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October 2016

IAS October 2016 Meeting

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Transformers are cool! Agenda: Agenda:          We will have an update on liquid filled substation power transformers detailing options that can assist with cost, function and safety.   Bio: We are fortunate to have Allan Toole of Power Plus Reps join us.  Allan was born and raised in Montana and is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering.  He has worked for 35 years with electrical manufacturers covering the six Northwest States.  He is presently the…

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November 2016

IAS November 2016 Meeting

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

This month we’ll be talking with Tom Tomlinson and George L. Williams of Cummins Power Systems Agenda: We plan for a large overview on the many key questions concerning the installation of generator sets.   Types of fuel, Diesel, natural gas, LPG, or bi-fuel     Reasons and downfalls as to selecting one fuel over the other. Rough order of magnitude, cost differences between the different engine fuel types   Fuel Storage Allowed volumes on a site and locations Type of…

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February 2017

Seattle IAS February 2017 Meeting

February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

This month we’ll be talking with Tony Hodges and Joe Schlereth  of CR Magnetics, Inc.   This month we’ll be talking with Tony Hodges and Joe Schlereth  of CR Magnetics, Inc.   Meeting Agenda   How to size Current Transformers Types of Current Transformers How to select Current Transformers How to specify Current Transformers   Tony Hodges Sr. Director Sales & Marketing CR Magnetics, Inc. Tony’s experience has been has spent in various aspects of Energy Management Sensors and Related…

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IEEE Seattle YP: Startup Grind Networking+Dinner

February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section and PES Society This first event under this partnership is scheduled for Tuesday Feb 28th featuring Paul Stahura. . Paul sold eNom to Demand Media in 2006, first becoming Demand Media's President and Chief Operating Officer and thereafter its Chief Strategy Officer. A prominent figure in both the domain industry and ICANN community, Paul brought thousands of domain name resellers and numerous ICANN-accredited registrars to the eNom platform. Agenda 6:00 pm Networking and Great Food6:45…

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March 2017

IEEE Seattle YP March Startup Grind

March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section & PES The IEEE Seattle YP has formed a local partnership with StartupGrind; a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Under this partnership, IEEE members pay a reduced fee for local Startup Grind events. However, the IEEE is further subsidizing the cost to only $5/person for the first 10 registrants with a PROMOCODE below. Register here PROMO CODE:  ieeetix Jordan Ritter is an accomplished software architect and technical entrepreneur. He currently serves…

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April 2017

IEEE Seattle YP April Event: Puzzle Break Escape

April 14, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section and PES IEEE Seattle YP is hosting Puzzle Break in Seattle! This is an exciting room escape game intended to connect and bond young professionals. For IEEE members, the price will be a subsidized $25. For non-members, the full $45 rate applies.   About the game: You are trapped in a room.  As you look around you start to notice strange objects and messages - or are they clues? - hidden around the room.  Can…

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IAS April Meeting

April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Dale Rank of WEG Machine will talk about motor construction and philosophy. Brief Introduction to WEG’s construction philosophy LV Induction Motors MV/HV Induction Motors Motor torque ratings (Design A thru D) Winding insulation ratings Motor RTD’s / thermostats. Motor protection devices Shaft grounding to protect large motor bearing currents. Specifications for improved efficiencies  Dale Rank has been working in the motor industry since 1990.  During this time Dale, has worked with Westinghouse Motor Company/TECO Westinghouse large motors splitting his time between…

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IEEE Seattle Young Professionals April Event: Startup Grind in Seattle

April 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section and PES The IEEE Seattle YP has formed a local partnership with Startup Grind; a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Under this partnership, IEEE members pay a reduced fee for local Startup Grind events. However, the IEEE is further subsidizing the cost to only $5/person for the first 6 registrants with a PROMO CODE below. The event takes place on Tuesday April 25th at 6pm with networking, drinks, and food…

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IEEE Seattle YP April Event: Seattle Sounders vs New England

