PULLMAN, Wash. — Reducing costs and improving service reliability for
power companies is the aim of the Western Power Delivery Automation
Conference being presented in Spokane April 4-6 by Washington State
University’s College of Engineering and Architecture.

The program will focus on issues of automation and the control of power
supply substations. Nearly 200 engineers and technologists who plan, design
and implement power delivery automation from the United States, Canada and
several foreign countries will attend.

The program committee has selected 20 presentations that focus on basic
technologies, foundations for automation, case studies and applications of
technology, according to Clifford Mosher, professor emeritus, WSU School of
Engineering and Computer Science.

Other utility managers, executives, vendors and construction and maintenance
personnel will benefit from attending, Mosher said. Exhibits and displays will
be presented by 23 firms that manufacture products and provide services for
the power automation industry.

Registration and full information is available online at
http://www.eus.wsu.edu/ci. Additional information can be obtained by
contacting WSU’s Conferences and Professional Programs at 800/942-4978 or
wsuconf@wsu.edu.

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