Let's power the smart world with sustainability
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 7th International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation and Protection (APAP2017). Having started in 2004, in every events APAP has provided the forum for innovative technologies, new developments and various creative ideas, which made a big contribution to development of a secure and reliable power systems and attracts more and more participants from all over the world. Now APAP has become one of the most prestigious conferences in protection and automation field in the world and as a founder of APAP, I feel really happy about it and I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all of authors, participants and staffs who all have contributed to make this conference be a success and memory.
The theme of this 7th event is "Power the smart world with sustainability". The sustainable power system has always been the objective for protection and automation society to achieve and recently gets a higher attention due to more frequent catastrophic disasters and blackouts that frequently happen around the world. In this respect, smartgrid and microgrid that obtain the majority of electric energy from distributed generation and electric energy storage and HVDC that provides an interconnection to different power networks have become an essential resolution to secure the reliable the power supply. Some of the core technology in these areas, but not yet fully matured are the protection and automation, a new system analysis method, operation and control and I expect lots of advanced developments and fruitful discussions regarding them during the conference.
During APAP2017, besides technical paper presentation, three keynote speeches by worldly renowned experts, industry special session, interactive poster presentation, technical tour and talented APAP will be provided for more informative and enjoyable conference. I am sure that APAP2017 will be the festival of ‘protection and automation family’. Please participate more actively and enjoy the festival and friendships. See you in Jeju!