Announcements and Events
Central Texas Section
Power Engineering Society
Meeting, Saturday, December 2, Tour of Alcoa
Aluminum Three Oaks Mine
We will meet at the Three Oaks mine parking lot
entrance at 8:30 AM East of Elgin TX before the tour
and eat lunch at Meyer’s
Elgin SmokeHouse after the tour. Mike drove out
to the mine and provides these directions.
- From Austin; take 290 east. Go through
- Turn left (north) on FM 696. Landmarks are Gas
station and Acme Brick.
- Travel on FM 696 about 3.5 miles.
- Turn left on FM 619.
- Travel 0.5 mile on FM 619. There is a sign for
the Alcoa, 3 Oaks Mine Office. Turn right.
The Three Oaks Mine is
part of the Alcoa Aluminum Rock dale operation. Alcoa
operates the largest aluminum smelter in the U.S.,
an eight pot-line facility combined with coal mines
and power plant. Located 60 miles from Austin in central
Texas, the 30,000-acre Rock dale site includes the
Three Oaks Mine.
are required through Rheuben
email or phone, 512-750-2703. For more information
please visit the announcement.
|Thank you Michael McCluskey
A big thank you to Michael McCluskey,
P.E., of Austin Energy, who led our discussion October
24 on the problems associated with recovery
of the Texas power grid after a system failure. We
appreciate his insight into this difficult problem.
Mike was kind enough to provide us with a copy of his
|Certificates. You may pick up your CE certificates
for IEEE meetings at the meeting.
issue of the PES eNews Update is now on
line. Designed for quick
reading, it's interesting and informative
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
July, 2006, Power Factor and Power Factor Correction
Hillhouse presentation (24.2 Mb PowerPoint File)
February, 2006, Uninterruptible Power Supplies,
Berry presentation (2.4 Mb PowerPoint File)
January, 2006, Katolight Generator Sets and Applications
Dauffenbach presentation (9.9 Mb PowerPoint File)
October, 2005, Stored Diesel Fuel Maintenance Standards
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
Hunter presentation (0.5 Mb PowerPoint File)
October, 2004, Bridge Collapse Monitoring System (5.5
Mb PDF File)
Mercier presentation background (The article is
on pages 28-35.)
February, 2004, Wind Power.
Campbell presentation (5.9 Mb PDF File)
Hornaday presentation (0.3 Mb PDF File)
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Section Newsletter, The
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