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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Webinars

Event Name

Date

PES Webinar - IEEE PES Student Membership, PES Scholarship Plus and Career Advice

IEEE Power & Energy Society Student Webinar Series

IEEE PES Student Membership, PES Scholarship Plus and Career Advice

12 December 2016 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Dan Toland, Director - IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative

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This Webinar:

Describes the benefits on being selected as a PES Scholarship Plus recipient and provides an overview of the PES organization, what it can do for you and your career, and benefits of IEEE PES participation. Additionally, a representative from a professional within the industry will provide practical advice to help you through the process of securing an internship or full-time employment.

This webinar is for students who want to learn more about IEEE PES and for those who are looking for advice on obtaining career experience and/or recent graduates who are looking for employment in the workforce.

The Presenter:

Dan Toland is responsible for the promotion, management, and day-to-day operations of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus program which includes the continued definition of the scholarship program and related career experience program initiatives, as well as the successful execution of the Scholarship Implementation Plan.



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Monday, December 12, 2016 7:00 pm
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PES Webinar - The Operation of a Power Transmission Line With Injected Third Harmonic Voltage

IEEE Power & Energy Society Publications Webinar Series

The Operation of a Power Transmission Line With Injected Third Harmonic Voltage

24 March 2017 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Ramiar Alaei, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta, Canada

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This Webinar:

An alternative transmission line design method is proposed that reduces the required conductor-to-ground clearance. In this method, third harmonic voltage is injected to the line, such that the peak amplitude of phase voltages is reduced while the fundamental component remains intact. The injected voltage does not influence the load or generation sides. The objective is to utilize the insulating strength of the conductor-to-ground clearance almost continuously rather than only during the crest voltage, as opposed to conventional ac lines. With this approach, for the same fundamental voltage level, the proposed line requires lower conductor to ground clearance. This could reduce the line construction capital investment by using shorter transmission towers. Furthermore, the existing ac lines could be upgraded with this method to increase their ground clearance, if desired. Injection of third harmonic voltage can also increase the loadability of existing ac lines, if the new phase-to-phase clearance is met. In this webinar, the operation of a power transmission line with injected third harmonic voltage is presented.

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The Presenter:

Ramiar Alaei received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in power electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Recently, he successfully defended his doctorate in electrical engineering (energy systems) at University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

His research interests include high-power converters and novel power transmission schemes.

Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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PES Webinar - Digital Natives and Securing the Future Grid

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Digital Natives and Securing the Future Grid

2 May 2017 • 1:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Nathan Wallace, PhD, CSSA, Cybersecurity Research Engineer, Cybirical, LLC

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This Webinar:

The grid of today is slowly transitioning away from the grid of yesterday. Every aspect of the modernized electric grid relies on an increase in cyber-based technologies. Though the applications of a smarter grid are virtually endless and help facilitate shorter restoration times and greater levels of energy efficiency, there is a new emerging challenge for engineers that results from this dependency. More specifically, this new challenge is associated with the design, implementation, and maintenance of secure and reliable cyber assets. By stepping through these concerns in detail and considering the aging workforce, this talk explores the role digital natives play in creating and securing future power systems.

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The Presenter:

Adrienne Grier Nathan has B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a M.S. in Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Cyberspace from Louisiana Tech University. He started his career as an Intern with Entergy’s Relay Settings and Configuration group. He then joined a utility as an Associate Engineer performing field maintenance of system protection and communication equipment. After seeing the grid’s growing reliance on cyber technologies, he pursued a graduate degree focusing on power system cybersecurity where he also worked as a digital forensics examiner. Nathan Wallace is currently with Cybirical, a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and the Computer Society, and a member of the IEEE-PES technical committee on Power System Communications & Cybersecurity (PSCC).

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Shunt-Based Current Sensing with ∆Σ-Modulation in Inverters

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Shunt-Based Current Sensing with ∆Σ-Modulation in Inverters

1 June 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Matthias Hilpert, Product Marketing Manager, Isabellenhütte Isotek

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This Webinar will review:

Technology Overview

  • Facts, advantages, and challenges of traditional CT current sensing solutions vs. shunt-based current sensing solutions
  • Explaining the ASIC of a shunt-based current sensing solution
  • Parameters that influence the accuracy of a measurement system and procedures to keep those influences low

∆Σ-Modulation Principle

  • Delta Sigma modulation and its advantages
  • ∆Σ-modulator output vs. measured current value
  • Processing a 1-bit data stream with decimation filters and converting it into a readable digital value

