Technical program announced

03/01/2006


The 2005/2006 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition scheduled for May 21%%MDASSML%%24, 2006, will offer attendees the most comprehensive technical and business program of any event serving the power-delivery marketplace this year.

This year's program consists of more than 240 technical poster sessions, nearly 30 focused technical panel sessions, four super sessions, instructional tutorial sessions, special interest sessions, an educational track, a special short course, a collegiate program and an exhibition that features hundreds of manufacturers who will display the most up-to-date technology and equipment available in the marketplace today. The event also provides technical and companion tours designed to enrich the conference and exposition experience.

The event begins on Sunday, May 21, at 6 p.m. with a conference reception at Eddie Deen's Ranch in downtown Dallas. On Monday, May 22, the opening session is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the Dallas Convention Center. The exhibition floor opens at 10 a.m. immediately following the opening session.

A robust program of poster and panel sessions is scheduled continuously throughout the event. Highlighting the Panel Session program are these topics: Project Evaluation and Selection; Rethinking T&D Architecture for DER Environment; Stray Voltage and its Causes, Impacts and Mitigation; Insulator Selection for Icing Performance; DER Impacts on Distribution Systems Analysis; Market Simulators for the Open Electricity Market; PQ Standards Roadmap with IEEE/IEC Coordination; Wide-area Protection and Control; Development of Guidelines for Distribution Voltage Quality; Outsourcing T&D Infrastructure Projects. A complete list of the technical panels is available at the event website at www.ieeet-d.org





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