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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 []

Considerations in the Design, Construction, and Interconnection of Cogeneration Facilities

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
“Considerations in the Design, Construction, and Interconnection of Cogeneration Facilities”
Presented By: Mark Heigold, P.Eng., Rasheek Rifaat P.Eng., F.IEEE, Fred Ritter P.Eng., S.M.IEEE, Brian Wagner P.Eng., M.IEEE
Opening Talk: “Management Tools for the success of projects and teams” Presented By: Shagufta Tasneem
Technical Seminar Abstract:
With the []

2016 AGM

All IEEE PES and IAS members are welcome to join us at the 2016 Northern Canada Section PES/IAS chapter annual general meeting on December 13th starting at 5:30-7:00PM.
Agenda

Call to Order
Introductions
Review order of business
Chair’s/Vice-chair report:

2016 activities summary
Financial status and reporting

November event close out

Review attendance
Review feedback from survey
Discuss successes and improvements

Finance

Financial standing review
2017 budget

2017 Plan

Activity assignments for Calgary-organized []

Protective Relays: Principles of Applications

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
“Protective Relays: Principles of Applications”
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 6 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
The Facility Tour will start at 5pm and will precede this presentation
 
Technical Seminar:
“Protective Relays: Principles of Applications” by Rasheek Rifaat
Abstract:
Since the inception of industrial and power distribution electrical systems, coordination tasks were performed to ensure that protection systems would []

Getting on Top of High Voltage Grounding

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 6:15 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
“Getting on Top of High Voltage Grounding”
Presented by: Carl Moller
Opening Talk: Celestial Batteries
Technical Seminar Abstract:
Grounding in the context of high voltage facilities is one of the primary systems integral to the safe operation of the electrical system. Designing effective and economical ground grids []

Outstanding Engineer Award 2016 Call for Nominations

We are currently seeking nominations for the Northern Canada PES/IAS Outstanding Engineer of 2016 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 []

2016 IEEE-NCS, PES/IAS Joint Chapter Tutorial

IEEE-NCS, IAS/PES Presents a Joint Chapter Tutorial
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8:00am to 5:00pm
“Power System Design for High Reliability and Renewables”
Presented by: Keene M. Matsuda
Tutorial Abstract:
Basic factors for a highly reliable power system design include the following: primary power sources, alternate paths of power/redundancy, automatic restoration, and backup power sources. This presentation will discuss each of these []

Announcement – Changes to the 2016 Executive

The IEEE PES/IAS Northern Canada Chapter is announcing a change to the 2016 Executive.
Effective June 27, 2016, Vaishali Rampurkar has stepped down as Communications Officer and member-at-large Peter Rothwell has stepped up to take her place.
 
Chair: Carl Lam
Vice Chair: David Roth
Secretary: Kyle Busby
Treasurer: Colten Thurrott
Public Relations: Blaine Larson
Registrar: Shagufta Tasneem
Communications: Peter Rothwell
Webmaster: Colin Madsen
Members at large: Jalal Bageri, Kelly Butz, []