Showcase Measurement Demonstration

  • Configuring filter settings
  • The effects of filter settings and oversampling rates on the current sensing output signal shown in an experimental setup

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The Presenter:

Matthias Hilpert
MSc Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (2007)

Since 07/2014:
Product Marketing Manager Precision Measurement, Isabellenhütte Isotek Corporation

2007-2013:
Senior Product Manager, Monier GmbH Germany

Thursday, June 01, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Reaching Success Through Mentoring and US Relationships

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

Reaching Success Through Mentoring and US Relationships

9 June 2017 • 1:00 pm Eastern

Prof. Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M
Julie Bernicker, Online Community Specialist, IEEE Member & Geographic Activities
Kristen Mahan, Online Community Specialist, IEEE Member & Geographic Activities
Rakeem Mosey, Program Specialist, IEEE Career Resources, Member and Geographic Activities

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This Webinar:

Do you find yourself stuck but hoping for a promotion, a new job, or admission into a new college program? Climbing the educational and/or career ladder often has more to do with who you know and what you know about advancement than how intelligent you are. Lacking the right relationships and the right resources could leave you stuck and confused. This webinar will educate on the value of the right relationships, and on the career resources that the IEEE offers to both members and non-members for advancement. In other words, learn how you can reach success by utilizing career resources and understanding the value of mentorship and relationships.

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The Presenters:

Dr. Karen L. Butler-Purry

Dr. Karen L. Butler-Purry is a 1981 honor graduate of Plaquemine High School. She was awarded a B.S. (summa cum laude) from Southern University in Baton Rouge, a M.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from Howard University in Washington, D.C., all in Electrical Engineering.

Butler-Purry began her 20+ years career at Texas A&M University with an initial appointment as visiting assistant professor of electrical engineering in 1994. She currently serves as Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, and Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. She will assume the role of interim Vice President for Research starting June 1st. Further she served as Associate Department Head for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from 2008-2010 and Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs for the College of Engineering from 2001-2004. She is a registered professional engineer in the states of LA, TX and MS.

In addition, she has served in many capacities on committees for the college, university, and professional societies. Butler-Purry developed a successful research program with funding from federal agencies such as National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research, and industry funding from electric utility companies. She has supervised and funded over 40 graduate and 65 undergraduate research students. Also she has been involved in fellowship and education program projects with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education and directed several of these programs that target recruitment, retention and advancement of pre-college, college, and graduate students in STEM fields.

She received the National Science Foundation Faculty Career Award (1995) and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1999). Butler-Purry has received numerous teaching and service awards including the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mentor Award for efforts to mentor students from underrepresented groups and for leadership in promoting PhD careers for them in electrical engineering and computer sciences.

Butler-Purry is extremely interested in attracting the next generation of minority and female students into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. She currently leads a National Science Foundation funded project studying the use of video games to transform student learning and impact the attitude of college and high school students toward electrical and computer engineering. Also she serves on the Advisory Council for the Young Women’s Preparatory College Academy in Houston, Texas.

Julie BernickerJulie Bernicker is an Online Community Specialist at IEEE. She earned her B.A. in communications, with a minor in Women's & Gender Studies, from Rutgers University, NJ. She has been working at IEEE since July of 2015. Prior to joining IEEE, Julie brings her previous experience in public relations, social media and search engine optimization.

Kristen MahanKristen Mahan attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications, while volunteering at the RI Small Business Development Center. Kristen now works at IEEE as an Online Community Specialist and has been with the company for over three years.

Rakeem MoseyRakeem Mosey is a new addition to IEEE, serving in the role of Program Specialist for Careers Communications and Resources in MGA. He brings several years of experience working within the nonprofit industry in a range of roles from outreach to marketing and communications. He most recently served in the role of Communications Manager at a local New Jersey, USA branch of civil legal aid. He holds a Master's degree in strategic public relations, with a collateral study in nonprofit management from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently completing a public policy fellowship at Leadership Newark.

Friday, June 09, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Advanced Voltage Source Converter Technology and Power Systems Applications

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Advanced Voltage Source Converter Technology and Power Systems Applications

12 June 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Joe Fox, Business Development Specialist – Transmission Solutions, Siemens

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This Webinar:

The advancement of multilevel voltage source converter (VSC) technology has allowed utilities, renewable developers and industrial customers to meet the growing challenges of today’s evolving grid. Specifically, via its dynamic reactive output capabilities, this multi-purpose device can provide utility planners with a powerful tool to address multiple applications with a single solution. When combined with energy storage, these systems can be further optimized to provide an entire suite of services for utility infrastructure and supply applications.

