2018 Power & Energy Automation Conference and Energy Summit

Power & Energy Automation Conference
"Network Communications and Automation"
March 5-7, 2018

ESIC Energy Summit
"Cyber Security of the Power Grid"
March 8, 2018

The Historic Davenport Hotel
Spokane, WA

A Message from the Committee Chair --

On behalf of the Power and Energy Automation Conference (PEAC) Committee and Washington State University (WSU), I would like to invite you to participate in the coming PEAC to be held in Spokane, Washington, USA, March 5-8, 2018. PEAC 2018 will be the 20th in the series that was formerly Western Power Delivery Automation Conference (WPDAC). With a strong presence of industry in power and energy in automation, PEAC has established itself as leading forum that attracts practicing engineers, technical staff, R&D personnel, managers, manufacturers, as well as university faculty and students to share their experience and ideas. About 200 U.S. and international participants attended PEAC 2017 in Spokane.

For PEAC 2018, we expect papers that discuss case studies and pilot projects in smart grid, power grid automation, intelligent control, security, SCADA, networks and communications, and project management. In addition, the fundamentals track provides tutorial sessions on essential topics in power grid automation. The fundamental track sessions at PEAC have proved to be a great success - well attended, with excellent interaction between instructors and attendees. As the industry develops the strategy for the future power engineering workforce, the fundamentals track is a valuable resource for training and development. Exhibits from vendors allow attendees to see the state-of-the-art equipment with the opportunity to engage in specific discussions with vendor experts. The Energy Summit that started in 2016 as part of PEAC brings government, industry, and university leaders together to discuss energy issues of national and global importance.

WSU has one of the top power engineering programs both in the U.S. and internationally with well-recognized programs. The Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) conducts multi-disciplinary research involving power, engineering, economics, sociology, and public policy to address issues on smart grid in a societal context. 

Spokane is an exciting city with many attractions for individual or family visits. The event is held at the Historic Davenport Hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We invite you and your families to enjoy scenic Eastern Washington while attending PEAC & The ESIC Energy Summit. 


Chen-Ching Liu, Ph.D., FIEEE, WSAS
Boeing Distinguished Professor
Director, Energy Systems Innovation (ESI) Center