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Palmer House Hilton, Chicago June 6–8, 2018

The Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference (MSPSC) is where people share their ideas, challenges, and successes about the most critical issues facing modern power systems. Scroll through the highlights from the 2017 event, and register today for 2018.

MSPSC is where people share their ideas, challenges, and successes about the most critical issues facing modern power systems. Scroll through the highlights from the 2017 event, and register today for 2018.

The Beginnings of
Great Ideas

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The Power
of an Idea

The most powerful aspect of an idea is its ability to inspire innovation and change. The best ideas come from “what if” questions. What if we use time-domain technology instead of phasor measurements? What if we could make batteries better? What if security and usability went hand in hand? 

It turns out there is a science to idea propagation. This is crucial for us in the electric power industry to understand because of the responsibility we all have to ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable electric power.

John Tomkowiak, M.D., MOL, Founding Dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington State University

The stories we share at MSPSC inspire new ideas, diversity, and broader perspectives.

Alex McEachern, President 
Power Standards Labs
“46% of the families that we serve make $40,000 or less.”
—Kimberly S. Greene, COO 
Southern Company
Regulation makes us safer.
—Jonathan Sykes, P.E., Senior Manager of System Protection 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
“To get the optimal solution, you have to have as diverse a team as possible.”
—Dr. Noel Schulz, Professor in Electrical Engineering
Washington State University
It’s about the economy of the diversity of demand.
—Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, President and Founder 
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

The more we get together and share our ideas, the more we’ll shape the future we want. Because at their core, ideas lead to innovation. And innovation marks the beginning of a new legacy—our legacy.