This webinar will explore the advancement of multilevel voltage source converter technology, and how they apply to power systems applications such as dynamic reactive compensation, grid stability, grid reliability, and advanced energy storage. Real world case study examples will be provided, that show how this technology is applied in the field to meet utility applications.

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The Presenters:

Joe Fox is presently Business Development Specialist for Siemens’ Energy Management Transmission Solutions business unit. Prior to joining Siemens, Mr. Fox held various technical, commercial and leadership positions at alternative energy and diversified technology companies, focusing on applications engineering, solution development and business development related to power electronics, renewable energy, and energy storage.

Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has spoken at various industry events including IEEE T&D, AWEA, ESA and EUCI. Mr. Fox is a member of IEEE.

Monday, June 12, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) within a Substation

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) within a Substation

14 June 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Ratan Das, Founder icaPower LLC

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This Webinar:

The power system dynamic characteristics are changing due to integration of distributed (mostly renewable) energy sources into the electric grid. Utilities are also focusing on improving customer service and resiliency of the grid by using advanced monitoring and control technologies. These industry initiatives require a renewed attention to protection, automation and control strategies that take advantage of available technologies while promoting newer ones. To explore improved utilization of present technologies and chart the development of the next generation Protection and Control (P&C) technologies, the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee formed a working group K15 to prepare a report on state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for centralized protection and control (CPC) within a substation. This presentation is based on the findings of the WG report.

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The Presenter:

Dr. Ratan Das is the founder of icaPower LLC, which serves customers in power system protection, automation and control. He was the chair of the IEEE PSRC WG K15 on Centralized Substation Protection and Control. He was a guest-editor of the special section on “Frontiers of Power System Protection” in The IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery August 2016 Issue. The special section also contains the IEEE PSRC WG K15 paper on CPC which received the 2016 IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper award.

Dr. Das received his B.E.E. (Hons.) degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has worked in power system protection, automation and control for 30 years: with ABB Inc., USA, for 18 years and with NTPC Ltd., India, for 11 years. Dr. Das holds four patents and has contributed to over 30 publications.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar - An Energy IoT Platform for Real-time Production and Delivery of Wind Power Generation Forecasts

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

An Energy IoT Platform for Real-time Production and Delivery of Wind Power Generation Forecasts

28 June 2017 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: IEEE PES Big Data Analytics Subcommittee

Chandrasekar Venkatraman, Hitachi America, Ltd.

Pierre Huyn, Hitachi America, Ltd.

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This webinar:

The webinar aims at bringing together leaders from industry, academia, and government and meet regularly to define the architectural, computational, and practical challenges and opportunities brought by the emerging big data in smart grid. The webinar is scheduled to be held approximately every month or two, with speakers from industries and academic institutions. The initial discussion will focus on the standards, management, and analytics of big multi-domain multi-resolution data (PMUs, SCADA, Weather, GIS, etc.) for power grid operations. Our first two speakers will review existing big data applications and discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry.

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The Presenters:

Pierre Huyn

Pierre Huyn
Hitachi America, Big Data Laboratory

 

Chandrasekar Venkatraman

Chandrasekar Venkatraman
Hitachi America, Big Data Laboratory

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Summary Paper for C37.243 IEEE Guide for Application of Digital Line Current Differential Relays Using Digital Communication

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Summary Paper for C37.243 IEEE Guide for Application of Digital Line Current Differential Relays Using Digital Communication

25 July 2017 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Bruce Mackie, Engineering Supervisor, Nashville Electric Service

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This webinar:

This paper is a summary of the C37.243 IEEE Guide for Application of Digital Line Current Differential Relays Using Digital Communication which has recently been developed in accordance with the following scope: This guide presents practical line current differential schemes using digital communications. Operating principles, synchronization methods, channel requirements, current transformer {CT) requirements, external time reference requirements, backup considerations, testing considerations, and troubleshooting are included. It also provides specific guidelines for various application aspects including multi- terminal lines, series compensated lines, mutually coupled lines, line charging current, in- zone transformers and reactors, single-phase tripping and reclosing, as well as communications channel requirements.

