Event Review | 17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2022 – Thriving in Uncertainty
Between 12 and 15 June, The University of Manchester held the 17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2022). The PMAPS conference has been a key specialist conference about probabilistic modelling of phenomena and processes in power systems since 1986. It has contributed, through the international exchange of practices and experiences, to the safe and secure planning and operation of power systems characterised by a plethora of uncertainties.
Probabilistic modelling and efficient computational and mathematical methods to deal with inherent system uncertainties have become even more critical for future power systems. These systems will be characterised by increased uncertainties in operational practices and increased reliance on non-conventional, uncertain, and intermittent power electronics connected generation, load and storage technologies.
The deterministic tools and models that are still predominantly used for system analysis, planning and operation will not be adequate anymore. Thus, new probabilistic, artificial intelligence, and risk-based approaches will be needed and put into everyday use.
PMAPS 2022 gave individuals working in industry and academia a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and discuss the results of their practical experiences, research and development work in the areas of probabilistic modelling, efficient computational and mathematical methods to deal with inherent uncertainties in power systems.
The conference included a wide range of topics on Asset Health and Management, Dealing with Extreme Events, Network Planning and Operation and Whole Systems Analysis. In addition, the conference included a Women In Power panel supported by the IEEE PES Women in Power UK & Ireland and a young professionals career talk supported by The University of Manchester Student Branch. Among the key stats are the following:
- 95 technical presentations
- 6 keynote speakers
- 13 special panel sessions 3 tutorials
- In total – 168 presentations from 33 different countries
- 189 conference participants
The winner of the Roy Billinton Best Student Paper Award was Gord Stephen of the University of Washington.