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March's Meeting is Tuesday March 24, 2009

We are planning a discussion on Power Management in the 21st Century by Carlos Coe. Included in the presentation will be an overview of Power Challenges, Technologies to Address those Challenges (include all large scale storage technologies, not just XP) and Representative XP Projects. The meeting location is at El Gallo Mexican Restaurant from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Carlos Coe has served as Chariman and CEO since the inception of the company in November 2004. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Coe was previously President and CEO of Anthony International, a $115 Million company with 800 employees providing merchandising systems for refrigeration. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Coe was the Whirlpool Corporation in a variety of executive roles, including VP of a $500 million business unit and General Manager of a Chinese joint-venture. From 1986 to 1994. Dr. Coe was employed with BDM International, a subsidiary of Ford Aerospace, where his roles included GM of various business groups and KV's. Dr. Coe received his PhD and MA in Engineering from Princeton University, and a BS in Engineering from the Citadel.

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Please RSVP if you plan to attend. To RSVP of for further information, please contact Mike Noth at

See meeting announcement for more information.

Medium Voltage Technical Conference, Monday-Thursday, April 6-9 @ 3M

3M has scheduled a 4 day technical conference on medium voltage cable technology and techniques at their Center in Austin, Texas. The conference will focus on the science behind the technology as well as 3M products and how they can be applied to solve problems encountered in practice. There is no fee but you must register to attend. For more information on the conference please see the announcement or email or phone Mario Hernandez at 3M electrical products and services, 512-426-9077.

Secretary Needed for the Remainder of 2009

The Chapter is in need of a volunteer to be Secretary for the remainder of 2009. The duties consist of mailing out notices to members, handling meeting reservations and other correspondence, attending the monthly Chapter Committee meeting, checking folks in and providing them badges at the monthly meetings, and other secretarial type things. The officer position provides the opportunity to experience first hand the pleasures of seeing from the inside how a PES chapter operates and of working with other engineering professionals.

If you are interested in this opportunity to participate in the leadership of the chapter, please contact the chapter Chairman, Rheuben Hair, or the acting interim Secretary, Mike Noth,

New Officers for 2009
Walter May, Chairman of the Nomination and Election committee announces that the following officers were duly elected to the IEEE, Central Texas Section, Power and Energy Society Austin, Chapter Committee for 2009. Photos are available on the officers Webpage.
- Chairman, Rheuben Hair
- Vice Chairman, Bobby Spear
- Treasurer, Don Drumtra
- Webmaster, Catalina Martinez
- Member-at-Large, Andrew Bluiett
They will join the past chairs who to form our 2009 Chapter Committee. Please congratulate them for their election and thank them for volunteering. Please also thank Walter for chairing the committee and conducting the election.
There were no candidates for Secretary so if you are interested in participating in the leadership of the Chapter, please contact Rheuben Hair at Mike Noth has agreed to act as Secretary until someone volunteers. Thank you Mike.

Programs Needed for 2009
Programs are needed for 2009. If you have a topic you would like presented, know of a good presenter, or would like to present a program yourself, please contact Rheuben Hair or Bobby Speer.

Our Thanks to David Simmons, P.E.

Many thanks to David Simmons, P.E. for a memorable learning discussion on the Modern Transformers to Today's Modern Electrical Environments at El Gallo Mexican Restaurant. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to accompany us on a very informative presentation. We appreciate him taking the time to prepare and present this material.

Continuing Education Certificates
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Analog Newsletter

The electronic Central Texas Section newsletter, The Analog, provides news of many of the other IEEE activities in the Austin and San Antonio areas. If you are an IEEE Central Texas Section member, your subscription is provided automatically to the email address in your IEEE profile. If you are not a member, you may subscribe following the procedures provided at the Analog Webpage.

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Updated 2009 February 27 by Catalina Martinez

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