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‘Paving the Way for Grid Modernization’ the Focus of 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Boston, 17-21 July 2016

June 9, 2016
By Business Wire News


The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) today announced its annual General Meeting is being held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, 17-21 July 2016.

Providing an international forum for experts to promote, share and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering, the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting expects more than 3,000 professionals to participate and attend diverse super sessions and plenary presentations. Under the banner theme, “Paving the Way for Grid Modernization,” the conference brings together government officials, practicing power engineers, utility executives, and academics who will present and discuss the key challenges and opportunities in the electric power industry.



IEEE PES at its 2016 General Meeting will provide a forum for experts to share information and best practices related to microgrids, distribution system analysis, future grid scenarios, synchrophasor technology, grid resiliency and more.
The IEEE PES General Meeting will feature insightful super sessions, plenary presentations, technical programs, tutorials, standards development activities, technical tours and student programs.


17-21 July 2016


Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts



The 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting brings together influential representatives from the power industry to present challenges and solutions through a series of super sessions and plenary presentations, including:
Monday, 18 July 2016 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Opening Session and Plenary Presentations:



Welcome and Introduction: Paving the Way for Grid Modernization

Dr. Damir Novosel, President, IEEE Power & Energy Society


Plenary Session at a Glance – Session moderator: Babak Enayati, National Grid, 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting Local Organizing Committee Chair

Marcy Reed, President National Grid, MA Jurisdiction

Topic: What does grid modernization mean to National Grid?

Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Topic: The role that FERC plays in grid modernization.

Juan de Bedout, Chief Technology Officer, GE Energy Management

Topic: GE initiatives in energy management and grid modernization in response to changing industry environment.

David Geier, Vice President, Electric Transmission & System Engineering, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Topic: What does grid modernization mean to SDG&E?


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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 35,000 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:

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