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Announcements and Events

May 14-17: IEEE IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference
The IEEE IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX from May 14-17. For additional information, go to:

Emergency Generator Sizing Pitfalls
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Speaker:  Dave Loba, Generac Power Systems Inc/Waukesha-Pearce Ind.

Event Details:

The presentation will include:
• Methods and calculations for proper sizing of engine-generators
• Examining the alternator and engine responses to different types of loads
• Various techniques to optimize engine-generator performance.
• Limitations of traditional generator sizing programs
• Dealing with load uncertainty in new construction
• Recognizing leading power factor pitfalls

Location: El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 2910 S Congress, Austin, Texas, 512-444-2205

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
6:00 PM Social
6:30 to 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 to 7:30 PM Business Meeting
7:30 to 8:30 PM Program 9:00 PM room closes for the benefit of long distance drivers and early risers

$11 or $13 for IEEE members and accompanying spouses
$14 or $16 for non-IEEE members
$2 for Drinks
Student members FREE and $2 for specials,
$3 student visitors, and non-meal participants

If you plan to attend please RSVP to Joel Sandahl,

Austin Energy’s Webberville Solar Project Tour
On Thursday, June 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, IEEE (PI) Austin will tour Austin Energy’s Webberville Solar Project. The project is a solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 35MW (dc) and 30MW (ac). It includes more than 127,000 mounted photovoltaic panels with single axis solar tracking.

If you would like to attend this tour, you will need to individually register online at If you would like a PDH for this tour, request one prior to May 31 via e-mail to Stacy Shook will be onsite at the tour to distribute the PDHs.
Sustainable Energy Engineering
Mark your calendars. On June 26, Mark Ehsani, an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer, will giving us a presentation on Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Detailed information will be forthcoming in our next newsletter.

Continuing Education Certificates
You may pick up your CE certificates for IEEE meetings at the May meeting.

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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