IREP'2022 Symposium Welcome
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the IREP International Steering Committee and the Local Organizing Committee, we cordially welcome you to the 11th Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium – IREP’2022 in Banff. The Conference is organized by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy of the University of Waterloo, and the University of Calgary.
The series of Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposia was established by Les Fink in 1988 and is managed since 1994 by the International Institute of Research and Education in Power System Dynamics (IREP). IREP’2022 continues the outstanding and proud tradition, albeit delayed by the unfortunate and challenging world health crisis of the past 2 years, of previous and truly special meetings at Potosi (1988), Deep Creek Lake (1991), Davos (1994), Santorini (1998), Onomichi (2001), Cortina D´Ampezzo (2004), Charleston (2007), Buzios (2010), Rethymnon (2013), and Espinho (2017).
The attendees to IREP’2022 from all over the world will have the opportunity to share their research work with a prominent technical audience, providing a venue for friendly and in-depth technical discussions of the presented work, which is a very unique characteristic and tradition of IREP symposia. The timely and relevant theme of the Banff Symposium will be “A 100% Renewable Energy Source Bulk Power Grid: Opportunities and Challenges.” As with previous meetings and as part of IREP’s custom, there will also be many opportunities for distinctive social engagements and interactions amidst the exceptional and beautiful settings of the Canadian Rockies.
A hearty Canadian welcome to all, wishing you a very productive and enjoyable stay in Banff and its very special surroundings!
Claudio Cañizares and Hamid Zareipour
Chairs of the IREP’2022 Symposium