IEEE Power & Energy Society

2008 pes General meeting

July 20-24, 2008

 A City Rich in History and Innovation

David L. Lawrence Convention Center


Westin Convention Center Hotel

The Premier Power Engineering Conference Featuring a Comprehensive Technical Program

Focusing on Power and Energy

2008 Conference Theme

Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century

A Global Forum that includes:

SUPER SESSIONS:  The highlight of the General Meeting Program will be 5 Super Sessions on state-of-the-art topics of: Wind Power; Distributed Generation; Nuclear Power; Smart Grid; Vision 2020

General Membership Meeting

Plenary Session—The Nuclear Renaissance

Committee Meetings

Paper and Panel Sessions

Technical Tours

Tutorials on State-of-the-art Topics

Student Program—Poster Contest 

Student/Faculty/Industry Luncheon

 Awards—IEEE Fellows Reception and PES Awards Luncheon

Networking Opportunities and Social Functions

Welcome Reception on Sunday Evening

PES and IEEE Booths and Tables


The Preferential Topics are as follows:

Track 1: Understanding and Responding to System-Wide Events

Track 2: Utilization of Energy Resources

Track 3: New Technologies

Track 4: Power Reliability, Quality & Safety

Track 5: Improved Measurement and Control Techniques

Track 6: New Market Structures

Last updated on July 17, 2008


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General Chair—Dave Vaglia, P.E        Technical Program—Dr.Kalyan Sen, P.E.

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Omni Hotel

On-Line Reservation


Phone Reservations

1-800-THE-OMNI, when calling just reference the “IEEE” Meeting.  No need to reference a number.

Westin Convention Center Hotel

On-Line Reservation


Phone Reservations

Call the hotel at

412-281-3700 and ask for Group Reservations and ask for the IEEE PES General Meeting group rate.

The Registration Site is Now Closed


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An Overview of the 2008 IEEE PES General Meeting


A Tutorial for the Non-Power Engineering Professional

Plain Talk about the Electric Power System

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IEEE Power & Energy Society


On-line Registration for the IEEE Power & Energy Society 2008 General Meeting is now closed.  On-site Registration will be available beginning on Sunday, July 20th in the East Atrium (Third Floor) of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


The Registration Hours are as follows:

Sunday, July 20: 9:00 AM—8:00 PM

Monday, July 21: 6:30 AM—7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 22: 6:30 AM—4:00 PM

Wednesday, July 23: 6:30 AM—3:00 PM

Thursday, July 24: 6:30 AM—12:00 PM


The conference hotel room blocks at both the Westin Convention Center and OMNI Hotels are now full, but rooms may open up at any time due to cancellations.  Call the Phone Reservations number listed by each hotel to check for room availability.

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