PES University Webinars

PES University Webinars

IEEE PES offers a selection of Webinars geared toward power and energy professionals, engineers, policy makers, researchers, and individuals interested in the power industry. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length including time for questions. Webinars may be stand-alone or part of formal multi-part series.

IEEE PES webinars are offered across four categories:

Technical

Engineering and energy topics presented by practitioners. These webinars are geared toward power and energy professionals and engineers.

Professional Development
& Plain Talk

Issues/“hot topics” that are relevant in the power and energy industry today. Topics are intended for individuals who do not have an engineering background.

Research Paper
& Publications

Hear first-hand from authors published in IEEExplore and other industry publications regarding recently published research related to the power and energy industry.

PES Society Outreach

Various affinity groups, Students, Young Professionals, Women in Power, and PES chapters, offer opportunities to learn more about their groups, gain insight into the various services that PES provides to its members, and network and engage with other professionals.

Pricing Unable to attend?
  • Attendance is free
  • Attendees will receive a coupon code for a free download of the recording
Webinar recordings are available in the PES Resource Center at the following prices:
  • PES Members:  Free
  • IEEE Members: $11.00
  • Non-members:   $15.00
Related educational credits (1.0 PDH) can also be purchased at these prices:
  • PES Members:  $25.00
  • IEEE Members: $35.00
  • Non-members:   $50.00

 


Upcoming Webinars

Below is a list of our upcoming Webinars. Events marked with a star qualify for educational credits.

Title and SynpopsisDatePresentersCategory

The Impact of Grid Codes and the Energy Transition on Synchronous Generators

This webinar presents a summary of the findings of an IEEE PES Electric Machines Committee (EMC) task force which was established to investigate and report on impacts of worldwide grid code changes on generator standards. 

 

qualifies for professional development hours
2019-09-10
11 AM, ET

Members of the Task Force on Grid Code Impacts on Machine Standards, part of the Generator Subcommittee within the IEEE PES Electric Machinery Committee: 
Robert Thornton-Jones (moderator),
Ana Joswig,
Kevin Chan,
Les Hajagos & Luis Ruoco

Technical

 


PES University Webinar Library

Browse the PES University Webinar Library for access to recordings of the university’s more popular webinars. Filter the options by category or search for specific terms and topics. Visit the PES Resource Center to find more webinars. Events marked with a star qualify for educational credits.

 

Title and SynpopsisDatePresentersSupplemental ResourcesCategory

Meet the Committee - Electric Storage & Stationary Battery Committee (ESSB)

This webinar will review the mission and scope of the IEEE PES Energy Storage & Stationary Battery Committee (ESSB). It will include an overview of the work conducted by each of the groups who report to the larger technological committee from the current ESSB Chair, Curtis Ashton. It will also include information on how to get involved.

2019-07-16 Curtis Ashton Professional Development & Plain Talk

Rating of Underground Power Cables with Boundary Temperature Restrictions 
– a 2019 PES Prize Paper

This webinar will present the 2019 PES Prize Paper entitled “Rating of Underground Power Cables with Boundary Temperature Restrictions”, which describes, in detail, a new cable rating method for actual industry applications.

2019-07-02

Dr George Anders,

aco-Anders Con

Research Paper & Publications

Key Insights to Career Management

 

This talk is designed to discuss managing your career. There are 12 important things to keep in mind when living and managing your career to achieve your goals. These will be explained and explored with examples and photographs based on my 45 years as an engineer, manager and executive managing people's careers, and 48 years as an IEEE member. Your career is your career, and understanding your priorities (which can change) and your company's objectives can help you have a rewarding and fulfilling career.
2019-02-28 John D. McDonald, P.E., IEEE Life Fellow, Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Power's Grid Solutions business PES Society Outreach

Planning Studies for HVDC Systems

 

The webinar will present an introduction to the studies that will be performed during the planning phase of an HVDC system. Planning studies are usually required to determine the location of the converter stations, ac voltages of the connecting substations, power rating and voltage rating, overload requirements, reactive power requirements, performance requirements, operating modes and configuration of the HVDC system.

