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2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society International Conference & Exhibition on Engineering, Safety, Maintenance of Overhead Lines (ESMO) Invites Practicing Contractors, Line Workers and Engineers From Around the World

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IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) International Conference & Exhibition on Engineering, Safety, Maintenance of Overhead Lines (ESMO) is set for September 12-15, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. In partnership with American Electric Power— one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to 5.4 million customers in 11 states —the 13th installment of the conference will feature several demonstrations, exhibitions and more all under the banner theme: Mission Incredible: Safer, Stronger, Smarter.

The IEEE PES-sponsored conference brings together practicing contractors, line workers, engineers, and industry service providers from around the world. ESMO aims to provide a venue for field demonstrations of the latest and safest practices. This includes technical sessions available for experts to promote, share and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering and construction.

Line workers are always in need of up-to-date safety training and additional education opportunities to enhance their field skills in today’s quickly expanding and advancing electric power industry,” said Eriks Surmanis, IEEE PES Member and Chair of the ESMO 2016 Conference. “ESMO is the perfect venue for line workers and many other industry professionals to network and further develop their skills to better serve their companies and customers.”

IEEE PES is also announcing a call for papers in conjunction with ESMO. Paper topics can be related to electric power engineering and construction, which includes focus areas such as challenges in line maintenance, advances in safety and the future of the grid. A full list of topics is highlighted in the “Call for Papers” posted on the conference website. For reference guidelines and requirements for paper submission, download the IEEE PES author’s kit: For more information on the ESMO call for papers, visit

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About IEEE Power & Energy Society

The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power & energy for the betterment of society and a trusted resource dedicated to the technical, informational, networking and professional development needs of its members. With over 34,000 members around the globe representing every facet of the electric power and energy industry, PES is at the forefront of the rapidly changing technological advancements that impact everyone’s future. PES celebrated its 125th year of service in 2009. Additional information on IEEE PES can be found at:

About IEEE

IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at

About AEP

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to nearly 5.4 million customers through 223,000 miles of distribution lines in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

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