IEEE PES Storage & Stationary Battery Committee Hosts Special Technical Sessions: Arc Flash Calculations, The Future of Energy Storage

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY, USA, December 10, 2016 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Energy Storage and Stationary Battery (ESSB) Committee—a technical committee within the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES)—plans to host two technical sessions as part of an ESSB Technical Symposium at its upcoming January 2017 meeting.

“Hosting a two-hour session entitled 'Arc Flash Calculations' are two veteran power engineers from the stationary battery industry who have extensive experience with arc flash incidents within the VDC environment,” said Chris Searles, Chair of the ESSB Committee. “That will be followed by a two-hour session entitled ‘The Future of Energy Storage.’ This session will feature Dr. Babu Chalamala, Program Manager for Energy Storage Technology and Systems for Sandia Labs. Dr. Chalamala is a distinguished IEEE Life Fellow and brings years of experience in the R&D and transformation of ESS into commercial utilization. He will be joined by two of his colleagues from Sandia Labs. The session will conclude with an open question and answer forum for all participants."

The ESSB Technical Symposium is being held in conjunction with the IEEE Joint Technical Council Meeting, scheduled for 8 January 2017 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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