From the Middle of the World, on behalf of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and the Local Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America 2017, ISGT-LA 2017, in Quito, Ecuador. The theme of the Conference is “Opportunities and Challenges of the Power Industry towards Management Systems Integration” and will address current topical issues arising from the operation and control of smart grids, such as smart management systems, grid integration of renewable energy resources, power system stability, demand response and management, energy efficiency, storage devices, smart metering, information technologies (IT), signal processing, intelligent control, among others.
ISGT-LA 2017 will be held on September 20-22, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel Quito. The conference will facilitate networking on a personal, collegial and institutional level. ISGT-LA 2017 will feature outstanding Plenary and Keynote speakers, contributed and invited papers, special invited sessions, technical visits and exhibition of smart grid related technologies. Exciting social programs for participants and companions have been designed to suit all requirements.
The location is Quito, Ecuador, a place of enchantment and tradition. Ecuador won “South America’s Leading Green Destination” and Quito “South America’s Leading Destination” of the World Travel Awards (WTA) for the third consecutive year. These international awards ratify once again that Ecuador is attracting the world with its spectacular destinations and touristic products which has given it a world recognition as a place with lots of potential to offer tourists.
Quito is the closest capital to the sun at 2,850 meters above sea level (9,350 feet), and is the only place where you can simultaneously have one foot in the Northern hemisphere and the other in the Southern hemisphere. You can experience the pure energy of the Middle of the World while walking the equatorial line, traced by the Geodesic Mission when it determined Latitude 0°0’0”. This privileged geographic location grants Quito a plethora of virtues that can be seen in its climate and natural wealth. The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas, and is undoubtedly one of the city’s main tourist attractions. Quito was the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978.
We look forward to seeing you in 2017.
- Dr. Jonathan Sykes
- Dr. Shay Bahramirad
- Dr. Renato Céspedes