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Next Meeting, Tuesday, March 27, Improve Genset Availability by Detecting Bad Batteries Early

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, when Bill Kaewert, President & Chief Technical Officer, Stored Energy Systems LLC (SENS) will help us, Improve Genset Availability by Detecting Bad Batteries Early. Our social time begins at 6 PM followed by dinner, the presentation, and a discussion. Students eat free and, new beginning this month, accompanying spouses pay member rates. Please email our Secretary, Stan Friend, you plan to attend. His email is

More information please see the announcement.

Wednesday, April 11, Austin Energy--Cutting Energy Bills in Texas

Texas A&M University in partnership with Austin Energy will provide a half-day workshop showing attendees how to evaluate financial risk associated with energy efficiency and operating options using a risk management process called Energy Budgets at Risk (EBaR)™. EBaR evaluates energy cost saving options providing a strategy that recognizes each organization’s budget flexibility and risk tolerance. The workshop will take place Noon - 5 PM at the Commons Conference Center, JJ Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas. Continuing Education Credits are awarded attendees by Texas A&M. The $95 per person cost includes the workshop, lunch and workshop materials. For registration, contacts, and more information please visit event Website or see the announcement.

Many Thanks to Gabe Paoletti

Thank you to Gabe Paoletti, P.E., of Eaton Engineering Services and Solutions, who provided us insight into world of hidden partial discharges. He helped us understand the little recognized economic impact of ignoring this power loss in our systems and showed us that proper instrumentation goes a long way in identifying problems before system failure. We really appreciate him making an extra effort to be at our meeting.

Continuing Education

Certificates. Mike Noth will be emailing certificates to all attendees to January's meeting that checked "yes" on the sign in sheet. You may also pick up your CE certificate at February's meeting.


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)

Other presentations are available from the Meetings Calendars.

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.

Updated 2007 March 14 by Don Drumtra

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