2017 PES General Meeting Call for Papers

The 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting will be held July 16-20, 2017 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

This premier power engineering conference will bring together practicing power engineers and academics from all over the world. The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering.

The theme of the meeting is: “Energizing a More Secure, Resilient, & Adaptable Grid.”

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Paper Topics

Papers are invited on all topics related to electric power and energy and especially for the Super Sessions topics with the following focus:

Extreme Events and Grid Resiliency

  • What level of blackout is acceptable under extreme events conditions?
  • How to respond to a disaster situation?
  • Coordination of electric and natural gas infrastructure and inter-dependence during an extreme event or a natural disaster.
  • Substation design for resiliency under storms, earthquake, and other natural disaster conditions.
  • Advances in understanding and modeling Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) phenomena, impact assessments, and mitigation.

Energy Storage

  • Large-scale utility level energy storage, business cases and applications including peak shaving, reliability enhancement, intentional islanding, and micro-grids.
  • Integration of renewable generation, energy storage, and demand response to achieve competitive energy cost.
  • Energy storage technologies and long-term environmental considerations.
  • Mobile energy storage, such as electric cars, and impact on a dynamic distribution grid.
  • Advancements in energy storage technologies and hybrid storage technologies.

Cyber and Physical Security

  • NERC requirements and standards for Cyber and Physical security in the Bulk Electric System.
  • IEEE PES collaboration with DOE, NERC, and FERC in developing reliability standards and policy.
  • Recent changes to cyber and physical security requirements.
  • Best practices for cyber and physical security in electric power systems.

Distributed Generation (DG) Regulation, Engineering, Modeling, and Impacts

  • Latest on regulations affecting DG, including rate design, community solar, value of solar, and US Assembly Bill 2514.
  • IEEE Standard 1547 and the future of standards for interconnecting distributed resources with electric power systems, including challenges, gaps, and needs.
  • Grid integration challenges and solutions associated with grids incorporating high penetration levels of DG, including modeling, analysis, and technology solutions (energy storage, demand response, etc.).
  • Microgrids, including applications, business cases, challenges, and solutions. • Protection and control challenges (and solutions) associated with grids incorporating DG.


Information for Paper Submission, Presentation & Publication

Conference Paper Submission Requirements

Papers (maximum length five (5) pages) must be prepared in accordance with the procedures outlined in the PES Authors Kit, available on the PES website. Full papers must be submitted to the online submission and review site (Papers identified as Part 1 and Part 2 papers will NOT be accepted). A link to the submission site will be available from the PES home page on October 10, 2016. All papers must be submitted by November 7, 2016. Authors will be advised via email of acceptance or rejection of the paper by March 1, 2017. If revisions are required, authors will be notified prior to that date. Up to approximately 800 out of the total number of conference papers submitted by the deadline will be accepted for presentation at the General Meeting.

Presentation of Conference Papers

The majority of accepted conference papers will be scheduled for presentation at the Monday evening poster session. Presentation of an accepted paper at the conference is a requirement of publication. Any paper that is not presented at the conference will not be included in IEEE Xplore.

Presentation of Select Conference Papers

The top 60 to 80 accepted conference papers will be selected to be presented in a Conference Paper Session on Monday afternoon. Author(s) will be allowed eight (8) minutes to present their paper and will be allowed to use a maximum of six (6) PowerPoint slides, including the introductory slide. (Please note: No questions or discussion will immediately follow the presentations. The authors will be available for questions on their paper at the Monday evening poster session. Authors must prepare a poster for the session.) Authors will be notified if their papers are selected for this presentation.

Up to 240 additional conference papers will be selected to be presented in Paper Forum Sessions on Tuesday through Thursday. Author(s) will be allowed 4 minutes to present their paper and will be allowed to use a maximum of four (4) PowerPoint slides, including the introductory slide. A small poster session in the same room will immediately follow the presentations where the authors will be available for discussion on their paper. Authors must prepare a poster. Authors will be notified if their papers are selected for this presentation.

Guidelines for preparing PowerPoint slides can be found on the PES website.

Prize Conference Papers

A few of the top 60 to 80 conference papers will be chosen and recognized as General Meeting Conference Prize Papers. These papers and authors will be identified at the Monday night poster session, and the authors will receive a letter of recognition.

Transactions Paper Presentations

An author of an accepted PES Transactions paper interested in presenting it at the 2017 PES General Meeting must upload the full paper, in addition to the abstract, to the online submission and review site by the deadlines listed here. The appropriate Technical Committee Program Chair (TCPC) will determine if the topic of the paper is suited for presentation in one of the technical sessions. The author will be notified of the decision by e-mail. No more than 200 transactions papers will be chosen for presentation at the General Meeting. (Please note: The author should follow the steps on the review site and upload the full paper in addition to the abstract. This is for the TCPC’s use only. Do not upload the full paper as its own submission. It must be uploaded along with the abstract so there will be only one conference paper number.)

Accepted Transactions papers that will be presented at the 2017 PES General Meeting will have their abstracts published in the Conference Proceedings.

Conference Registration

At least one (1) author of each accepted conference paper or Transactions paper for presentation must register for the meeting and pay the appropriate fee. Conference papers, or Transactions paper abstracts, will not be released for publication in the 2017 PES General Meeting Proceedings or scheduled for presentation unless the fee is paid. Note: The registration deadline for authors may be earlier than the general registration deadline. Additional information about the meeting will be posted as it becomes available on the Conference website.

Panel Sessions

Panelists will not be required to write summary papers to participate in panel sessions. Only PowerPoint presentations are required; they must be on the PES PPT template. Information on submitting Powerpoint presentations and the PES PPT Template will be provided to panelists closer to the meeting.

PES Technical Committee Reorganization

The PES Governing Board has approved a reorganization of the Technical Committees, in which several committees have been consolidated and scopes have been revised. Authors should consult the detailed description of the reorganization found on the PES website to determine the appropriate committee to submit their Conference Papers.


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