Events under 'Webinars'
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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PES Webinar - Resource Center 2.0: What is it, What is New, and How Can it Benefit You?

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

Resource Center 2.0: What is it, What is New, and How Can it Benefit You?

30 June 2016 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Luis (Nando) Ochoa

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This Webinar:

Resource Center is one of the most exciting membership benefits from PES. More and more PES members are using this fantastic database which is also becoming better and better. This webinar will give members not yet familiar with Resource Center as well as those already familiar with it an overview of how Resource Center works, what is new in its latest version, and how this brilliant database can benefit PES and non-PES members.

All PES members: from senior professionals to students would benefit.

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The Presenters:

Dr. Ochoa

Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa is Senior Lecturer in Smart Distribution Networks at The University of Manchester, UK. His expertise in network integration of low carbon technologies has led to 110+ publications, 40+ technical reports, and one patent filed by Psymetrix Ltd. Dr Ochoa is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and has also several leadership roles within IEEE PES, including Member-At-Large of the Governing Board, Chair of the Modern and Future Distribution System Planning WG, and Chair of the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe Steering Committee. He is also a Member of the European Technology Platform (ETP) SmartGrids. Dr Ochoa is an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil).

Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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PES Webinar - An Evolving Distribution Automation System

IEEE Power & Energy Society Women In Power Webinar Series

An Evolving Distribution Automation System

26 July 2016 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Marina Mondello, Senior Engineer, ComEd

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This Webinar:

Over the past 15 years, the demand for a modernized grid that can increase reliability and quality of power delivery, has necessitated a change in the standard recloser scheme. The standard scheme has changed from standalone reclosers to simple loop schemes (half loop and full loop) to complex loop schemes with multiple automated ties to several feeders, as well as schemes with special settings. This presentation will illustrate how the standard Distribution Automation Recloser Schemes have evolved over time as the technology, the equipment, have improved and the customer requirements have changed.

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The Presenter:

Marina Mondello is a senior engineer in Reliability Programs and has been with ComEd for 16 years. She was previously in the Distribution Automation Group for which monitors and troubleshoots the Distribution Automation system at ComEd, along with developing settings for DA equipment. Prior to the DA Group she was in the Distribution Testing and New Business Departments. Marina received a BSEE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2000.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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PES Webinar - "E"

IEEE Power & Energy Society Young Professionals Webinar Series

"E"

29 June 2016 • 12:30 pm Eastern

Presented by Paul P. Leufkens, President of Power Projects Leufkens

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This Webinar:

The webinar is inspired by the film “powers of ten” from 1977 and applied in our IEEE domain.

We talk about electrical phenomena in a High Power High Voltage laboratory.

After an introduction about how Maxwell (his laws are 151 years old now) manifests in the lab we talk about the ranges in magnitude of voltage, current and time phenomena. Millions of Volts occur while hundreds of thousands of Amperes must be interrupted in a circuit-breaker. But the measurements take place with mV, mA, µs and smaller. It is fascinating to see how many decades all what happens encompasses. Yet any deviation of Maxwell has to be discovered, whether it is in the testing of a varistor or in a vacuum circuit-breaker the transition from field emission currents to full breakdown of the gap.

We will end with some remarks about the profession of testing and experimenting. They are less objective and scientific, but based on many years of experience as true and useful.

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The Presenters:

Paul P. Leufkens

Paul Leufkens president of the consulting firm Power Projects Leufkens, has 20+ years' experience in the power sector. He has worked internationally in Business Development and Leadership for consulting and testing companies, including 13 years with KEMA in Netherlands and in Chalfont, PA. Previously he directed product development for the T&D cable industry and in switchgear manufacturing. He holds the MS EE degree from Delft Technical University (Netherlands).

Paul is an active member of IEEE, having served in many roles in the IEEE Switchgear Committee like chairman of STL NA as well as in the Transformer Committee and ICC.

Friday, July 29, 2016 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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PES Webinar - Electromagnetic Compatibility between AC Overhead Transmission Lines and Metallic Pipelines

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Electromagnetic Compatibility between AC Overhead Transmission Lines and Metallic Pipelines

25 August 2016 • 1:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Electromagnetic Compatibility between AC Overhead Transmission Lines and Metallic Pipelines

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This Webinar:

Difficulties in obtaining new rights-of-way for high voltage power lines and pipelines have increased the trend of locating these facilities within shared corridors. Problems that can arise from these close proximities will be addressed in this webinar.

