The PSMA-Sponsored session at APEC 2017 features timely discussions with expert insights from standards bodies, national labs and academic fields

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative
Energy Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2017 titled
“Transactive Energy and the Electric Power Grid.” Its goal is to provide a
broad overview of the challenges, standards and technologies related to
transactive energy focusing on the issues of integrating power from distributed
energy sources with the utility infrastructure. The session will take place
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Tampa
Convention Center.


Transactive energy refers to techniques for managing the generation,
consumption or flow of electric power within an electric power system through
the use of economic or market-based constructs while also considering grid
reliability constraints. The Transactive Energy and the Electric Power Grid Session (IS08)
will feature four invited speakers who have been chosen to provide different
perspectives on this timely and important topic. These include experts from the
IEEE standards committee, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as well as Case Western University.





The Chair of the Alternative Energy Industry Session, Martin Fornage of
Enphase Energy, encourages attendees to participate in the session to explore
how energy is and will be transacted in the grid. The committee also urges
power electronics professionals to register for the upcoming APEC 2017
conference, to make plans to attend the Industry Session on Alternative Energy,
and to consider participating in the other PSMA-sponsored Industry Sessions during the week.


PSMA Alternative Energy Committee Meeting


Interested individuals are also invited to participate
in the PSMA Alternative Energy Committee meeting on Tuesday March 28th from
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Room 32 to plan the committee program for the coming year.


About PSMA
PSMA is a non-profit professional organization with the two-fold
objective of enhancing the stature and reputation of its members and their
products, and improving their technological power sources knowledge. Its aim is
to educate the electronics industry, academia, government and industry
communities as to the applications and importance of all types of power sources
and conversion devices.