2004 IEEE ComSoc CQR Emergency Power Conference
Monday, November 22, 2004
On Monday, November 22, 2004, the IEEE CQR hosted an Emergency Power Conference at the Lucent Bell Labs Network Reliability & Security Office (NRSO) in Washington DC. 46 experts from the electric industry, the communications industry, government and academia met to discuss issues related to providing emergency power to remote communications locations, such as cell sites and remote terminals. The conference began with several presentations followed by open discussion. The group then formed three breakout sessions to address the following issues:
- Session 1 – Methods to improve the speed of restoration to remote communication locations.
- Session 2 – Identification of factors affecting how much back-up power is required at a remote site.
- Session 3 – Best Practice combinations of alternate power sources to provide optimum duration.
Conference Material – Presentations
- Framing the Issues, Karl Rauscher – CQR Chairman
- Power Blackout of 2003: Lessons Learned, Charlie Romano, Verizon
- Hurricane Recovery Experience, John Quigley, Sprint
- Telecommunications Electric Service Priority (TESP), Joanne Sechrest, NCS
- Critical Infrastructure Protection, The Electricity Sector, Lou Leffler, NERC
- Fuel Cells, Frank Ignazzitto, ReliOn
- Advanced Power Sources for Emergency Telecommunications Applications, Ira Bloom, Argonne National Laboratory
Conference Material – Breakout Sessions
Conference Material – Survey Questions Results
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