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October 2018

IEEE 1547 and DER interconnections

October 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 - 12th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Many countries have implemented renewables portfolio standards (RPSs) to accelerate the pace of deployment of renewables generation, which are distributed across the distribution power system. As the penetration of renewable power generation increases, electricity grids are beginning to experience challenges, which are often caused by intermittent nature of some common renewable generation types, sudden changes of the output power due to grid disturbances, low short circuit duty of the inverter based generators, and impact on the transmission and distribution system…

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November 2018

2018 IEEE Southern Alberta AGM

November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Canada
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You are invited to the Southern Alberta Section's 2018 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will provide an update on the activities of the Section, the Technical Chapters and the Affinity Groups over the past year, and provide an outlook for activities planned in 2019. Elections for the Southern Alberta Section's 2019-2020 Officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) will also take place. Rachael L’Orsa, PhD student in Project neuroArm’s Surgical Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary, will deliver the keynote…

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Embedding Reliability Engineering Practices, A Practical Example

November 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 - 12th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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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…

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February 2019

Transformer Installation and Testing

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 - 12th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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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…

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April 2019

Sub-synchronous Interaction and Harmonic Control Instability associated with HVDC and Wind Plant Installations

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TransAlta T1-Auditorium, 110 - 12th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Sub-synchronous interactions (SSI) are a family of physical interactions that involve exchange of energy between a generator and a transmission system at ac frequencies below the system nominal frequency. They include sub-synchronous resonance (SSR), sub-synchronous torsional interaction (SSTI), and sub-synchronous control instability (SSCI). SSR is a phenomenon that can cause increased fatigue or critical failure of generator turbine shaft systems due to an energy exchange between the generator and a series-compensated transmission system, either through sustained or poorly damped oscillations,…

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May 2019

IEEE I&CPS 2019

May 6 - May 9
Fairmont Palliser – Calgary, 133 9th Ave. Southwest
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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PV modelling for EMT-simulation

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmont Palliser – Calgary, 133 9th Ave. Southwest
Calgary, Alberta Canada

The amount on renewable energies in electrical grids is constantly growing and, with it, the need to improve the simulation tools and models used to study their integrations. More and more system operators are now requiring very advanced EMT models for new wind or solar projects. This tutorial will focus on Photovoltaic (PV) parks. The objective is to understand why it is important to simulate PVs with time-domain software and to learn how to model them for EMT simulations. The…

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Electrical Safety and Switching Procedures and Practices

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmont Palliser – Calgary, 133 9th Ave. Southwest
Calgary, Alberta Canada

This tutorial is intended for electrical engineers and operators involved in the safety and integrity aspects of industrial and microgrids of large commercial electrical systems during their different design, commissioning and operational stages. The tutorial introduces definitions for an operational language and discusses lockout/tagout (LO/TO), switching procedures, safety and reliability aspects as imbedded in the design stage and system architecture development, related safety standards and computer and software applications associated with such aspects.

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Recent Trends in Power Quality Improvement for Industrial Systems

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairmont Palliser – Calgary, 133 9th Ave. Southwest
Calgary, Alberta Canada

This tutorial will cover the fundamentals of power quality as it relates to power systems feeding electronic loads and how these problems manifest themselves as control issues, lockups of computers, extremely slow operations, failed components and other nuisance conditions. The major elements to be covered will be harmonics, electronic grounding and voltage disturbances. The tutorial will cover harmonic generation, control and basic mitigation techniques, IEEE 519 and where it applies. It will address electronic grounding, national electric code requirements, basic…

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High-Resistance Grounding (HRG) of Industrial and Commercial Power System

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairmont Palliser – Calgary, 133 9th Ave. Southwest
Calgary, Alberta Canada

This tutorial is intended for both the experienced engineers much familiar with the HRG design as well as for the younger engineers starting their career in the power system design. How such an HRG design enhances safety of maintenance personnel and minimizes equipment hazard will be the main focus once the instructor provides clarifications on the fundamentals of HRG design. One of the most confusing and challenging technical information of using HRG design is the flow of system charging current…

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