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November 14, 2017

Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Grid Storage for Renewables Integration
– Join us as four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage… 
Speakers: Susan Kennedy: Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions; Steve Malnight: Senior Vice President, PG&E; Kate McGinnis: Market Director, AES Energy Storage; Barry Cinnamon, CEO, Cinnamon Solar & Storage; Moderator: Jeff Byron: Band of Angels & former CEC Commissioner 
Time: 6:30 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:30 to 9:30 pm: Presentations and Questions
Cost: IEEE Members: $35 with IEEE1206 promotion code; Non-Members: $45
Location:  PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 
Registration: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=25&pgid=40951&content_id=43754

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November 12, 2017

Quantum Computing: What it is and Why Measurement Matters

by @ 1:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications, Instrument and Measurement
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
SCV Instrument and Measurement Society (IMS)
Subject: Quantum Computing: What it is and Why Measurement Matters
– what is a qubit, and what advantages and disadvantages quantum computing has compared to classical computing… 
Speaker: Lee Barford, Keysight Laboratories
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, refreshments; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Watch Video Topic #1 and Group Discussion; 7:30 pm to 7:45 pm: Comments and Conclusions
Cost: Free
Location: Geometrics, 2190 Fortune Dr., San Jose
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims/ 
RSVP: brian.lee@ieee.org

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November 1, 2017

Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
– integral part of an Emergency Power System, some important design considerations, including open and closed transition switching, proper grounding and bonding scheme, new UL rules for ATS protection … 
Speaker: Brian Pumphrey, Application Engineering Manager, Cummins Sales and Service
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner
Cost: IEEE members: $25; Student and retired members: $15; Non-members: $30
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/48176 Auto

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September 15, 2017

Sub-Metering

by @ 11:16 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017  
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Sub-Metering
– Advantages of sub metering for building owners and landlords.  Using sub-metering for Title 24 compliance, LEED and Energy Star ratings… 
Speaker: Rich Celio, Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Applied Power Technologies, Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:00 to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost: IEEE Members: $30; Non-Members: $35; Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$40 non-members 
Location: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/ 
EventBrite registration (required): submetering.eventbrite.com/ 

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September 11, 2017

Solar Applications, Rotary UPS, & IEM Factory Tour

by @ 3:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
OEB Power and Energy Society (PES) and SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Solar Applications, Rotary UPS, & IEM Factory Tour
– Solar Applications for new and existing switchboard applications, Rotary UPS system deliver a highly reliable critical power solution, IEM factory tour in Fremont … 
Speakers: Marvin Hamon ,PE, and Clayton Such, Chief Operating Officer, IEM 
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: IEM, 48205 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46963 

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August 28, 2017

Protection and Control Fundamentals Seminar

by @ 9:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Protection and Control Fundamentals Seminar
– protection and control fundamentals of medium voltage design, CTs and their applications in protective relay schemes …
Speakers will include an impressive list of speakers from PG&E, MKI, and Eaton. 
Time: 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: $250 per attendee, discounted to $225 per attendee if three or more attending from one company. Manufacturers are invited to hold a “vendor table” at $400 per table.
Location: Double Tree, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46722 

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August 24, 2017

Common Sense Asset Management & Condition Monitoring

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Common Sense Asset Management & Condition Monitoring
– vulnerable to costly damages and outages, miss a failure mode if not identified the appropriate system to monitor, single point of access to data from many sources, interrogation of data, response plan. … 
Speaker: G. Matthew Kennedy, Solutions CDirector Enterprise & Data Products, Doble Engineering
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: IEEE members: $25, Non-Members: $30; Student and Retired members: $15 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46614 

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August 14, 2017

Community Choice Energy and What Does That Mean to You?

by @ 5:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society / Industry Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: Community Choice Energy and What Does That Mean to You?
– Community Choice Energy (CCE) is taking the state by a storm. By the end of this year, there will be over two million customers in California… 
Speaker: Alan Suleiman, Silicon Valley Clean Energy 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, Networking, and Dinner; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $10 IEEE members, $15 non members 
Location: On Semiconductor, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara. Note new location, between Central and Scott.  You will see the “On” logo in front, plenty of parking in back. 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 
RSVP:  Registration required at https://pesiasCCE.eventbrite.com/ 

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July 20, 2017

Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy 

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy 
– Reliable and scalable emergency power is of crucial importance in any healthcare facility, opportunities and challenges associated with providing E-Power systems …

Speaker: John Griffiths, PE, LEED, AP, Principal, Mazzetti 
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25; Students: $10 
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45860 

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July 19, 2017

Power Quality in the Renewable Energy Era

by @ 2:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Power Quality in the Renewable Energy Era
– root cause of the power quality issues caused by the renewable energy systems, and to discuss the mitigation method…

Speaker: Dr. Yazhou (Joel) Liu, Power System Engineering Specialist, Eaton
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $25; Students:$10
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44045

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June 14, 2017

Extreme Power Density Converters

by @ 10:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS) / UC BERKELEY PELS-Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Student Chapter 
Subject: Extreme Power Density Converters
– Fundamental Techniques and Selected Applications: new class of hybrid switched-capacitor converters achieving the highest power density (216W/in^3) published to date… 
Speaker: Prof. Robert Pilawa Podgurski, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 at the door; except TI employees and students 
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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May 31, 2017

Differential Power: Optimization of Energy Buffered Converters

by @ 2:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 
SFBAC-Power Electronics Society (PELS) / UC BERKELEY PELS-Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Differential Power: Optimization of Energy Buffered Converters
– applying many, novel contributions in power electronics to the extremely challenging “Little Box Challenge”, including RF amplifiers, PV panels, wireless power transfer, ripple based control and AC-DC & DC-DC converters for the high voltage bus (270Vdc) more electric aircraft…
Speaker: Prof. José A. Cobos, Full Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 at the door; except TI employees and students
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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April 13, 2017

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid

by @ 2:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
OEB – Industry Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid
– interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER), can operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional islanded mode, Solar, wind, fuel cell, and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) … 
Speaker: Dr. Yazhou (Joel) Liu, Ph.D., Power System Engineering Specialist, Eaton 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, no-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation continues
Cost: $10 for all 
Location: Eaton Hayward Facility, 20923 Cabot Blvd, Hayward
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45089 

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April 10, 2017

Reinventing America’s Electricity System 

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society / Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Reinventing America’s Electricity System 
– Hear first-hand from the project leader of The Future of Solar and The Future of Natural Gas what tomorrow may look like!… 
Speaker: Dr. Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: MITCNC members: $30, IEEE members: $35, Non members: $45; Use promotion code: IEEE418 on the MIT Site 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/09/reinventing-americas-electricity-system/ 

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April 3, 2017

ZigZag Transformer Applications for Harmonic Attenuation 

by @ 3:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: ZigZag Transformer Applications for Harmonic Attenuation 
– case study of the dry type transformer design for a substation upgrade, detailed analysis of the harmonic cancellation effects of a zigzag transformer connection… 
Speaker: Paul Weyandt, Commercial Operations Manager, ABB Bland dry type transformer factory
Time: 5:30 pm: Check-in, networking, dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $25 IEEE Members and Non-Members, $10 Students
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44073 

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