Memphis Section IEEE

Data Analytics for Managing Risk to the Bulk Electric System

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Melinda Montgomery, SERC Reliability Corp will speak on “Data Analytics for Managing Risk to the Bulk Electric System”

CBU, Sabbatini Lounge at 12:00 pm on April 11, 2018.

$10 lunch at 11:30 am.

PDH available.

Joint meeting of IEEE and TSPE.

Reply to Jill Stanko by Monday April 9 12:00 pm.

Power System Protection and Control Education Seminar – Update

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

GE Grid Solutions event was successfully held on Oct 11th at the UC of UofM. There were 35 attendees, thank you to GE Grid Solutions and PSE for hosting the event.

Power System Protection and Control Education Seminar

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

GE MultilinTM and Doby Associates are pleased to invite you to our Protection and Control Educational Seminar on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, from 9AM to 4 PM at the University of Memphis located at 338 University Center, Memphis, TN 38152. IRIS ROOM 338

Parking passes will be provided at the event so parking in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage (505 Zach H. Curlin St) will be free of charge.

This is a great opportunity for you to hear about industry trends and to learn the aspects of a modern protection system. The seminar is designed for both experienced and beginning engineers and technicians. The session contains two independent sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Register for this FREE seminar at your earliest convenience.

To secure your spot, register here. Registration is limited, so sign up today.

We will acknowledge your registration once confirmed.

The event is free and lunch will be provided.

A total of 6 Professional Development Hours will be awarded.

• MORNING SESSION (9:00 – 12:00)
• Introduction to GRID Automation Portfolio
• Fundamentals of Protection – The 5 S’s, zones of protection and coordination
• Application of Instrument Transformers (VT’s, CT’s, and Ground CT’s)
• Motor Protection –thermal model & how to implement it.

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY GE AND Doby Associates)

• AFTERNOON SESSION (1:00 – 4:00)
• Introduction to DGA (Dissolved GAS Analysis and online Monitoring) and Asset Performance Management
• Fundamentals of Arc Flash and Mitigation techniques
• Lessons Learned Through Event Analysis

Course Offered – Electrical Power System

Friday, August 11th, 2017



Electrical Power Systems will be offered as a continuing education course. Upon completion of the course students will receive 30 PDHs ($50 per PDH). About half the time the meetings will be on Fridays from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in N 234 on the CBU campus and the remaining classes will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in N 234 on the CBU campus. The first few weeks the class will meet on Fridays and a schedule of class times will be provided. Classes will meet either Friday or Saturday of each week, but not both days in any week. Classes begin on August 25, 2017 and end on December 16, 2017.

The cost is $1,450 and a registration fee of $50 per participant or $1500 per participant. If a company sends 3 or more participants they will receive a 10% discount and the cost would be $1,305 plus $50 per participant ($1,355).
Participant must register by noon, August 18, 2017. Checks will be made out to Christian Brothers University and sent to

Dr. John Ventura
Gadomski School of Engineering
650 E. Parkway S.: Memphis, TN 30104

Dr. John Ventura can be contacted at or 901-486-7981. Participants may apply by sending their names and name of employer to Dr. John Ventura at This course is a great review to those wishing to take the PE or FE exam in electrical engineering. Enroll early as space is limited.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (Transformer Division) Tour – Update

Monday, November 7th, 2016


Thank you to Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for hosting a tour of their facility on Oct 27. We had over 30 people in attendance.


Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (Transformer Division) Tour

Sunday, October 9th, 2016


The Memphis Section of the IEEE Power and Engineering Society (PES) will be hosting a tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. Transformer Division, 2865 Riverport Road, Memphis, TN 38109 from 4 pm to 5 pm on October 27, 2016.

Please RSVP to Dr Ali ( by October 22nd if you plan to attend.

Become LEED Accredited!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: October 17th 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Vanderbilt University – Buttrick Hall – Room 206 – MAP

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for full-time students or USGBC members) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit:

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page


PES/IAS Meeting

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Topic: Discussion of Recent Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure, the Financial Sector, and Corporate Information Systems

Speaker: Allan Long, Utility Compliance Manager for Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Time/Date: Apr 12, 2016 (11:30am-1pm)

Location: Christian Brothers University
Thomas Center-Sabbatini Lounge
650 E Parkway S
Memphis TN 38104

Lunch: 11:30am ($10 IEEE/TSPE members and non-members)

Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Allan Long will discuss some of the recent news stories about cyber attacks on the Ukranian power system and other corporate, industrial, and government entities. These challenges are being addressed by federal lawmakers, government agencies, and corporate IT departments in a constantly-evolving legal and regulatory environment. While no one can prevent an attacker from targeting their critical systems, there are good practices that should be followed to deter, detect, defend, and respond to these threats.

RSVP: Dr. John Ventura,

1 PDH credit available

Co-sponsored by TSPE & IEEE Memphis Power & Energy/Industrial Applications Society

PES/IAS Meeting – The Art and Science of Protective Relays and Tools to Assist Designers and Users

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

PES/IAS Meeting

Title: “The Art and Science of Protective Relays and Tools to Assist Designers and Users”.

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Time: 5-6:30pm

Location: FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis
365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152

Abstract: This presentation will be an overview of the different types of protection used in modern protection relays including time and instantaneous overcurrent, bus differential, voltage, power, frequency, basics of CT’s, arc flash protection, ANSI numbers, and types of grounding. In addition, Mr. Levine will provide locations of resources and tools to assist designers and users find the information they need.

Speaker Biography: Mr. John Levine P.E. a native of Birmingham, Alabama received his Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1976. His career started with Square D Company as a Field Engineer. In 1981, he accepted a position as Product Manager for GTE Sylvania at the Clark Control division in Lancaster, SC. After several promotions and a corporate buy out, he was promoted to National Sales Manager of Joslyn Clark Controls at the age of 29. In 1984, Mr. Levine started Levine Lectronics and Lectric, Inc. an electrical manufacturer’s representative company. L3 currently has 3 offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Memphis. He is a senior member of IEEE and is active in IEEE IAS, PES, and is a member of the IEEE-IAS Pulp and Paper committee. Currently he serves as an officer of the IEEE IAS Atlanta Chapter.


Refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the parking garage on Innovation Drive.

Mitigating the Aurora Vulnerability

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

[UPDATED 3/5/2015 – please note time changed]

Mitigating the Aurora Vulnerability

Date: March 13, 2015 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location: 9180 Crestwyn Hills Drive Memphis, Tennessee

Description: This presentation will cover the basics of what the Aurora Vulnerability is, methods to mitigate it, and best practices for risk management.

Speaker:  Joshua Hughes, Field Application Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Labs

One Professional Development Hour will be available for attending this event.

Dinner provided: $10 IEEE & TSPE members, $20 non-members. Please include any special dietary requests in your registration.

Registration required by March 11th @ 5pm

Joshua Hughes graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 2004 with a BSEE focused on digital signals. He worked as a system engineer at Tennessee Valley Authority’s nuclear substations for five years. In 2009, Joshua joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., where he served as a project engineer for Engineering Services in Vacaville, California. He currently holds the title of field application engineer and works in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee where his work includes providing application and product support and technical training for protective relay users. Joshua is a member of the IEEE and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Tennessee.

Contact: Brian King,

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