April 29, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: Abdur Rehman IEEE Seattle YP is partnering with the Seattle Sounders to participate in “College Night” as a networking opportunity for both college students and Young Professionals. Participants will witness Seattle Sounders host New England for a lively football (soccer) match that is sure to bring lots of excitement. Join us for this awesome event! About the event: The match starts at 7:00 PM at Century Link Field in Seattle. Networking will begin shortly before the match begins…

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May 2017

Tour of the Georgetown Steam Plant

May 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Georgetown Steam Plant: In 1906 the Seattle Electric Company (SEC), a Stone and Webster company, completed construction on the Georgetown Steam Plant. When it began operation it supplied alternating current to the city of Georgetown and direct current for street cars in Seattle and the interurban between Seattle and Tacoma. Ownership of the facility transferred to the Puget Sound Traction and Lighting Company during its formation in 1912, via merger. When it was originally constructed it was located on the…

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Seattle IAS May 2017 Meeting

May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

This month we’ll be talking with Han Tran, Product Application Specialist for Fluke.   Registration is not required, anyone is welcome to attend.  Portable Power Quality Meters. Knowing the Fluke 435-II Power Quality and Energy Analyzer Meter:            What are its capabilities          How to use the meter          How to connect for three phase and single phase power systems          How to capture data          How do we download the information for preparing reports          How to analyze…

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IEEE Seattle YP May Event: Startup Grind in Seattle

May 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: Seattle Section & Seattle PES The IEEE Seattle YP has formed a local partnership with StartupGrind; a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Under this partnership, IEEE members pay a reduced fee for local Startup Grind events. However, the IEEE is further subsidizing the cost to only $5/person for the first 6 registrants with a PROMOCODE below.   The event takes place on Tuesday May 30th at 6pm with networking, drinks, and food among entrepreneurs in…

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June 2017

Seattle IAS June 2017 Meeting

June 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

This month we’ll be talking with Matt Kinsel of ASCO Power Technologies, who will be accompanied by Larry Blaine and Newman Telischak.   Meeting Agenda          Types of Automatic Transfer Switches and when to specify          Closed Transition and monthly testing requirement          Bypass-Isolation feature and when it is appropriate          Withstand Current Rating          Relationship between UL 2200 (Generators) and UL 1008          NFPA 110 and NEC requirements          Breaker vs. Contactor ATS          3 pole and 4 pole…

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July 2017

Net Neutrality Town Hall meeting with US Senator Maria Cantwell and FCC acting Chair

July 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 7, 2017 @ 12:24 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: region 6 government relations Please join US Senator Maria Cantwell and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for a Town Hall discussion on net neutrality, tomorrow, Friday, July 7th at Town Hall, Seattle Is your privacy on sale?  Federal regulation now allows internet providers to sell your private information, phone and internet activities to anyone, anywhere in the world for profit. As a United States citizen and an engineer, shall we protect the safety, security, and privacy for ourselves, our…

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IEEE Seattle Section Wide Picnic & BBQ

July 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section Join us at the IEEE Seattle Section Wide Picnic and BBQ members, families, and friends at Magnuson Park Shelter #1! This event is organized by the Young Professionals affinity group.   Please register to attend with the below. Registration is $5 per person (members and non-members). The money will be used for door prizes and fun giveaways. Everyone must register so we have an accurate headcount.   Picnic Shelter #1 has been reserved for our…

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August 2017

IEEE Seattle YP August Event: Startup Grind in Eastside

August 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - August 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: Seattle Section YP & PES The IEEE Seattle YP has formed a local partnership with Startup Grind; a global start up community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Under this partnership, IEEE members pay a reduced fee for local Startup Grind events. However, the IEEE is further subsidizing the cost to only $5/person for the first 6 registrantswithaPROMOCODE below. The event takes place on Wednesday August 9th at 5:30pm with networking, drinks, and food among entrepreneurs in Seattle. At 6:35pm,…

