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Next Meeting, Tuesday, August 22, Flood Management

Have you wondered how the large quantities of water are managed after a major Texas storm? Join us at our August meeting to find out. David Walker from the Lower Colorado River Authority will enlighten us on the techniques LCRA uses to Manage floods on the Colorado River. David has been in the project development business since he was in the Peace Corps working for Federal Government and the City of Austin before assuming his current position of Supervisor of the River Operations Center. For more information please see the announcement.

Thanks to James Wesley Smith
Our thanks to James Wesley. Smith, PE, of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, for leading our annual program on professional ethics. He was able to make a normally boring program interesting

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

Roy Matthews Receives IEEE Award

Roy Matthews (left) receives an IEEE Appreciation Award on May 23, from Vice Chapter Chair Mike Noth, for service as Central Texas Power Society Chapter Chair for 2005-2006. We all appreciate Roy's hard work and dedication coordinating the PES Chapter's successful activities.

A Big Thank You to Michael Hillhouse
We really appreciate Michael Hillhouse taking the time to enlighten us on the considerations of Power Factor and the techniques for correcting high power factors in the field. He was kind enough to provide us a copy of his presentation which you can access from the link below.


July, 2006, Power Factor and Power Factor Correction
Michael Hillhouse presentation (24.2 Mb PowerPoint File)

February, 2006, Uninterruptible Power Supplies,
Chuck Berry presentation
(2.4 Mb PowerPoint File)

January, 2006, Katolight Generator Sets and Applications
Mike Dauffenbach presentation (9.9 Mb PowerPoint File)

October, 2005, Stored Diesel Fuel Maintenance Standards
Greg Hagopian presentation (0.5 Mb PowerPoint File)

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)

Analog Newsletter

Some attendees of our meetings have not been receiving their electronic copy of the IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter, The Analog. If you are an IEEE member, your subscription is automatic to your profile on record at IEEE. IF you are not a member, you may subscribe. Details are provided at the Analog Webpage.

Be advised that there is NOT a lot of traffic on this list intentionally.  The list manager tries to keep it below 3 emails a month - The Analog, the mid-month reminder, and maybe an emergency announcement, but we prefer 2 emails a month.

San Antonio and Austin Have New PES Chapters

Congratulations to the engineers in Austin and San Antonio for establishing new IEEE PES chapters effective August 1, 2006. The chapter leaders are looking forward to working with each other under Central Texas Section and the Power Engineering Society. Interestingly, Central Texas Section PES members will not have to choose between the two chapters; we will automatically be members of both chapters. So we may pick and choose the programs we like best or even attend them all.

The Austin Chapter officers are:

President: Ron Brown
Vice President: Mike Noth
Secretary: Rheuben Hair
Treasurer: Stacy Smith
Webmaster: Don Drumtra

The San Antonio Chapter officers are:

Chairman, Annie Lévesque, P.E.
Vice Chairman: Scott Walowsky
Secretary/Treasurer: Steven Mouser

Updated 2006 August 5 by Don Drumtra

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