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Energy Generation Conference 2016
January 26 - 28
Bismarck Events Center
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Booth 607/608

The 37th Annual Energy Generation Conference is a cooperative effort among producers, suppliers, and educators to promote competitive, efficient and safe energy production.

http://info.bismarckstate.edu/ceti/energy
DistribuTECH Conference & Exposition 2016
February 9 - 11
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
Booth 1900

Focused on the Future

Join us in Orlando for the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition. DistribuTECH is the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, commercial and industrial energy management technology and water utility technology.

www.distributech.com

Sign-up for a GE hosted pre-conference thought leadership seminar
GE's Digital Solution Platform
Monday, Feb. 8 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM View agenda and register!

Distribution System Monitoring and Diagnostics
Monday, Feb. 8 from Noon - 4:00PM View agenda and register!

Industrial Communications
Monday, Feb. 8 from 8:00AM - 12:00PM View agenda and register!
Power & Energy Automation Conference (PEAC)
March 8 - 10
The Davenport Hotel
Spokane, Washington, United States

PEAC brings together professionals from around the world to share knowledge about the intelligent automation and control of electric power transmission and distribution systems. By providing a forum for education and networking, PEAC’s mission is to facilitate the development and implementation of modern technology to improve the reliability, efficiency, and capability of today’s power grid systems, and enable this critical infrastructure to achieve the ambitious vision of smart grids.

http://cm.wsu.edu/ehome/peac/75639/?&
PowerTest 2016
March 14 - 18
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Booth 516

The National Electrical Testing Association (NETA) hosts the only conference targeted directly to the electrical testing industry. Over 400 attendees are expected from the petrochemical industry, utilities, governmental agencies, manufacturing plants, wind energy industry, contractors and consulting engineers.

www.powertest.org
69th Annual Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers
April 3 - 7
Bethancourt Ballroom, Student Memorial Center, Texas A&M University Campus
College Station, Texas, United States
http://engineering.tamu.edu/prorelay/registration.htm

Pre-Conference GE Technical Seminar
Monday, April 4 - Modern Substation and Industrial System Protection and Control Systems
Texas A&M University Campus, Memorial Student Center – Room 2406A&B
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Lunch included)
This no-charge tutorial includes lunch. PDH credits are provided to pre-registered attendees.

Vendor Exposition
Bethancourt Family Ballroom, Memorial Student Center (MSC)
Texas A&M University Campus
Booth 28
Monday, April 4 - 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 5 - 12:00 – 1:30 pm and 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 6 - 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Hands-on-Training Session Bookings
To book a 30-to-60 minute, one-to-one, hands-on, equipment training session with a Technical Application Engineer at our booth, please contact janice.reeves@ge.com.

Grid Solutions will present the following papers at the 2016 conference:
• A Review of Intertie Protection
• Does Every Millisecond Really Count? – A Comparison of Protection Based Arc Flash Mitigation Techniques
• How Differential Relay Algorithms Can Impact Relay Settings and Performance
• Safety Considerations for AC Motor Thermal Protection
• Making Complex Protection and Control Systems Easy to Maintain
• Challenges in Application of Distance Relays under Power Swing Conditions
• The Importance of Testing Smart Grid IEDs against Security Vulnerabilities
• A Solution to Sensitivity Challenges for the Protection of Large Fuseless Capacitor Banks
• Employing Packet Switched Networks for Critical Teleprotection Applications
• Wide Area Protection & Control using High-Speed and Secured Routable GOOSE Mechanism
• Application of Line Differential Protection Scheme for Radial Transmission and Distribution Lines
• Performance of CTs and Relays at Low Frequencies
Houston Electric League – Energy Technology Conference (ETC) 2016
April 13
NRG Center
Houston, Texas, United States

ETC provides a valuable resource to the local electrical community to obtain continuing education requirements, and meet with manufacturer’s to view speciality products at the concurrent trade show.
www.hel.org
GeorgiaTech Protective Relaying Conference 2016
April 20 – 22
GeorgiaTech Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
www.pe.gatech.edu/prc/

Pre-Conference GE Technical Seminar
Tuesday, April 19 – Modern Substation and Industrial System Protection and Control Systems
GeorgiaTech Hotel – Salon 4
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Lunch included)
This is a no-charge tutorial. PDH credits are provided to pre-registered attendees.

