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March 29, 2018

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) – Paper Submission

by @ 8:48 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, Green energy
 
HUMANITARIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Paper abstracts up to 500 words are being requested, with a submission deadline of April 21st.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state whether they are presenting preliminary, expected or final results as well as expected or actual impact. Key focus areas include, but are not limited to:

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)

http://2018.ieeeghtc.org/

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Sensors, Expo, and Conference

by @ 8:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Green energy, Industrial Applications, Semiconductors
 
SENSORS

Sensors, Expo, and Conference

The industry’s largest event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and systems. Early bird registration is now open!

Sensors18Held June 26-28, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. For more information, to go sensorsexpo.com/ Use promo code IEEESF for $100 off pass.

THE ONLY TECHNICAL PROGRAM COVERING 100% SENSORS

* Embedded Systems               * IoT, Machine Learning 
* 3D Vision, Optical                * AI, 3D LiDAR Solid State
* Nano power, MEMS            * Air quality measurement
* Energy Harvesting              * Printed flexible, stretchable fabric

 

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February 26, 2018

The North American Power Grid: Past Present and Future

by @ 1:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
OEB Life Member Affinity Group
Subject: The North American Power Grid: Past Present and Future
– greatest machine ever assembled by humanity, possible paths forward to address climate change, consequences of continuing carbon based fuels, and promoting energy efficiency in generation, transport and end use of electricity…
Speaker: Paul Michael Grant, PhD, retired Science Fellow, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Time: 11:00 am: Registration and networking; 11:30 am: luncheon; 12:15 pm: Presentation; 1:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: $10 includes lunch
Location: Beeb’s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
Event Details: eventbrite.com/e/luncheon-and-speaker-the-north-american-power-grid-past-present-and-future-tickets-43511937376

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January 29, 2018

Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar

by @ 10:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 
ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS

Attend the Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar on February 23, 2018 in Pleasanton, and you will learn:

ias* Switchboard & Switchgear Basics and UL 1558 Vs. UL 891
* Motor Control Centers: From Basic Functionality to “Smart MCCs”
* Surge protection Basics and Integrated Systems
* Department of Energy 2016 New Efficiency Standards for Transformers
* New Industry Trend Regarding Arc Flash Mitigations
* Microgrid, PV systems and Storage Systems
* Progress of the 2014, 2017 and 2020 NEC

To learn more and register, go to meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/47908

 

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January 11, 2018

Use of Electric Energy Storage as Non-Wire Solution to Resolve System Reliability Issues (Such as Thermal Overload) – Oakland Clean Energy Initiative Case Study

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 
SF Power and Energy Society 
Subject: Use of Electric Energy Storage as Non-Wire Solution to Resolve System Reliability Issues (Such as Thermal Overload) – Oakland Clean Energy Initiative Case Study
Speaker: Dr. Wenjuan(Wendy) Zhang, PG&E Transmission System Planning of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
Time: 11:45 am: lunch; 12:00 noon: Presentations and Questions
Cost: IEEE members: $5, Non-members: $10, paid at the door
Location:  PUC, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 4200, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/156726/ 

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January 2, 2018

Call for Digests ECCE 2018

by @ 3:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

 

CALL FOR DIGESTS

The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on September 23 – 27, 2018 ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. ECCE 2018 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, as well as expositions. Digests are due January 25, in the following areas:

ECCE2018Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies, such as
* Renewable and alternative energy systems
* Smart grids, micro-grids, and utility applications
* Electrical energy storage systems

Components and Subsystems for Energy Conversion, such as
* Power electronic devices (Si and Wide band-gap) and applications
* Power conversion topologies, modulation, and control
* Rotating/linear electro-mechanical devices and drive systems

See ieee-ecce.org/2018/call-for-papers/. Interested in exhibiting? Contact ecceexhibits@courtesyassoc.com.

