IEEE Saint Louis Section

August 2nd, 2017

DER Technologies
A Utility’s Perspective
Alex Rojas (Ameren Services Company)

The energy market is recognizing that both distributed generators and controlled loads are valuable assets when properly integrated into a utility’s power network and communications network. The proliferation of these Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) creates challenges and oportunities for utilities when interconnected to their networks.

Mr. Rojas will offer a view of Distributed Energy Resources from a utility’s perspective. Then, he will describe business and operational drivers that may persuade Commercial and Industrial (C&I) energy users to deploy DERs. Next, Mr. Rojas will highlight Systems Engineering tools and methods to capture the needs and wants from a range of stakeholders (i.e. public utility commission, financing organization, independent system operator, etc). Further, Mr. Rojas will show how these derived requirements are primary inputs to the design strategy for the integration and interoperability of system components.  Past, current and future Ameren DER integration pilot projects will be described.

July 27th, 2017

There will be a PDH  seminar at the Engineering Center (Engineer’s Club) on August 11, 2017 starting at 11 am. The cost is $25 for members/affiliates and $40 for non-members. Lunch is provided and attendees receive 1 PDH.  The speaker is Alex Rojas, Director of Distributed Technologies – Ameren.  If interested, see Aug_2017_PDH_Seminar_Flyer for additional details.

July 4th, 2017

The next St. Louis IEEE Section meeting is Thursday July 20, 2017.  See attached flyer  Stl_IEEE_Flyer_July_2017 for details.

June 20th, 2017

The June IEEE St. Louis Section Planning Meeting will be in the Grass Room of  McDonnell Hall on the campus of St. Louis University at 6:00 pm on Thursday June 22, 2017.  All members of the IEEE are welcome to attend. The meeting will be devoted to strategic planning for future IEEE St. Louis Section events and programs.

June 5th, 2017

The next IEEE St. Louis Section Meeting will take place at 6:00 pm on Thursday June 22, 2017 in the McDonnell Douglas Hall on the campus of St. Louis University.   Additional details regarding agenda and location will be posted soon.  All members of the section are invited to attend.

January 30th, 2017

The IEEE St. Louis Section wishes to thank everyone for being an IEEE member in 2016. If you have already renewed your membership for 2017, thank you!

For those of you who have not renewed for 2017, it’s not too late! The grace period for renewing ends on February 25, 2017. If you have not renewed your membership, we hope that you consider doing so by simply:

• Logging into or

• By calling the IEEE Support Center at (800) 678-4333, and a representative will be happy to assist you with your renewal.

October 30th, 2016

Make your reservations now for the IEEE STL Section Winter Social!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Engineers’ Club of St. Louis

4359 Lindell Blvd

St. Louis 63108

No Charge for IEEE members and family.

A $20 dinner charge for other non-members or no shows.

RSVP via email only to: 

RSVP Required by Dec. 4

Include name, age and gender of your child/children for holiday gift.

A special kid’s room with games and snacks throughout the evening.

For more information, see social_and_awards_flyer_2016

For questions, email

October 23rd, 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of the ION is now available:

Fall 2016 ION

October 16th, 2016


The Saint Louis Section is proud to announce its Call for Annual Outstanding Awards. This is a tradition where the best of the best are recognized for outstanding talent in their profession. Please consider this opportunity to appoint a fellow member of IEEE that is your colleague, friend, employer, customer or mentor that you feel is deserving of one of the following awards. All recipients will receive an engraved plaque, name printed in the ION and a free invitation to the Winter Social

Click section-awards-nominations-2016 for the nomination form.

Awards Categories:

Outstanding Young Engineer – 1-10 years since graduation

Outstanding Educator

Outstanding Student Branch

Outstanding Company – at least one employee/executive is a Section Member

Outstanding Student Member – Student Member or Graduate Student Member

Outstanding Section Member – greater than 10 years since graduation

Outstanding Branch Counselor

Outstanding Woman in Engineering

For questions, email and thanks for your participation!

Saint Louis Section :

September 25th, 2016

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is proud to host the 2016 IEEE St. Louis Section Black Box Competitions.  This year the annual event will be held at the SIUE School of Engineering on Saturday November 5, 2016.  Check-in for the event will start at 12:30 pm and the contest will run from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  There will be both an “analog” and a “digital” contest!  Each school is invited to send up to two teams to the analog contest and one team to the digital contest.  All teams must be registered for the event by Friday October 21, 2016 (5:00 pm).

St. Louis Section undergraduate students interested in the contest can obtain additional details by downloading the following announcements.

Please check these websites frequently for additional information and details!

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