FERC: Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard NOPR | Comments Due June 24th

RE: Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 – Cyber Security https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/comm-meet/2019/041819/E-5.pdf SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 (Cyber Security – Communications between Control Centers). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted the proposed Reliability Standard for Commission approval in response to a Commission directive. In addition, the… Read more

Campus Power Outage Database Updated

From discussions undertaken at the IAS Annual meetings in Portland in late September several decisions were made: Updates on the status at the database will be discussed during the standing bi-weekly teleconferences. Access to the database will no longer be public but will be granted upon request either to committee leadership of the E&H or… Read more

Campus shuttle: Design of a college campus parking and transportation system

Campus shuttle: Design of a college campus parking and transportation system J. Elliott Volgenau School of Engineering, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, USA H. Jayachandran  Volgenau School of Engineering, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, USA P. Kumar  Volgenau School of Engineering, Dept. of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, USA K. Metzer  Volgenau… Read more

Regenerative Elevator Drive & Energy Saving Benefits

There are at least two proposals for changes to the International Energy Conservation Code regarding elevator regenerative power. International Energy Conservation Code | Electrical Power In evaluating a position on these proposals, it is helpful to review current research related to safety and sustainability costs and benefits.   Listed below is a partial bibliography: Ω Actual… Read more

Enhancing Reliability of Power Systems through IIoT

2019-PSPC-0245 Enhancing Reliability of Power Systems through IIoT Ashok Prajapati ashokkp@ieee.org Robert Arno rarno@northpointdefense.com Neal Dowling dowling@mtechnology.net William Moylan w.j.moylan@ieee.org   Abstract.  This article presents an idea of achieving reliability through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for industrial power systems. It proposes hybrid approach for predictive and corrective maintenance. It discusses the self-corrective maintenance (SCM) paradigm as hybrid approach for industrial power systems… Read more

Electrical Circuit Data Collection | Phase 2

The E&H committee wrote the papers and became the catalyst for the second of two NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation projects to increase electrical safety and energy efficiency.   The prospectus for  Phase 2, now funded by ASHE, is linked below Electrical Load Study: Phase 2  

Electrical Safety of Academic Laboratories

Electrical Safety of Academic Laboratories | 2019-PSEC-0204 Presented at the 55th IEEE Industrial Applications Society I&CPS Technical Conference | Calgary, Alberta Canada | May 6-9, 2019 Ω Rodolfo Araneo, University of Rome “La Sapienza” | rodolfo.araneo@ieee.org Payman Dehghanian, George Washington University | payman@gwu.edu Massimo Mitolo, Irvine Valley College | mitolo@ieee.org   Abstract. Academic laboratories should be a safe environment in which one can… Read more