Minnesota Power Systems Conference

52nd Annual Minnesota Power Systems Conference
November 8−10, 2016

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Final Program

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Online Registration

Use the online registration when registering yourself and/or multiple people and paying with a credit card. After registering online you will receive “Registration Confirmation” and “Receipt” e-mails from cceconf4@umn.edu (you may want to check your Spam folder if you don’t see these in your Inbox).

Paper Registration Form

Use the paper registration form if you need to have the registration fee billed to your organization.

The fee for the conference is $375 if received by October 18; if received after October 18 the fee is $425. The conference fee includes all sessions, continental breakfasts, luncheons, refreshments breaks, and the exhibitor reception. If you cancel your registration by October 31 a refund, minus $30, will be issued. If you cancel after this date you will not be eligible for a refund.

Exhibitor registration is located on the Exhibitor Information page.


Special room rates have been negotiated with the following hotels:

Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront, 11 Kellogg Boulvard E, Saint Paul, MN, 651-292-1900 - nightly room rate $160 plus tax.

The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, Saint Paul, MN, 651-292-9292 - nightly room rate $179 plus tax.

To receive the special conference rate, please identify yourself as a participant of the Minnesota Power Systems Conference. The special conference rate will be available until October 14, 2016, or as rooms are available. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. The room reservation blocks are limited: we strongly encourage you to make your room reservations as soon as possible.

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This conference provides electric utility engineers and consultants the opportunity to stay abreast of today’s power system technology. The conference emphasizes the unique challenges faced by electric utilities in the Midwest. The conference also serves as a forum for power engineers to meet with their colleagues from other utilities to discuss mutual concerns. Concurrent sessions include substations, utility industry futures, delivery systems, project management, relaying, distribution automation/communications, and power generation.

Earn 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attending this program.

College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota

IEEE, Power and Energy Society, Twin Cities Chapter


Guidebook Mobile App

The Minnesota Power Systems Conference has gone mobile! Attendees can plan their days with a personalized schedule and browse concurrent sessions, exhibitors, and venue maps. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Windows Phone and Blackberry users can access the same information via the mobile site: http://guidebook.com/guide/67020

iOS and Android users:

• Download ‘Guidebook‘ from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace

• The QR code will be available soon

Social Media: Join the Conversation #MIPSYCON

We invite you to join the conversation about the Minnesota Power Systems Conference by tweeting about the conference or posting updates to your LinkedIn and Facebook pages. The Conference hashtag is #MIPSYCON. Type this hashtag in your tweets/posts to continue the conference backchannel; you may also search Twitter for this hashtag to view the tweets online. These social media efforts will help participants network and meet new colleagues prior to and during the conference.