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EDMONTON IAS/PES CHAPTER EVENT – TRANSFORMER INSTALLATION AND TESTING

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

IEEE-NCS, PES/IAS Chapter Presents
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm

Transformer Installation and Testing

This presentation will discuss the processes involved with oil-filled transformers including those of:

  • Receiving a transformer after transport to a substation site
  • Assembly and processing of a transformer at site
  • Testing of a transformer to verify its suitability for service
  • Discussion of integrating the transformer into the power system

Transformers are required in almost every power supply situation. The installation and testing of the transformer verifies its condition at the time it is ready for service as well as forming the baseline or signature tests for all future maintenance and later condition assessment or analysis.

The manner and processes that are used to receive, assemble, process and test the transformer are of fundamental importance to the long life of the transformer.

 

Speaker:

W.J. (Bill) Bergman, P.Eng. of PowerNex Associates Inc.

Biography:

  • Associate, PowerNex Associates Inc.
  • Former HV Equipment Specialist at several Canadian utilities (31+ years)
  • Former HV Power Equipment consultant (18+ years)
  • E. (Electrical) – University of Saskatchewan
  • Eng. – University of Calgary
  • 50 years of experience in the application, specification, factory inspection and testing, installation, commissioning, rebuild and failure analysis of transformers for high voltage transmission systems
  • Member and contributor to many CSA, IEC, IEEE Standards/Guides and CIGRE working groups on Transformers and on HV Circuit Breakers

 

Location: German Canadian Cultural Center, 8310 Roper Rd NW, Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3

 

Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/188230

 

IEEE NCS PES/IAS CHAPTER 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – EDMONTON

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

IEEE-NCS, PES/IAS Chapter Presents
Friday, January 25th, 2019, 3:00 to 5:00pm

IEEE NCS PES/IAS CHAPTER 2019 AGM – EDMONTON

Agenda

Review 2018 Events

2018 Financial Report Review

Review Executive Roles

2019 Event Plan (Topics, presenters, dates, etc.)

Questions & Open Discussion

 

Location: ATCO Building 10035 105 Street – room 8 – 001 (8th floor)

 

Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/186880

Embedding Reliability Engineering Practices, A Practical Example

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

IEEE-NCS, PES Chapter Presents
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm

Embedding Reliability Engineering Practices, A Practical Example

Asset Management, Reliability engineering, predictive and preventative maintenance; these are the new catch phrases of the day. But what do they really mean? What does it look like when implemented? Are reliability engineering and asset management the same thing? How do I present and argue the inherent value of embedding these practices into my business and drive not only compliance but a commitment to doing them and improving them? In today’s talk we will endeavor to help put the topics of Asset management, Reliability engineering, predicative and preventative maintenance in context for electrical utilities, and provide guidance to support your journey in successful implementation and sustainment of these practices.

Key Takeaways:

  • How do you engage the business to deliver?
  • What does a maintenance strategy or reliability practice look like, and where does it fit in ISO55000?
  • How do you sustain and embed what you’ve built?

 

Speakers:

Dr. Ehsan Abbasi

Ehsan has been with AltaLink as Reliability Engineer – Lifecycle Maintenance Engineering since 2015. He has been active in electrical power industry and academia for more than 12 years with experience on reliability assessment of power transmission and distribution networks, power assets lifecycle, reliability centered maintenance, risk based asset management, condition monitoring along with power system SCADA and IED management solutions. Ehsan received B.Sc. from Amirkabir University of Technology and M.Sc. in Energy Systems Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2005 and 2007 respectively. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer from University of Calgary, AB, Canada in 2010 and 2018 respectively. He joined IEEE in 2009 and is currently a Senior Member.

