The 2010 Education Track at the IEEE PES T&D Conference featured two parallel tracks: a Fundamentals track and an Advanced Topics track.

The Fundamentals track was composed of seven two-hour sessions that addressed the “Fundamentals of Electric Power Systems for Engineers.” It was followed by two hours of hands-on instruction. It was designed to be taken sequentially to provide engineers with refresher materials on the electrical engineering fundamentals of power systems. The sessions were taught by experienced power system educators, and the track was chaired by Dr. Elham Makram of Clemson University.

The Advanced Topics track was composed of eight two-hour sessions whose topics touched aspects of design, operation, and economics as well as IEEE standards. Most were developed as independent two-hour learning opportunities, and target audiences from operators and engineers to planners and executives. These sessions were led by industry professionals. One unique offering of this track was the chance to take part in a realistic real-time energy market simulation in the Tulane Energy Institute’s Trading Center. This was the only Education Track session that was held off-site.

Continuing Education: Professional Development Hour certificates (PDH) were awarded for all Education Track sessions.

Contact the Power & Energy Society for information on conference proceedings.