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2023 North American Power Symposium (NAPS)

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55th Annual North American Power Symposium (NAPS)

Asheville, North Carolina
October 15-17, 2023

Hosted by Western Carolina University

Student Presenter Rate ($150) 
Attendee / Non-Student Presenter  ($350)

The final date for cancellation refunds is Sept. 15. Regular registration ends Sept. 29. Students presenters must register by 9/29 to take advantage of the free room offer. Late registration fees of $200 for students and $500 for other participants will apply after this date. Don't delay!


LOCATION/ HOTEL:  Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore. Student presenters will secure their rooms directly through our conference registration which opens July 1. All non-students will make reservations directly with the Doubletree or an alternate hotel. A conference rate of $149.00 is available for Sunday and Monday night at the Doubletree. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS October 5. BOOK ONLINE

NOTE: If you are planning to arrive a day early on Saturday, please be aware that rooms are EXTREMELY limited and will likely not be available at the Doubletree as this is a peak tourist weekend for the Asheville area. We recommend booking any Saturday night accommodations ASAP. 

See Author Information Page for paper/poster submission guidelines and deadlines or click here to Submit a Paper for consideration.

Conference Theme and Topics

The theme of the 55th North American Power Symposium is “Broadening Participation in Sustainable Power Engineering, Technology, and Education” with technical sessions in the following areas:

  • Power System Operation and Planning: power system steady-state analysis, power system dynamics and stability, state estimation, power system protection and relaying as well as power system security (physical security and cybersecurity), reliability, and resiliency
  • Power System Economics: new trends in wholesale and retail markets, optimal operation, renewables, and demand-response
  • Analysis of Distribution Systems and Distributed Energy Resources: distribution system modeling, analysis, operation and control, as well as modeling and management of distributed energy resources
  • Renewable/Clean Energy Systems and Energy Storage: microgrids, energy storage technologies, and new trends in photovoltaic, nuclear and wind turbine technologies
  • Power Electronics and Applications: grid-connected power electronic devices, converter and inverter design, new generation wide bandgap devices, and applications
  • Electric Machines and Drives: advances in electric machines and drives including electric vehicles
  • Emerging Topics in Modern Power Systems: data analytics and artificial intelligence for power system operation and planning, synchrophasor technology for transmission and distribution systems
  • Power Engineering Education: advances in power engineering and technology education, capstone projects and new pedagogical methods in power courses

Sunday Optional Excursions

*** Update: All Seats for both excursions are currently full***

If you are arriving early, consider taking part in one of 2 optional excursions for no extra charge. Open to all attendees. Pre-registration is required. Transportation will be provided for both excursion and they will load in front of the Doubletree Hotel. A boxed lunch will be provided for Trip 2 which departs at 10:30am. 

  1. Duke Energy Hot Springs NC, Microgrid  - Limit 40 (Sunday, Oct. 15th from 1:00pm to 4pm) MORE INFO
  2. Duke Energy Bad Creek Pump Storage Project - Limit 20* (Sunday, Oct. 15th from 10:30am to 3:30pm) - Lunch ProvidedMORE INFO


The NAPS 2023 Organizing Committee stands resolutely in its dedication to fostering an environment where every participant feels safe, valued, and respected. We understand the importance of an inclusive and collaborative atmosphere, and we will not tolerate any form of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment and assault. Please report any violations immediately to a member of the conference committee or university personnel.

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