The webinar discusses the process, criteria and studies to be considered during the planning stage for developing a proper specification and successfully integrating the HVDC scheme into the electrical network. Attendees will understand the reasons for performing studies, a planning engineer’s perspective of the technical issues that must be considered, criteria that must be followed during planning phase, applications to be considered, Technology aspects, reliability indices, control strategies, simulation tools for planning studies and lessons learned from a few HVDC case studies. qualifies for professional development hours
2019-01-16 Vajira Pathirana, Chief Engineer, Teshmont Consultants LP; Pei Wang, Section Head- HVDC Planning, Manitoba Hydro; and Ramy Azar, CTO and VP-Eng, SNC-Lavalin Technical

Fundamentals and Characteristics of Dynamic Reactive Power Control

Power electronics based systems such as Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Technologies provide proven technical solutions to allow for improved power system operation with minimal infrastructure investment, in response to generation retirement, renewable interconnection and enforcement of system reliability. With increasing levels of renewable penetration and decommissioning of existing thermal plants, the U.S. transmission system is facing increasing challenges with voltage control and stability. Fluctuating power output from renewables combined with weaker network conditions from thermal generation retirements has resulted in difficulties to maintain a reliable and robust network. Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) systems should be incorporated in the candidate solution portfolio of transmission planning engineers in utilities and Independent System Operators alike.

This webinar will provide an excellent overview of the Static Var Compensator (SVC) and Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) FACTS systems and will discuss the system and site-specific studies and tools recommended in order to implement successful and robust FACTS projects.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-12-18 Daniel J. Sullivan, PE, Manager, FACTS & HVDC North America; and Douglas J Mader, P. Eng., Sargent and Lundy Technical

Dynamic Performance Verification of Reactor Type OLTC

OLTC field testing has a new tools for the condition assessment of this moving transformer component. Dynamic testing can now provide information on the operational characteristics of the OLTC as well as problems with contacts, mechanism and other subassemblies. Reactor type tap changers are slow moving design and understanding principles and operational characteristics is essential for condition assessment. Dynamic DRM test is an off-line, non-destructive test in which a DC current is injected through a winding and tap changer as it moves through all of its positions. Results from the current signatures are examined and compared against previous tests or similar unit test results. Result of this tool is an exact position/component in trouble pinpointed when based on early warning provided by ratio of gasses analyzed using DGA.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-12-05 Dr. Raka Levi, Consultant, DV Power Technical

Impact of IEEE 1547 Standard on Smart Inverters

The globally relevant IEEE 1547-2018 Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces provides utilities, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) developers, regulators, service companies, and equipment manufacturers a uniform set of consensus-based requirements for distribution grid interconnection and grid support across any type and size of DER implementation.

The IEEE PES “Impact of IEEE 1547 Standard on Smart Inverters” technical report presents smart inverter features, particularly related to solar photovoltaics (PV), along with the implementation challenges and potential solutions. Comprehension of the new IEEE 1547-2018 Standard is strategic for utilities, manufacturers and regulators due to the increasing level of implementation of DERs in power systems.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-11-19 Dr. Babak Enayati, Manager, Technology Deployment, National Grid Technical

GridLAB-D: Applications

This webinar follows from the first webinar which introduced to GridLAB-D™ to the participants. The second webinar focuses on applications of the tool. A variety of applications will be introduced and many of those will be simulated and demonstrated live by the presenter.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-10-13 Jason Fuller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technical

GridLAB-D: A Unique Tool to Design the Smart Grid

GridLAB-D™ is a new power distribution system simulation and analysis tool that provides valuable information to users who design and operate distribution systems, and to utilities that wish to take advantage of the latest energy technologies. It incorporates the most advanced modeling techniques, with high-performance algorithms to deliver the best in end-use modeling. GridLAB-D™ is coupled with distribution automation models and software integration tools for users of many power system analysis tools. GridLAB-D™ examines the interplay of every part of a distribution system with every other. GridLAB-D™ does not require the use of reduced-order models for the aggregate behavior of consumer or electrical systems. It becomes an essential tool that enables industry and government planners to design more effective and efficient programs to manage load growth and improve system reliability.

