IEEE Columbus PES: Presentation on Electricity Markets & Variable Generation

Title:  A Power Market Design Integrating the View of Stochastic Producers

Please join the IEEE Columbus Power & Energy Society (PES) to hear an informative lecture from Professor Antonio Conejo of The Ohio State University. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be offered. The event is free to Columbus-area IEEE members, students, or those interested in joining.
Abstract:  The goal of this presentation is to reexamine the design of electricity markets in light of the fundamental changes that electric power systems are undergoing, while accounting for the two decades of experience we have with restructured electricity markets. This includes: the increasing use of non-dispatchable, uncertain, and variable weather-dependent renewable energy; the use of distributed energy resources; and novel uses of electricity by end-use consumers.


  • Date: 18 May 2017
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM


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


  • Please RSVP by May 16th by contacting the Columbus PES Chair, Jerod Marker, at -Please indicate if you are a PE and would like a certificate.


  • 5:30-6:00: Dinner & networking
  • 6:00-7:00: Technical presentation and audience discussion

Dr. Antonio J. Conejo of The Ohio State University. Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Antonio J. Conejo, professor at The Ohio State University, OH, US, received the B.S from Univ. P. Comillas, Spain, the M.S. from MIT, US and the Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has published over 190 papers in SCI journals and is the author or coauthor of books published by Springer, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill and CRC. He has been the principal investigator of many research projects financed by public agencies and the power industry and has supervised 19 PhD theses. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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2017 April ExCom Meeting

Date and Time

Date: 27 April 2017
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
All times are US/Eastern

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2800 Tremont Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio
United States 43221

Building: Main Library
Room Number: Meeting Room B



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Please RSVP with the Event Contact to ensure enough food has been ordered


1. Welcome

2. Secretary’s Report

a. Approval of the Previous Meeting Minutes

3. Treasurer’s Report

a. Financial Status

4. Chair’s Report

a. R2 Happenings

i. 2016 IEEE Internal Audit

ii. Regional Meeting

b. Sections Congress

c. Open positions

i. Auditor

ii. Young Professionals

5. Professional Society updates

a. Membership Development Chairperson: Sol Black

b. Professional Activities Chair: Ben Mehraban

c. Educational Activities Chair: Joshua Civiello

d. Webmaster: Anupam Srivastava

e. Student Activities Chair: Sol Black

f. Auditor: Apply now to Chair OPEN

g. Columbus Technical Council (CTC) Representative: Ben Mehraban

h. Section Advisor: Robert Walston

i. SPAC Support Coordinator: Jim Watson

6. Affinity Society updates

a. Antennas & Propagation & Microwave Theory & Techniques: Graeme Smith

b. Computer & Communication: Robert Walston

c. Control Systems: Carl Lee

d. Electron Devices/Photonics: Paul Berger, Ph.D.

e. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Nasser H. Kashou, Ph.D.

f. Power and Energy Society: Jerod Marker, PE

g. Signal Processing: Philip Schniter, Ph.D.

h. Young Professionals Society: Apply now to Chair OPEN

i. Women In Engineering: Helen Winfrey

7. IEEE Student Banches

a. DeVry University John Pax

b. DeVry University Online John Golzy

c. Ohio University Savas Kaya, Ph.D.

d. Ohio State University Paul Berger, Ph.D.

e. Ohio State University Graduate Students Paul Berger, Ph.D.

f. Zane State Community College James R. Davis

8. Old Business

9. New Business

a. PES Conference Attendance support

b. June Meeting financial discussion

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Joint IEEE Columbus Computer and Communications Society Chapter Presentation

NOTE: This Presentation has been Canceled for Monday, 8 MAY 2017 but will be rescheduled for a future date so Please Check Back.

When:  Monday, 8 May 2017

Time:  5:30 – 6 PM Networking (light refreshments); 6 to 7 PM Presentation

Where:  Whitehall Branch (new) of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), Meeting Room # 1,

4445 E. Broad Street, Columbus (Whitehall), OH 43213-1357

Parking:  Is FREE and available behind the Library at the above address.

Presentation:  Linked Data

Abstract:  Linked Data is about using the Web to connect related data that wasn’t previously linked, or using the Web to lower the barriers to linking data currently linked using other methods.  It is a method for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web, also known as the Web of Data, using standard Web technologies such as HTTP, Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).  The Semantic Web is all about making links between datasets understandable not only to humans but also to machines so that a person or machine can explore the web of data.

An Introduction to Linked Data and current research will be presented.  Specifically, two prototypes being developed that demonstrate how linked data can be leveraged in an end-use interface and how to convert legacy data into Linked Data.