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The Presenter:

Bruce Mackie is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee who has worked at Nashville Electric Service {NES) for the past twenty-nine years. He has spent the last twenty-two years in the System Protection and Communications group at NES including 16 years as the supervisor. Bruce obtained his Bachelors of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 1987 and his MS degree in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee in 2007. Bruce is a Senior Member of the IEEE and participates in the PSRC including being the vice-chair of the Line Protection Subcommittee. Bruce is a Planning Committee member for the Georgia Tech Protective Relay Conference.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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PES Webinar - Synchronous Condensers

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Synchronous Condensers

9 August 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Ian Ramsay, Lead FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) Business Development Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.

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This webinar:

It is perhaps strange to refer to Synchronous Condensers as a new technology (they have been around for decades) however with a modern twist to old equipment they are proving invaluable in stabilizing the grid system. Synchronous Condensers provide:

  • Short-circuit power contribution
  • Reactive power compensation
  • Short-term overload capability
  • Provide inertia to the transmission system

New Synchronous Condensers can be connected to existing Transmission Substations or alternatively retired generators can be retrofitted to provide the required functionality.

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The Presenter:

Ian Ramsay has worked for Siemens for almost 29 years. His roles have been varied including: Engineering, Commissioning, Project Management, Proposal Management and Sales and Business Development. His primary focus has been with FACTS Technology and GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear).

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 3:00 pm - Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop - August 24, 2017

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop

24 August 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE

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This webinar:

Power & Energy Society (PES) is transitioning to an on-line nomination process for submission and processing of the PES Awards. PES Awards nomination for all Awards will have same start and end dates to nominate peers.

The on-line submission starts in mid-September 2017, for the class of 2018, and will be aligned closely with the IEEE process.

As the on-line process opens opportunity for broader membership participation, some background on PES Awards will be covered. At this web-based Workshop, attendees will have opportunity to learn about history and the types of Awards, Awards web site enhancements with latest information and critical dates, nomination process and demo for hands on step-by-step learning, saving an incomplete nomination, getting print out, or to listen to the presenters and participate in the Q & A. An overview of effective nomination will also be reviewed in brief.

There will be ample opportunity to review timeline for nominating a colleague, ask some of the administrative questions related to the Awards nomination such as qualifications, references, endorsements, or to provide feedback as the instructors step through the new nomination form. On-line nomination provides a much greater participation opportunity. Your feedback supports the process become more efficient to recognize membership and colleagues.

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The Presenter:

Vahid Madani, Ph.D.

Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE is a Principal scientist and technology engineer for advanced power systems applications at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. His experience spans across System Planning, Operation, Protection and Control, and Instrumentation. He has been responsible for major initiatives with system-wide deployment within PG&E requiring R&D, Proof of Concept demonstrations, Standardization, and Compliance.

Dr. Madani is a contributor to PES both at Technical Council and as a member of the PES Governing Board, and has volunteered as the Chair of technical committees on Standards, PES Fellows, and in providing tutorial lectures in power systems. He has held many technical and leadership positions within the WECC (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) Reliability, the US DOE / North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI), and internationally. Vahid has many publications in professional journals including IEEE Spectrum and Power and Energy magazine, and has co-authored text books and reference handbooks.

Dr. Madani is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty, a registered Electrical Engineer in California, and holds US and International patents.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Distribution Systems

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Distribution Systems (Spanish Version)

26 September 2017 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Julio Romero Agüero, Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation, Quanta Technology

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This webinar:

Historically, distribution systems have been designed with the objective of supplying customer loads, with electric power flowing in a single direction, from substations through radial primary and secondary lines to end users. The interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) violates this fundamental assumption and therefore, can lead to a wide variety of impacts that need to be assessed and mitigated. For instance, the variable output characteristic of the most popular renewable distributed generation (DG) technologies, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind, can lead to bidirectional power flows, from substations to end users and vice versa, voltage fluctuations and interaction with voltage regulation and control equipment. Moreover, for large penetration levels of variable DG, distribution feeders can essentially become active sources and inject power beyond distribution substations, into sub-transmission and transmission systems. This webinar will discuss modeling and simulation methodologies to evaluate impacts and solutions for seamless integration of DER, and discuss industry trends and leading practices in this area.