Note: A link to this product is coming soon!

qualifies for professional development hours

2018-10-06 Jason Fuller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technical

Planning Issues for HVDC

The webinar will present an introduction to HVDC by identifying the issues that must be addressed to successfully plan and operate an HVDC facility. Considerations for HVDC applications will be discussed along with some of the special physical and commercial challenges that must be overcome, including systems with deregulated markets. The webinar reviews the planning process and discusses the studies necessary for applying HVDC technologies. Attendees will understand: the role HVDC plays and why it will likely grow in the grid of the future. The planners perspective of the technical issues that must be properly considered and addressed to successfully plan, implement, and operate an HVDC project, and lessons learned from a few case studies of HVDC facilities. The long term considerations of providing reliable and economic service will also be presented, such as the lifetime costs of HVDC that must be considered when evaluating the economics proposed plans.

qualifies for professional development hours
2018-09-17 Presented by: Michael I. Henderson, Director Regional Planning and Coordination, ISO New England Technical

Increasing the PV Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks: The role of Smart Inverters and Storage

Presents and discusses different aspects required to assess the residential PV hosting capacity of distribution networks. It explains and demonstrates the benefits but also the potential challenges from exploiting the capabilities of smart inverters (Volt-Watt, Volt-var, export limits) and residential storage systems to increase hosting capacity. Real case studies from Australia are used to demonstrate the quantification of PV hosting capacity considering potential strategies to make the most of smart inverters and storage.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-07-18 Presented by: Professor Luis (Nando) Ochoa, The University of Melbourne and The University of Manchester Technical

Visualization and Analytics for high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (VADER)

Distribution grid is going through a transformation. This transformation is driven partly due to adoption of DERs at the grid’s edge, increasing load flexibility and active control devices, and partly the growing availability of data from smart meters. In this webinar, we will discuss a new data analytics platform and open source analytics for better planning the distribution grid. The talk will cover the growing need for integrated platforms, the software architecture implemented for VADER, explain the choices that were made, and the top analytics developed and under deployment.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-07-06 Sila Kiliccote Technical

Contribution to Bulk System Control and Stability by DER Connected at Distribution Network

The penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) within the Distribution Network (DN) increases worldwide. A DN with high penetration of DERs responds dynamically to system disturbances and therefore affects the overall power system stability and dynamic behavior. The webinar presents the main impacts of high DER penetration at the distribution grid on the bulk power system operation and describes basic elements of DER control in order to ameliorate these impacts. It also presents several case studies illustrating the DER ability to support transmission’s network control and stability. It describes aggregate and equivalent DER models that can be used for steady state and dynamic analysis studies, in order to assess their impact on the overall power system dynamic behaviour, including modeling and control of microgrids. Finally, the report highlights recommended extensions of Regulations and Network Codes in order to improve cooperation of Transmission and Distribution Network operation.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-06-18 Nikos Hatziargyriou, Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Costas Vournas, Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Thierry Van Cutsem, Research Director FNRS and Adjunct Professor ULiège, FNRS and University of Liege, Rodrigo Andrade Ramos, Associate Professor, Sao Carlos School of Engineering/University of Sao Paulo
Technical

Finding the Right Grid Model for Your Research in the GRID DATA Repository Using Big Data Semantic Search

The presentation will describe the Big Data Technologies evaluated, selected, and deployed (e.g., a hybrid SQL/NOSQL graph database, JSON converters, semantic preprocessing), and will include a live demo of the natural language search capability that researchers can use to find models of interest, by posing natural language queries such as:
  • Search for models with greater than 5,000 buses with over 10,000 miles of total line length of 69kV and above
  • Search for GridLab models that have over 10 PV loads on a single 4KV circuit
qualifies for professional development hours
2018-05-18 Ali Vojdani, CEO, GridBright Professional Development & Plain Talk

Introduction to OpenDSS Parallel Machine – Parallel Processing with OpenDSS PART 3

This webinar introduces the use of OpenDSS-PM (Parallel Machine), which is derived from EPRI’s open-source Distribution System Simulator, OpenDSS, to accelerate QSTS simulations using multi-core computers. It is important since a sequential simulation is a very computationally intensive process.

