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2020 Call for Abstracts

2020 Call for Abstracts 

The Power and Energy Automation Conference Committee welcomes abstract submissions for the 2020  program! Case studies, pilot projects, and lessons-learned presentations are especially encouraged.

Abstract submissions for the Power and Energy Automation Conference (PEAC) will be accepted through September 16, 2019. Those who submit abstracts will be notified of acceptance by September 30, 2019.

If selected, presenters should register for the conference.  No payment is required until after abstracts have been selected and presenters have been confirmed.

If unable to submit through the registration portal, presenters may also send their abstracts as a PDF attachment to with “PEAC 2020 ABSTRACT” in the subject line. If emailing your abstract, please also include your professional contact information (name, business address, phone #).


(Completed for PEAC 2020)



Case Studies and Pilot Projects

·         OT/IT

·         Integrating Systems

·         Lessons Learned/Pitfalls

·         Retrofitting Substations

·         New Applications and Technologies


Grid Automation and Intelligent Control

·         Automation, Monitoring and Control

·         Advanced Transmission Controls

·         FACTS, Series Compensation, Phase Shifters

·         System Integration

·         Equipment Monitoring

·         Outage Management & Feeder Reconfiguration

·         Control Systems

·         Interacting with Relays, Meters & Other Devices


Smart Grid

·         Integrating Control Systems

·         Renewable Generation, Electric Vehicles and Solar

·         Storage Systems

·         Incorporating AMI Data in Stations & Control Centers

·         Smart Meters & Demand Response

·         Voltage Optimization

·         Challenges

·         Distribution Automation

·         Condition Based Monitoring

·         Dynamic Facilities Rating


SCADA and Wide-Area Measurements

·         Wide-Area Measurement Systems/Synchrophasors

·         Supervisory Control and Energy Management

·         Outage Management Systems

·         RTUs, IEDs, Gateways and HMIs

·         Disturbance Analysis Systems

·         Redundancy /Reliability

Networks & Communications

·         Topology, Protocols and IEC61850

·         Substation LANS and WANS

·         Wireless Communications

·         Time Synchronization

·         Real Time Control Challenges



·         Protecting Systems from Electronic Intrusion

·         Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP)

·         Monitoring and Controlling Physical Access


Engineering and Project Management

·         Business Case for Automation

·         Benefits of Automation

·         Workforce Challenges

·         Lifecycles

·         Implementing Projects

·         Challenges of Regulatory Compliance

·         Merging IT and Automation