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The Presenter:

Dr. Julio Romero Agüero is Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation at Quanta Technology. He has 22 years of industry experience and specializes in grid modernization, technology strategy, Smart Grid, planning, reliability, operations, and analysis of power distribution systems, and integration of distributed energy resources and emerging technologies. He has developed solutions in these areas for utilities in the USA, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Chair of the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Distributed Resources Integration, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and former Commissioner of the National Energy Commission of Honduras.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - PES Student Activities and Opportunities (Spanish Version)

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

PES Student Activities and Opportunities (Spanish Version)

18 October 2017 • 7:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Luis Felipe Gaitan Cubides, Electrical Engineering Student - Engineering Assistant

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This webinar:

The IEEE Power and Energy Society offers great benefits to its student members. It is of great interest for PES that all IEEE members in the region know, disseminate and participate in their programs, ensuring that the work of their volunteers is visible to the entire IEEE community.ith typical mitigation means and design best practices.

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The Presenters:

Student of Electrical Engineering in the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. He led the PES student chapter during 2014 as vice-chair and in 2015 as president of the chapter and the student branch. During his administration, the IEEE student branch, achieved the Second Place Case of Success Contest in the RRR 2015, Second Place in the TISP Contest IEEE R9, First Place in the Success Contest in the IEEE National Meeting 2015, First Place in the R9 Membership Contest, and the Exemplary Student Branch Award in R9. In addition, the PES chapter was in the top 10 of the PES High Performing Student Branch Chapter Program. He is a member of the IEEE PES Membership Development Committee and editor of the IEEE Magazine “Enlaces”.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
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PES Webinar - Reactive Power Compensation Requirements for Non-synchronous Generation: STATCOM vs Synchronous Condenser Technology

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Reactive Power Compensation Requirements for Non-synchronous Generation: STATCOM vs Synchronous Condenser Technology

24 October 2017 • 1:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Iman Khosravi, Business Development Manager, Siemens

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This webinar:

This webinar will explore the Synchronous Condenser and STATCOM technologies and how they apply to power systems applications specific to reactive power compensation and short circuit contribution for non-synchronous generation projects to meet FERC requirements.

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The Presenter:

Mr. Khosravi is a Business Development Specialist for Siemens' Energy Management Transmission Solutions business unit. Prior to this, he held various positions at Siemens including: network consulting, technical sales, focusing on power systems planning and flexible AC transmission Systems.

Mr. Khosravi holds a Master’s of Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and is a member of IEEE.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Risk-managed Active Distribution Network Planning

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Risk-managed Active Distribution Network Planning

25 October 2017 • 7:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Ali Arefi, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Murdoch University
Professor Gerard Ledwich, Chair in Power Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
Anula Abeygunawardana, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow in Distribution Planning, Queensland University of Technology

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This webinar:

The increasing connection of renewable-based distributed generation (DG) in active distribution networks has resulted in high uncertainties associated with generation and demand forecast in long-term planning of such networks. To handle these uncertainties at a lower cost, temporary non-network solutions such as demand response and temporary energy resources are more promising options than network traditional alternatives. This presentation will address:

  • How to model and handle the uncertainties of renewables and demand forecast in long-term planning.
  • How to reduce long-run cost of networks and manage the risk of uncertainties using temporary non-network solutions.
  • How to integrate non-network solutions in a multi-stage distribution expansion planning.
  • How to determine an affordable combination of non-network solutions and network (traditional) solutions.

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The Presenters:

Ali ArefiAli Arefi (SM’14) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2011. He has six years’ experiences with electric distribution industry. He has been the supervisor for 5 industry-funded research projects in different aspects of distribution networks. He was a Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology from 2012 to 2015, developing an automated tool for optimal investment strategy in electric distribution networks over large areas and long planning horizons. Now, he is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. His research interests are in the areas of electric delivery planning, state estimation, power quality, and energy efficiency.

Gerard LedwichGerard Ledwich (SM’89) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, in 1976.

He has been Chair Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, since 1998, and was Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, from 1997 to 1998. Previously, he was with the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 1976 to 1994. His research interests are in the areas of power systems, power electronics, and controls. Prof. Ledwich is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia

Anula AbeygunawardanaAnula Abeygunawardana received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2008. She has been a senior research fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia since 2011. Prior to joining QUT, she was with the Center for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), University of New South Wales, Australia. From 2008 to 2010, she worked for the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. From 2002 to 2006she was with the Asian Regional Research Program on “Energy Environment and Climate”, at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Previously, she worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her research interests include power system planning, electricity markets, and energy and the environment.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop - October 26, 2017

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop

26 October 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by: Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE, and Shanon Nason, IEEE PES Membership Services

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This webinar:

Power & Energy Society (PES) is transitioning to an on-line nomination process for submission and processing of the PES Awards. PES Awards nomination for all Awards will have the same start and end dates to nominate peers.