Modern computing architectures are characterized for introducing the concept of multi-core computing. This feature allows the performance of applications to be improved by distributing tasks on multiple cores to work concurrently. This feature in modern computers created the obvious need for taking OpenDSS into a parallel computing simulation suite.

OpenDSS-PM is used to implement temporal parallelization and Diakoptics based on actors as techniques to reduce the time required in QSTS. Faster QSTS simulations will provide distribution engineers with a more accurate understanding of the impacts of solar variability and high penetrations of PV on the distribution system.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-05-05 Dr. Davis Montenegro Martinez, Engineer/Scientist III, Electric Power Research Institute Professional Development & Plain Talk

Real-time Open Smart Meter - Threats and Countermeasures

Security is a fundamental element in smart energy systems. SUCCESS designs therefor a next generation smart meter (NORM) with advanced security options and extra on-field smart functionality. The threats to smart grids and critical infrastructures are identified with the aid of attack trees, which visualize sequences of actions that lead to the malfunction of a utility. The goal of the webinar is to examine certain attacks against the smart grid and how they are mitigated by the inherent features of the NORM. The inhibitory capabilities of the NORM against the evolution of the attacks are depicted through attack trees. Such mitigating factors are Precise Time Protocol used in real-time Situational Awareness, Physical Unclonable Functions used for authentication, encryption and hardware tampering indication, the Local Security Agent, which protects against malware, hardware/ firmware changes and firewall intrusion and the Data Centric Security, which enables authenticity of crucial data.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-05-02 Artemis Voulkidis, Technical Director, Synelixis Solutions SA Professional Development & Plain Talk

Introduction to OpenDSS Parallel Machine – Parallel Processing with OpenDSS PART 2

This webinar introduces the use of OpenDSS-PM (Parallel Machine), which is derived from EPRI’s open-source Distribution System Simulator, OpenDSS, to accelerate QSTS simulations using multi-core computers. It is important since a sequential simulation is a very computationally intensive process.

Modern computing architectures are characterized for introducing the concept of multi-core computing. This feature allows the performance of applications to be improved by distributing tasks on multiple cores to work concurrently. This feature in modern computers created the obvious need for taking OpenDSS into a parallel computing simulation suite.

OpenDSS-PM is used to implement temporal parallelization and Diakoptics based on actors as techniques to reduce the time required in QSTS. Faster QSTS simulations will provide distribution engineers with a more accurate understanding of the impacts of solar variability and high penetrations of PV on the distribution system.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-04-28 Dr. Davis Montenegro Martinez, Engineer/Scientist III, Electric Power Research Institute Professional Development & Plain Talk

Introduction to OpenDSS Parallel Machine – Parallel Processing with OpenDSS PART 1

This webinar introduces the use of OpenDSS-PM (Parallel Machine), which is derived from EPRI’s open-source Distribution System Simulator, OpenDSS, to accelerate QSTS simulations using multi-core computers. It is important since a sequential simulation is a very computationally intensive process.

Modern computing architectures are characterized for introducing the concept of multi-core computing. This feature allows the performance of applications to be improved by distributing tasks on multiple cores to work concurrently. This feature in modern computers created the obvious need for taking OpenDSS into a parallel computing simulation suite.

OpenDSS-PM is used to implement temporal parallelization and Diakoptics based on actors as techniques to reduce the time required in QSTS. Faster QSTS simulations will provide distribution engineers with a more accurate understanding of the impacts of solar variability and high penetrations of PV on the distribution system.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-04-21 Dr. Davis Montenegro Martinez, Engineer/Scientist III, Electric Power Research Institute Research Paper & Publications

Thyristor-Bypassed Sub-Module Power-Groups for Achieving High-Efficiency, DC Fault Tolerant Multilevel VSCs

