Bridging the Gap

Modeling to Operation

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Guest Speaker

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

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Over 400 attendees from all industries joined peers, engineers, managers, leaders, and industry experts for 3 days of informative tutorials, technology discussions, solution sessions, networking activities, and much more.

Guest Speaker


Steve Wozniak

  • Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Chief Scientist, Primary Data
  • Founder, The Electronic Frontier Foundation

Steve Wozniak is best known as the co-founder of Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.), which helped shape the personal computer industry transformation with the popular Macintosh. Considered by most to be the real “brains” behind Apple, Wozniak is not just a first class electrical engineer with three decades of world-famous credentials. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan for his innovations, which effectively paved the way for the personal computer industry.

Keynote Speaker


Farrokh Shokooh

  • Founder, CEO, ETAP
  • ETAP Design Master
  • IEEE Life Fellow

Farrokh Shokooh founded ETAP in 1986 with the vision to make the most capable and intuitive electrical power system analysis software. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE for his contributions in the development of computer simulation and modeling techniques for electrical power systems. Dr. Shokooh is a recipient of IEEE Third Millennium Medal and registered PE in California and Texas. His keynote is dedicated to the digital connection between the virtual model of power systems and its operations: Bridging the Gap – Modeling to Operation



Monday, April 8

Day 1

Industrial, Generation, T&D Tracks

  • Arc Flash 1584-2018
  • Protection & Selectivity
  • Dynamic Stability
  • Electromagnetic Transients
  • Renewable Systems
  • Grid Code Compliance
  • Distribution Network Applications
  • Distribution Management System

Technology Expo

Conference Social


Tuesday, April 9

Day 2

Bridging the Gap
Modeling to Operation

Industry Plenary Sessions

  • Situational Intelligence
  • Collaborative Engineering
  • Model-Driven SCADA & PMS
  • Real-Time Predictive Analysis

Technology Expo

Dinner & Entertainment

Wednesday, April 10

Day 3

Industrial, Transportation,
Microgrid Tracks

  • IEEE 3002™ Dot Standards
  • Ground Grid Design
  • Shock Protection
  • MicroGrid Control
  • Airport Power Systems
  • Railway Traction Power & Signaling
  • Geospatial Information System
  • Relay Management System
  • Load Shedding System

Technology Expo

All sessions offer 1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs to satisfy Continuing Education requirements



How industry colleagues are bridging the gap between modeling to operation by combining collaborative power system analysis and unified engineering with system operation.



How engineering firms and owner-operators are benefiting from model-driven predictive simulation and analytics to help engineers and operators increase their understanding of the power systems in a cost-effective and repeatable environment.



How ETAP products and solutions can help your organization improve operation, increase electrical safety, sustain preventive maintenance, and offer situational intelligence needed to support real-time data-driven decision, prediction and planning.



The latest complimentary product innovations from leading industry partners at our Technology Exhibit, make contacts for technical know-how, and cultivate new relationships.


Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach with its radiant sun, sand & surf, and charm hosts our Global User Conference this year.

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Focus & Key Topics

Power System Analysis & Predictive Simulation
Power System Analysis
Arc Flash & Electrical Safety
Arc Flash
Advanced Protection & Selectivity
Advanced Protection
Collaborative Engineering
Collaborative Engineering & Best Practices
Microcgrid, Renewables, Grid Code Integration
SCADA, PMS, ADMS, Automation & Load Shedding Solutions

What to Expect?


30+ hours of training
in one place at one time


Influence the future roadmap of ETAP analysis and operation


Learn best practices and real-world implementations


Gain access to ETAP insiders and industry experts


Exclusive front-row seat to upcoming ETAP technology


Make connections to leverage your business growth

Who Should Attend?

ETAP Global User Conference is open to Engineers, Managers, Network Planners, System Integrators, Technology Partners, and Educators from around the world representing industries including: Generation (Renewable Energy, Fossil, Nuclear), Transmission, Distribution, Industrial (Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Manufacturing), Mission Critical Facilities (Data Center, Hospitals, Ports), Transportation (Rail, Aerospace, Marine), and more.

Why You Should Attend?

ETAP User Conference is a valuable investment of your time and money that will offer a chance to share ideas and solutions with fellow delegates across a wide spectrum of industries.

  • Learn best practices and real world implementations
  • Product and industry sessions / tracks tailored to your needs
  • ETAP software updates, including new products, features, enhancements and capabilities
  • Deep dive into multiple topics in one-place at one-time
  • Influence the future of ETAP development
  • Industry trends, applications and product development
  • Tips, tricks and techniques that leverage the power of ETAP software
  • Access to ETAP partners offering complementary technology solutions
  • Meet ETAP’s master designers, developers and product managers
  • Share information and best practices with industry peers and subject-matter experts
  • Establish new business and professional contacts
  • Gain instant value through team break-out sessions
  • Convert what you just learned into how it may add value in your company
  • Drive your future growth via new services and solution offerings
  • All sessions offer 1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs to satisfy Continuing Education requirements
  • Add to your knowledge base by exploring different areas of simulation
  • Get product-specific training
  • Access ETAP experts for one-on-one and how-to conversations
  • Watch practical software demos
  • Attend plenary best practice presentations
  • Learn what others are doing with ETAP
  • Increase efficiency in utilizing ETAP software
  • Discover ETAP software’s true potential
  • Introduce your company to the power of ETAP software
  • Share important concepts with colleagues at work

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