Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference
Thomas Alva Edison, who is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors in history, once said, “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” His invention of the long-lasting electric light bulb was exactly what the world needed and has revolutionized the way we live today. Since then, the explosive growth of the electric power industry has brought about as many challenges as it has accomplishments. What the world needs now are solutions for the critical issues affecting modern power systems.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) recognized this need and wanted to create an environment where these critical issues could be discussed, where people from multiple industries could converge to share their knowledge, and where today’s ideas could become the foundation for the future.
The result is the Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference (MSPSC), a conference that brings engineers, managers, executives, and technical experts into an atmosphere that fosters the collaboration, innovation, and creation needed to carry power systems smoothly into the future. This year MSPSC will be held June 3-5 in Houston.
The opening keynote speaker is Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III (pictured), president of SEL and pioneer of the microprocessor-based protective relay industry. Dr. Schweitzer will discuss the importance of maintaining simplicity in an increasingly complex world.
Throughout this three-day event, there will be several sessions, led by panels of industry experts, which will examine today’s key issues, including the benefits of islanding, the effects of standardization, and how humans factor into cybersecurity. MSPSC participants are encouraged to ask questions and push the boundaries of organizations, industries, politics, and trends.
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(As published in the April 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)