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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 15, 2018

Derivation and Real-World Use of DQ Current and Voltage Loop Control for Motor Drives

by @ 6:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 
SFBA Power Electronics Society (PELS) and Magnetics Society
Subject: Derivation and Real-World Use of DQ Current and Voltage Loop Control for Motor Drives
– enhancing understanding of direct-quadrature (DQ) control of electric motors and associated power electronics… 
Speaker: Tony O’Gorman, President, PESC Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: $5 at the door; TI’ers and students: Free
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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January 14, 2018

Energy Storage Seminar: Technology, Policy, Applications and Investment

by @ 11:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Saturday, January 27 2018 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Energy Storage Seminar: Technology, Policy, Applications and Investment
– Join us as three executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage… 
Speakers: Jason Xu, Ph.D., Sycamore Ventures North American venture partner, Sycamore Asia partner; Haresh Kamath, Battery Storage Group Director, Electric Power Research Institute; Mike Gravely, Deputy Division Chief of the Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission 
Time: 12:00 pm: Lunch, registration, and networking; 1:00 pm: Talks from speakers; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Panel discussion
Cost: Use code IEEE for $10 price
Location: Huawei Technology, Building A, 2330 Central Expressway, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 

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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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December 14, 2017

Improve System Accuracy & Power Savings with Power Monitor

by @ 3:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 
SFBA Power Electronics Society (PELS) 
Subject: Improve System Accuracy & Power Savings with Power Monitor
– utilizing power monitoring hardware to enhance the measurement and accuracy of system power measurements with a focus on consumer applications … 
Speaker: Mitch Polonsky, Microchip 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: $5 a the door; Students and TI’ers: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 

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November 22, 2017

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

by @ 7:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 
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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November 16, 2017

Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Subject: Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration
– New materials such as carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene to extend the scaling roadmap for interconnects, recent progresses in using CNT as a contact plug, an agent to form very low k-value interlayer dielectrics…
Speaker: Mansun Chan, Dept. of ECE, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:15 to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost:
Location: Santa Clara University, Guadalupe Hall, 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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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 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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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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October 4, 2017

9th Annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Reliability
 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
SCV Electronic Packaging Society (EPS – formerly CPMT), Reliability Society, and Electron Device Society (EDS)
Subject: 9th Annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop
– two Tutorials, plus Practical Aspects (Xilinx), Susceptibility (IBM), Proton Beams (Intel), Solder Bump Materials (Mitsubishi), Underground Research (Stanford)…
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: Free; includes lunch
Location: Xilinx, 2100 Logic Drive, San Jose
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=409

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September 30, 2017

FULL-DAY WORKSHOP EMC/ESD Workshop: Design Troubleshooting in the Time and Frequency Domains

by @ 10:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
SFBAC Power and Electronics Society (PELS)
Subject: FULL-DAY WORKSHOP EMC/ESD Workshop: Design Troubleshooting in the Time and Frequency Domains
– practical, simple analysis and debugging techniques for system boards and power supplies accomplished with inexpensive, readily-available lab hardware… 
Speaker: Doug Smith 
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: PELS Members: $80; IEEE members: $100, Non-members: $125; Students: Free (LIMIT 10); TI’ers: Free (LIMIT 10)
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 28, 2017

Reliability Challenges for the Qualification of Leading Edge CMOS Technologies

by @ 6:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 
SCV/SF Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: Reliability Challenges for the Qualification of Leading Edge CMOS Technologies
– self heating in SOI, new reliability challenges introduced by the use of High K Metal Gate (HKMG) and FinFet devices … 
Speaker: Dr. Fernando Guarín, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Member of technical Staff, GlobalFoundries East Fishkill
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/ 

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