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May 24, 2017

Community Solar and Net Metering Update

by @ 12:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter(PV) 
Subject: Community Solar and Net Metering Update
– SVCE is a community-owned public agency that acquires 100% carbon-free electricity at prices lower than PG&E, rooftop solar customers in select Santa Clara county communities … 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/2017-06/ 

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May 21, 2017

Fire-Resistive, Circuit Integrity Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves (ROSOV) on Pipelines

by @ 9:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society
Subject: Fire-Resistive, Circuit Integrity Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves (ROSOV) on Pipelines
– rationale, design criteria, development and evaluation test protocol for flexible circuit integrity cables suitable for use in both monitoring status and assuring shutdown of safety valves… 
Speaker: Art Maldonado, Founder and CEO, AM Technology Group LLC
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, lunch, networking; 12:00 noon: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE member, $10 for non-member
Location: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 4200, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45600 

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May 19, 2017

Identifying, Visualizing and Minimizing EMC and EMI Problems using 3D EM Simulation 

by @ 9:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
SCV Electromigration Chapter (EMC)
Subject: Identifying, Visualizing and Minimizing EMC and EMI Problems using 3D EM Simulation 
– competing design requirements, such as EMC and thermal conflicts, electromagnetic simulation has become an integral and important part of the design process … 
Speaker: David Johns, VP of Engineering, CST America
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, light dinner, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:45: Adjorn 
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee.
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://www.scvemc.org 

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May 13, 2017

Time-Based Circuits – not just the Single Slope!

by @ 10:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Control Systems, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and SCV Circuits and Systems (CAS) 
Subject: Time-Based Circuits – not just the Single Slope!
– obvious and more subtle differences between voltage and time-based circuits, tradeoffs in the context of application requirements, useful tool for their own designs… 
Speaker: Dr. Matt Straayer, Executive Director, Advanced Research and Development, Maxim Integrated Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free; $6 donation requested for refreshments 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-based-circuits-part-i-ii-may18-august-17-2017-tickets-34412038333

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May 3, 2017

Limitations to Miniaturization of Magnetic Components 

by @ 1:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Magnetics
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronic Society (PELS) and SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: Limitations to Miniaturization of Magnetic Components 
– shrinking magnetics for power electronics with a focus on design tradeoffs, fabrication techniques, and the latest trends from industry & academia… 
Speaker: Eyal Aklimi, Ph.D., Diamond Nanotechnologies 
Time: 6:30 pm: Dinner & Networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 at the door
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 17, 2017

Extremely Power-Efficient Technologies for Wearables and IoT Devices

by @ 6:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 
SCV Consumer Electronics (CE) and SFBAC Power Electronics (PELS) Societies
Subject: Extremely Power-Efficient Technologies for Wearables and IoT Devices 
– decrease the power consumption and increase the battery life of wearable devices, devices that designers need to consider when creating a low-power wearable system …
Speaker: Gene Rutkevich, Director Business Development, GLF Integrated Power, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE members: $5; Non-members: $10; IEEE CES and IEEE Student members: Free. Fees paid at door
Location: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-april-meeting-low-power-technologies-for-wearables-and-iot-devices-tickets-33753627007 

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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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Ten Years of Robustness Validation Applied to Power Electronics Components

by @ 11:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Reliability, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT), Reliability, and Power Electronics Chapters
Subject: Ten Years of Robustness Validation Applied to Power Electronics Components
– European car makers, physics of failure, “test to fail”, end-of-life testing, thick wire bonds, planar interconnects…
Speaker: Dr Eckhard Wolfgang, European Center for Power Electronics e.V. (retired from Siemens Research)
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, networking, and pizza & drinks; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation; If coming for presentation only: arrive at 11:45
Cost: IEEE members students, unemployed: $5; Non-members: $10; Add an additional $5 at door
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

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April 12, 2017

Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 
– system integration and dynamic performance of modern DERs: solar, wind, storage, and others, contribution to the grid’s reliability and efficiency, and their resilience toward grid faults and disturbances … 
Speaker: Slavko Vasilic, Ph.D. P.E., Technical Expert, Schneider Electric
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, networking, and lunch; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: IEEE Members: $5, Non Members: $10, Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. 
Location:
California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45008 

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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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March 31, 2017

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 30, 2017

SPECIAL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab” 

by @ 10:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
SCV Power Electronics Society (PELS) 
Subject: SPECIAL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab” 
– Powering your applications with free, ambient energy by the utilization of EH solutions is no longer an academic lab experiment nor producing a negligible amount of power to be practical for today’s applications… 
Time: 8:30 am: Registration; 9:00 am to 3:45 pm: Workshop Sessions; 3:45 to 5:00 pm: Functional Demo Expo (also at breaks though day)
Cost: $60 PELS Members / $80 IEEE Members / $100 Non?IEEE / $0 Students (PRICE INCREASES 4/7/17) 
Location: On Semi, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara, https://goo.gl/maps/ctUAtVH6mkn
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 
TOTAL REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE, STUDENTS LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE

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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 17, 2017

Low Power Wakeup Radios: Technology & Standards

by @ 8:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
SCV Communications Society(COMSOC)
Subject: Low Power Wakeup Radios: Technology & Standards
– -facilitate low-power wireless communication, particularly in IoT, enabling an on-demand and asynchronous wake-up mode of operation, reduces power consumption without sacrificing the latency performance …
Speaker: Shahrnaz Azizi, Research Scientist, Intel Labs
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: $5 IEEE members. students, unemployed, $10 non-members
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.comsocscv.org/

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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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