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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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March 31, 2017

SEMICON West

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Applications, Robotics and Automation, Semiconductors
 

SemiconWest2017

SEMICON West comes to San Francisco on July 11-13, offering all-new programming focused on the applications and technologies that are driving the microelectronics industry forward. Smart Automotive, Smart Manufacturing, MedTech, IoT and more. It’s here that the industry gets a glimpse at what’s next.

NEW IEEE programs organized by SEMI, IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, and the IEEE Computer Society, include theWorld of IoT: Understanding Risks and Opportunities in Transformative Technologies (Session1: IoT Devices & Data and Session 2: Applications for Business Solutions). These sessions, free for IEEE members, will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Tuesday, July 11.

IoT devices collect data from or send data to the physical world. Microcontrollers, MEMS and sensors, and actuators form the building blocks of IoT device architecture. To learn more about each session, visit:

Session I: IoT Devices & Data from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Session II: Applications for Business Solutions from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Register by May 12 for SEMICON West and receive a complimentary Expo Only pass with access to the IEEE World of IoT sessions listed above.

http://bit.ly/IEEEATWEST

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DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
OEB Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions 
– PV, various power system challenges with intermittent renewables, focusing on the existing radial distribution system design, and pose some potential solutions… 
Speaker: Chase Sun, PE, Grid Integration and Innovation, Principal Engineer, PG&E 
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: Free 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44797 
Please make reservations by April 17 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

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March 3, 2017

Lithium Ion Batteries for Large UPS Applications

by @ 6:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Lithium Ion Batteries for Large UPS Applications
– introducing a Lithium Ion alternative in large system UPS installations, chemistry, characteristics and performance, circumstances, potential risks …
Speaker: Brian Handley, Norman S. Wright- Liebert Power Products
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:45 pm: Dinner and Presentation; 8:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25.00; Student Members: $10 (at the door) discounted cost for first 10 reserved IEEE Student Members
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44223

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February 15, 2017

Customer-Centric Model for Grid 2.0 Ownership and Operation

by @ 12:33 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: Customer-Centric Model for Grid 2.0 Ownership and Operation
– Emerging distribution grid with very high renewables penetration and a focus on the “Customer-centric” side … 
Speaker: Ed Cazalet, Founder & CEO, TeMix Director/Founder, Transactive Energy Association (TEA)
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
Cost: Registration through 02/19/2017, $35.00 for IEEE members, $95.00 non-members, plus fees 
Location: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/02/14/customer-centric-model-for-grid-2-0-ownership-and-operation/ 
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February 10, 2017

Current Transformer: Attributes, Selection Criteria and Performance Characteristics 

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Current Transformer: Attributes, Selection Criteria and Performance Characteristics 
– transforms power system currents to usable voltage levels, can experience abnormal system conditions that adversely impact, knee-point voltage, with respect to CT performance…. 
Speakers: Harjeet Singh Gill, Ph.D., P.E., M.B.A., Senior Protection Engineer, PG&E; Miroslav Ristic, P.E., Senior Consulting Engineer (System Protection), PG&E 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15pm: Presentation: 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation continues 
Cost: The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill; Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43772 
Please make reservations by March 13 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

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January 23, 2017

Reliable and Secure Microgrid Solutions 

by @ 6:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, February 16, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Reliable and Secure Microgrid Solutions 
– key feature of a microgrid is its ability during a utility grid disturbance to separate and isolate itself from the utility … 
Speaker: Sai K Raghupathula, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15pm: Presentation: 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43328 
Please make reservations by February 13 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

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January 8, 2017

 The Impending Revolution In Transportation 

by @ 1:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, January 24th 2016 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) and Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
Subject: The Impending Revolution In Transportation 
– Autonomous vehicles, sharing, connectivity & EVs will change our lives for the better! … 
Speaker: Dr. Stefan Heck, Founder & CEO, NAUTO 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $30 MITCNC members; $35 IEEE members; $45 non members. Use code: IEEE124 on the  MIT Site 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/01/07/the-impending-revolution-in-transportation/ 

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DC Microgrids and Standards Webinar 

by @ 1:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Friday, January 13th, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) 
Subject: DC Microgrids and Standards Webinar 
– IEEE P2030.10 project requirements for providing low voltage DC and AC power to off-grid loads.. 
Time: 5:30 am to 6:30 am 
Cost: Free 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/01/07/dc-microgrids-and-standards-webinar/ 

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