Marina Van Koughnett

Marina Van Koughnett is one of the founding member of TransAlta’s Operational Integrity Program, which combines practices from Asset Management, Process Safety, Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management to create an integrated operational Management System. As one of the program leads, Marina’s focus was on Operations risk management, Competency management, business planning and strategy and Process Safety. Graduating from Queens University in Engineering in 2004, Marina started her career in TransAlta’s new graduate program. After completing the program Marina found a home in Major Maintenance for Gas and Hydro generation, ultimately progressing to the role of Manager Major Maintenance for Gas & Renewables before transitioning to the development of TransAlta’s Operational Integrity Program.

 

Location: German Canadian Cultural Center, 8310 Roper Rd NW, Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3

 

Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/181401

 

Outstanding Engineer Award 2018 Call for Nominations

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Greetings IEEE NCS PES/IAS members,

We are currently seeking nominations for the Northern Canada PES/IAS Outstanding Engineer of 2018 award. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a local engineer to the power engineering profession, including, but not limited to:

– Outstanding technical contributions to the power engineering profession.

– Outstanding professional and leadership contributions to the power engineering profession

– Significant contributions to the local community representing the power engineering profession.

– Outstanding contributions in the area of power engineering education.

– Service to the Power & Energy Society and/or Industry Applications Society and/or IEEE.

The Northern Canada PES chapter will grant two OEA awards, one in each of two categories:

  1. An IEEE PES member who is no longer an IEEE Young Professional (more than 15 years since university graduation)
  2. An IEEE PES member who is an IEEE Young Professional (15 years or less since university graduation)

IEEE Young Professionals (formerly GOLD) was created in 1996 as a membership program helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network.  Young Professional members are those who have graduated from their first professional degree within the last 15 years.

If you would like to nominate (a) colleague(s) for this award please contact ncs.pes.ias@ieee.org so we can send you the Nomination Form, which has to be sent back to us by September 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM. We will present the award at the Northern Canada Section IAS/PES event held in November 2018.

As per IEEE guidelines the winner needs to be both an IEEE and PES member in good standing and under the jurisdiction of the Northern Canada Section.

Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power Systems 2018

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Dear IEEE NCS PES/IAS members,

The Northern Canada Section, in conjunction with the IAS/PES and Comp/Comm local Chapters, as well as AlbertaAI and UofA, is proud to announce we are hosting a full-day workshop called “Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power Systems“.

Location:
University of Alberta
Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (ICE), 8th floor
Edmonton, Alberta

Date:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Webpage:
http://sites.ieee.org/aiaps-2018

Registration:
https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/174792

IEEE and ISA joint event: VIP Tours

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

We’re collaborating with ISA to host VIP tours specifically for our chapter during the ISA Automation and Conference Expo in Edmonton. You may chose one of the three streams that interest you. Please indicate your first and second choice on the registration. 1) Automation and Control Systems 2) Instrumentation 3) Electrical Applications.

An hour long VIP Tour allows us to interact with select exhibitors and highlights innovative products and/or services. Expect pre-planned exhibitor presentations specific to your VIP Tour group, improved information flow, knowledge gain, and your time to be maximized. More information at the ISA AEC website.

IEEE Member End-User VIP – Automation & Control Systems

Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Hear From:

  • Rockwell Automation
  • Cybertech
  • Direct Controls
  • Microwatt Controls
  • Guillevin Automation
  • GS Hitech Controls


IEEE Member End-User VIP – Instrumentation

Date: Wednesday, April 25
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Hear From:

  • Chubb Edwards Signaling Devices
  • FLIR Systems
  • Greyline Instruments
  • Honeywell – BMS
  • Endress + Hauser
  • Detcon Site Sentinel Smart Wireless Detector


IEEE Member End-User VIP – Electrical Applications

Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Hear From:

  • CB Engineering – AC Dandy
  • Tundra Process Solutions
  • GE – VFD’s & MCC Packages
  • Magna IV
  • Phoenix Contact Canada
  • Spartech Manufacturing

Even though there is no registration fee, this is a closed event for IEEE members only and please note that registration is limited to a first come, first served basis. Because of concerns on group sizes, each group will be restricted to a size of 10 only. If for any reason you cannot go, please provide notice by April 13 so that your spot can be opened up to someone who is waiting.