Initially, overhead transmission line modeling under normal operating conditions and under single-line-to-ground faults will be presented. In addition, relevant overhead line and pipeline electrical parameters will be examined. Next, minimum safe distances between overhead lines and pipelines will be discussed. Then, capacitive, inductive and conductive coupling mechanisms and their effects will be analyzed. Also the following risks will be addressed: electric shock to people, damage to pipeline insulating coating and insulating joints, and damage to pipeline cathodic protection system. Typical design criteria will be presented together with typical mitigation means and design best practices. Finally an application example will be shown.

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The Presenter:

Mr. Daconti has over 35 years of diverse power systems experience, with emphasis on electric power system planning, power system electromagnetic compatibility, and overhead transmission line design. His power system planning experience includes: interconnection studies for conventional and renewable generation in the US and abroad; compliance analysis regarding NERC and FERC requirements; and power flow, short-circuit, transient stability and electromagnetic transient analyses. His power system electromagnetic compatibility experience includes: analysis of electro-environmental disturbances caused by high voltage transmission lines; analysis of induced voltages on nearby parallel circuits, gas pipelines, and railroads; grounding and shielding systems design; and analysis of electric power quality disturbances. His overhead transmission line experience includes: electrical and mechanical studies required for conceptual and detailed overhead line design; environmental impact studies associated with high voltage lines; and several EPC activities associated with 69 kV to 500 kV AC power lines. Mr. Daconti is a co-author of two McGraw-Hill technical handbooks for engineers.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Evaluation of the Deployment Potential of Smart Grids Solutions to Enhance the Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks Through Statistical Methods

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Evaluation of the Deployment Potential of Smart Grids Solutions to Enhance the Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks Through Statistical Methods

30 August 2016 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Benoît Bletterie, Senior Research Engineer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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This Webinar:

The installed capacity of distributed energy resources (DER) has massively increased in the last 15 years. The general trend is expected to remain and the share of distributed energy resources will further grow in the next years. With this massive development, the hosting capacity of distribution networks has been exhausted in some regions.

In order to efficiently integrate this generation into distribution networks, alternative solutions (smart grid solutions) to network reinforcement have been proposed in the last years. In particular, many R&D efforts have been devoted to the development of novel voltage control concepts and several concepts have been successfully tested under real conditions in various demonstrators. However their real potential for large scale deployment has not been fully studied so far.

This webinar will address the question of how to evaluate the actual replicability potential of smart grid solutions by simulation techniques. To estimate the hosting capacity, an approach based on Monte Carlo simulations has been developed and used on a large set of network data (MV and LV) from eight European distribution network operators. This webinar will showcase the use of advanced simulations to quantify the expected hosting capacity increase with smart grids solutions on the basis of the work done in the EU project IGREENGrid.

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The Presenter:

Benoît Bletterie

Born in 1978 in Vichy, France, studied Electrical Engineering at Supélec and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2001). Joined arsenal research (now Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT) in 2003 as a researcher and project manager (power quality, network simulations and performance of photovoltaic inverters). Since 2011, senior engineer in the field of Smart Grids (smart grids, network integration of distributed energy resources, network planning, voltage control, simulations and inverter control).

Work in several national and European research projects (DG DemoNetz, morePV2grid, MetaPV, EcoGrid EU, IGREENGrid).

Active member of several standardization working groups.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Trends in Microgrid Control

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Trends in Microgrid Control

27 September 2016 • 2:00 pm Eastern

Presented by Claudio Canizares, Professor, ECE Department of the University of Waterloo

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This Webinar:

An overview, definitions, and classification of the main control issues and trends in microgrids are presented in this talk, based on the survey carried out by the Power System Dynamic Performance (PSDP) Committee Task Force in Microgrid Control. In this context, the main characteristics and challenges of secondary controls, i.e. Energy Management Systems (EMS), for microgrids are discussed, together with actual EMS architectures associated with deterministic, probabilistic, robust and interval methodologies developed at the University of Waterloo, some of which are being implemented in practice. Thus, an EMS consisting on a simplified Unit Commitment (UC) problem and a detailed dispatch Optimal Power Flow (OPF) problem, in decoupled and integrated architectures, both based on model predictive control and receding horizon techniques, are presented. Stochastic programming and a robust optimization implementations of the UC problem, to better deal with uncertainty of particularly wind and solar power sources, are also discussed, together with an interval approach based on Affine Arithmetic (AA) to model and solve uncertain OPF microgrid problems. The practical feasibility and benefits of the proposed EMS approaches are demonstrated and compared based on results obtained from tests carried out on a realistic benchmark microgrid.

