Welcome to the IEEE Power and Energy Society of Western Australia
The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Western Australia Chapter was formed on the 1st October, 1996. On 26 January 2004, the Chapter expended its organisation to include the field of power electronics, and became joint PES/PELS Chapter. The aims of the Chapter are, through the activities of the Chapter,
- to promote the study and practice of power systems & power electronics engineering
- to interchange technical information and experience in power engineering & power electronics
- to foster friendships among members
- to promote linkage with other PES and PELS Chapters in Australia and overseas.
CALL FOR PAPERS
30 September 2018
The UWA faculty learning and teaching awards breakfast was on the morning of 1st August.
One of the recurring awards ‘IEEE PES WA Chapter Prize in Power Systems Analysis was presented to Mr Jake Sacino by chapter chairperson Mr Harry McDonald. Jake was most appreciative of the award and IEEE PES.
The prize is awarded to the student with the highest mark in the unit ELEC 5505 Power Systems Analysis.
The prize was established by the IEEE PES WA Chapter in recognition of the contribution by the then UWA Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the IEEE Power Con 2000 Conference. It was an initiative of the late Prof Kit Po Wong and there is an intention to name the future years prizes in memory of him.
Also pictured is Prof Tyrone Fernando the current teacher of ELEC 5505.
IEEE PES WA Chapter chair Harry McDonald (left) present the chapter price in Power System Analysis to the 2018 award winner Mr Jake Sacino (right)
Prof. Tyrone Fernando (left) and Mr. Harry McDonald (right). Prof Tyrone is the teacher of ELEC 5505 Power System Analysis module at UWA.
In an IEEE PES organised event, Prof.
Pierluigi Mancarella, Chair of Electrical Power Systems and Veski
Fellow from The University of Melbourne delivered a seminar on:
the presentation recorded video!!
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From left to right: Harry McDonald, Dean Sharafi, Pierluigi Mancarella, SM Muyeen
IEEE PES/PELS WA chapter chair Harry McDonald presents the 2018 PES/PELS award to Mr. George Peacock at Curtin unversity prize giving ceremony. Congratulations to George for his achievement.
This prize is awarded yearly to the student with the highest aggregate marks in the two units ELEN 3001 Power System Analysis and ETEN 3003 Power Electronics.
Optimal Sizing of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Microgrids by Dr. Thair Mahmoud
Thursday 19th April 2018, 152 St
Dr. Thair Mahmoud
The first scheduled PES/PELS technical activity was a huge success. There was nearly 100 in attendance with 20 of those being IEEE members. It was a full house in the theatrette. The topic and speaker an interesting attraction.
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) can be key players in optimising the operation of microgrids due to their ability to perform multi-operational functions e.g. demand management, power quality control, backup power and energy trading. Due to their high installation cost, finding their right size is an essential part of the planning and design of a microgrids development.
Integrating BESS within the unit-commitment problem in microgrids requires complicated decision making algorithms and can formulate another optimisation problem. The objective of this problem is to reduce the operation cost at minimum BESS size.
This lecture presented the art of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in operating microgrids and the use of BESS to reduce their operation costs. The lecture also covered the BESS sizing options through a practical application and highlighted the role of intelligence in reducing their size and maximising their utilisation.
Thair spoke at an easy pace for about 1 hr and 15 minutes followed by approx 15 minutes of interesting questions. Harry McDonald the PES/PELS chair and WA section provided the introduction and vote of thanks. AEMO’s assistance in coordinating the venue and registrations was appreciated.
Listen to the talk by clicking this Link
Outstanding Engineer 2017 – WA joint PES/PELS chapter.
The winner of the WA joint PES/PELS chapter outstanding engineer award is Assos Prof SM Muyeen. The award recognised Muyeen ‘For substantial and outstanding excellence in wide areas of power research, education and service to IEEE’
This award is organized by the IEEE joint Power and Energy Society & Power Electronics Society Western Australia Chapter. It recognizes the outstanding contributions of a local engineer to the power engineering profession.
An interim award was presented on the 12th Dec to Muyeen by chapter chairman Harry McDonald, pending the arrival of the plaque.
The last technical event for 2017 was a distinguished lecture ‘Control and Protection Functions In A Strong and Robust Smart Grid’, by Virginia Tech’s director Prof Saifur Rahman. Prof Rahman is also the president elect of PES and will be assuming the presidency for a two year term on 1st January 2018.
For those e wishing to read
more Prof Rahman maintains all of
his presentations on his website. The
Control and Protection Functions in a Strong and Robust Smart Grid
25th Nov 2017, 1600 – 1730 hrs
Advancement Development in Electric Power Technologies
Advancement Development in Electric Power Technologies
Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles – Lunchbox 14th Jun
Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles – Lunchbox 14th Jun
UWA Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
IEEE PES WA Chapter Prize In Power Systems Analysis
The prize is awarded to the student with the highest mark in the unit ELEC5505 Power Systems Analysis.
The prize was established by the IEEE PES chapter in recognition of the contribution by the then UWA Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the IEEE PowerCon 2000 Confernece.
Awarded to Mr Jade Forlani-Brennan
Curtin University Science and Engineering
IEEE PES/PELS Prize
Student with the highest aggregate of marks in the two units ELEN3001 Power Systems Analysis and ETEN 3003 Power Electronics –
Awarded To: Mr Tran Thein Dat Nguyen
Mehdi Toufan is presented an outstanding engineering award for 2016 by IEEE PES WA committee member and region 10 IEEE PES representative Dean Sharafi, In appreciation of sustained & outstanding contributions to IEEE PES WA success and reputation and leadership in electricity industry.