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September 2017

IEEE Seattle YP September Event: Networking + Bowling Event

September 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section & PES IEEE Seattle YP is partnering with Seattle University to host Networking + Bowling event for IEEE members, non-members, and friends! Bowling. Socializing. Networking. Join us for the Young Professionals casual meetup and a night of social activities such as bowling, pool, gaming arcade, and networking!  This is an IEEE Seattle Section and IEEE PES event so Young Professionals with all backgrounds will attend. Members pay $15 and non-members pay $25…  Join us Fee Covers…

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Seattle IAS September Meeting – Eddy Current Drive

September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

This month we’ll be talking with Technical Sales Specialist Gary Paterson of Dynamatic Drive Source International INC. Sturtevant, Wis.   Meeting Agenda Eddy Current Drive Theory of Operation Performance Analysis Economic Implications Application Considerations …all with a focus on pump and similar applications.   Gary Paterson Gary Patterson holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, where he pursued the Power Option, specializing in rotating equipment and electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution. He began his career…

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[Legacy Report] NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

September 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Northwest Energy System Symposium 2018, NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting. These planning meeting for a 2-day IEEE PES conference to be held at the University of Washington are open plannning meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month leading up to the conference.  The work is to obtain facilities, speakers for the conference, food and beverage and advertise.  Speaker(s): Max Emrick, Location: Seattle, Washington

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October 2017

IEEE Seattle YP October Event: Startup Grind in Seattle

October 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle YP + Seattle PES The IEEE Seattle YP has formed a local partnership with Startup Grind; a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Under this partnership, IEEE members pay a reduced fee for local Startup Grind events. However, the IEEE is further subsidizing the cost to only $5/person for the first 6 registrants with a PROMO CODE below. The event takes place on Tuesday October 3rd at 6pm with networking, drinks, and…

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[Legacy Report] Changing Generation Resource Mix Impacts on Power Systems

October 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

The generation fleet connected to and serving our electrical grid is changing. For the western U.S. power system, these changes include retirement of very large nuclear and fossil-fired generation plants. Another change is the increasing presence of renewable generation, including inverter-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) generation. This presentation will focus on bulk power system characteristics and performance impacts due to these changes, including reduced fault currents and reduced stabilizing inertia. Discussion will include examples of traditional and newer technology solutions to…

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[Legacy Report] Bulk Energy Storage

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

  For the past 100 years, electric utilities have moved with glacial majesty to reliably and safely operate the world’s most complex machine – the US electric grid. Today we move into a new era with upwards of 40% of our energy coming from variable renewable sources, driven by the overwhelming appeal of free fuel forever. Once renewable assets are depreciated, they continue to generate power for decades, virtually for free, with the only caveat being a complete disregard for…

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KWH/Seattle PES SIGHT

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Team updates. Location: Seattle, Washington

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[Legacy Report] NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

October 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Northwest Energy System Symposium 2018, NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting. These planning meeting for a 2-day IEEE PES conference to be held at the University of Washington are open plannning meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month leading up to the conference.  The work is to obtain facilities, speakers for the conference, food and beverage and advertise.  Speaker(s): Max Emrick, Location: Seattle, Washington

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[Legacy Report] Challenges and Innovations at Peninsula Light

October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

    PenLight was established in 1925 as an Electrical Cooperative that provides service to the Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas and three islands in the NW corner of Pierce County. The 32,500-meter co-op is surround by water and has only a single point of power delivery by Tacoma Power’s Potlatch Transmission system. The rural location and lack of transmission diversity has presented the co-op with many challenges to serve their members and to meet their expectations for reliable service.…

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[Legacy Report] DERMS Systems – Managing DERs as a Portfolio