This webinar will present the best paper selected from the IEEE Trans. Power Delivery special section “Frontiers of DC Technology”. The webinar will also provide an overview the papers published in the special section The paper to be presented introduces a new thyristor-augmented multilevel structure called a Power-Group (PG), which replaces the stacks of SMs in modular converters. Each PG is formed out of a series stack of SMs with a parallel force-commutated thyristor branch, which is used during normal operation as a low loss bypass path in order to achieve a significant reduction in overall losses. The PG also offers negative voltage capability and so can be used to construct high-efficiency DC fault tolerant converters. Estimates indicate that this concept could result in converter topologies with power losses as low as 0.3% rated power while retaining high-quality current waveforms and achieving tolerance to both AC and DC faults.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-04-05 Professor Dragan Jovcic, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen , Paul Judge, Ph.D., Imperial College Technical

Energy Integration Assessment of Renewable-Dominated Regions Based on Stochastic Co-Optimization of G,T and Probabilistic Reserves: A South American Case Study

One of the most effective ways of managing the variability of renewable sources is through the portfolio effect of interconnecting regions with diverse production patterns. The economic assessment of these new regional interconnections requires the following enhancements of planning and operation analytical tools: (i) probabilistic simulations of regional system operation with hourly resolution; (ii) stochastic modeling of the spatial dependence of inflows and wind; (iii) calculation of probabilistic generation reserves; and (iv) because renewables usually affect the countries’ power flow patterns in a significant way, it becomes necessary to carry out integrated (co-optimized) generation, transmission and generation reserve planning studies.

The proposed IEEE PES Webinar includes: (a) description of the new multistage stochastic optimization methodologies for planning (Benders-based joint generation-transmission-probabilistic reserve) and operation (SDDP-based multistage G&T stochastic optimization with hourly resolution, including unit commitment and ramping); (b) description of the analytical schemes for evaluating multi-country probabilistic reserve sharing and other interconnection benefits; and (c) presentation of the recent South American interconnection study, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), which includes nine countries with a 350 GW capacity (planned for 2036), 6-thousand node HV network and a surface area similar to the European Union (or the USA).qualifies for professional development hours
2018-03-22 Ricardo Cunha Perez, Operation and Planning specialist, PSR SOLUÇÕES E CONSULTORIA EM ENERGIA LTDA Professional Development & Plain Talk

Big Data, Enterprise Data Management and IT/OT Convergence

In the past, Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems were kept fairly separate. IT was traditionally associated with back-office systems including accounting, billing, HR records, and customer data. OT was traditionally associated with field devices and the systems to monitor and control them such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and distribution management systems (DMS). These technologies were developed in silos because they were managed by separate departments that had different objectives. However, with technological advancements over the years, convergence of IT and OT has been taking place and there are quantifiable benefits to utility companies as well as customers.qualifies for professional development hours
2018-01-11 John McDonald, Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Grid Solutions Professional Development & Plain Talk

Analytics Use Cases and Foundational Components

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-12-05 Frank M Gonzales Jr, Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison Technical

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

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-11-28 Jim Parks, Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and Yifan Lu, Project Manager, customer analytic team at SMUD Professional Development & Plain Talk

Deep Learning and its Application to Power System Analysis

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-11-21 Dr. Mike Zhou, Chief Scientist, State Grid EPRI China Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-11-01 Brian Nelson, Specialist, Electricity Markets, Australian Energy Market Operator, Australia Professional Development & Plain Talk

Risk-managed Active Distribution Network Planning

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.

Note: A link to this product is coming soon!

 

qualifies for professional development hours

2017-10-25

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

Technical

The Grid of the Future: Synchronous Condensers and STATCOMs

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-10-24 Iman Khosravi, Business Development Manager, Siemens; and Sergey Kynev, Systems Engineer (FACTS) Siemens Technical

PES Student Activities and Opportunities (Spanish Version)

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-10-18 Luis Felipe Gaitan Cubides, Electrical Engineering Student - Engineering Assistant PES Society Outreach

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

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-09-26 Julio Romero Agüero, Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation, Quanta Technology Technical

Awards On-Line Nomination Workshop

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-10-24 Vahid Madani, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE PES Society Outreach

Synchronous Condensers

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-08-09 Ian Ramsay, Lead FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) Business Development Manager, Siemens Industry Inc. Technical

