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Con el patrocinio especial de la Comisión Técnica Mixta de Salto Grande

IEEE 2018 9th Power, Instrumentation and Measurement Meeting

"Renewable Energies for a Sustentable Development"

Salto Grande, 14 to 16 November 2018

In the facilities of the Comision Tecnica Mixta de Salto Grande, the major patron of the Conference.

The IEEE Uruguay Section and its PES/IMS Joint Technical Chapter announce the next EPIM 2018 (9o. Encuentro de Potencia, Insturmentacion y Medidas).

The conference topics include all aspects of the Modern Electrical Energy Industry

Grid Modernization - Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid Keynote address Thursday 15, 11am

John McDonald

John McDonald will familiarize participants with a vision for Grid Modernization, focusing on technological advancements beyond Smart Grid. The technological advancements include discussions of key industry/ societal trends, Smart Grid concepts, holistic solutions, integration of microgrids and distributed generation, and ADMS software applications. He'll also cover feeder automation business models, managing different types of data, big data, analytics, enterprise data management, Smart Grid standards and interoperability, and Smart Grid deployments and lessons learned.

John D. McDonald, P.E.
Smart Grid Business Development Leader
GE Power's Grid Solutions business.

About John D. McDonald

Mr. McDonald is an award-winning industry leader, technical expert, educator, and speaker who currently serves as the Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE Power's Grid Solutions business. He possesses more than four decades of experience in the electric utility industry. Mr. McDonald served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Standards Association, chaired the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel's Governing Board (2010-2015) and is a member of the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee. He has provided leadership to numerous national professional and academic societies and committees, including serving as President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and on the IEEE Board of Directors. Mr. McDonald holds B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and has won numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to the electric industry. He has published 100 articles and papers and co-authored five books.


On November, 14 to 16, 2018, the IEEE 9th Power, Instrumentation and Measurement Meeting organized by the IEEE URUGUAY SECTION and its Joint PES/IMS CHAPTER, will be held and specially hosted at the installations of the Comision Tecnica Mixta de Salto Grande, major patron of the Conference. The Conference will be a forum for the participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations, projects and developments in all aspects of Power and Electrical Energy.


- Submission of papers - September, 9

- Notification of Acceptance - October 8


  • Generation
  • Renewable sources
  • Energy storage
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Smart grids
  • Operation
  • Electric Markets
  • Electrical Systems Studies
  • Protection of Power Networks
  • Information Systems and Automation
  • Electric vehicles
  • more
  • Maintenance Techniques
  • Energy and Environment
  • Staff Training
  • Instruments and Measurements
  • Traceability and Maintenance of Standards
  • Tests on Electrical Equipment
  • Sensors and Transducers

Potential authors are invited to submit 4 pages (max. 6) papers, describing original work in IEEE PES two columns template format, ( Authors of accepted papers must register to the Conference and attend it to present their papers. After the Conference, presented papers (in English) will be submitted to IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.