The on-line submission starts in mid-September 2017, for the class of 2018, and will be aligned closely with the IEEE process.

As the on-line process opens an opportunity for broader membership participation, some background on PES Awards will be covered. At this web-based Workshop, attendees will have opportunity to learn about history and the types of Awards, Awards website enhancements with latest information and critical dates, nomination process and demo for hands-on step-by-step learning, saving an incomplete nomination, getting print out, or to listen to the presenters and participate in the Q & A. An overview of effective nomination will also be reviewed in brief.

There will be ample opportunity to review timeline for nominating a colleague, ask some of the administrative questions related to the Awards nomination such as qualifications, references, endorsements, or to provide feedback as the instructors step through the new nomination form. On-line nomination provides a much greater participation opportunity. Your feedback supports the process become more efficient to recognize membership and colleagues.

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The Presenter:

Vahid Madani, Ph.D.

Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE is a Principal scientist and technology engineer for advanced power systems applications at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. His experience spans across System Planning, Operation, Protection and Control, and Instrumentation. He has been responsible for major initiatives with system-wide deployment within PG&E requiring R&D, Proof of Concept demonstrations, Standardization, and Compliance.

Dr. Madani is a contributor to PES both at Technical Council and as a member of the PES Governing Board, and has volunteered as the Chair of technical committees on Standards, PES Fellows, and in providing tutorial lectures in power systems. He has held many technical and leadership positions within the WECC (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) Reliability, the US DOE / North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI), and internationally. Vahid has many publications in professional journals including IEEE Spectrum and Power and Energy magazine, and has co-authored text books and reference handbooks.

Dr. Madani is a Fellow of IEEE and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty, a registered Electrical Engineer in California, and holds US and International patents.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PES Webinar - National Electricity Market (NEM) of Australia: Operation and Future Challenges

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

National Electricity Market (NEM) of Australia: Operation and Future Challenges

1 November 2017 • 4:00 pm Eastern

Presented by: Brian Nelson, Specialist, Electricity Markets, Australian Energy Market Operator, Australia

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This webinar:

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is responsible for operating Australia's largest gas and electricity markets and power systems. The national electricity market (NEM) commenced operation as wholesale spot market in December 1998. It interconnects five regional market jurisdictions — Queensland, New South Wales (including the Australian Capital Territory), Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. The National Electricity Market (NEM) operates on one of the world's longest interconnected power systems, stretching from Port Douglas in Queensland to Port Lincoln in South Australia and across the Bass Strait to Tasmania — a distance of around 5,000 kilometers.

This presentation will provide an overview of NEM. The presentation will focus on the electricity market dispatch and pricing. Types of ancillary services and its effect on electricity market will also be presented. Finally, the presentation will include future challenges for NEM.

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The Presenter:

Brian is with National Electricity Market Management Company (NEMMCo) in Market Development when it was formed in 1997, leading to the commencement of the National Electricity Market (NEM) in December 1998. He moved back into a more technical role in the Planning Department where he managed production of the Statement of Opportunities, the Annual Interconnector Review and the first National Transmission Network Development Plan. Following formation of the Australian Energy Market Commission and Australian Energy Regulator, Brian moved into the new role of Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance covering rule changes, rules compliance and participant registration.

When AEMO was formed in 2009, Brian continued to manage rule changes and participant registrations which now covered the gas wholesale and retail markets operated by AEMO. He moved to the Senior Manager Electricity Market Operations Performance, managing development and performance of the central dispatch process and reviewing significant market operation events and incidents. He also managed the Market Analysis team, which was responsible for developing market analytics and insights into the operation of the market.