 

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January 1, 2018

Solar and Storage for Off-Grid Applications

by @ 1:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, January 17 2018 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Solar and Storage for Off-Grid Applications
– Join us January 17th for a talk and discussion: Solar and Storage for Off Grid applications with Speaker Joe O’Connor, Author of “Off Grid Solar”… 
Speaker: Joe O’Connor, Mercedes Benz North America and Author of “Off Grid Solar”
Time: 6:00 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:00 pm: Presentations and Questions
Cost: Registration through 01/15/2018: IEEE members: $25, Non-members:$30; Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$40 non-members
Location:  Mercedes Benz Research, 309 N Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/11/30/solar-microgrid-battery-showdown/ 
http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/11/30/solar-microgrid-battery-showdown/

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October 18, 2017

 Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage – A Panel Discussion

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronic Society (PELS) and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society (PV) 
Subject: Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage – A Panel Discussion
– focus on the engineering, business and policy concerns related to the growth of energy storage with the smart grid … 
Speaker: TBD
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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September 30, 2017

Advances in Utility Scale PV Plants

by @ 11:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 
SCV Photonics Society
Subject: Advances in Utility Scale PV Plants
Speaker: Mahesh Morjaria, Ph.D., First Solar
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: PARC Research, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd., Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/about/ 

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August 31, 2017

Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation 

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 
OEB Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG), Power and Energy Society (PES), and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation 
– Technology advancements and declining costs of solar PV have accelerated the deployment of PV systems by utilities, consumers, and third parties. When connected to the grid in large scale or volume, PV systems can be disruptive … 
Speaker: Dr. Tanguy Hubert, Senior Engineer, Renewables Integration Group, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto 
Time: 11:00 am: Registration and networking; 11:30 am: Buffet luncheon; 12:15 pm: Presentation; 1:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $10 includes lunch 
Location: Beeb’s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore 
Event Details: http://ieee4life.org/ 

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August 1, 2017

Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Semiconductors
 
ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Berkeley2017The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop will focus on theradical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The Workshop will focus on:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

The Workshop will be October 19 – 20. For more information, go to e3s-center.org/events/e3s-symposium

 

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July 24, 2017

The SPARTAN Superway Solar-Powered Automated Transportation System

by @ 5:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy, Robotics and Automation, Vehicular Technology
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 
OEB-SF-SCV Robitics and Automation Society (RAS) and the Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
Subject: The SPARTAN Superway Solar-Powered Automated Transportation System 
– A presentation and tour at the Spartan Superway Design Center, long-range research initiative, solar powered automated rapid transit ascendant network (“SPARTAN”) systems for urban environments…
Speaker: Burford (Buff) Furman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, SJSU; Ron Swenson, President, INIST; and Eric Hagstrom, Instructor of SSRIP, SJSU 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, food, & drinks; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation and tour  
Cost: $3 donation
Location: Spartan Superway Design Center, 128 East St. John Street, San Jose
Event Details: https://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/241982771/ 

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July 11, 2017

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop

by @ 7:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday and Thursday September 6-7, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop
– future grid with larger renewables in the portfolio mix; concepts, theory and practioner ideas including DER influence on transmission, distribution, protection and energy market operations… Speakers: 19 distinguished speakers, including Michael Picker (CPUC President), and Dr. Damir Novosel (IEEE-PES President) as keynote speakers 
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: Early Bird Cost (Before August 15th): IEEE Members: $300; Non-Members: $400; Students: $25. Registration Cost (After August 15th): IEEE Members: $400; Non-Members: $500; Students: $50 
Location: Milton Marks Conference Center, State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Lower Level, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46158 

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June 14, 2017

Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) and Consumer Electronics Society (CE)
Subject: Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play
– startup? Want to know the latest trends in energy and CleanTech? Come see start-ups in Energy and CleanTech pitch to a panel of VCs and Incubators. Meet leaders in the energy and CleanTech industry …
Speakers/ panelists: Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society; Raghuram Madabushi, Director, GE Ventures; Alex Au, CTO, NEXTracker; Drew Baglino, VP of Technology (Energy), Tesla; Jackson Zhang, Principal, Baruch Future Ventures; Edwin Liu, Sr VP, Nexant 
Time: 1:30: Registration; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Presentations / Panel; 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking reception 
Cost: IEEE Members: $20; Non-members: $30 Use Promo Code “10-OFF-IEEE” for $10 off.
Location: Plug and Play Sunnyvale, 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: https://goo.gl/Vyn7Ge 

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June 13, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronics Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 
CALL FOR PAPERS

Berkeley2017Calling for papers for the Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop. The focus of the papers should be the radical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The organizing committee invites submission of papers in the following areas:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday July 16, 2017. Submit papers to e3s-center.org/events/e3s-symposium/e3s-sym-call.htm

 

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