Presenter:  Jeff Mixter, Software Engineer, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Research, Dublin, OH

Speaker Bio:

Jeff Mixter works with Jean Godby (OCLC Research) and Kenning Arlitsch (Montana State University) on an IMLS funded grant project to improve the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of institutional repositories and digital collections. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in History and German from The Ohio State University as well as Master’s Degrees in Library Information Science and Information Architecture/Knowledge Management from Kent State University.

RSVP to Robert Walston via E-Mail by 2 PM on Monday, 8  May 2017.

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IEEE Columbus PES & OSU Undergraduate Chapter Program

The IEEE Columbus Power & Energy Society & The Ohio State University Undergraduate Chapter Present:

Distributed Energy Resources: Definitions, Growth Trends, and Grid Impacts (click for flyer)

When: Thursday, Mar. 23rd, 2017

Where: Ohio State University
Dreese Lab #260
2015 Neil Ave
Columbus OH 43210

Abstract:  Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are continuously increasing in the power systems. In some states, DERs have grown much faster than others and they pose a variety of planning and operational challenges. For example, Hawaii is already observing reserve power flow from Distribution to Transmission and California had to develop a flexible ramping product to address the fast generation ramping needs at sunset. Energy analysts project this trend of increasing DER penetration to continue and there is a strong business/policy advocacy effort to keep the momentum going. With the decreasing price of DERs and given the right incentives, the break-even point can be reached where DERs growth can explode in the AEP footprint as well. It is therefore very important to model DERs and study their impact on system loading, stability, transients, and voltage/frequency regulation at high penetration levels.

Please RSVP by March 21st at or contact the PES Chair at

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Columbus Section IEEE Senior Member Upgrade Meeting

Senior Member Upgrade Information Meeting

If you have ten years of experience:

Time working and attending school at the same time will be counted either as work experience OR education experience.

Your educational experience is credited toward that time as follows:

  • Three years for a baccalaureate degree in an IEEE-designated field
  • Fours years if you hold a baccalaureate and masters degree
  • Five years if you hold a doctorate

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR SENIOR MEMBER STATUS!  Come to short meeting and see how we can help you achieve this and all the benefits.

Date and Time

    • Date: 20 March 2017
    • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM (EDT)

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1402 Brice Road Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Building: Reynoldsburg Library meeting room


Email event contact


Sol Black


Senior Membership


Come and see how we can help you achieve the benefits of Senior Membership. This will be a short information meeting. Refreshments will be provided. Senior and higher members are also welcome to assist us at this meeting.


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Computer and Communications Technical Society Chapter Tour

Joint IEEE Columbus Computer and Communications Technical Society Chapter Tour

Come and Join the East Columbus Maker Meetup to tour The Point at Otterbein University’s STEAM Innovation Center !     ALL IEEE Members are Welcome to Attend !

When:  Monday, 13 March 2017

Time:  6 to 8 PM

The Point at Otterbein University
60 Collegeview Road
Westerville, OH  43081-1429

Parking:  Is available at the above address.

Tour Organizer:  Joshua Civiello, IEEE Columbus Section Educational Activities Chair and Member of the East Columbus Maker Meetup

About The Point at Otterbein University:
Otterbein has partnered with leading organizations from the private and public sectors in central Ohio to create The Point at Otterbein University, a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of the community.  The Point and its STEAM Innovation Center is home to two resident companies and Otterbein academic departments, with lab space available to businesses and the broader community.  The purpose of the center is to convert ideas into commercialized products and services.

The Point at Otterbein contains 61,000 sq. ft. of space for State of the Art Classrooms, 3D Printers, a Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Machine Shop, an Electronics Shop, and is a business incubator.

RSVP to Robert A. Walston via E-Mail at Robert Walston by 2 PM on Monday, 13 March 2017.

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2017 IEEE R2 STUDENT ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE seeking Industry Donations

So far we have the following area Universities going;

DeVry University
Ohio State
Ohio University
Youngstown State
Akron State
Cleveland State
Wright State
Ohio Northern

We are seeking donations for the event(see flyer).  Donations will help offset costs of travel, parts for competition, food, and lodging.  Since this is in (Region 2) New Jersey this year the local university student chapters will incur significant travel costs.  We are currently discussing renting busses to take all the Ohio students to this event.  This is by far the best IEEE event I have participated in with several hundreds of IEEE student participants!

Professor College of Engineering
IEEE past Columbus Section Chair
IEEE DeVry University Columbus Counselor
IEEE Senior Member
DeVry University
1350 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43209

p: 614.257.5053
e: John Pax

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