Brian is currently working in the Market Design team, managing AEMO's input into a number of rule changes and reviews, providing advice and expertise internally and to stakeholders on matters relating to market design, and mentoring the next generation of energy market experts.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Deep Learning and its Application to Power System Analysis

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Deep Learning and its Application to Power System Analysis

21 November 2017 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Dr. Mike Zhou, Chief Scientist, State Grid EPRI China

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This Webinar:

After the AlphaGo winning game, there is a renewed interest in artificial intelligence, especially in the area of Deep Learning. This Webinar will give a general overview of Deep Learning and its potential application to power system analysis. It will include two parts. In the first part, an open platform for exploring the application of Deep Learning to power system analysis will be introduced, including the discussion of its system architecture, and some sample application scenarios. The platform is based on the integration of InterPSS, an open source power system simulation software project, and TensorFlow, Google's Deep Learning engine; In the second part, some of our recent research work in the area of applying Deep Learning to perform fast power system stability assessment will be presented. Different types of neural networks model, both steady-state and dynamic power system operation information as the neural networks model prediction input are studied for the assessment. Some preliminary results of applying Deep Learning to assess the stability of large-scale power networks will be presented.

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The Presenters:

Dr. Mike Zhou

Dr. Mike Zhou obtained his B.S. from Hunan University, M.S. and PhD. from Tsinghua University. He was an assistant professor at University of Saskatchewan 1990-1992, served as the VP in charging of power distribution system software development at EDSA Micro Corporation 1992-1997. He was a Senior Computer System Architect with TIBCO Software Inc. 2000-2014. He joined State Grid Electric Power Research Institute of China as a Chief Scientist in 2014, sponsored by the "Thousand Talents Plan" program. His current research interests include Big Data and deep learning technologies, and their application to large-scale power grid on-line analysis.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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PES Webinar - SmartSacramento, SMUD’s Smart Grid Initiatives Project: Overview and Lessons Learned

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

SmartSacramento, SMUD’s Smart Grid Initiatives Project: Overview and Lessons Learned

28 November 2017 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Jim Parks, Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and Yifan Lu, Project Manager, customer analytic team at SMUD

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This Webinar:

SMUD implemented $350 million worth of smart grid projects that resulted in dramatic increases in the amount of available data. SMUD used the data to implement several initiatives in the areas of workforce and asset management, operational efficiencies, distributed energy resource management and customer programs. SMUD continues to use the data to improve grid performance and to develop programs focused on the customer side—SMUD’s customer analytics team worked on a load disaggregation model to identify customers with large HVAC usage, base loads and variable loads. The model empowered three data products: 1) a rank list of high potential customers who can benefit from SMUD’s offerings; 2) an internal app for energy auditors to provide personalized educational talking points when conduct audits; and 3) personalized marketing messages. By providing relevant and personalized messages and offerings, SMUD is building a better customer experience.

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The Presenters:

Jim Parks

Jim Parks is a program manager in the Energy Research and Development department at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). He just completed a $308 million smart grid initiative (SmartSacramento®) with over 40 individual projects ranging from smart meters and distribution automation to customer programs including demand response and energy efficiency. He currently oversees energy efficiency and smart grid R&D projects. Prior to his current assignment, he worked with emerging energy efficiency technologies, electric transportation, energy efficiency program development, energy efficiency program operations and transmission planning.

Yifan Lu is a project manager leading the customer analytic team at SMUD.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Analytics Use Cases and Foundational Components

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Analytics Use Cases and Foundational Components

5 December 2017 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Frank M Gonzales Jr, Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison

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This Webinar:

In this talk, we will share results from a study which performed phase identification using supervised and un-supervised learning and I will provide analytics use cases for difference areas in a utility and then go through in more detail. We will first talk about voltage analytics. For example, we will discuss Distribution Engineers, Distribution System Operators, and Planners will evaluate voltage data at customer meter end points and at several strategic bellwether locations along a circuit. The analysis will help to facilitate several proactive decisions Planners, Distribution Engineers, and Distribution System Operators need to undertake such as customer voltage complaints and circuit voltage criteria violations. The second topic is about energy and power analytics capability. For example, Distribution Engineers will evaluate the energy consumption data starting with the end-point customers and aggregating it to the transformer, sub-circuit, circuit, and substation bank level. The data will then be analyzed to (1) understand the asset loading conditions of the electrical network, (2) provide comparisons to nameplate ratings of the assets, (3) provide comparisons to the SCADA data recorded at substations and primary network, and (4) present loading status in the form of heat map visualization. The detailed power flow of the entire network will be utilized by various enterprise planning tools including System Modelling Tools, Long Term Planning Tools, and Grid Management Systems. Finally, we will talk about asset health analytics with 5 use cases.

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The Presenter:

Frank M. Gonzales, P.E. received a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering with a minor in scientific computer programming from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2002. He received a M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2010. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. He is currently a Senior Engineer at Southern California Edison in Rosemead, CA.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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