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April 27, 2018

SPECIAL HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: Power Integrity Workshop

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 
SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS) 
Subject: SPECIAL HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: Power Integrity Workshop
– well-known industry expert, Steve Sandler (CTO of Picotest), giving half-day workshop on key aspects of power integrity and how it impacts system design & performance. Will include lecture and several real-time demonstrations…
Speaker: Steve Sandler, CTO of Picotest
Time: 1:00 pm: to 5:00 pm, includes light snacks and drinks
Cost: PELS Members: $40; IEEE Members: $45; Non-IEEE members: $55; Students/TI’ers: free; Walk-ins the day of the event: $65 
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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April 26, 2018

North American Wireless Compliance

by @ 2:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
SCV ElectroMigration Compatabililty Society (EMC) 
Subject: North American Wireless Compliance 
– product compliance requirements for the three NAFTA countries of Canada, USA, and Mexico. This includes coverage of the EMC/EMI, wireless/telecom, and product safety requirements… 
Speaker: Mark Maynard, ACB, Inc. & Washington Labs 
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking/light dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:45 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee.
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave., Sunnyvale 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/ 

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April 25, 2018

Vector Control of Induction Machines

by @ 9:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Control Systems, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Circuits and Systems Society (CSS), and Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies (PES/IAS)
Subject: Vector Control of Induction Machines
– The performance of a modern induction motor under the Vector Control algorithms can rival that of the DC machine or brushless permanent magnet motor…
Speaker: Prof. Ping Hsu, Department of Electrical Engineering, SJSU
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am: Complimentary continental breakfast; 9:00 am to 10:30 pm: Presentations; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: SJSU Technology Showcase – student project/ poster presentations; 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Free Lunch and Panel Discussion
Cost: Free
Location: San Jose State University, Student Union – 2nd Floor, 211 S 9th Street, San Jose. Free parking at SJSU North Garage.
Event Details: power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2018/04/01/may-19-sjsu-technology-showcase-and-talk-vector-control-of-induction-machines/

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April 12, 2018

Energy Storage Seminar: Policy, Business Models, and Control

by @ 7:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Energy Storage Seminar: Policy, Business Models, and Control
– Join us as three storage experts give their unique perspective on grid storage business models and technology… 
Speakers: Fan Dai, Ph.D., Special Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown; Vic Shao, Founder and CEO of ENGIE Storage, formerly GreenCharge; Mizhi Zhang, Managing Director of North America Region at Sungrow-Samsung SDI Energy Storage Power Supply Co, Ltd (Sungrow-Samsung SDI Joint Venture)
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: registration, lunch, & networking; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Talks from speakers; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Panel discussion;
Cost: IEEE members: $10 with promo code IEEE; Non-members: $15
Location: 250 West Tasman Dr., San Jose 
Event Details: power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2018/04/10/april-28th-2018-energy-storage-seminar-policy-business-models-and-control/ 

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March 29, 2018

Streaming Real-Time Analytics of Dynamic Data in Smart Grids

by @ 6:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Streaming Real-Time Analytics of Dynamic Data in Smart Grids
– leverage the underlying spatio-temporal correlations of synchrophasors for early anomaly detection and data quality outlier detection, incentive-based approach to engaging end users demand flexibility… 
Speaker: Dr. Le Xie, Associate Professor and Eugene Webb Faculty Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Time: 11:45 am: Networking and lunch; 12:00 pm Presentation; 1:00 pm: Adjourn
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $10. Please pay by cash or check at the door. 
Location: Milton Marks Conference Center – Lower Level, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco 
Event Details: events.vtools.ieee.org/m/170875 

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March 20, 2018

The Smaller the Better: A Sub-Millimeter Wireless Neural Stimulator

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Monday, April 16, 2018 
SFBA Electron Device Society (EDS) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: The Smaller the Better: A Sub-Millimeter Wireless Neural Stimulator
– As device size shrinks, it becomes difficult to deliver sufficient wireless power to operate the device, basic proof-of-concept with stimulation of both deep brain and peripheral nerve targets… 
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Freeman, Principal MTS, Draper Lab 
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm: Seminar
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/ 
Register: surveymonkey.com/r/SGHKM2G

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March 15, 2018

Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies

by @ 10:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Magnetics
 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 
SFBA Power Electronics Society (PELS),  SCV Magnetics Society, and SCV Power and Energy Society (PES)/Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies
– tradeoffs in power converter and magnetics design, with the goal of improving efficiency and power density, new software tool for analyzing… 
Speaker: Dr. Michael Seeman, President and Founder of Eta One Power
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and refreshments; 7:00 pm Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $5. Students and Unemployed: Free. Please pay by cash or check at the door. 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfbac-pels-presents-optimizing-custom-magnetics-for-high-performance-power-supplies-tickets-44210027382

 

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March 12, 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric’s New Pole Loading Database

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Pacific Gas & Electric’s New Pole Loading Database
– any analysis of a pole and its facilities can be saved as a new version of the PLDB record, pre-loaded “Baseline” calculations, new SAP dashboard, dubbed “ZPOLE”… 
Speaker: John (JB) Birch – Manager – PG&E’s Electric Asset Management, Engineering Center of Excellence
Time: 11:45 am: Networking and refreshments; 12:00 pm Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $10. Please pay by cash or check at the door. 
Location: Milton Marks Conference Center, lower level, Building: Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building (cross streets: Polk and Larkin), Room Number: Benicia Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: events.vtools.ieee.org/m/169496 

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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 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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