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Destination New Orleans: IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo Highlights

April 1, 2022
The 2022 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo will be held April 25-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The 2022 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Expo is just around the corner. The March issue of T&D World included extensive coverage of what visitors can expect to see and learn during their week in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. This issue offers additional details on the super sessions and information on other features, as well as more products and services that will be on display on the show floor.

Super Sessions

The IEEE PES T&D conference is once again featuring super sessions with presentations that cover past and present, data analytics, resilience and decarbonization.

Opening Session: How the Past is Powering the Future: The session title is a hint of what the hour will hold. This group of power and energy industry leaders will be moderated by IEEE PES Governing Board President Jessica Bian. The panel includes Ed Schweitzer III, owner and founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; Paul Hinnenkamp, COO of Entergy; Allison Silverstein, independent consultant and industry strategist with key contributions including work at FERC and DOE; and Damir Novosel, president of Quanta Technology and previous president of IEEE PES. 

Exploring the Roadmap of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for the Future Grid: The first super session of 2022 will focus on the implementation, application, and challenges for big data and AI within the energy grid. This includes discussion on the integration and operation of renewables, electrification, and the potential uncertainties of the energy business and operation model. The conversation will feature representatives from leading research and development companies that are driving our industry to the future through science and data analytics. 

Preparing for Anything: Resilient System Design: Climate and other disruptions continue to present enormous challenges for the fundamental role of utilities and the communities they serve. This session will explore lessons learned from recent extreme events, and also share current efforts on improving the resiliency and reliability of the grid to prepare for uncertainties in the future.

Decarbonization and Grid Modernization: Organizations from across the energy ecosystem are exploring ways to optimize energy generation and usage to improve customer experience, while also developing a more efficient system to meet eco-friendly regulatory goals. This session includes multiple utilities in conversation around ideas and initiatives driving decarbonization and grid modernization. 

More Educational Opportunities

Conversation with FERC Commissioner Allison Clements: On Wednesday, April 27, there will be a special session with FERC Commissioner Clements, in conversation with Peter Wells, CEO of Smart Wires.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU): Opportunities are available for attendees needing to meet ongoing certification requirements, as well as individuals wanting to utilize these sessions to attain and meet their own personal and company developmental objectives. Learn more.

Panel Sessions: Featuring some of the industry’s best minds, Panel Sessions provide comprehensive discussions on a diverse range of important trends, issues, and real-world applications and solutions. Key trends explored include grid resiliency, energy storage, renewable energy, big data, smart grids and more. Start building out your onsite agenda at https://ieeet-d.org/ by favoriting the sessions you’d like to attend.

Technical Tours: A diverse and exciting lineup of offsite Technical Tours gives participants the opportunity to tour and learn more about industry-related sites and products. Separate registration and additional fees are required and will be available when conference registration opens. Spots are limited so we encourage you to sign up early!

  • TT-01: Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO)
  • TT-02: Entergy Grid Storm Hardening
  • TT-03: Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
  • TT-04: Entergy Grid Modernization Labs

IEEE PES Plain Talk: The Plain Talk courses for power industry professionals will provide a greater understanding of the technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background.

Separate registration and additional fees are required and will be available when conference registration opens.

Tutorials: Tutorials feature in-depth examinations and presentations covering topics important to power and energy professionals and will take place on Monday, April 25, only.

Separate registration and additional fees are required and will be available when conference registration opens. Learn more.

Building Business Relationships Workshop: Building Business Relationships guides participants to gain valuable insights about themselves and others by discovering actionable ways to build more effective relationships with others. Through the use of a self-assessment, participants receive detailed information regarding their style and how best to work with other styles to create more effective and productive relationships. The intended result is improved communication, reduced conflict, increased engagement, improved organization effectiveness, team collaboration, and enhanced leadership capability.Separate registration and an additional fee are required and will be available when conference registration opens. Registration closes March 25. Learn more.

Collegiate Program, Poster Session and Student Poster Contest: Offering an exciting and comprehensive schedule of student and young professional sessions and activities, the Collegiate Program is designed to help new talent launch successful careers in the power and energy industry. The Poster Session and Reception provides a relaxed environment for registered conference attendees to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while viewing hundreds of accepted papers in poster format.

For more updates and information on the technical program and IEEE PES Expo exhibitor list, visit https://ieeet-d.org. T&D World editors will also attend this year and will provide previews and updates at www.tdworld.com/ieee-pes-show-update.

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