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Region 5 Chapters Report

September 1, 2016

Region 5 is composed of 21 chapters, including 5 PES/IAS joint chapters and 1 PES/PELS/IES/IAS. These are Arkansas, Central Texas San Antonio, Central Texas Austin, Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Rio Grande, Denver, Fort Worth (FW), Galveston Bay, High Plains, Houston, Kansas City, Lafayette, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Panhandle, Pikes Peak , Saint Louis, Shreveport, South Plains, Tulsa, and Wichita. Dallas is forming a new chapter. There are 7 sections in Region 5 that do not have PES chapters and that have the potential to form new ones.

IEEE PES Region 5 Highlights

New Orleans PES Chapter

  • March 30 – System power swing and its impact on line protection relaying by Juergen Holbach
  • April 7 – Cyber security concerns with respect to the smart grid by Make Adamiak
  • July 6 – Ultra-high-speed relaying for transmission lines by Jeremy Blair
  • September 19 – Power systems cybersecurity: why, what are we missing, and when is it enough? By Nathan Wallace
  • October 27 – Short course by John Mcdonald

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Oklahoma City Joint PES and IAS Chapter

  • April 26 – Power Supply Considerations for New Generation hosted by Bernie Cevera
  • June 9 – SPP Renewable Energy by Bruce Rew
  • July 17 – IEEE’s Industry Applications Energy Conversion Technologies 50 Years of History by David B. Durocher and Dr.-Ing. Peter Magyar

Tulsa Joint PES and IAS Chapter

  • February 23 – Challenges and Solutions to Utility-scale Renewables by Steve Elmore
  • June 28 – Covanta Waste Management power plant tour in Tulsa
  • July 20 – Industry Applications Society Presentation and Member Elevation Event by David Durocher and Dr.-Ing. Peter Magyar

Central Texas San Antonio PES Chapter

  • January 21 – IEEE PES SA invited to attend Martinez Substation Community Open House
  • February 25 Engineering Ethics by David Howell, Texas Board of Engineers Acadiana Cafe
  • March 24 Ferroresonance (Overview and Protection) by Dan Bumbernick of Eaton Engineering Systems & Services
  • April 28 Modern Utility Distribution Circuits by Curtis B. Cryer of CPS Energy
  • May 26 Electric Vehicles by Isaac Rodriguez
  • June 23 Your Toolkit for Quality Assurance in Engineering by Andre Uribe from POWER GRID ENGINEERING
  • July 28 Power Grid Modernization by James Boston of CPS Energy
  • August 25 TBD
  • September 22 TBD
  • October 27 TBD
  • November 14 TBD

Central Texas Austin joint PES, PELS, IES and IAS Chapter

  • January 26 – Energy, Water and the Environment
  • February 06 – TechShop Austin/Round Rock Tour
  • February 23 – Issues of Sustainable Energy and Discover Engineering
  • March 22 – Alternator & Generator Controls
  • April 26 – Best Practices, and Benefits of Load Testing
  • May 16 – Tour of Austin’s Combined Transportation  Emergency & Communications Center (CTECC)
  • May 24 – Ferroresonance Overview and Protection
  • June 28 – Reaching Equipment Reliability Objectives and Eliminating in Service Failures
  • July 26 – Two Presentations: IEEE Xplore, LCRA Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • July 26 – IEEE Central Texas MEMS & Sensors Chapter Meeting-Sensors for Health Monitoring in Wearable Devices
  • August 18 – Tour of STP Nuclear Operating Company
  • August 23 – Engineering Ethics
  • September 27 – Wind variability and impact on markets
  • October 21 – IEEE Photovoltaic Module Level Electronics Standards Workshop
  • October 29 – Ideal Power Tour

Denver PES Chapter

  • February 18 – Power System Phasing by Walt Slade
  • March 17 – Batteries by Curtis Ashton
  • April 21 – PK Sen Senior Design Awards – Final Presentations
  • May 19 – Geomagnetic Disturbances by Craig Stiegemeier & Mohamed Diaby
  • August 19 – Breckenridge Brewery – PES/IAS Summer Tour
  • September 15 – PES.IAS Second Annual Golf Tournament

High Plains PES Chapter

  • April 28 – Tour to Poudre Valley REA Substation
  • March 24 – Demand Response Activities at Fort Collins Utilities by Dr. Pablo Baule

Pikes Peak PES Chapter

  • March 31 – The Impact of Renewables on the Power System by Gary Simonson of Colorado Springs Utilities and Jeff Hanson of Colorado Springs Utilities
  • May 3 – Battery Design & Management System Optimization: Leading-edge research at UCCS by Gregory Plett of University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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