IEEE logo and like to IEEE home page Link to IEEE home page Link to a list of Website links
IEEE logo and like to IEEE home page Link to Central Texas SectionLink to Power Engineering SocietyLink to San Antonio ChapterLink to Dallas PES Chapter



IEEE Power Engineering Society Logo and Link
Central Texas Section
Power Engineering Society
Austin Chapter
Image of IEEE Coffee Cup Award

Next Meeting, Tuesday, April 24, Blane Leuschner on Transformers

Join us at our meeting on Tuesday, April 24, learn the latest transformer technology. At this meeting, Blane Leuschner of Square D’s Power System Engineering group will share with us his knowledge of this important topic.Our social time begins at 6 PM followed by dinner, the presentation, and a discussion. Students eat free and 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.

Tuesday, May 1, The Austin Brain Party 2007

The Austin Chamber of Commerce and IEEE in partnership cordially invite you to attend the first ever Austin Brain Party -- a celebration of Austin engineering. Engineers drive Austin's tech industry so we're throwing a party to recognize you! Come hang out with your fellow engineers, have a toast and listen to some live music. Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Amplify, 2608 Brockton Ln. one block north of Braker on Burnet across from IBM. Sponsored by Amplify, Dell, IEEE, itzbig, and Austin Chamber of Commerce. A live concert by the Guy Forsyth Band will be presented by AMPLIFY from 7 to 9!

Preregistration is requested. For more information and to preregister please see the announcement.

Our Heartfelt Thanks to Bill Kaewert

We thank B ill Kaewert, President & Chief Technical Officer, Stored Energy Systems LLC (SENS) for his helpful presentation that made it clear to us why we need to Improve Genset Availability by Detecting Bad Batteries Early. From the presentation it was clear that the cost of battery monitoring is small compared to a major outage that might happen if bad battery cells are not detected and fixed early. We would all do well to take battery risk into account when specifying back up power systems.

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.

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 April 9 by Don Drumtra

Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc