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February 20th, 2016

Upcoming Events

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TenK Factory Tour

Description:

Ten K produces the most advanced photovoltaic modules in the world. Based on its proprietary technology, Ten K offers high efficiency and highly reliable photovoltaic solutions for commercial rooftop, carports and ground mount applications. With over 500 installations in the US and 18 other countries, Ten K is one of the fastest growing solar providers in the world. Founded in 2008, Ten K Solar is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Presented by:
Lance Stover – System & Product Engineer at Ten K Solar

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Event Location:

Ten K Solar, Inc.
9231 Penn Avenue South, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55431
www.tenksolar.com

Register: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_registration/register/39735 (Please register before 11:00pm Sunday, May 15)

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Securing the Grid – Today and Tomorrow, Technical Talk with Michael Ahren

Description:
Today’s Power Grid is operated, protected and controlled by complex human-machine systems. As it evolves to a future Smart Grid, this complexity will only increase. In the 2016 IEEE PES Twin Cities Distinguished Lecture, Mr. Michael Ahern P.E. will review current and future challenges to the physical and cyber security for the Power Grid. Mr. Ahern will review and lead an engaging group discussion of:

* the existing grid control architecture;
* how it is evolving with the Smart Grid;
* the physical attack at PG&E’s Metcalf Substation;
* the cyber attack on the Ukrainian Power Grid; and
* the protective requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) Standards and their trends.

Presenter Profile:
Mr. Ahern develops graduate education programs in Power Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity for one of the leading US Universities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a 30+ year veteran of the power industry, including years of experience in: nuclear and conventional generation, distribution engineering, transmission operations and planning, and executive leadership. He also leads research and teaches professional development courses about cybersecurity for the power grid.

Date: Thursday June 23, 2016

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Event Location: Sebasta 1450 Energy Park Dr #300, St Paul, MN 55108.

Register: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_registration/register/39236

Food, snacks and soda will be served.

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 2016 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference

Description:
The Seventh Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT2016), sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), will be held September 6-9, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The Conference will be a forum for the participants to discuss issues and effective strategies for grid modernization given the changing electric industry landscape due to the advent of information and communication technology and the emergence of renewable and distributed energy resources (DERs). The Conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, industry exhibits, and tutorials by experts on smart grid applications and systems integration. The theme for this year will be “Transformation and Advancements for Grid Modernization,” and will include an emphasis on advanced distribution management systems, the integration of distributed energy resources, the seams between distribution and bulk power operations, and the needed approaches for both planning and operations
Dates:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:00pm
Friday, September 9, 2016 5:00pm
Event Location:
Radisson Blu
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States 55402
Register: http://sites.ieee.org/isgt-2016/registration/
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