Welcome to the IEEE Fort Worth PES Chapter!


The IEEE Fort Worth PES Chapter meets on the second or third Tuesday of the month. Location is temporarily located at Oncor’s West Distribution Operation Center or “WDOC”:
1201 S Sylvania Ave Fort Worth, Texas 76111

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Monthly Meeting Details:

Date: April 16th 2019

Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Serving of meal begins at 11:30am
Presentation begins at 11:50am

Location: Oncor’s West Distribution Operation Center

1201 S Sylvania Ave Fort Worth, Texas 76111

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Cost: $15.00 (Cash or Check at Door)

Cost: $15.50 (Advanced Credit Card Purchase Online Here) (please check if latest meeting)

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* You may attend the presentation without lunch at no charge.

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Earl Kirkpatrickof ELK Engineering


Substation Grounding Design


Proper design of a grounding grid design is quite complex. There are a number of proprietary computer programs on the market that takes the drudgery out of the computations. But, the designer must be smarter than the computer. This paper presents a case study where a very unsafe customer owned substation grid was “designed” by plugging assumed values into such a program. In this case study we modeled a safe composite grid using realistic data based upon actual field measurements plus many tools and techniques developed during six decades of industry experience.