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Education

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Plain Talk "Basics" Series

March 5-7, 2013 - Secaucus, NJ USA (Near NYC) This event was originally scheduled for December 2012 but was postponed due to the storm impacts in New Jersey.

Plain Talk "Basics" Series: The following three courses will be offered:

Power System Basics - Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Transmission System -   Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Distribution System -    Thursday, March 7, 2013

Early Bird Registration Ends February 5, 2013!

Click here to Register and for Detailed Information and Brochure

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, March 07, 2013 5:00 pm
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Webinar Computing Substation March 27

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

The Computing Substation

March 27, 2013  2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by Jeffrey Katz of IBM

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-computing-substation-march-2013

This webinar:

The computing infrastructure of smart grid is important to its performance, reliability, and security. Just as the grid is not wired with parts from the local hardware store, the server and storage components of the smart grid need to meet the resiliency expected of critical infrastructure. It must not become a weak part of smart grid.

We will discuss how computing and databases interact in typical smart grid scenarios, how hardware system are architected just as software components are, and the ways hardware and software have to be en engineered system to be effective. Utilities should be expecting their computing systems to operate as a substation, that is, a series of pre-built, pre-interfaced components that function self-sufficiently, have a degree of fault tolerance, have internal adaptability, and can be remotely monitored.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Green Energy Efficiency - April 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Green Energy and the Electric Delivery System: Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

April 25, 2013  2:00 p.m. eastern

Presented by Michael F. Ahern of WPI

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-green-energy-april-2013 

This Webinar: 

  1. Identifies that "Green Energy" is one of several customer goals.
  2. Cites energy efficiency is one type of "Green Energy" and why it's important.
  3. Develops end-to-end efficiency estimates for a variety of possible power system configurations. These estimates demonstrate the relative value of currently available efficiency improvements for each piece of the power system - generation, delivery and end use. Large opportunities for energy savings are illustrated, especially for end use decisions which are under the customer's direct control.
  4. Reviews the complexity of the electric delivery system and the difficulites in implementing changes. 

The significance of these simple analyses is to provide clear technical insight to new engineers, students, energy policy makers and customers.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Denver, CO

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Denver, CO -- April 30-May 2, 2013

 

PLAIN TALK "BASICS" SERIES Consists of the following three courses:

  1. Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
  2. Distribution System -    Delivering Power to the Customer
  3. Transmission System -  The Interconnected Bulk Electric System 

Early Bird Registration ends April 9, 2013!

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-denver-april-may-2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Data Center Infrastructures - May 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Intro to Data Center Infrastructures - Power, Cooling, and DCIM

May 22, 2013  2:00 p.m. eastern

Presented by Mietek Glinkowski of ABB and Dave Sterlace of Thomas & Betts

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-data-infrastructures-may-2013

This webinar:

Data Centers is a rapidly growing industry experiencing an unprecedented merger of many different technologies from hardware to software, from IT to electric power to cooling. Most engineers are familiar only with some aspects of the data center technologies and do not grasp the "big picture" of the industry.

As data centers grow in size and numbers the demand for power and cooling grows to the point where the centers consume an estimated 1.5-2% of the global electrical energy.

This webinar will address technology fundamentals of data center infrastructures, particularly power and cooling and how these infrastructures are managed by specialized DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) tools.

We will also discuss the type of power distribution architectures involved in designing reliable data centers and the basics of data center operations from the power point of view. Tier diagrams, supply redundancy, emergency power, and PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) will be presented.

Finally emerging technnology trends will be addressed.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Minneapolis, MN

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Minneapolis, MN on June 4-6, 2013. (Hosted by Xcel Energy)

Power System Basics - Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Distribution System - Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Transmission System - Thursday, June 6, 2013

http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-minneapolis-june-2013

Early Bird Registaration ends May 7, 2013!

 

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, June 06, 2013 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar VSC HVDC June 20

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Introduction to VSC HVDC Technology

June 20, 2013  2:00 p.m. eastern

Presented by Randy Wachal of Manitoba HVDC Research Centre

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-vsc-hvdc-june-2013

This webinar:

HVDC VSC technology has developed extremely quickly and offers many attractive alternatives over the more mature LCC HVDC technology. This introduction to VSC presents the basic VSC system configurations. The operation of VSC technology, VSC control systems, including the flexibility of VSC converters control systems, as well as a comparison of VSC and LCC HVDC technologies will be discussed.

As the simulation of VSC MMC technology presents several EMT simulation challenges, the current status of simulation and model development will be presented. A sample of simulation results discussing the unique issues for start-up and DC line recovery for VSC systems will also be introduced.

While the topic is technical in nature and directed towards power system engineers, others such as system regulators, system and renewable energy developers, and power system operators would benefit from an understanding of VSC HVDC fundamentals.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Microgrid Strategic Planning - July 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Strategic Planning for Microgrids - Strategies and Tools

July 10, 2013  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Hugo Bashualdo of Siemens PTI

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-microgrids-planning-july-2013

This Webinar:

Planning the distribution systems strategically will lay a solid corner stone for a Smarter future.

