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2017 SEEA & AESP Southeast Conference

2017 SEEA & AESP Southeast Conference
October 16-18, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Over the past decade, energy efficiency has served the Southeast well. We’ve seen towns improve their energy performance and resilience with smart infrastructure; cities make financial commitments to invest in buildings and public works that save money and create local jobs; and rural electric cooperatives launch innovative energy efficiency financing programs that benefits customers who most need help.

As the utility business model evolves, the opportunities to optimize energy use in the Southeast are greater than ever, and include efficiency, demand response, the smart grid, renewables, storage, electric vehicles and more! Please join us in 2017 as we explore the current and future states of energy efficiency, and the opportunities we have to create a prosperous, cleaner and healthier Southeast.

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Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School & Conference 2017

Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School & Conference
September 18 – 21, 2017
Auburn, Alabama

The 2017 Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School and Conference is sponsored by Utility Technology Education.
This years’ school will truly be an outstanding educational opportunity for all who attend. Great training and hands on learning opportunities are provided from a variety of educational sessions.

This conference is divided into concurrent modules to better provide instruction for utility professionals at all levels of experience. Attend any class from the different modules. The courses are designed for participants to select topics they require or have an interest in. Classes range from Applications of Distribution System Apparatus for the beginning substation or apparatus technician to SCADA, Communication and Smart Grid applications for the more advanced technician, engineer or manager.
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WEIDMANN Power Transformer Technology Training Course

WEIDMANN Power Transformer Technology Training Course
May 23-25, 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia

WEIDMANN Transformer Technology Training Course is a three-day power transformer seminar designed for operations and maintenance personnel who have responsibility for purchasing, operating, maintaining, and replacing power transformers. It will focus on the integrity of those critical components that dictate the life of a power transformer. The specific topics are updated and tailored to the local needs of the region.

The course topics are led by experts in the field and will cover the theory and field application of new technologies. We have gathered industry-wide professionals in one location to maximize your time and training investment, and to provide a single venue to learn from the faculty and your colleagues.
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8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems

8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems
April 17-20, 2017
Florianópolis, Brazil
Professor Divan was a keynote speaker.

Bringing together the world’s experts in renewable power and distributed generation, the 8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG 2017) will take place from the 17th – 20th of April, 2017, in Florianópolis, Brazil.

This international symposium, sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society and organized by the PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems, will allow experts on power electronics and distributed generation to meet, exchange ideas, and present on the latest technical advances.

The symposium will feature keynote speeches, tutorials and regular technical sessions on the theory, analysis, design, testing and deployment of power electronics for distributed generation and renewable energy systems.
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2017 Power & Energy Society General Meeting

2017 Power & Energy Society General Meeting
July 16-20, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Energizing a more secure, resilient, and adaptable grid.

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2017 IEEE Future of Electronic Power Processing and Conversion (FEPPCON)

2017 IEEE Future of Electronic Power Processing and Conversion (FEPPCON)
June 12-16, 2017
South Africa

Since 1991, and recently every second year the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) has organized a technical long-range planning meeting titled “Future of Electronic Power Processing and Conversion” (FEPPCON). The FEPPCON IX was held through 12–16 June 2017 close to the beautiful Kruger National Park in South Africa. The overall goal of the meeting was to discuss challenges, opportunities, and research directions beyond 2025 for power electronics and systems technology.

The meeting was held in the same location as the original FEPPCON in 1991, where Prof. Daan van Wyk, honorary chair of FEPPCON IX, gathered specialists in the field from across the globe to discuss in a secluded environment what was needed to make power electronics technology more useful for modern society. In the intervening 25 years, power electronics technology has advanced significantly. Today, power electronics dominates in renewable power generation, industrialization, and appliances. It is also thriving in electrical transportation, including the surrounding infrastructure.

The theme of FEPPCON IX was “Technological Opportunities and Obstacles for Applications of Power Electronics in Generation, Storage, Transmission, Distribution, and Efficient Consumption of Electric Energy”. FEPPCON series of workshops have a long-term tradition of discussing the future of power conversion technologies and applications. Recently it has been used as a strategic planning workshop for the Power Electronics Society every 2nd year.
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EPE’17 ECCE EUROPE

EPE’17 ECCE EUROPE
September 11-14, 2017
Warsaw, Poland

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for the smarter grid, energy efficiency, technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies.
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ECCE 2017

ECCE 2017
October 1-5, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio

Building on the success of previous year’s conferences, ECCE is world’s leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions. We provide opportunities for practicing industry engineers, researchers, students, and professionals from the broad spectrum of energy conversion to exchange technical knowledge, and develop their skills. ECCE is unique in our emphasis on integrated systems, presenting the best in applied integrated systems research together with innovations in individual energy conversion components.

ECCE 2017 enables knowledge exchange in a wide range of settings. These include peer-reviewed technical presentations, special panel sessions, interactive town-hall sessions, tutorials, as well as plenary talks and the exposition. Exhibitors at ECCE showcase state-of-the-art technologies, products, and solutions, creating a highly interactive networking environment when mixing with the poster sessions and student demonstrations on the same floor.

A novel development at ECCE 2017 will be the co-location of ECCE with the IEEE IAS Annual meeting. Attendees will be able to choose to register for ECCE alone, or to jointly register for ECCE and the IAS Annual Meeting at a reduced combination rate. We welcome our IAS colleagues to join us at our Exposition, Special Sessions, Industry Product and Services Sessions, and social functions.
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IEEE ET&D 2017

IEEE ET&D 2017
November 7-9, 2017
Aalborg, Denmark
Professor Divan was an invited speaker.

Power electronics is changing from a technology that enables renewable generation and energy-efficiency improvement to the foundational technology for grid modernization. Electronic power transmission and distribution power grids are being envisioned in the near future.

The workshop, jointly sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), is organized by Aalborg University, Denmark. This year’s event will be focused on industry, consisting of 3 Executive sessions, 5 Industry Panel sessions, and 2 Technical E-poster sessions, with over 80 presentations from government, industry, and academia. A tutorial on IEEE Std. 1547 for interconnecting distributed energy resources with electric power systems, and a technical tour on 1.7 GW (LCC- and MMC-) HVDC station will be provided. All presentations will be archived in the IEEE PELS and PES Resource Centers.
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ARPA-E ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT

ARPA-E ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT
February 27 – March 1, 2017
Washington, D.C.

ARPA-E held its eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 27 – March 1, 2017 at the Gaylord Convention Center, right outside of Washington, D.C.

Attendees heard from top leaders, policy and business experts, including Lynn Good, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy; L. Rafael Reif, president of MIT; Ajay Royan, co-founder and Managing General Partner of Mithril Capital Management; Thomas Siebel, founder, chairman and CEO of C3 IoT; Thomas Hager, author of The Alchemy of Air; and Saul Griffith, founder and CEO of Otherlab.

Each year at the Summit, ARPA-E Program Directors and Fellows give a “Fast Pitch” – a rapid-paced succession of exciting current program concepts as well as some completely new, “out-of-the-box” ideas.

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