October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

  Lately, the electric utility industry is being hit by several drivers worldwide. Resulting from policy concerns around climate change, these drivers have created the most significant impetus for change and the subsequent alignment of politicians, regulators and customers, resulting in pressure on utilities to incorporate new sources of energy (e.g., Wind, Solar), reduce emissions (renewable energy sources, carbon reduction mechanisms, etc.) and so on. Most sources of new energy behave very differently from the normal sources of energy that…

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KWH/Seattle PES SIGHT

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference recap. Team updates. Location: Seattle, Washington

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November 2017

[Legacy Report] Technology Innovation For Distributed Energy Systems

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Lately, the electric utility industry is being hit by several drivers worldwide. Resulting from policy concerns around climate change, these drivers have created the most significant impetus for change and the subsequent alignment of politicians, regulators and customers, resulting in pressure on utilities to incorporate new sources of energy (e.g., Wind, Solar), reduce emissions (renewable energy sources, carbon reduction mechanisms, etc.) and so on. Most sources of new energy behave very differently from the normal sources of energy that we…

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[Legacy Report] NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

November 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Northwest Energy System Symposium 2018, NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting. These planning meeting for a 2-day IEEE PES conference to be held at the University of Washington are open plannning meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month leading up to the conference.  The work is to obtain facilities, speakers for the conference, food and beverage and advertise.  Speaker(s): Max Emrick, Location: Seattle, Washington

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[Legacy Report] Managing Uncertainties of the Future Grid

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

  Managing the future grid will require creative, innovative solutions. Uncertainties in the grid are increasing due to the growth of less predictable & reliable renewable generation resources, demand response programs, distributed generation, microgrids, potential cyber-security issues and the aging infrastructure. Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been deployed for decades at utility control centers to manage the electricity grid in real-time. Today these EMS capabilities are poised to be enhanced quite dramatically with growth of synchrophasor PMU measurements. Solutions to…

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Seattle IAS November 2017 Meeting

November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

This month we’ll be talking with John H. Schneider of Holophane Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting   Meeting Agenda Light emitting diode technology Technology highlights from the early days to today LED lighting controls Unique design strategies for LED installations   John H. Schneider John has 32 years of lighting experience and employment with Holophane Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting.  John is a “Lighting Certified Professional” by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions.…

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[Legacy Report] Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV at Austin Energy

November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

    Abstract: The Austin SHINES solution is a distributed energy resource (DER) management platform that optimizes value in a system with a high penetration of distributed PV generation while maintaining the power quality and reliability associated with grid service. Austin SHINES recognizes that emerging DER assets such as solar and energy storage are part of an integrated, interconnected grid system and the benefits of these resources are maximized only when they are holistically coordinated with other grid assets. By…

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December 2017

[Legacy Report] Superconductor Power Cable Solutions for Dense, Urban Cities

December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:59 pm PST

  Utilities are under increasing pressure to improve their ability to serve electric power loads in urban environments. At the same time, costs for acquiring land and performing construction projects in those urban environments are skyrocketing and there is a growing demand that utility infrastructure be placed underground for aesthetic and security reasons. AMSC’s Resilient Electric Grid (REG) solutions based on High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) power cables provide substantial relief to utilities that face pockets of urban load growth, space…

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[Legacy Report] Seattle PES EXCOM – Year End Wrap Up and 2018 Planning Meeting

December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Seattle PES EXCOM meeting for year end wrap up of activities and reporting such L31 and Treasurer Report Work on Event Planning, Officer Elections, Budget and Training for 2018 Speaker(s): Max Emrick, Darrell Ross Location: Seattle, Washington

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January 2018

IAS January 2018 Meeting – Generator Paralleling

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

This month we’ll be talking with Minto Halimuddin, Western Region Systems Sales Manager with Caterpillar Electric Power and Andy Eyler who is a Regional Product Engineer with Caterpillar Switchgear   Meeting Agenda The world of Generator Paralleling Switchgear Features and benefits of various design options Low first cost versus installed cost Paralleling Control Trends & New Variables for EPS system design   Minto Halimuddin Minto has more than 27 years of experience with designing, selling and applying complete Power Generation…