IEEE WA Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group & WA Power and
Energy & Power Electronics Society (PES/PELS) chapter
RSVP: by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 01/05/2017
Diagnostic Measurements on High Voltage Assets Seminar 2017
Western Power and OMICRON, in association with IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) of Western Australia, present a seminar on Diagnostic Measurements on Power Transformers.
IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and Western Power presenting a Technical talk and discussion on Grids & Micro-Grids. Mike Davidson from Western Power will explore the micro-grid phenomenon from a West Australian perspective, specifically identifying how the characteristics of a micro-grid can be used to address some of the issues that the West Australian electricity supply industry currently faces.
IEEE PES WA chapter Chair Presents Sohil Khubcgandani PES WA chapter prize for achieving highest mark in ELEC4307 Power Transmission and Control unit at UWA Annual Breakfast Award ceremony.
This prize was established by the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Power Engineering Society WA Chapter in recognition of the contribution by the then UWA Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the IEEE PowerCon 2000 Conference. The prize is awarded by the relevant board to the student with the highest mark in ELEC4307 Power Transmission and Control.
PES/PELS Chair presenting at Curtin Engineering Prize Giving Ceremony held on April 1st. The prizes that were presented recognised outstanding study achievements in 2015 by top students and it is hoped these students were encouraged to continue working hard in their chosen workplaces and communities.
Diagnostic Measurements on High Voltage Assets
> On-site diagnostic testing and on-line monitoring of power transformers with case studies
> On-site testing of protection & metering Current Transformers & Voltage Transformers
> Interpretation of sweep frequency response analysis (SFRA) measurement results
> Understanding the breakdown mechanism of bushings and implementing appropriate life-cycle oriented maintenance strategies
> Reliability of High Voltage Equipment & management of aging High Voltage Equipment
Complimented with live demonstration on:
> Partial discharge measurement
> Circuit breaker testing
> Current transformer & voltage transformer diagnostics
April 15, 2016 Perth, Australia
Simulation and Analysis of Power System Transients using EMTP
February 29 - March 4, 2015
IEEE PES/PELS WA chapter meeting was held in late May 2015 to come up with the 2015 strategic plan, organise the professional presentations and industry collaboration programs.
Professor Mohammad Sherkat Masoum is presented an outstanding engineering award for 2014 by IEEE WA chair Amir Sherkat Masoum In appreciation of sustained & outstanding contributions to IEEE PES WA success, reputation and leadership in higher education, research, technical publications & activities.
PES/PELS Committee members (Amir Sherkat Masoum, Dean Sharafi, Harry Macdonald and Mohammad Ali Sherkat Masoum) attending the 2014 AUPEC conference.
IEEE PES/PELS Exhibition table at AUPEC 2014 successfully promotes PES benefits and provides a platform for members and non-members to interact with PES committee members.
IEEE PES WA chapter Chair - Amir Sherkat Masoum Presents Daniel
Throssell PES WA chapter prize for achieving highest mark in ELEC4307
Power Transmission and Control unit at UWA Annual Breakfast Award
Dean Sharafi is presented an outstanding engineering award for 2013 by IEEE WA chair Professor Sherkatmasoum
Dean Sharafi and Amir Masoum from WA IEEE PES attended IEEE power and energy chapter chair's meeting for region 10 in India
Presentation by Andrew Saul on "Batteries are included: transport in the 21 st century on 8th April 2013 at Curtin University. This event is hosted by Curtin University centre for Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems together with IEEE PES WA Chapter in collaboration with the US Consulate General Perth.
Professor Mohammad Masoum attended the Curtin Engineering Prize Giving Ceremony on Friday 5th April 2013 and presented the IEEE/PELS WA Award to Liam Baker; the outstanding undergraduate power Engineering student with the highest aggregate of marks in the units Power Systems Analysis 301 and Power Electronics 304.
IEEE PES WA section meeting was held in late January 2013 to strive the 2013 strategic plan, organise the professional presentations and industry collaboration programs.
IEEE PES WA board members attend frequent meetings to organise technical presentations and networking events for the IEEE members. The students, engineers and IEEE members are welcome to attend seminars and technical presentations and networking events.
Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems focuses on fundamental and applied research to develop advanced knowledge in electrical power engineering. It focuses on developing enabling technologies in smart grid, innovative solutions for challenges in grid connection of renewable, smart home energy management networks and systems, ICT and Communication technologies applications to distributed automation and control, stochastic capacity estimations of renewable energy sources, power electronics applications in power systems, distributed generation and renewable energy technologies.
Professor Peter Wolfs and Dr Mohammad Masoum organised Smart Grid Network meeting and presented their research results for audience from university and power industry.
Next Committee Meeting
The next IEEE PES/PELS meeting is scheduled to be held in 24 May 2017 at the Western Power Head office.
PELS chapters throughout the world help members stay with the latest developments. We are a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to scientific and educational aspects of this important engineering discipline.
Activities within PELS include conferences and workshops to provide a forum for the latest advances in power electronics research. PELS also publishes the Transactions on Power Electronics and the PELS Newsletter for its members.