IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter Serving Northern Alberta IEEE

Notice on People Changes

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

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 []

Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications

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 []

Outstanding Engineer Award 2017 Call for Nominations

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 []

Distribution and Power Transformers up to 30 MVA

Northern Canada Section IAS-PES Chapter
Distribution and Power Transformers up to 30 MVA
Including facility tour at ABB Power Services (formerly PowerTran)
Lecturer: Mr. Guillermo Rodriguez, PES Distinguished Lecturer
This 3 day course (Sept 27-29) will provide a comprehensive overview of distribution and power transformers up to 30 MVA. The course will cover standards, theoretical, and practical aspects of transformers []

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

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, []

IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems: Overview and What’s New!

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems: Overview and What’s New!
 
Presented By: Lorraine K. Padden, PE and John A. Kay, C.E.T. 
Technical Seminar Abstract:
IEEE Std. 3004.8 covers the protection of motors used in industrial and commercial power systems. It is []

API 541 5th Edition – Understanding the Changes and Updates to the Petroleum Industry’s Premier AC Induction Motor Specification

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
API 541 5th Edition – Understanding the Changes and Updates to
the Petroleum Industry’s Premier AC Induction Motor Specification
Presented By: Bart Saur 
Concurrently, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, 5:00 to 6:00pm
Guided tour of the University of Alberta’s District Energy System
 
Technical Seminar Abstract:
In December of 2014, the American Petroleum []

Effects of Modern Variable Speed Drives on Motor Winding Insulation

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Effects of Modern Variable Speed Drives on Motor Winding Insulation
 
Presented By: Blake Lloyd, P.Eng., F.IEEE, Past-president IAS 
IAS Distinguished Lecturer Technical Seminar Abstract:
For over 70 years, researchers have understood that fast rise-time voltage surges from a circuit breaker closing can lead to an electrical breakdown []

“Variable Voltage Transformers for MV Heater Control” & “Power and Instrument Transformer Failures – Root Causes and Modern Methods Used to Mitigate Risk”

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Wednesday Back-to-Back Technical Seminars
First Hour: “Variable Voltage Transformers for MV Heater Control”
Presented By: Timothy Bichler
Technical Seminar Abstract:
Power electronic devices are the standard solution for low voltage heater control, however, cost and harmonic issues are amplified for medium voltage heater applications. To provide a []