The IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference exists to provide a technical platform for the exchange of pertinent and relevant technical knowledge within the rural electrical utility industry to the practicing utility engineer or technician that is working for a rural cooperative, an investor owned, or a municipal electric utility.  Consulting engineers, manufacturers, and educators involved in medium and high voltage electric power system planning, design or component development are also encouraged to engage in networking and to contribute with their knowledge on advanced technologies and application methods as part of the conference forum.