The XIV SEPOPE – Symposium of Specialists in Electric Operational and Expansion Planning, sponsored by CIGRÉ­ Brazil and organized by CHESF, will take place in Recife, Brazil, in October 2018.

SEPOPE, which takes place every two years in interesting cities of Brazil, has become a truly international forum for technical and scientific discussions on planning and operation of electrical power systems.

SEPOPE preferential subjects are always in tune with the relevant issues in the international electrical power systems scenario, embracing selected topics from all six CIGRÉ Study Committees on Power Systems (Cl to C6), though the major focus remains on subjects mostly associated with Cl (Planning) and C2 (Operation and Control). Other CIGRÉ Study Committees related to electric power systems relevant technological aspects as B4 (Power Electronics and HVDC Links) are also involved.

Topics of interest include means to prevent blackouts and reducing their impact, advances in the use of synchronized phasor measurements, the impact on the power grid of renewable sources and distributed generation, integration of wind and photovoltaic generation to interconnected systems, regulatory and energy market issues, impact of huge HVDC links and power electronic devices on power system operation as well as methodologies for generation and transmission expansion planning. System-wide phenomena due to penetration of electronic and harmonic loads are also topics of interest. The reduction in utilities revenue due to recent changes in laws for the renewal of licenses for generation and transmission of electricity are also important subjects for the XIV SEPOPE.

The ample scope and relevance of the issues to be discussed in the XIV SEPOPE will provide a valuable opportunity for extended learning and interchange among professionals from utilities, regulatory boards, planning agencies and system operators, manufacturers, universities, consultants and research centers.

The Technical Committee therefore urges contributors to examine the preferential subjects here proposed and submit exciting, high-quality papers.

The date and place for our next meeting are already established:
September 30th, 2018 in Recife.
See you all there!

Paulo Gomes

Technical Committee Chair