Power Tech is the acronym for a series of prestigious conferences in the Electric Power System field, held in Europe, and co-organized by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). The Porto Power Tech conference continues the tradition of the previous Power Tech conferences held in Athens, Stockholm and Budapest. This family of conferences was conceived to create in Europe a large periodic international forum of discussion in the field of electrical power engineering.
The scope of this edition is, as usual, very large and actual covering topics like: - Global restructuring of the electricity business; - Planning and operation under market conditions; - System services in deregulated markets; - Quality of service; - Application of AI techniques in Power Systems; - Security assessment and risk analysis; - Integration of dispersed generation in distribution networks; - FACTS; - Renewabe energy sources and storage devices; - Control of electric machines and drives. An exhibition will be held in parallel with the conference in order to show new products and tools and capabilities offered by some companies. Tutorials will be held at the beginning of the conference treating some momentous and challenging subjects related with re-regulation and liberalization in the electric industry, like: Power Quality, Electricity Markets and Integration of Dispersed Generation in Distribution Networks. As the conference is largely multidisciplinary, involving not only electrical engineers but also scientists, mathematicians, economists and utility managers, new ideas and techniques may come out from this cross-fertilization. These facts will turn into added value to young researchers we encourage to attend the conference in a great number and as an active part.