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Call for Nominations: 2018 Southern Alberta PES Outstanding Engineer Award

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the power engineering profession at the local level. Contributions may be technical, leadership-related, educational, service or a combination of these. Two Outstanding Engineer awards will be presented annually, based on years of experience: 1 for 15 years or less and 1 for more than 15 years. Beginning in 2018, an Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award will also be presented, recognizing outstanding service to the Southern Alberta PES/IAS Chapter. Awards will be presented at the Southern Alberta Section’s Annual General Meeting in November 2018. Nominations are due Jun 15, 2018.

Nominators must be IEEE members, and nominees must also be members of PES in addition to being IEEE members. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Submit a nomination here.

Introduction to Transmission Line Design

Monday, April 16th, 2018

 

Title: Introduction to Transmission Line Design
Date: May 1-2, 2018
Time: 8-5pm
Location: The Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail S
Details: Registration – Outline

This two-day hands-on transmission line design workshop is presented by Carl Orde.  Mr. Orde is a Professional Engineer with over 45 years’ experience in overhead line design, and past chairman and associate member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Overhead Lines Committee (Standard C22.3 No. 1).  Mr. Orde plans to retire in 2018; this is his last presentation of this workshop.

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power Systems

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power Systems
Date: May 7, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: University of Calgary Downtown Campus, Event Center B and C
Details: Flyer – Registration

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently emerged as a science even though it may still be considered in its early stages of development. Depending on the goals and methods employed in research, its definition varies. As a broad description, it may be described as the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by humans.

Although AI applications are now being considered in a very wide variety of disciplines, ranging from humanities to natural and applied sciences, this seminar will focus on AI applications in electric power systems. In this context, application of artificial neural networks (ANNs) and fuzzy logic is commonly referred to in the literature as AI applications in power systems.

Over the past 25 years or so, feasibility of the application of AI for a variety of topics in power systems has been explored by a number of investigators. Topics explored vary from load forecast to real-time control and prote! ction. In addition to providing a brief introduction to ANNs and fuzzy logic, a number of examples of their application, that have been proposed, will be outlined and discussed in the seminar.

Medium Voltage Breakers and Applications

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Medium Voltage Breakers and Applications
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Center Street SW
Details: Registration

 

  • Key Ratings and IEEE/IEC Harmonization.
  • Physical Characteristics of MV Breakers (New and Retrofit).
  • Transient recovery voltage (TRV) capability. The review and evaluation shall be performed in accordance with IEEE Std. C37.015, C37.04, C37.06 and other applicable standards.
  • Vacuum Interrupters, Current Chopping, and Transient Overvoltages.

CSA Z462-2018: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: CSA Z462-2018: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Center Street SW
Details: Registration

Outline:

  • Overview and details surrounding the 4th and newly published in January 2018 edition of CSA Z462.
  • Comprehensive, participatory and interactive discussions on the improvements to the standard, challenges faced by front line supervisors and workers in the field and opportunities for excellence in safety and timely work programs.
  • Job Planning and execution of best case electrical work practices as they are detailed in the standard will be discussed.
  • Good Safety is Good Business will be a central theme for this tutorial.

Roadmap for Implementing a Safety System

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Roadmap for Implementing a Safety System
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Registration

International standards IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 provide guidance for implementing the safety system life-cycle phases. Armed with this knowledge safety design engineers may feel that they can tackle any project. However, the scope of a safety system project can vary considerably.  The SIS may be part of a new multibillion dollar process plant, a facility revamp or just involve the addition of a few safety functions to an existing installation. The execution will vary considerably depending on the overall scope and makeup of the project even though the basic steps will be similar in concept.

Most importantly, the overall project schedule and resourcing is often governed by scope other than the safety system. A large project may take four to seven years from conception to startup. Essentially the safety engineer must navigate many interfaces in order to formulate a solid SIS design basis (i.e. safety requirements specification). It is important to understand! the complexity that arises from these interfaces; they need careful management.

Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

Title: Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications
Date: November 20, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration (registration closes November 16)

ESTMP 2018

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

Title: ESTMP 2018
Date: March 12-14, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency, Calgary, AB
Details: Website Registration

Call for Presentations, Panel Discussions and Tutorials: 2018 ESTMP Workshop

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The 2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects (ESTMP) Workshop takes place in Calgary, March 12-14, 2018.

The ESTMP Workshop provides a forum for exchanging and advancing industry knowledge in the areas of electrical safety, engineering, project optimization, maintenance and reliability of electrical systems. The Workshop is designed to share new and innovative concepts, best practices, successes and lessons learned that deliver value and stimulate innovation.

In addition to presentations, two panel discussions are planned, as well as half-day tutorials.  Potential topics include:
– Power system maintenance
– Project execution
– Safety
– Green Power
– Reliability in Design
Suggestions for other topics are welcome.

For more information, please visit:  http://sites.ieee.org/estmp/

Important Dates:
– Notice of intent to present – July 30, 2017
– Abstract of presentation due – September 30, 2017
– Notification of acceptance – October 15, 2017
– Draft Presentation due – December 15, 2017
– Final Presentation due – February 1, 2018

For a printable version of this information, click here.

Call for Nominations: 2017 Southern Alberta PES Outstanding Engineer Award

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

The PES Outstanding Engineer Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the power engineering profession at the local level.  The award is open to IEEE PES members in the Southern Alberta Section.  Two awards will be presented annually based on years of experience: 1 for 15 years or less and 1 for more than 15 years.  More information on the award eligibility, nominator eligibility, and selection criteria is available here.  Nominations will be accepted here until May 31, 2017.