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

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-07-25 Bruce Mackie, Engineering Supervisor, Nashville Electric Service Technical

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

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-06-28 Chandrasekar Venkatraman, Hitachi America, Ltd., Pierre Huyn, Hitachi America, Ltd. Professional Development & Plain Talk

Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) within a Substation

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-06-14 Ratan Das, Founder icaPower LLC Technical

Advanced Voltage Source Converter Technology and Power Systems Applications

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-06-12 Joe Fox, Business Development Specialist – Transmission Solutions, Siemens Technical

Reaching Success Through Mentoring and US Relationships

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.
2017-06-09 Prof. Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

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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2017-06-01 Matthias Hilpert, Product Marketing Manager, Isabellenhütte Isotek Manager, Isabellenhutte Isotek; and Tobias Wolff, Sales Manager, Isabellenhutte Isotek Technical

Digital Natives and Securing the Future Grid

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-05-02 Nathan Wallace, PhD, CSSA, Cybersecurity Research Engineer, Cybirical, LLC Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

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.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-03-24 Ramiar Alaei, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta, Canada Technical

Business Strategies for Power Distribution Companies (Spanish version)

Over the last three decades, the concept of strategy has evolved from focusing mostly on increasing market share and on benchmarking competitor's best practices - most of the time at the expense of profit - to a concept of value creation for the clients and new market opportunities for the company, beyond established competitive borders. In parallel, the global power market faces increasing challenges as result of the evolution from a unilateral system managed by incumbents to an integrated, almost worldwide, network with new players on the scene.

Given this dynamic scenario, companies need to revise how to leverage new market contexts, rethink their business strategies and plan for sustainable growth, redefine financial structures and manage the expansion of distribution networks in compliance with evolving environmental regulations. This talk aims to provide an overview of current strategy models.qualifies for professional development hours
2017-01-18 Consuela Duenas, Quanta Services Ecuador Professional Development & Plain Talk

IEEE PES Student Membership, PES Scholarship Plus and Career Advice

2016-12-12 Dan Toland, Director IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Professional Development & Plain Talk

Challenges Women in Engineering Face

2016-10-26 Guadalupe Gonzalez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technological University of Panama Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

2016-10-26 Donald Morrow, Navigant Consulting, Inc. PES Society Outreach

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

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2016-10-05 Dr. Hani Saad, Ph.D. R&D Engineer, RTE Research Paper & Publications

Trends in Microgrid Control Claudio Cañizares, Professor, ECE Department of the University of Waterloo (Technical Webinar)

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2016-09-27 Claudio Cañizares, Professor, ECE Department of the University of Waterloo Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

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2016-09-14 Benoît Bletterie, Senior Research Engineer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Professional Development & Plain Talk

Electromagnetic Compatibility between AC Overhead Transmission Lines and Metallic Pipelines

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2016-08-25 Jose Daconti, Sr. Staff Consultant, Siemens (PTI) Technical

IEEE PES Boston Chapter Best Practices

2016-08-15 Dr. Babak Enayati, Lead Engineer, National Grid PES Society Outreach

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2016-07-29 Paul Leufkens, Power Projects Leufkens Professional Development & Plain Talk

An Evolving Distribution Automation System

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2016-07-26 Marina Mondello, Senior Engineer, ComEd Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

2016-06-30 Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa PES Society Outreach

A Review of Hybrid Renewable/Alternative Energy Systems for Electric Power Generation: Configurations, Control and Applications

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2016-06-23 Dr. Hashem Nehrir, Montana State University Professional Development & Plain Talk

Community of the Future

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2016-06-17 Adrienne Grier, Manager of Smart Grid Programs for Smart Grid & Technology, ComEd Professional Development & Plain Talk

Ancillary Service for Transmission Systems by Tap Stagger Operation in Distribution Networks

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2016-05-19 Dr Haiyu Li, the University of Manchester, UK Professional Development & Plain Talk

What's in PES For Me? (Spanish Version)

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2016-05-13 Juan Carlos Montero PES Society Outreach

What's in PES For Me?

