IEEE Columbus PES Program – “Ratings of Underground Conductors”

Earn 1.0 CPD Hour
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time:       Refreshments: 5:30 to 6:00 PM                    Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Location:       AEP Office, Conference Room 2C, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Abstract:
This presentation provides a fundamental review of the factors impacting the ampacity of underground power cables and a discussion on how the maximum ampacity of a power cable may be calculated. Utilities have maximized the value of their capital plant by rigorously calculating the maximum ampacity of installed facilities. The foundation of calculating ampacity of power cables is the IEEE paper “The Calculation of the Temperature Rise and Load Capability of Cable Systems” written by J. H. Neher and M. H. McGrath. Through the years refinements in the calculation of some of the variables have been made and numerical methods have been developed for the use of computer simulations, however the Neher – McGrath paper still remains the basis upon which all cable rating is done.

A large number of variables impact the ultimate ampacity of an underground system. Some of these variables are part of the design while others are environmentally specific. This presentation will not repeat the rigorous mathematics presented in the Neher – McGrath paper but will focus on the practical matter of reviewing the factors that impact the ampere rating of cable systems and the steps that can be taken to maximize the ampacity of underground power cables. Carefully evaluating the factors that limit the ampacity of underground cable systems and taking the proper engineering measures, will allow the engineer to maximize the value of the installed plant.

Presenter: Harry E. Hackman, Jr. P.E. – Manager of Engineering

Mr. Hackman has over 37 years’ experience in the engineering and design of electric utility substations and facilities. He has extensive experience in the writing of specifications, review and evaluation of proposals, and supervision of the design and construction of substations.  His background includes training substation mechanics in maintenance procedures, and the development and use of database tools to manage substation assets. Mr. Hackman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Grove City College.  He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Please RSVP to Richard Smelker by email to rdsmelker@aep.com Or by phone at 614-552-1697 by 1:00PM, December 8, 2014

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IEEE PES Announces 2014 Columbus Section Scholarship Recipients

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative (IEEE PES S+) recently announced scholarship distribution to 184 students at 95 universities across the United States for the 2014–15 academic year. The following students were selected from schools within the Columbus Section.

        Jamison Arline, Ohio State University, 2015
        Benjamin McCray, Ohio State University, 2015
        David Scherer, Ohio State University, 2015
        Mary Scherer, Ohio State University, 2017
        Matthew Wolfe, Ohio State University, 2016

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships to qualifying US & Canadian electrical engineering undergraduate students. Scholars receive up to three years of funding—US$2,000 the first year, US$2,000 the second year, and US$3,000 the third year—interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.

The program, made possible by donations to the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Fund of the IEEE Foundation and the IEEE Canadian Foundation, is in its fourth year. Since 2011, 733 scholarships have been distributed to 466 individuals from universities across the US & Canada. Find out how this program is helping address the problem of the shortage of engineers in the Power & Energy Industry by viewing our promotional video/ or visit the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus website.

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IEEE Columbus Section Program-RUMPKE’S RECYCLING FABULOUS HIGH TECH FACILITY

TOUR RUMPKE’S RECYCLING FABULOUS HIGH TECH FACILITY

Date & Time: NOVEMBER 18th,  2:00 PM

Featuring a one hour guided tour of this fantastic and interesting recycling center! Light refreshments will be provided

Location: 1191 Fields Ave. Columbus, OH 43201 (Just south of the Ohio Expo Center. Minutes from Downtown and OSU’s campus) Directions will be sent upon RSVP acceptance.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED

RSVP TO solblack@ieee.org
Sol will get back to you one way or the other before the tour although the responses may be delayed.

 

  • Transportation & Parking
    Please park in the employee lot (not the truck lot). Parking is extremely limited, so driving together is strongly encouraged. Enter through the lobby of the beige building.
  • Dress Code
    • Wear closed-toe, flat firm-sole shoes with backs (no sandals, flip-flops or heels)
    • No exposed skin (long pants and sleeves)
    • Avoid loose clothing that may snag
  • Photos & Video
    Photos and video are permitted during the tour. You may improve your picture quality by turning off the flash, which will reflect off of vests in the facility.
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Columbus Section Senior Member Upgrade Night

DO YOU HAVE AT LEAST TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD?

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR SENIOR MEMBER GRADE!

