Auckland Bridge BungyAuckland Harbour Bridge Bungy with skyline
Bungy in Auckland
Bungy jumping from Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Museum 02
Odlin track Waitakere Ranges
Odlin track in the Waitakere Ranges
Auckland Museum 05
SkyJump
Viaduct at night
Restaurants and bars at the Viaduct

Welcome to Auckland, home to POWERCON 2012!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Best Student Paper Award

Posted by Nirmal - December 21, 2012 - Update
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Dear PowerCon 2012 Attendees:

The Technical Committee of PowerCon 2012 along with internationally recognized judges have decided on the 2 Best Student Papers of PowerCon 2012. This was based on the quality of the paper, the presentation itself during one of the parallel technical sessions, Q&A and technical depth.

First Prize:
Frequency Stability for Distributed Generation Connected through Grid-Tie Inverter

Eric Glover, Chung-Ching Chang, Dimitry Gorinevsky, and Sanjay Lall

Second Prize:
Dynamic Characteristics of a Hybrid Microgrid with Inverter and Non- Inverter Interfaced Renewable Energy Sources: A Case Study

A.V. Jayawardena, L.G. Meegahapola, S. Perera, D.A. Robinson

Congratulations to the Winners!

The Technical Committee thank all the student presenters of PowerCon2012.

The signed certificate for the award winners will be sent to them by Jan-Feb 2013.

I take this opportunity to wish all a very peaceful and refreshing Holidays.

Good Tidings for the New Year 2013!

Cheers

Nirmal

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS

Posted by Nirmal - November 3, 2012 - Update
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Dear PowerCon 2012 Attendees:

On behalf of the organizing committee a Big Thanks to all our attendees of PowerCon2012 for their support to help deliver a good power systems conference.

Several of you had requested the slides for the plenary. It is now available for download from

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/plenary-presentation-slides/

This page will be updated with other presentations in coming days.

Pictures and other information (like best student paper/presentation awards etc.) will also be made available through the conference website.

Stay tuned!

Cheers

Nirmal

 

Last pre-conference Program Update

Posted by Nirmal - October 29, 2012 - Update
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Dear Delegates:

For those of who have arrived a warm welcome to Auckland. Registration will begin in less than 24 hours time.

There have been few last minute changes to the Chairing of sessions and rescheduling of timings to account for flight arrivals and departures.

The latest schedule is now available from http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/

The handbook along with this changes will need to be checked for the exact schedule during the next 4 days,

This will be last update with regards to  program.

We will be updating at regular intervals with pictures and happenings at the conference.

The tutorial session will begin in another 9 hours time.

Cheers

Nirmal

SMARTPHONE PROGRAM APP: POWERCON2012

Posted by Nirmal - October 26, 2012 - Reminder, Update
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“Support for POWERCON 2012 has been integrated into the Conference4me smartphone conference application. The application provides a digital, mobile copy of the conference agenda and timetables, venue information, social network updates, and more. Download Conference4me from the Google Play market or from iTunes, run the application and choose ‘POWERCON 2012′ from the list of conferences available for download. For more information about Conference4me, including QR codes for direct downloads, please see the official Conference4me website <http://conference4me.psnc.pl>

 

FINAL PROGRAM RELEASED

Posted by Nirmal - October 25, 2012 - Update
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Dear POWERCON 2012 Delegates:

The final program has been released. Thanks for your patience. Several last minute schedule changes had to be accomodated.  We have tried to be as accomodating as possible. Since the program had to be finalized the Technical program can no longer be changed. Because of printing deadline we have to get this thing done.

Final program is now available day wise from

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/

Tutorial program is available from

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/tutorials/

The one day Student/WIE/GOLD parallel program is now available from

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/goldwiestudent-program/

Some of the featured speakers and their profile is available from

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/keynotesfeatured-presenters/

We are looking forward to welcoming all our international delegates from around 33+countries in a few days time.

Airport to city hotel travel information available from

http://www.powercon2012.com/about/airport-to-city-hotels/

All our international delegates will arrive at Auckland International Aiport. Details available from

http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/en/AirportInformation/FAQs.aspx

Safe travels…..

Cheers

Nirmal

October 12: Technical Paper-Presentation/Poster Schedule Update

Posted by Nirmal - October 13, 2012 - Update
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Dear PowerCOn Technical Paper Presenters:

Based on additional authors registration and feedback to the Technical Chair the 12th October Paper schedule is released.

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/paper-poster-presentations/

Cheers

Nirmal

NEW ZEALAND LOCAL STUDENT/WIE/GOLD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

Posted by Nirmal - October 11, 2012 - Deadlines, Update
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We have received a number of requests from attendees to extend the deadline for registrations due to issues with their payment.

Hence we’ve decided to extend the deadline for Student/GOLD/WIE program registrations to Saturday, 20th October 2012. This revised deadline also applies to the due date for abstract submission for the Student/GOLD/WIE Delegates Forum session.

We still have registration and accommodation subsidies available for Student and young engineer attendees interested in the Student/ GOLD/WIE program. Please inquire with the committee if financial support is required.
On behalf of Student/GOLD/WIE Organizing Committee.
Nirmal

UPDATES -POSTER FORMAT, TUTORIALS

Posted by Nirmal - October 9, 2012 - Update
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For all those papers that has been slotted by the Technical Committee for the poster session, preparation for available poster boards can be viewed from
http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/paper-poster-presentations/

Poster session is scheduled for October 31 starting at 6pm. Authors will be able to arrange the posters from 5pm that evening.

More featured speakers have been added. Please also note that Arc-flash tutorial is available for booking.

The half-day tutorial on “Transmission Technology Options for Smart Grid” has been cancelled.

Previously registered delegates for this tutorial can choose to shift their registration for the 1/2 day Arc-flash tutorial.

The PCO, Wilna will be able to help you out with this change.

The organising committee is gearing up towards the final preparations of the Conference arrangement. We look forward to welcoming you.

I will provide a further update in a few days time with regards to the final program.

Cheers
Nirmal

New Zealand Local Registration for Student/GOLD/WIE Members and Non-IEEE members.

Posted by Nirmal - October 4, 2012 - Update
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As part of the IEEE POWERCON 2012 conference a very vibrant and career focussed, high-profile CEO interaction, program has been arranged for young professio

nals and students interested in knowing more about Power system stakeholders of New Zealand.Details about the program and how one can go about being considered for registration for the event on 1st November with registration and ice-breaker on 31st October is available from

http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/goldwiestudent-program/

http://www.powercon2012.com/registration/program-informationregistration-process/

http://www.powercon2012.com/registration/program-informationregistration-process/registration-form/

If interested proceed to complete the registration form before deadline of 10th October.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Cheers
Nirmal

Technical Program Draft released..

Posted by Nirmal - October 2, 2012 - Update
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Dear PowerCon2012 Delegates & Authors:

The Technical program, featured speakers, Student/WIE/GOLD program, tutorials are all now available in the website.

Program ouline is available from
http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/

Preliminary Program and presentation template available now from
http://www.powercon2012.com/programme/paper-poster-presentations/

These will be updated in coming days.

If you have not registered or booked the conference hotel, please do so now at the earliest.

Cheers
Nirmal