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Orlando Chapter PES/IAS

The Orlando Chapter has been active over twenty years with members involved with engineering and the IEEE. We have ten
officers with openings if you are interested.

You can see the list of officers 2012 Chapter Officers below.

Links to a Directory of locally related sites.

Meeting Announcements

Past Meetings

2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition in Orlando

New IEEE Std 1806 "Guide for Location and Placement of Switches & OCP Devices"

This guide presents a logical approach for locating switches and protective devices based on the desired
result such as Reliability Improvement or Load Retention.   It is presently being developed under the
Distribution Subcommittee of IEEE PES.

Presenter: Charles Williams, PE, S&C Electric Company

When: November 17, 2010 Doors open at 5:30 pm for socializing & eating, presentation is at 6:30pm

Where: Orlando Utilities Commission, 6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, FL 32822

2010 Spring Technical Tutorial – Alternative Resources

Wind Turbines, Solar Photovoltaic and more…

When: Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2010 6:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Orlando Utilities Commission, 6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, FL 32822

Florida UFLS Event – February 26, 2008

Presented by Jerry R Murphy, PE of Reedy Creek Energy Services

When:  February 9, 2010 6:30pm-sub sandwiches ($5) 7:00pm-presentation

Where: Orlando Utilities Commission, 6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, FL 32822 

Communications Systems Grounding and Bonding for Reliability in a Substation Environment

Presented by Adrian G Zvarych, PE of TRC Companies, Inc.

When:  September 24, 2009 6:30pm-sub sandwiches ($5) 7:00pm-presentation

Where: Progress Energy of Florida, 3300 Exchange Place, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Electrical Safety Requirements for Arc Flash

Presented by Joseph Maida, PE, President of Maida Engineering, Inc.

When: August 18, 2009 6:30pm-pizza 7:00pm-presentation

Where: Reedy Creek Energy Services, 5300 Center Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

The Spring 2009 Technical Tutorial was on the Smart Grid.


Past Meeting Documents

Past Technical Tutorials


We are looking into some ideas and would welcome your input on the following ideas.

  • We are continuing our 2012-2013 program schedule together.
  • We have also talked about a technical/social meeting.

All input is welcome and can be sent to the webmaster at


2011-2012 Chapter Officers

  • Chairman

James D. Ferris, PE
Senior Member

  • Vice-chairman

Ian Beason

Michael Cahill, PE

  • Treasurer

Robert Gray
Senior Member

  • Vice-Chair Meetings

Aaron Staley, PE
Senior Member

  • Vice-Chair Papers

Charlene Rubano, PE

  • Vice-Chair Awards

Daniel Slack

  • Vice-Chair Continuing Education

Jerry Murphy, PE
Senior Member