Nightly Equipment Demonstration Suite
April 19 – 21
GeorgiaTech Hotel – The Club Room
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Hands-on-Training Session Bookings
To book a 30-to-60 minute, one-to-one, hands-on, equipment training session with a Technical Application Engineer at our Vendor Equipment Demonstration suite during the evening, please contact janice.reeves@ge.com.

Grid Solutions will present the following papers at the 2016 conference:
• A Review of Intertie Protection
• Does Every Millisecond Really Count? - A Comparison of Protection Based Arc Flash Mitigation Techniques
• How Differential Relay Algorithms Can Impact Relay Settings and Performance
• Comparison of Reliable Communication Networks for Protection and Control Applications
• Challenges in Application of Distance Relays under Power Swing Conditions
• A Solution to Sensitivity Challenges for the Protection of Large Fuseless Capacitor Banks
• Employing Packet Switched Networks for Critical Teleprotection Applications
• Performance of CTs and Relays at Low Frequencies
• Evaluating the Impact of Increasing System Fault Currents on Protection
• Stabilizing the Differential Protection of Transformers Supplied with High Charging Circuit
IEEE PES 2016 Transmission & Distribution Conference & Expo
May 3 - 6
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
Booth 4839

The 2016 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition will attract more than 700 companies, and thousands of professionals from more than 80 countries around the world will converge on Dallas for the biggest and most collaborative show in the T&D industry. This is a premier showcase for new ideas, emerging technologies and the most innovative products. It’s a huge opportunity to join others in an event that will shape the energy solutions industry for years to come.

www.ieeet-d.org
61st IEEE/IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Conference (PPIC) 2016
June 11 - 17
Westin Austin at The Domain
Austin, Texas, United States

The Pulp & Paper Industry Conference Technical Program is developed over the course of a 2-year period by dedicated members of the IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Committee. The objective of the Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Committee is "To advance the theory and practice in the electrical field as related to the design and management of electrical systems within the pulp and paper industry."

www.pulppaper.org
63rd IEEE/IAS Petro-Chemical Industrial Conference (PCIC) 2016
September 19 - 21
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry. The PCIC annual conference is rotated across North American locations of industry strength to attract national and international participation. User, manufacturer, consultant, and contractor participation is encouraged to strengthen the conference technical base.
Success of the PCIC is built upon high quality papers, individual recognition, valued standards activities, mentoring, tutorials, networking, and conference sites that appeal to all.

http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/ias/pcic/conferences/
Western Protective Relay Conference 2016
October 18 – 20
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, Washington, United States

The WPRC is an educational forum for the presentation and discussion of broad and detailed technical aspects of protective relaying and related subjects. About 500 attend from around the world. This forum allows participants to learn and apply advanced technologies that prevent electrical power failures. Speakers are invited to present papers selected by a group of protective relaying experts.
http://cm.wsu.edu/ehome/index.php?eventid=120696&

Pre-Conference GE Technical Seminar
Monday, October 17 - Modern Substation and Industrial System Protection and Control Systems
Spokane Convention Center – Room 401 ABC
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Lunch included)
This is a no-charge tutorial. PDH credits are provided to pre-registered attendees.
http://gegridsolutions.com/WPRC2016

Nightly Equipment Demonstration Suite
October 19 - 21
Spokane Convention Center – Room 102 ABCD
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Hands-on-Training Session Bookings
To book a 30-to-60 minute, one-to-one, hands-on, equipment training session with a Technical Application Engineer at our Vendor Equipment Demonstration suite during the evening, please contact janice.reeves@ge.com.

52nd Annual Minnesota Power Systems Conference 2016
November 7 – 10
Saint Paul River Centre
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

This conference provides electric utility engineers and consultants the opportunity to stay abreast of today’s power system technology. The conference emphasizes the unique challenges faced by electric utilities in the Midwest. The conference also serves as a forum for power engineers to meet with their colleagues from other utilities to discuss mutual concerns. Concurrent sessions include substations, utility industry futures, delivery systems, project management, relaying, distribution automation/communications, and power generation.
http://cce.umn.edu/minnesota-pow

Pre-Conference Technical Seminar
Monday, November 7 - Protection Settings and Coordination Technical Seminar
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
Kellogg room – Lobby Level
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Lunch included)
This is a no-charge tutorial. PDH credits are provided to pre-registered attendees.
http://gegridsolutions.com/MIPSYCON2016


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