Conference Schedule


This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:30-8:45 Registration and Breakfast (Registration continues all day) MSC 2400
8:45-9:15 Welcome from the TPEC 2017 Committee Chairs
Opening Remarks
Prof. Glen A. Laine, Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University
Prof. Narasimha Reddy, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
MSC 2400
9:15-10:30 Keynote Speakers
Cheryl Mele, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Dr. Robin Podmore, President, IncSys Corporation and Co-Founder of IEEE Smart Village
MSC 2400
10:45-11:45 Texas Research Panel
Moderator: Prof. Le Xie, Texas A&M University
MSC 2400
12:00-1:00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker
Kenneth M. Mercado, Sr. Vice President, CenterPoint Energy
MSC 2400
1:00-2:15 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Mark Laufenberg, CEO, PowerWorld Corporation
Prof. Wei-Jen Lee, Vice President, IEEE Industry Applications Society
MSC 2400
2:30-4:30 Paper Session 1
Protection Engineering
MSC 2404
Paper Session 2
System Planning and Modeling
MSC 2406-A
Paper Session 3
State Estimation
MSC 2406-B
4:30-6:00 Poster Session, Job Fair, and Networking MSC 2400
6:00-8:00 Dinner, Entertainment, and Social Event MSC 2400
Friday, February 10, 2017
7:30-9:15 Registration and Breakfast MSC 2406
9:30-11:30 Paper Session 4
Machines, Drives, and Inverters
MSC 2404
Paper Session 5
Data Analysis and System Stability
MSC 2405
Paper Session 6
Engineering Economics and the Environment
MSC 2500
12:00-1:00 Lunch MSC 2406
1:00-1:30 Best Paper and Poster Awards MSC 2406