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2016-05-12 Juan Carlos Montero PES Society Outreach

IEEE Community Solutions Initiative - Open Source Energy Solutions for Energy Deprived Consumers

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2014-03-27 Robin Podmore, IncSys Professional Development & Plain Talk

What's Happening at the IEEE PES Power System Relaying Committee - What Is It and Why Is It Important to You?

2014-03-26 Roger Hedding, PSRC Chair. Professional Development & Plain Talk

Electrifying Africa through 2016 IEEE PES Power Africa Conference

2016-05-09 Dr. Urenna Onyewuchi, Senior Power System Engineer, Corning Inc., Dr. Lawrence E. Jones, VP, International Programs at Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and Bai K. Blyden, Senior Engineer, Southern Nuclear Services Professional Development & Plain Talk

PMU Data Quality and Impact on Critical Smart Grid Applications

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2016-04-25 Anurag K. Srivastava Research Paper & Publications

Understanding the Gender Biases in the Workplace and the Importance of Diversity in Power

2016-04-15 Wanda Reder, Chief Strategy Officer, S&C Electric Company Professional Development & Plain Talk

Planning & Operation of the Utility of the Future

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2016-03-01 Dr. Shay Bahramirad, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd Technical

Data Analytics in Distribution Systems

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2016-02-17 Dr. Dimitra Apostolopoulou, Smart Grid Engineer, ComEd Technical

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone: Life Balance Discussion from a Young Professional Woman in the Power Industry

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2016-01-28 Simay Akar - Overseas Marketing Manager, Talesun Solar Professional Development & Plain Talk

How Does Volt-var Control Improve Energy Efficiency on a Radical Distribution Network?

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2015-11-11 Lance Kevin Fox, P.E. Technical

Smart Village - Going Beyond the Lightbulb

2015-11-10 Nirupama Prakash Kumar Professional Development & Plain Talk

DC Solar Plant Design Basics

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2015-10-01 Biren Patel, Patel Engineering Technical

A PMU in Every Household? GPS Time Synchronized Wise-Area Power Grid Monitoring

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2015-10-20 Yilu Liu Technical

How Micro-Utilities Can Eliminate Energy Poverty

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2015-09-08 Henry Louie Professional Development & Plain Talk

Analysis of Ground Networks Interconnected Electrical Systems Including Power Generators Using Renewable Resources

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2015-08-27 Federico Machado of Don Bosco University, El Salvador Technical

Going 100% Renewable Energy

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2015-07-24 Mustafa Almomani, IndyACT in Jordan Professional Development & Plain Talk

PES GM First Time Attendees Informational Webinar

2015-07-15 Henry Louie, PES VP Membership & Image, and Miriam Sanders, PES VP Technical Activities PES Society Outreach

Electric Utility Crossroads Includes Renewables, Storage, and a Workforce in Transition

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2015-07-14 Wanda Reder, Chief Strategy Officer, S&C Electric Company Professional Development & Plain Talk

A Condensed History of IEEE and PES

2015-07-06 Robert A. Dent, PES History Committee Chair Professional Development & Plain Talk

The Road to Becoming a Professional Engineer

2015-07-01 Kevin Maynard, P.E., Eaton Corporation Professional Development & Plain Talk

State of Power Engineering Education in the U.S. and Canada: Overview of the 2013-2014 University Survey Results

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2015-06-02 Dennis Ray, PSERC Professional Development & Plain Talk

Basics of Power System Dynamics

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2015-04-15 Peter W. Sauer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Technical

How the Cloud Can Transform the Energy Business: The Future Internet Approach

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2015-03-17 Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University Professional Development & Plain Talk

How to Become an IEEE Senior Member

2015-03-04 Dirk Van Hertem, KU Leauven PES Society Outreach

How to Write a Quality Technological Paper and Where to Publish Within IEEE

2015-03-03 Saifur Rahman, Virginia Tech PES Society Outreach

Marquee Event Energy Supply Reliabillity and Resiliency-Super Bowl XVIII

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2015-01-29 Erich Gunther, EnerNex