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NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Planning meeting for upcoming PES NWESS meeting in Seattle in March Speaker(s): Max, Location: Seattle, Washington

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IEEE Seattle YP January Event: Startup Grind

January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Co-sponsored by: Seattle Section YP + Seattle PES Join IEEE Seattle Young Professional for the Jan 30th Startup Grind Event. The Seattle YP has partnered with Startup Grind to provide discounted tickets for IEEE members. The full cost of this event is $14 but IEEE members pay $5 + processing fee using “ieeetix” promo code. Rian Buckley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fitcode, a fashion-data company that enhances the shopping experience by focusing on fit, not size.At the age…

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February 2018

NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Planning meeting for upcoming PES NWESS meeting in Seattle in March Speaker(s): Max, Location: Seattle, Washington

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NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Planning meeting for upcoming PES NWESS meeting in Seattle in March Speaker(s): Max, Location: Seattle, Washington

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Seattle IAS Meeting – Eddy Current Drive

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

We apologize for the late cancellation of the September meeting.  We are able to have our speaker come out and provide this benefit to attendees in February! This month we’ll be talking with Technical Sales Specialist Gary Paterson of Dynamatic Drive Source International INC. Sturtevant, Wis.   Meeting Agenda Eddy Current Drive Theory of Operation Performance Analysis Economic Implications Application Considerations …all with a focus on pump and similar applications.   Gary Paterson Gary Patterson holds a BS degree in…

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Seattle IAS September Meeting – Eddy Current Drive

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

We apologize for the late cancellation of the September meeting.  We are able to have our speaker come out and provide this benefit to attendees in February! This month we’ll be talking with Technical Sales Specialist Gary Paterson of Dynamatic Drive Source International INC. Sturtevant, Wis.   Meeting Agenda Eddy Current Drive Theory of Operation Performance Analysis Economic Implications Application Considerations …all with a focus on pump and similar applications.   Gary Paterson Gary Patterson holds a BS degree in…

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IEEE Seattle YP February Event: Startup Grind

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Co-sponsored by: Seattle Section and Seattle PES Join IEEE Seattle Young Professional for the Feb 27th Startup Grind Event. The Seattle YP has partnered with Startup Grind to provide discounted tickets for IEEE members. The full cost of this event is $14 but IEEE members pay $5 + processing fee using “ieeetix” promo code.   Sarah has experienced a long line of successes, from LinkedIn to 23andMe she has lead operations from several positions. The result of working with VC…

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March 2018

NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting

March 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - March 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm PDT

Planning meeting for upcoming PES NWESS meeting in Seattle in March Speaker(s): Max, Location: Seattle, Washington

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NWESS 2018 Planning Meeting

March 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - March 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm PDT

NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Meeting Location: Seattle, Washington

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April 2018

Seattle IAS April Meeting – TECO Westinghouse

April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

This month we’ll be talking with Ken Lee and Jerry Hill both with TECO-Westinghouse Motor company.   As always, we will be at Brown & Caldwell in Seattle.   Meeting Agenda Introduction to TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company Snap Shot on LV and MV Motors and Controls, and Gearing solutions Field and Factory Services VersaBridge Medium Voltage Drive Building Blocks of Mains and Slices Modular Scalability for Voltage and Power Liquid Cooling, 2-Phase Cooling Technology Reliability Redundancy Communications and Tools Synch Transfer…

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IEEE Seattle YP April Event: Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United

April 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

IEEE Seattle YP is partnering with the Seattle Sounders to participate in “College Night” as a networking opportunity for both college students and Young Professionals. Participants will witness Seattle Sounders host Minnesota United for a lively match that is sure to bring lots of excitement. Agenda: The match starts at 1:00 PM at Century Link Field in Seattle on Sunday, April 22nd. Networking in Occidental Square will begin shortly before the match begins so please don't be late! 12:30 PM…

