper Acceptance Notification
Sept 12:
          Hotel Discount Deadline
Sept 15:          Early Registration Deadline

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