Professional Development & Plain Talk

Smart Grid: Concepts, Solutions, Standards, Recent Deployments and Lessons Learned

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2014-12-11 John McDonald, GE Digital Energy Professional Development & Plain Talk

Career Advice - Internships & Jobs in the Power Industry

2014-12-10 Dan Toland, IEEE PES; Stephen Brogan, Burns & MacDonnell; Alison McAlear, ISO New England Professional Development & Plain Talk

Chapter Websites: Templates, Resources and Best Practices

2014-11-03 Darrell Ross, Milsoft Utility Solutions PES Society Outreach

New Approaches for the Control of Future Low Voltage Distribution Networks

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2014-10-28 Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa, The University of Manchester, UK Technical

Advanced Analytics for Asset Management - A Case Study

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2014-10-08 Jean-Louis Coullon, Alstom Grid Professional Development & Plain Talk

How to Write an Effective IEEE Fellow Nomination

2014-09-04 Mariesa Crow, Missouri S&T PES Society Outreach

The ABCs of EVs

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2014-08-28 Eric Sortomme of Alstom Grid Professional Development & Plain Talk

PES Resource Center - What is It and How Can It Benefit You?

2014-08-14 Presented Dr. Luis (Nando) Ochoa of The University of Manchester PES Society Outreach

New PES Open Access Journal Overview

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2014-07-01 Editor-in-Chief Scott Sudhoff Research Paper & Publications

Green Energy: Successes, Opportunities, Challenges

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2014-06-25 Michael Ahern of WPI Professional Development & Plain Talk

Strategic Telecom Planning for Smart Grid: Minimize CAPEX and OPEX, and Ensure Success

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2014-05-22 Amar Patel and Hugo Bashualdo of Siemens Power Technologies International Professional Development & Plain Talk

Making the Most of Your PES Membership

2014-04-29 Henry Louie, Seattle University PES Society Outreach

Secure By Design: Battery Systems and Cyber-physical Security

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2015-07-14 Linda Maepa Technical

Big Data - Big Challenges for Big Substations and Big Assets

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2014-02-27 Jeff Golarz of LumaSense Technologies Professional Development & Plain Talk

Energy Storage in Microgrids and Nanogrids

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2013-12-11 Lucas Oehlerking and Sercan Teleke of Black & Veatch Technical

Smart Grid Business Case - Fault Circuit Indicators

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2013-11-21 Aleksandar Vukojevic of Baltimore Gas and Electric Technical

Real Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop as Enabling Technologies for the Transition to the Next Generation Grid

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2013-10-16 Antonello Monti of RWTH Aachen University Technical

Liquid Immersed Transformers

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2013-08-22 Richard P. Marek of DuPont Energy Solutions Technical

Strategic Planning for Microgrids - Strategies and Tools

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2013-07-20 Hugo Bashualdo, Bo Yang, David Lovelady of Siemens PTI Professional Development & Plain Talk

Introduction to VSC HVDC Technology

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2013-06-20 Randy Wachal of Manitoba HVDC Research Centre Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

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2013-05-22 Mietek Glinkowski of ABB and Dave Sterlace of Thomas & Betts Professional Development & Plain Talk

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

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2013-04-25 Michael F. Ahern of WPI Professional Development & Plain Talk

The Computing Substation

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2013-03-27 Jeffrey Katz of IBM Professional Development & Plain Talk

Dual Career Challenges and Lessons Learned

2013-05-24 Noel Schulz Professional Development & Plain Talk

The Role of PES Technical Committees in Leading and Supporting Our Industry

2013-01-07 Damir Novosel and Jeff Nelson Professional Development & Plain Talk

Enhanced Power Grid Operations with Synchrophasors

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2012-10-11 Jay Giri of Alstom Grid Professional Development & Plain Talk

Sequencing the Implementation of Grid Modernization in a Logical Order

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2011-12-19 Doug Houseman of EnerNex Professional Development & Plain Talk

Applying Smart Metering and Smart Grid to Improve Outage Management – Case Studies and Lessons Learned

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2011-12-15 Hahn Tram and Lisa Hahn of Quanta Technology Professional Development & Plain Talk