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Tuesday, October 25, General Meeting -- Greg Hagopian Discusses Fuel Problems
Join us Tuesday, October 25, at El Gallo Restaurant on South Congress in Austin, for a presentation on The Problems of Generator Fuel Stability and Related Issues. Gregory A. Hagopian is President of Fuel Technologies International, LLC. He has been a featured or guest speaker for such groups. and has authored several articles regarding stored diesel fuel stability for industry publications and is the editor of the FTI Technical Information Report published quarterly.
For more information please see the announcement.

Wednesday-Friday, October 5-7 IEEE PES CIGRE Symposium, San Antonio
We are pleased to announce that the Power Engineering Society, International Council on Large Electric Systems, will now be held at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio Texas on the originally scheduled dates, 5-7 October 2005.  This is an excellent, attractive venue on the famous Riverwalk.  Accompanying persons will be very pleased with the restaurants, shopping, and museums within  walking distance of the hotel. The several CIGRE Study Committees meeting in conjunction with the Symposium on the days preceding and following the Symposium also remain on the schedule as planned.

For more details and registration, please visit the event Website.

Thursday, October 13, Central Texas Lighting Exposition

The Texas Capital Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America is proud to present a tabletop exhibit of new lighting products to our regional design community. Consider this to be Central Texas' mini-Lightfair!! Products will include luminaries, lamps and control systems to say the least. This is a FREE event! The exhibit doors open at 3pm and appetizers begin at 6pm.

Door prize drawings throughout the event-must be present to win. Bring your co-workers, tell your friends. See the announcement for a list of exhibitors and For more information please contact: Jennifer Jaques via email or phone, 512-353-3890.

Continuing Education
Certificates. You may pick up your CE certificates for IEEE meetings at the meeting.

Many thanks to Mike Noth

Our greatful thanks to Mike Noth, Senior Electrical Engineer in the Facilities Department of Samsung, for his outstanding presentation on Lightning and its effects on power systems. We all appreciate the well thought out, well organized, and very informative words on this important topic.

Presentation Slides

May, 2005, Critical Power Distribution System
Mike Filley presentation
(4.2 Mb PowerPoint File)

April, 2005, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems
Mark Hunter presentation (0.5 Mb PowerPoint File)

October, 2004, Bridge Collapse Monitoring System (5.5 Mb PDF File)
James Mercier presentation background (The article is on pages 28-35.)

February, 2004, Wind Power.
Jules Campbell presentation (5.9 Mb PDF File)
Walter Hornaday presentation (0.3 Mb PDF File)



Updated October 7 by Don Drumtra

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