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NAPS 2017

2017 North American Power Symposium - West Virginia University, September 17-19

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site during the conference.


We cordially invite you to attend the 49th North American Power Symposium, which will be hosted by West Virginia University and will be held at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, West Virginia, from September 17-19, 2017. NAPS has been a very active symposium since its inception in 1969 as the Midwest Power Symposium and later renamed as North American Power Symposium in 1986. NAPS is held every year at a different university in North America and provides an open forum for participants from academia and industry to exchange innovative ideas and solutions. NAPS will continue the long-held tradition of encouraging student-presented papers and recognizing student best efforts by awards to be presented at the end of the symposium. NAPS welcomes papers on analytical, computational, experimental studies aimed at solving problems related to optimized operation, real time and near real time control, monitoring and data collection, protection with and without distributed generations, reliability as well as economics of power and energy systems along with recent trends in connected and smart cities, DC grids and microgrids with its components.

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Key Dates

  • May 19, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
  • June 5, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • June 29, 2017: Final paper submission
  • September 17-19, 2017: North American Power Symposium


Symposium Co-chairs

Jignesh Solanki and Sarika Khushalani Solanki


Getting to Morgantown

Morgantown is located in the northern part of West Virginia (five miles from Mason-Dixon Line) at the intersection of interstate highways I-79 and I-68. The city is conveniently located approximately 75 miles (120 km) from Pittsburgh (PA) International Airport (code PIT); about 200 miles (320 km) from Dulles International Airport (code IAD), in Washington, D.C.; about 300 miles (483 km) from Niagara Falls, New York; approximately 380 miles (611 km) from Newark Liberty International Airport (cod EWR), in Newark, New Jersey; and about 400 miles (643 km) from John F. Kennedy International Airport (cod - JFK), in New York, New York.


The closest airport to the meeting headquarters is Hart Field Morgantown Municipal Airport (code MGW - Daily flights are offered to and from the Washington D.C. Dulles International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport. The conference center is about 10 minutes away (by bus or taxi) from Hart Field Airport.


For ease of convenience, the Grey Line Mountain Bus runs a shuttle from Pittsburgh International Airport to Morgantown twice a day. (


Connellsville, Pennsylvania, and Greensburg, Pennsylvania, have Amtrak stations that are located 37 miles (59.2 km) and 64 miles (102.4 km) from Morgantown, respectively.


A Personal Rapid Transit system is a unique on-demand automated means of transportation for members of the Morgantown community to travel inside the city. It connects the Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences campuses of West Virginia University.


The 2017 NAPS program is also available on the EventsXD mobile app. The mobile app has all the information you need on what’s happening each day of the NAPS, including:

  • Full conference program with dates, times and locations of all meetings and sessions
  • Keynote speaker bios
  • Maps of all sessions and vendor exhibits
  • Maps of the city
  • NAPS sponsors details

Be sure to download the EventsXD app to ensure you have all information on NAPS conference right at your fingertips. Simply click the appropriate logo below to download the app. After downloading, please search for “NAPS”.

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