When the integration of distributed energy resources increases, more and more distribution power systems may be capable of operating as a microgrid, with the ability to operate in parallel with the grid or as an island. The challenges that utility planning engineers are facing are like never before. Recent major storms in the US blacking out some of the biggest cities in the world are forcing government agencies and utilities to increase reliability and reduce peak demand at the same time.

Opportunities to electrify rural communities via microgrids are gaining significant interest. Before the detailed engineering design of any microgrid, a power system and economic planning study should be performed to determine the optimal techno economical specifications, i.e. location, type and size of devices, optimal operation methodologies, compliance with standards and regulatory agencies, and cost/benefit analysis etc.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Vancouver, BC

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Vancouver, BC, Canada -- July 23-25, 2013 (co-located with the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting)

PLAIN TALK "BASICS" SERIES Consists of the following three courses:

  1. Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
  2. Distribution System -    Delivering Power to the Customer
  3. Transmission System -  The Interconnected Bulk Electric System 

Early Bird Registration ends June 25th, 2013!

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-vancouver-july-2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Power System Basics" in Boston MA

Power System Basics in Boston, MA -- August 21, 2013

 Plain Talk About the Electric Power Industry

Power System Basics  - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out

Early Bird Registration ends July 24, 2013!

 

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure  http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-boston-august-2013 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:00 am - Friday, August 23, 2013 5:00 pm
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Pes Webinar - Liquid Immersed Transformer Aug 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

A New Standard for the Modern Liquid-Immersed Transformer

August 22, 2013  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Richard P. Marek of DuPont Energy Solutions

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-immersed-transformer-august-2013

This webinar:

Today, state of the art computer programs have extracted about as much cost as possible in pursuit of competitive designs, while still maintaining the highest standard of quality and reliability. High-temperature in liquid-immersed transformer applications offers a new avenue to explore the possibilities of matching an application with optimized cost and is now one of the few opportunities available for a true step-change in design stategy.

High-temperature design has been around for many years operating on the fringe of the standards and lurking in the background. Since, almost by definition, the standards follow technology rather than lead the development, at some point a critical mass creates the need for a written document to structure and guide the future development of a new technology.

This presentation will discuss a newly published IEEE document that will finally standardize high-temperature liquid-immersed transformers. Complimentary to this new standard is the recently published IEEE document that defines the test procedures for determining the thermal class of an insulation system in a liquid dielectric medium.

Examples of typical and not-so-typical global applications for high-temperature liquid-immersed transformers will also be presented.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Columbus, OH

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Columbus, OH -- September 10-12, 2013 (Hosted by Team Fishel)

PLAIN TALK "BASICS" SERIES Consists of the following three courses:

  1. Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
  2. Distribution System -    Delivering Power to the Customer
  3. Transmission System -  The Interconnected Bulk Electric System 

Early Bird Registration Extended to September 3rd!

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-columbus-september-2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:00 am
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Santa Clara, CA

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Santa Clara, CA -- October 8-10, 2013

PLAIN TALK "BASICS" SERIES Consists of the following three courses:

  1. Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
  2. Distribution System -    Delivering Power to the Customer
  3. Transmission System -  The Interconnected Bulk Electric System 

Early Bird Registration Extended to September 24th!

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure   http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-santa-clara-october-2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Real Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop Technologies Oct 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Real Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop Technologies 

October 16, 2013 12 pm eastern

Presented by Antonello Monti of RWTH Aachen University
 
 
This webinar:
 

The energy system is facing a period of significant transition. New technologies, particularly coming from the ICT world, are supposed to play a major role in the future. On the other hand, grids are critical infrastructures that cannot be used for testing purposes. It is then necessary to de-risk any new technology through a serious evaluation process that does not involve the grid itself.

In this respect, Real Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop Technologies are emerging as a possible approach to define new processes for rapid insertion of new technologies.

This webinar will introduce the fundamentals of these technologies giving the audience the ability to appreciate the potential for the energy infrastructure. Particular focus is placed on studying the interaction between the power system and the communication infrastructure.

The webinar will also be enriched with concrete examples of applications to support different use cases scenarios. Most of these examples are inspired by on-going or just completed large international projects.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Atlanta, GA

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Atlanta, GA -- November 5-7, 2013 (Hosted by GE Energy)

PLAIN TALK "BASICS" SERIES Consists of the following three courses:

  1. Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
  2. Distribution System -    Delivering Power to the Customer
  3. Transmission System -  The Interconnected Bulk Electric System 

Early Bird Registration ends October 8th, 2013!

