Central Texas Section
Power Engineering Society
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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.
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receiving their electronic copy of the IEEE Central Texas
Section Newsletter, The
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