To register, click here.

Notice on People Changes

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Please be notified, effective January 1, 2018  a new board has been elected to the Northern Canada Section PES/IAS Jt. Chapter.
Position Name
Chair Colten Thurrott
Vice Chair Daniel Lang
Secretary Kelly Butz
Treasurer Piero Aquino-Meza
Thank you David Roth, Kyle Busby, Colten Thurrott for your dedication and chapter stewardship through 2016-2018 and congratulations to our in-coming 2018-2020 board.
Regards,
Carl Lam, P.Eng, SMIEEE

2017 Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Greetings,

It is our sincerest hope that you found the activities we planned this calendar year to benefit your professional career and development. The chapter is run by a group of dedicated volunteers that get personal growth from leadership opportunities and networking locally within Alberta, and broader, within IEEE as we serve the broader membership.

As an IEEE PES or IAS member, you’re invited to join us on Thursday, November 30th for our Annual General Meeting being held at NABI in St. Albert at 5:30 PM. Parking is free.

This year, we will be electing a new organizing committee for 2018-2020. If you are motivated, wish to network, or even want to take on a leadership role, please join us at our AGM.

To participate, registration is required so that we can get a reasonable head count as dinner is provided at no cost. Please indicate any diet sensitivities during registration.

For full details of the agenda, location, and registration please follow this link.
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/47971

Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Alberta established the regulatory framework for its electric system when generators and loads were clearly differentiated. Energy storage facilities are blurring those distinctions with their ability to rapidly switch between supplying electricity to the grid and withdrawing electricity from it. Requests to connect energy storage facilities to the transmission system have prompted the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to examine the costs that should be attributed to energy storage facilities, the technical standards with which they must comply, and the rules under which they must operate. The AESO currently has initiatives underway to clarify and, where appropriate, develop tariff provisions, standards, and rules that apply to energy storage facilities. Although the existing regulatory framework provides some guidance, participants in Alberta’s electric industry can also contribute to the evolution of grid energy storage policy.

 

Energy Storage compensates for variations in generation within milliseconds and secures stable grid operation. Energy storage solutions make it possible to integrate an increasing amount of solar and wind power generation into distribution grids without the need for immediate extension. In addition to that, energy storage solutions ensure a self-sufficient and reliable energy supply in micro-grids with renewable generation. Energy-efficient processes are of the highest importance for industrial businesses in order to keep energy costs down and exceeding the maximum load only once can lead to incurring high costs. In addition to that, even the shortest interruption of energy supply can lead to a complete failure of production plants. The consequences can have an enormous impact on loss of quality, time, and finances.

 

The presentation will cover how Energy Storage solutions function as a modular system that combine cutting-edge power electronics for grid applications with high-performance lithium-ion batteries.

Outstanding Engineer Award 2017 Call for Nominations

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

We are currently seeking nominations for the Northern Canada PES/IAS Outstanding Engineer of 2017 award. The award recognises the outstanding contribution of a local engineer to the power engineering profession, including, but not limited to:

– Outstanding technical contributions to the power engineering profession.

– Outstanding professional and leadership contributions to the power engineering profession

– Significant contributions to the local community representing the power engineering profession.

– Outstanding contributions in the area of power engineering education.

– Service to the Power & Energy Society and/or Industry Applications Society and/or IEEE.

PES allows giving out two OEA awards by categorising candidates in one of two categories:

  1. An IEEE PES member who is no longer an IEEE Young Professional (more than 15 years since university graduation)
  2. An IEEE PES member who is an IEEE Young Professional (15 years or less since university graduation)

To nominate your colleague(s) for this award please download and fill out the Nomination Form and send it us (details on the form) by September 18, 2017 by 5:00 PM. We will present the award at the Northern Canada Section IAS/PES event to held in November, 2017.

As per IEEE guidelines the winner needs to be both an IEEE and PES member in good standing and under the jurisdiction of the Northern Canada Section.