Check out the requirements:  http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/senior/senior_requirements.html

IF SO PLEASE JOIN US ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 6:00 PM

Reynoldsburg Library Meeting Room
1402 Brice Road Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(near Brice and Main Streets  next to KMART)

FOR A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON EASY IT IS TO BECOME UPGRADED TO SENIOR MEMBER GRADE(if you qualify) WITH ALL THE BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

We will help you through the process.

Light Refreshments served

(If you are already a Senior or Fellow Member and want to help out with references, please attend as well)

RSVP to:  Sol Black solblack@ieee.org

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IEEE PES SEPTEMBER 24th PROGRAM

Title: ” SynchroPhasor System: Measuring state of a dynamic system at a speed at which it changes. “

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Refreshments: 5:30 to 6:00 PM

Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM Earn 1.0 CPD Hours

Location: AEP Office, Conference Room 2C, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Abstract: Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) measure the state of an electric power grid (a dynamic system) at a rate of 1-120 samples/second. These measurements, when taken in a synchronized fashion across the grid, tell us the state of the electrical grid, a key indicator of system’s overall behavior and its expected future trajectory. These fast measurements also give us insight into the dynamics of the grid during perturbations like line faults, generator switching, and abrupt load changes which can help us validate the models of system components like generators & their associated controls. Synchrophasor systems, therefore, provide information and insights on the electric grid that are not available using traditional Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and can help us operate the grid more efficiently and reliably.

Presenter: Prashant Kansal

       Prashant Kansal received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, India and M.S. degree  in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University, USA. He has worked as Substation Design Engineer at Engineers India Limited, in Delhi, India and as a Research Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, in Pullman, WA. Currently, he is a member of the Advanced Transmission Studies and Technology group at AEP where is working on AEP’s SynchroPhasor System, Wide Area Power Quality, Geomagnetic Induced Current studies, and System Stability studies.

Reservations:

Please RSVP to Richard Smelker by email to rdsmelker@aep.com Or by phone at 614-552-1697 by 1:00PM, September 22, 2014

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“Overview of Protection Systems & Misoperations”

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Location: EASi Office, Suite 150, 630 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

                       Refreshments: 5:30 to 6:00 PM                                     Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

                                                                                                Earn 1.0 CPD Hours

Abstract: You will learn,
• Overview of Electric Reliability Organization
• Overview of transmission protection systems
• Misoperation data analysis and metrics
•           Root causes
•            Suggestions to reduce the number of misoperations

Presenter: Jeff Mitchell PE, Director Reliability Assessments and Performance Analysis ReliabilityFirst

Jeff has been with the ReliabilityFirst staff since its inception in January 2006. He oversees the regional resource and transmission reliability assessments and has served as the past chair of the NERC Planning Committee and the Eastern Interconnection Reliability Assessment Group (ERAG) Management Committee. Previously, Jeff had over eight years experience with ECAR as Manager of Transmission Services and Senior Engineer supporting the planning, protection, and equipment activities within the region. Prior to joining ECAR, Jeff worked for the Ohio Edison Company (now part of FirstEnergy) for over 17 years in various positions, including experience in transmission planning and distribution protection. Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Pennsylvania and received his BSET degree from the University of Akron.

Please RSVP to Richard Smelker by email to rdsmelker@aep.com Or by phone at 614-552-1697 by 1:00 PM, July 14, 2014

 

 

 

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IEEE PACE & PES Joint PROGRAM May 21, 2014

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014                   Refreshments: 5:30 to 6:00 PM

Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM                             Earn 1.0 CPD Hours

 Location: AEP Office, Conference Room 2C, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Title:”Better Decision Making for Engineers”

 Abstract: You will learn simple, easy to use tools and methods for making better decisions

*             Identify the  “basic” decision-making framework
*             Review several useful methods
*             Learn what is most important in decision-making

Presenter: Ray Waite, MS

Ray Waite, M.S., manages a team of engineers responsible for performance and systems engineering of B2B commerce products at IBM. He has a broad range of experience as a development manager and engineer at Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Waite has a master’s degree in computer science. He holds a certificate in project management from the Project Management Institute and a Competent Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International.

Please RSVP to Richard Smelker by email to rdsmelker@aep.com

Or by phone at 614-552-1697 by 1:00PM, May 19, 2014

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