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October 1, 2013

Class: Plain Talk about the Electric Power System

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Power & Energy Society National Course
Plain Talk about the Electric Power System
— Three one-day classes     — 8 AM – 5 PM, Techmart, Santa Clara
For the power industry non-engineering professional — or the engineer transitioning to the power industry — to help you to understand technical aspects of the electric power industry.   – Oct 8: Power System Basics: Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out – Oct 9: Distribution System: Delivering Power to the Customer   – Oct 10: Transmission System: The Interconnected Bulk Electric System
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Mtg: Maximizing Production from Solar PV Plants using Effective Data Analysis and Presentation

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Saurabh Samdani, PE, Cupertino Electric Inc.
Time: Dinner and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 IEEE members, $40 non members (walk-in’s: $5 more)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Solar plants are instrumented with numerous weather and electrical sensors and this data is logged every minute yielding very large data sets. The process of installing sensors, data acquisition and communication devices can be so complicated that sometimes people forget (more…)


Mtg: Supply Chain Resiliency

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 22, 2013
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Bindiya Vakil, CEO, Resilinc
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Presentation at 7:00 PM at UL
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required

Years of globalization, lean adoption, and extensive outsourcing have resulted in supply chains that are complex, global, fragile and highly dependent on sub-tier suppliers.  The session will discuss supply chain resiliency concepts and approaches including: (more…)


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