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An EPIC Meeting of the Minds

14th Annual Electric Power Industry Conference Explores the Challenges and Opportunities of the Electricity Production Industry

PITTSBURGH (Oct. 8, 2019) — Craig Gob, senior vice president of Electrical Engineering Services and Systems at Eaton, and Brian Anderson, director of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL), will headline the University of Pittsburgh’s Electric Power Industry Conference (EPIC). EPIC, now in its 14th year, is the region’s leading conference venue focused upon electric power engineering with participants from academia, manufacturers, utilities, government, and more.

Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Energy GRID Institute and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, the day-long conference will take place Oct. 28, 2019, at the Energy Innovation Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. 

“Innovations in converting and delivering electric power is at an exciting crossroads, and Pittsburgh is at the center of it,” says Brandon Grainger, PhD, chair of this year’s conference and assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Pitt. “We look forward to this opportunity to hear from representatives in the field, and to discuss their companies’ insights and visions in shaping our industry’s future.”

Technical program sessions will cover Intelligent Grid Design through Power Electronics and Advanced Techniques for Grid Modernization. With an eye toward the future, the schedule also includes a graduate researcher poster session and symposium to showcase the technologies students and faculty are researching at Pitt, and a student-industry networking session to introduce industry professionals to the next generation of engineers.

Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to see the Electric Power Technologies Laboratory at a reception following the conference.

A full schedule and other details can be found here.

Register for the event on ESWP’s website: https://eswp.com/epic/epic-home/#reg

Author: Maggie Pavlick

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