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May 2018

May Event: IEEE YP Networking & Project Management

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE YP + IEEE PES Seattle Join IEEE YP for a networking event as we host Ralph Kliem on Saturday May 12th. The event scheduled is downtown Seattle with light food and beverages provided.  An insightful conversation and lecture will be presented by Ralph on titled Contemporary Project Management Tactics for Young Professionals. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those who request it.  INSTRUCTIONS The event is held in the auditorum of Modera at Capital Hill. It's…

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May Event: IEEE YP Networking & Project Management

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE YP + IEEE PES Seattle Join IEEE YP for a networking event as we host Ralph Kliem on Saturday May 12th. The event scheduled is downtown Seattle with light food and beverages provided.  An insightful conversation and lecture will be presented by Ralph on titled Contemporary Project Management Tactics for Young Professionals. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those who request it.  The Event We are hosting a professional networking event. Students and YPs will have…

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May Event: IEEE YP Networking & Project Management

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE YP + IEEE PES Seattle Join IEEE YP for a networking event as we host Ralph Kliem on Saturday May 12th. The event scheduled is downtown Seattle with light food and beverages provided.  An insightful conversation and lecture will be presented by Ralph on titled Contemporary Project Management Tactics for Young Professionals. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those who request it.  The Event We are hosting a professional networking event. Students and YPs will have…

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Seattle IAS May Meeting – Loadbanks

May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

This month we’ll be talking with Rob Hilkemeier of ASCO Power Technologies, who will be accompanied by Matt Kinsel, Larry Blaine, and Newman Telischak.   Meeting Agenda Why use a Load Bank Types of Power Tested Typical Load Bank Applications Types of Load Banks Control and Operation Specifying Considerations Rob Hilkemeier Regional Technical Sales, ASCO Load Banks Rob has 20 years of Sales and Sales Management experience in the emergency power business; engine generators both in standby and prime power…

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June 2018

NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Close Out Meeting

June 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

NWESS 2018 Planning Committee Close Out Meeting to cover costs, attendance and attendee survey results. Location: Seattle, Washington

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IEEE Seattle Section 2018 Summer Picnic & BBQ

June 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE YP + Seattle Section Join us at the IEEE Seattle Wide Picnic and BBQ members, families, and friends at Alki Beach Shelter #1! This event is organized by the Young Professionals affinity group. Please register to attend with the link above. Registration is $5 per person for members and $7 for non-members. The money will be used for door prizes and fun giveaways. Everyone must register so we have an accurate headcount.   Picnic Shelter #1 has…

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IEEE Seattle Section 2018 Summer Picnic & BBQ

June 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE YP + Seattle Section Join us at the IEEE Seattle Wide Picnic and BBQ members, families, and friends at Alki Beach Shelter #1! This event is organized by the Young Professionals affinity group. Please register to attend with the link above. Registration is $5 per person for members and $7 for non-members. The money will be used for door prizes and fun giveaways. Everyone must register so we have an accurate headcount.   Picnic Shelter #1 has…

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July 2018

IEEE PES SEATTLE SUMMER PICNIC & BBQ 2018

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE PES Seattle + Seattle YP Affinity Group Join us at the IEEE Seattle members, families, and friends at Magnuson Park Shelter #1! This event is organized by the Young Professionals affinity group. Please register to attend with the link above. Registration is $4 per person for members and $5 for non-members. The money will be used for door prizes and fun giveaways. Everyone must register so we have an accurate headcount. Picnic Shelter #1 has been reserved for our use.…

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IEEE PES SEATTLE SUMMER PICNIC & BBQ 2018

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE PES Seattle + Seattle YP Affinity Group Join us at the IEEE Seattle members, families, and friends at Magnuson Park Shelter #1! This event is organized by the Young Professionals affinity group. Please register to attend with the link above. Registration is $4 per person for members and $5 for non-members. The money will be used for door prizes and fun giveaways. Everyone must register so we have an accurate headcount. Picnic Shelter #1 has been reserved for our use.…

