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We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s conference.

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Join us at the 2020 Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference

You’ll hear different perspectives about the biggest topics in the electric power industry. Our focus this year is value. As we delve into cybersecurity, distributed energy, wildfire mitigation, speed, and more, we’ll discuss how we can ensure that electric power continues to provide significant value to peoples’ lives. Whether you work in transmission, distribution, generation, planning, or regulation, you’ll get fresh insight you can apply to your own projects, generate and share ideas, and make strategic connections.

Chris Inglis at MSPSC 2018

"The value of MSPSC is that it causes you to rise to the occasion. It stimulates, provokes, and challenges your own thinking. "

- Chris Inglis
Deputy Director, National Security Agency (2006–2014)
Keynote Speaker, MSPSC 2018

Featured Conference Topics

Topics discussed at the conference are noted below. See the agenda page for full details and highlights.

The Value of Safe, Reliable, Economical Power
In the opening keynote, Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, will discuss how our industry can ensure that we continue providing the best possible service at the lowest possible price.

Moving From Uncertainty to Engineering Trusted Systems
The panel will explore the realities and challenges of today’s cyber environment and possible solutions to secure our distributed networks without lowering their value.

Cybersecurity Solutions: Balancing a Connected Power System and Associated Risks
The idea of remote connection and data collection are increasingly popular among utilities. This panel will explore the effects of a more digitized and connected electric power system and the best practices, strategies, and tools we can use to make cybersecurity stronger across electric power systems.

Our Distributed Energy Future
The source of electric power is undergoing rapid change, with new generation sources continually being added to the grid along with increasing demands of the grid’s performance. This session will look at the latest ideas for designing, deploying, and operating distributed energy sources.

Using Technology to Mitigate Wildfire Risk
This session will explore the challenges facing wildfire-prone areas and strategies to detect and prevent fires in adverse weather conditions.

The Value of Speed
Working to make something faster compels us to challenge our assumptions and constraints and return to first principles. This session will explore the value of speed, or reduced delay, and seeking ever-faster ways of doing things.

The Future of the Electric Power Industry
As the last session of the conference, this panel will reflect on the crucial topics discussed throughout the conference and invite the panel to pose their own views about the future of our industry.