On behalf of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department (I&CPS), I would like to welcome you to the 50th Annual 2014 I&CPS Technical Conference being held in the beautiful city of Fort Worth, “Where the West Begins”, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in historic downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

We have attempted to make this inaugural venture following in the footsteps of the Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC) at the same venue a big success. As you can see from the schedules, the days for our normal meeting times and paper sessions have changed to accommodate our conference beginning as the REPC is winding down, allowing for some overlap time and opportunities for networking.

Our hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth in historic Sundance Square, both locals and visitors are attracted to the bright lights of downtown Fort Worth – recognized as one of the cleanest, safest and most walkable urban areas in the nation. Sundance Square entertainment district is home to restaurants, live music clubs, theaters, shops, exciting nightlife and the beautiful Bass Performance Hall, named as one of the top 10 opera houses in the world.

So, come join us in Fort Worth this spring!


Wei-Jen Lee

Chair, 50th Annual Industrial & Commercial Power System Technical Conference