ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces “Greening the Power Industry” POWID Symposium co-located with the ELECTRIC POWER Conference
Research Triangle Park, NC (19 December 2008) – ISA will host the 19th Annual Joint ISA POWID/EPRI Controls and Instrumentation Conference and the 52nd Annual POWID Division Symposium. The annual event will be held 12-14 May 2009 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL. The Symposium will be co-located with the ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Exhibition.
The theme for this conference is "Greening the Power Industry: Using Technology to Address Environmental Impacts & Business Opportunities.” The conference will provide power industry leaders with information on the latest innovations in instrumentation, automation, security and business systems technology related to this year’s theme. The conference brings together industry professionals in the power generation field with a primary focus on instrumentation and controls. Previous symposia have included participants from companies such as ABB, Emerson Process Management, Honeywell, Sea Port, Westinghouse, and many more.
Over 50 technical papers and presentations during joint sessions with fossil and nuclear focus are anticipated to be presented during the symposium, making it the largest single event of its type. Additional schedule items include:
The Opening Night Reception
Keynote messages from industry leaders
ISA and industry training sessions
EPRI Interest Group Meeting
ISA Power Plant Standards working group meetings
Honors and Awards Banquet
Vendor exhibits by key suppliers
The Power Division of ISA holds a conference annually at various locations across the USA and Canada. The conference has become an international event with participants from around the world. In 1992, EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) came on board as a co-sponsor of the event. In addition to the technical sessions, the conference also hosts various interest group meetings, ISA Power Plant Standards working group meetings, and vendor exhibits.
For more information, or to register for the event, visit www.isa.org/powersymp or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).