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The Presenter:

Claudio Cañizares

Dr. Claudio Cañizares is a Professor and the Hydro One Endowed Chair at the ECE Department of the University of Waterloo, where he has held different academic and leadership positions since 1993. His highly cited research activities focus on modeling, simulation, computation, stability, control, and optimization issues in power and energy systems in the context of competitive energy markets, smart grids, and microgrids. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the Royal Society of Canada, and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal and of other various awards and recognitions from IEEE-PES Technical Committees and Working Groups, in which he has held several leadership positions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Dynamic Averaged and Simplified Models for MMC-Based HVDC Transmission Systems

IEEE Power & Energy Society Publications Webinar Series

Dynamic Averaged and Simplified Models for MMC-Based HVDC Transmission Systems

5 October 2016 • 10:00 am Eastern

Presented by Hani Saad, Ph.D. R&D Engineer, RTE

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This Webinar:

Modular multilevel converters (MMCs) contain numerous IGBTs. The modeling of such converters for electromagnetic transient type (EMT-type) simulations is complex. Detailed models used in MMC-HVDC simulations may require very large computing times. Simplified and averaged models have been proposed in the past to overcome this problem. In this paper existing averaged and simplified models are improved in order to increase their range of applications. The models are compared and analyzed for different transient events on a MMC-HVDC system.

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The Presenter:

Hani Saad (S’07) received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2007 and 2015, respectively. From 2008 to 2010 he worked at Techimp Spa. and in the Laboratory of Materials Engineering and High Voltages (LIMAT) of the University of Bologna on research and development activities. In 2014, he joined the French TSO RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité), where he is currently involved in HVDC projects and EMT studies.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PES Webinar - It’s Awards Season, Learn How to Nominate A Colleague

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

It’s Awards Season, Learn How to Nominate A Colleague

25 October 2016 • 11:00 am Eastern

Donald Morrow, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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This Webinar:

IEEE PES recognizes important technical, educational and service contributions through the conferral of numerous awards. All PES members are encouraged to nominate their worthy colleagues, so that we, as a society, can recognize those individuals whose outstanding achievements merited acknowledgement by the power and energy community.

Are you ready to nominate a worthy candidate? Need to know how to get started?

This webinar by PES Awards Chair, Donald Morrow, will discuss how to effectively pull together all information needed to nominate someone for a PES award. This includes information on award eligibility, nomination forms, letters of recommendation, and more. Attendees of this webinar will be fully prepared to submit nominations for all 2017 awards.

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The Presenters:

Don is a Managing Director in Navigant Consulting's Energy Practice where he focuses on transmission technology, planning and operations. Don and his team advice clients in transmission business models, organizational design, transmission business strategy, transmission technology strategy/implementation, system operations, system planning, and NERC compliance.

Prior to Navigant, Don worked Quanta Technology where he served in a variety of positions, including SVP Corporate Strategy where he oversaw the strategic planning process which assessed emerging trends and needs in the electric utility industry.

Prior to Quanta, Don was Director Planning at American Transmission Company. He also served as Director Operations where he was responsible for formation of the system operations departed during the startup of ATC in 2001.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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PES Webinar - Challenges Women in Engineering Face

IEEE Power & Energy Society Women In Power Webinar Series

Challenges Women in Engineering Face

26 October 2016 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Dr. Guadalupe Gonzalez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technological University of Panama

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This Webinar:

Some women are still facing issues that limit their advancement in technical careers. There are girls that still grow believing that engineering is exclusively for men and furthermore, those who actually develop a career in this path have to balance between family and work. In this webinar, we will discuss the issues as well as the ongoing comparison on how men and women behave in leadership positions. Are our differences an advantage or disadvantage for the success of the company?

We will also present how IEEE through the group Women in Power is contributing to help women in the power and energy sector to empower their capabilities.

A Community of the Future is a place where ComEd and a local community collaborate to create a "smart community" – connected, custom, livable, and, sustainable – in which the smart grid and a host of other technologies and related services are fully leveraged to enhance the everyday lives of community members.

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The Presenters:

Dr. Guadalupe Gonzalez is Panamanian. She received her BSc. In Electromechanical Engineering from the Technological University of Panama and her PhD. In Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Since 2011 she is assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technological University of Panama, where she also serves as co-director of the Advanced Energy Technologies and Sustainability Program. She is senior member of IEEE and currently she serves as Chair of IEEE PES Panama, Region 9 Representative for PES Women in Power and Chapter Rep. Region 9 - Central America and Panama. Her areas of research include: energy planning, sustainable engineering, control and design of electric machines, power electronics, renewable energies and modeling of energy systems.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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