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DPSP 2020

The 15th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection

9 - 12 March 2020 | ACC Liverpool, UK

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About the conference

DPSP is a world-leading forum for industry, business leaders and academia to meet, publish results of research and technical advances and share knowledge in the power system protection and control systems sector.

This hugely popular, one of a kind, conference attracts an international audience of over 300 delegates year on year from more than 30 different countries.

It is a proven platform drawing in system experts involved in the application, ownership, management, design and development of system protection and control systems.

The packed programme at this prestigious conference features peer-reviewed technical presentations and poster sessions, a specially formulated tutorial on the first day plus a host of unrivalled networking opportunities with the leaders of the industry at the sell-out exhibition.

We offer the exclusive advantage of connecting with other specialists in a professional environment to further develop your core business and put you ahead of the game now in the future.

The quality of the papers presented makes this a must attend event for those involved in this pivotal sector.


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Richard Adams  

Richard Adams

Principal Engineer, Ramboll, UK

I would like to take the opportunity to invite you to attend the 15th IET International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection, which will take place in Liverpool (famous for its football teams and as birthplace of The Beatles of course) from 9th to the 12th March 2020.

As power systems continue to change and evolve we face some of the biggest challenges seen for a long time, maybe generations; rapid pace of technological change, more distributed generators, energy storage, charging of electric vehicles, a reduction in synchronous generation and fault levels. Keeping the power systems stable and secure has become more important than ever with the increased reliance upon electricity in all aspects of life. These challenging and exciting times may call for new protection techniques and ways of thought and we may not know, or have foreseen, all of the problems yet. It is essential that our community, from academia, to suppliers, consultants and utilities/owners work together and share experiences to bring about the visions of the future in a reliable and safe manner. The DPSP conference is a great opportunity to explore and share challenges, thoughts and solutions, through the formal conference presentations and more informally throughout the numerous networking opportunities during the event.

DPSP 2018 in Belfast was attended by over 340 delegates, with papers drawn from more than 240 submitted abstracts, alongside a technical exhibition; an indication of the interest in the topics discussed and I’m sure that we can continue to build upon that success. With submissions and participants from more than 30 countries, this is truly an international affair and an opportunity to meet and hear from engineers from all over the world.

I look forward to seeing you in Liverpool.

What people say about DPSP

“Thank you for the opportunity to attend a world class event.”

“Excellent conference, I think that the papers from SEL stood out exceptionally and really showed the latest and greatest available in industry! I will certainly join again.”

“I enjoyed the diversity of stakeholders: academics, manufacturers, producer or distributor of electrical energy. Each has specific needs and each one has a different approach, which is very rich.”

“Great event, good venue, well organised, refreshments good. Product stands small and focused.”

“A lot of useful information and communications with professionals.”


Previous highlights

DPSP 2018 was a huge success taking place in Belfast in March. We welcomed more than 300 people and featured over 150 technical papers presented and published on industry hot topics including:

  • Distribution and LV networks
  • Testing procedures and tools
  • New protection algorithms and software
  • Digital substation protection
  • Protection of transmission


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Member from - £665

Non-member from - £795

Author from - £630

Student - £600

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