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure  http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-atlanta-november-2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, November 07, 2013 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Smart Grid Business Case Fault Circuit Indicators Nov 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Making a Smart Grid Business Case - Fault Circuit Indicators

November 21, 2013  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Aleksandar Vukojevic of Baltimore Gas and Electric

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-fault-circuit-indicators-november-2013

This webinar:

 The advances in communications and technology, have resulted in ever increasing number of available DA applications. In order to investigate the effect of fault circuit indicators with remote communications on the distribution system reliability, BGE utilized these devices as part of its Smart Grid Pilot Program. One of the most challenging questions regarding FCIs is how many of these devices need to be installed per feeder, at what locatiions they should be placed, and what benefits could be expected. BGE has invented a new approach to determing the optimal location and optimum number of FCIs on the distribution feeder. In addition, the methodology provides the expected CAIDI values, cost-benefit analysis and financial analysis that helps the creation of the business case for the FCI implementation across the whole system. Based on the patented methodology, BGE has partnered with Gridiant, a software company that provides applications for electric utilities, which has developed commercial grade software that BGE will use in full scale FCI implementation.

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Phoenix, AZ

Plain Talk "Basics" Series in Phoenix, AZ -- December 3-5, 2013

PLAIN TALK "BASICS" SERIES Consists of the following three courses:

  1. Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out
  2. Distribution System -    Delivering Power to the Customer
  3. Transmission System -  The Interconnected Bulk Electric System 

Early Bird Registration ends November 5th, 2013!

Click here to register and for detailed information and brochure  http://www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-in-phoenix-december-2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:00 am - Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Energy Storage in Grids Dec 2013

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Energy Storage in Microgrids and Nanogrids

December 11, 2013  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Lucas Oehlerking and Sercan Teleke of Black & Veatch

Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-energy-storage-grids-dec-2013

Slightly more than a year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the U.S. Northeast and left millions without electricity for several days. Had microgrids, independent smaller power systems, been installed widely, the power restoration could be seamless for these systems. 

This webinar:

Focuses on nanogrids, which are basic building blocks of microgrids. The presentation first describes the nanogrid concept, its key components and benefits of nanogrids. Potential markets that can benefit from nanogrids are provided afterwards. Two use cases were developed to address typical examples of nanogrids and show the potential value streams that can be obtained by a nanogrid with an emphasis on its critical energy storage component. Finally, potential gaps in technology capabilities and market barriers to nanogrid deployment are identified.

The Presenters:

LucasOehlerking2Lucas J. Oehlerking is a Renewable Energy Consultant in the Renewables & Energy Efficiency Service Area within Black & Veatch's global energy business. Oehlerking is a subject matter expert in energy storage and has been involved in a wide range of energy storage projects. Oehlerking's project experience includes energy storage system design work, energy storage technology summaries and reviews as well as internal energy storage program development. Oehlerking is also involved in feasibility studies, due diligence, planning, and project development support for a variety of solar energy projects.

Teleke2Dr. Sercan Teleke is an expert in energy storage, renewable energy integration, PV systems, power electronic applications to power systems, and power system design and analysis. His professional career includes consulting experience and interacting with various electric utility companies across North America, as well as manufacturing experience.

Recently, both Oehlerking and Teleke have been involved in microgrid and nanogrid projects in the US and abroad.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Big Data = Big Challenges for Big Substations and Big Assets

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Big Data = Big Challenges for Big Substations and Big Assets

February 27, 2014 2pm eastern

Presented by Jeff Golarz of LumaSense Technologies

Info and Registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-big-data-big-substations-february-2014

This webinar:

Transmission and distribution substations and assets are under heavy stress and are increasing in age without quick relief in sight. Electrical demand continues to grow steadily every year with utilities unable to financially and physically keep up with replacement and expansion of assets. When you add the much talked about age of the utility workforce with their decades of expertise and knowledge, yet knowing they will be retiring very soon, you see a perfect storm developing. Utilities need to extend the life of their assets, and do so intelligently with automation to also compensate for the workforce that is aging and retiring. In order to accomplish this, more and more utilities are installing sensor technology on critical assets. The value of continuous online sensor monitoring on transmission and distribution systems has been well documented. Benefits of this monitoring include such things as asset optimization, enabling condition based maintenance, detecting component failure before it actually occurs and enabling safe dynamic loading.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Big Data = Big Challenges for Big Substations and Big Assets

IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series

Big Data = Big Challenges for Big Substations and Big Assets

February 27, 2014 2pm eastern

Presented by Jeff Golarz of LumaSense Technologies

Info and Registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-big-data-big-substations-february-2014

This webinar:

Transmission and distribution substations and assets are under heavy stress and are increasing in age without quick relief in sight. Electrical demand continues to grow steadily every year with utilities unable to financially and physically keep up with replacement and expansion of assets. When you add the much talked about age of the utility workforce with their decades of expertise and knowledge, yet knowing they will be retiring very soon, you see a perfect storm developing. Utilities need to extend the life of their assets, and do so intelligently with automation to also compensate for the workforce that is aging and retiring. In order to accomplish this, more and more utilities are installing sensor technology on critical assets. The value of continuous online sensor monitoring on transmission and distribution systems has been well documented. Benefits of this monitoring include such things as asset optimization, enabling condition based maintenance, detecting component failure before it actually occurs and enabling safe dynamic loading.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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