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Announcements and Events


August 21: Tour of the Center for Electromechanics (CEM), UT Austin


Bring your brown bag lunch and tour UT’s Center for Electromechanics.

Location: Center for Electromechanics (CEM), 10500 Exploration Way Austin, TX 78758

Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm

RSVP Required, must note if you're a non-US citizen:

RSVP required as the is a secure facility. Non-US citizens must mention this in their registration.

Must bring government-issued photo identification to the tour.

Kids are welcome if they’re under the supervision of an adult at all times.

We are handicapped accessible.

No open toe shoes.


August 23: IEEE 1547 Standard for Power System Interconnect


Location: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701


08:15amto 9:00am- Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Vendor Displays

11:30am –to 1:00pm- Lunch (Attendees On Their Own) and Vendor Displays

3:00pm - Program Ends

Registration and Additional Details:

Charge: Varies, early registration has been extended to August 21st, 2018. Online registration will close
on August 21, 2018.

Due to increasing Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnections with electric power systems, the IEEE 1547 standard has gone through a major revision to address some of the technical issues associated with the high penetration of DERs and associated grid support functionalities. The participants will learn about major changes in IEEE 1547-2018 standard, including voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions, voltage ride-through, frequency ride-through, power quality, islanding, interoperability and the like. The participants will also learn about utility concerns/solutions with respect to adopting the revised IEEE 1547 standard.

This is a “must-attend” event for electrical engineers at utility companies involved with grid interconnection, electrical engineers engaged in the design of grid interconnected equipment, and electrical engineers involved with the design and installation of grid interconnected systems!

The workshop fee includes parking at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, breakfast tacos, breakfast beverages, break refreshments and a USB FLASH drive with instructor presentation materials. It does NOT include lunch. Attendees will be on their own for lunch. There are many restaurants within a short walk in the area. Attendees must bring theirBob Bullock Museum parking receipt to the workshop for reimbursement.

Speaker: Clayton Stice, Principal Engineer of Emerging Technologies for Grid Coordination, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Biography: Clayton Stice is the Principal Engineer of Emerging Technologies for Grid Coordination at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The Grid Coordination group assists with efforts to maintain long term reliability of the ERCOT grid by including and developing strategies for accommodating Distributed Energy Resources. He joined ERCOT in 2016 and has over 10 years of experience in distribution systems with an emphasis on DERs and interconnections. Clayton holds a BSChE and an MSEE from UT Austin. He has been a member of the IEEE 1547 working group and participated in the IEEE 1547-2014a addendum, as well as IEEE 1547-2018 revision, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.


August 28: Improving Electric Motor Reliability


Location:Cover 3, 2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757


Check In - 6:30 to 7:00 PM

Social & Business Meeting - 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Program- 7:30 to 8:30 PM

RSVP: RSVPs appreciated (but not required) by sending an email

Cover Charge: We pay Cover 3 to use their private meeting room and ask that all attendees help defray our costs by ordering dinner or paying a $20cover charge. We will reimburse up to $20 of meal expense for IEEE student members, take your receipt to the Treasurer after the meeting.


  • Increase Reliability
  • Avoid Untimely Failures
  • Increase Production Run Time
  • Keep Maintenance Costs to a Minimum

Speaker:Calvin Earp, Shermco’s Director of Machine Services Operations

Biography: Shermco’s Director of Machine Services Operations

30+ Years of experience

Extensive rotating equipment experience in field service maintenance and shop service repairs.

Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Southwestern Chapter Vice President



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