Minnesota Power Systems Conference

MN Power Systems Conference image - electric towers silhouetted against orange sunset
  • Date: November 6−8, 2018
  • Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
  • Cost: $375 if received by Oct 17 | $425 if received after Oct 17
  • CEUs: 1.5 
  • For:  Electric utility engineers and consultants
  • Abstracts: Submit your abstract by February 22, 2019 | Accepted abstracts notified by June 2019

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.

Sponsored by 

College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota 

In cooperation with 

IEEE Twin Cities PES/IAS

Tues, Nov 6 Activities
7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  General Session
7:50 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:00 Increased Dependence on Electricity Drives Innovation
8:45 Puerto Rico Power Restoration
9:45 Break
10:15 Grid Lessons Learned from Hosting Super Bowl LII
11:00 Engineering Ethics
Noon Lunch
1–4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Substation, Safety/Security, Delivery Systems, Relaying I)
4:30–7:00 Exhibitor Reception
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)
10:00 Break
10:30–Noon Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Distribution Automation/Communications, Project Management, Utility Industry Futures, Power Generation)
Noon Lunch
1:00–2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Civil-Structural, Delivery Systems-Renewables, Relaying II, Metering)
2:30  Break
3:00–4:30 Concurrent Sessions (Tracks: Civil-Structural, Delivery Systems-Renewables, Relaying II, Metering)
Thur, Nov 8 Activities
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30–Noon Concurrent Sessions (Tutorials: Differential Relaying 101, Power Quality 101, Transformers 101, Energy Storage)
Noon Adjourn


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.

Online Registration

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 ccapsconf4@umn.edu (check your Spam folder if you don’t see these in your Inbox). 

Paper Registration

Use the paper registration form if you need to have the registration fee billed to your organization. 

Registration Questions?  

612-625-2900 | ccapsreg@umn.edu

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. 

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