Stay abreast of today's power system technology in this three-day conference that emphasizes the unique challenges faced by electric utilities in the Midwest. Concurrent sessions include substations, utility industry futures, delivery systems, project management, relaying, distribution automation/communications, safety and security, metering, power generation and tutorials.
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Program at a Glance
|Tues, Nov 6||Activities|
|7:00 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|7:50||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|8:00||Increased Dependence on Electricity Drives Innovation|
|8:45||Puerto Rico Power Restoration|
|10:15||Grid Lessons Learned from Hosting Super Bowl LII|
|1–4:30 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Substation, Safety/Security, Delivery Systems, Relaying I)|
|Wed, Nov 7||Activities|
|7:30 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:30–10:00||Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Distribution Automation/Communications, Project Management, Utility Industry Futures, Power Generation)|
|10:30–Noon||Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Distribution Automation/Communications, Project Management, Utility Industry Futures, Power Generation)|
|1:00–2:30 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Civil-Structural, Delivery Systems-Renewables, Relaying II, Metering)|
|3:00–4:30||Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Civil-Structural, Delivery Systems-Renewables, Relaying II, Metering)|
The conference fee is $375 if received by October 17 and $425 if received after that date. The conference fee includes all sessions, continental breakfasts, luncheons, refreshments breaks, and the exhibitor reception. Cancellations made by October 30 will receive a refund minus $30. Cancellations after this date are not eligible for a refund.
Use the online registration when registering yourself and/or multiple people and paying with a credit card. After registering online you will receive “Registration Confirmation” and “Receipt” emails from firstname.lastname@example.org (check your Spam folder if you don’t see these in your Inbox).
Use the paper registration form if you need to have the registration fee billed to your organization.
Continuing Education Units
Participants who attend the entire conference will receive 1.5 University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies CEUs. Participants who attend only Tuesday and Wednesday will receive 1.2 CEUs. One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience. A CEU certificate will be sent to each participant after the conference. A permanent record of CEUs earned will be maintained by the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions and Record Transcript Unit.
Location & Accommodations
The conference will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Parking is available for a fee in the RiverCentre parking ramp, which is located on Kellogg Boulevard across the street from RiverCentre.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront. You may book online or call 651-292-1900. To receive the special conference rate of $167, identify yourself as a participant of the Minnesota Power Systems Conference. The room block deadline is October 11, 2018, or until space permits.