International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
Power Generation Industry Leaders Gather for ISA's 55th Annual POWID Symposium
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (14 June 2012) – The 55th Annual ISA Power Industry D ivision (POWID) Symposium  celebrates another successful event in its 55-year history with attendees coming from as far away as Hawaii, Australia, the Netherlands and China. This year’s symposium, held in Austin, Texas, USA, 3–8 June, gave power generation industry leaders the opportunity to network with peers; to view the latest products and services, showcased by 28 industry vendors; and to attend presentations on the industry hot topics, focused around nuclear and fossil fuel power generation.
The ISA POWID Symposium provided professionals with information on the latest innovations in controls, instrumentation, cybersecurity, Smart Grid, regulatory issues and variable energy technologies. Attendees participated in technical sessions, interest group meetings, panel discussions, vendor exhibits and optional certified training sessions.
Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, and Allan Wilson, president and CEO of Veros Systems, Inc., were the featured keynote speakers. Guith focused his presentation on the need to develop sound energy policies and practical energy projects. Wilson focused on future innovation opportunities for power generation including gas, solar, coal and wind sources.
The 56th Annual ISA POWID Symposium is scheduled for 2–7 June 2013 at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. For more information about ISA or the ISA POWID Symposium, visit www.isa.org  or call +1 919-549-8411.