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Reliability Technology Issues and Needs Assessment

IEEE-CERTS Conference: Ensuring Electric Power Reliability: The Challenges Ahead

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—USA Energy Policy Committee and the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions organized a one-day symposium on May 24, 2000 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. with co-sponsorship by EPRI and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Symposium examined the challenges that lie ahead for ensuring reliability as the U.S. electric power system undergoes the most fundamental transformation in its operation since its creation over 100 years ago. The Symposium explored the perspectives of market participants, system operators, government, and academics on various aspect of reliability, including market operations, system management, industry oversight, and research and development. The Symposium was held to ensure that this important information is provided to lawmakers during the upcoming debates on reliability and the restructuring the electric power industry. Proceedings were prepared of the discussions.


Robert J. Thomas
Cornell University/PSERC
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