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

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.

Call to Order
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


Financial standing review
2017 budget

2017 Plan

Activity assignments for Calgary-organized []

Protective Relays: Principles of Applications

“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
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

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, []

Fort McMurray wild fire

Dear colleagues,
A lot of our family, friends, and peers that live and work in Fort McMurray are affected by the wildfire forcing the entire town into evacuation. On your behalf, our chapter will be making a donation to the Red Cross to support those affected by this tragedy and we encourage you to act as []

Partial Discharge in Electrical Insulation

Edmonton on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 5:30pm to 9:00pm, doors open at 5:30pm
“Partial Discharge in Electrical Insulation”
Presented by: Dr. Greg Stone
Technical Seminar Abstract:
Partial discharges (PD) are small electrical sparks that can occur within or on the surface of electrical insulation in power cables, transformers, switchgear and stator windings rated 4 kV and above. []

Designing Electrical Systems for On-Site Power Generation

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Technical Seminar:
“Designing Electrical Systems for On-Site Power Generation”
Co-sponsored by Cummins Power Generation
Technical Seminar Abstract:
Diesel and natural gas powered generator sets are used in all kinds of facilities to provide emergency standby power in the event of a grid failure or to serve as []