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IEEE PES SEATTLE SUMMER PICNIC & BBQ 2018

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE PES Seattle + Seattle YP Affinity Group Join us at the IEEE Seattle members, families, and friends at Magnuson Park Shelter #1! This event is organized by the Young Professionals affinity group. Please register to attend with the link above. Registration is $4 per person for members and $5 for non-members. The money will be used for door prizes and fun giveaways. Everyone must register so we have an accurate headcount. Picnic Shelter #1 has been reserved for our use.…

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IEEE WIE: Seattle Girl Geek Dinner with Amazon

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

IEEE WIE is partnering with Amazon and the Girl Geek Dinners Organization to host an event at The Spheres! Leaders from across Amazon will engage in a panel discussion about innovation and their career paths while guests enjoy drinks and appetizers! Come meet these remarkable women and connect with other girl geeks. Appetizers and drinks provided!   Panelists: Melissa Cha, VP Emerging Devices & Tech Dorothy Nicholls, VP Amazon Quicksight, AWS Srividhya Srinivasan, General Manager, AWS Redshift Kate Stone, Senior Principal Engineer, Kindle…

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September 2018

PNW Seminar Series presented by OMICRON: Transformer Diagnostics and Protection Testing

September 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: PES, IAS, and ASHRAE Abstract:OMICRON’s transformer diagnostic testing seminar is designed to provide the essential information needed to “assess” the condition of your power transformer assets. Participants will learn power transformer theory, test methods, and data analysis strategies, which includes the most up to date techniques and practices that can be applied to power transformers. All subjects presented are adequate for all levels of expertise, and all examples are derived directly from field experience. The seminar will also…

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IEEE Seattle YP September Social Event: Mariners Baseball Night Out For Caring Party

September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: Keiana Hadjireza Join IEEE Seattle Young Professional, United Way of King County and The Mariners for a Night Out for Caring to party with a purpose at Safeco Field while being philanthropic and giving back to their Early Learning Program for kids. This night is filled with great opportunities to explore Safeco Field and get a behind-the-scenes view that is not normally available to the general public. As you enter the field, you can go in any direction…

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Distribution Control Center Software Modernization

September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

  GE Power, software solutions division is a software technology unit dedicated to deliver state-of-the art grid control center technology for utility system operators to manage the grid. With the aging grid network infrastructures in the US, severe weather problems causing power outages and the advancement of new technology to improve network reliability, utilities are investing in grid modernization. Distribution power grid management software is the central system to consolidate and process massive amount of measurements in real-time to monitor,…

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Tour of the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington

September 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: Center for Neurotechnology The Seattle Chapters of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society and the Signal Processing Society invite you to tour the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington.  Founded in 2011, the Center for Neurotechnology is one of several Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) across the country funded by the National Science Foundation. The center’s headquarters are located at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, and its core partners are at the Massachusetts Institute…

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October 2018

Inverter Probing for Learning Power Distribution Grids

October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

  Utilities need to know the grid topology and loads to perform any meaningful grid optimization task. Rather than passively collecting data from sensors and meters, this talk puts forth an active data acquisition scheme termed grid probing. The idea is to leverage smart inverters to probe an electric grid and record its voltage response at probed buses, with the purpose of grid learning. Grid probing can be performed by commanding inverters to perturb their power injections. Multiple probing actions…

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Power system operation challenges (and some possible solutions) – with examples from the Nordic power system

October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Power systems around the world are changing due to the increasing share of variable renewable generation and new demand patterns. The higher variability and more uncertainty with respect to generation and demand will greatly challenge operation and control of future power grids. Increasing use of power electronics in generation, transmission and end use adds to these challenges, but can also represent part of the solutions providing more flexibility. From the perspective of the Nordic (Norway, Sweden Finland and Denmark) power…

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Seattle IAS October Meeting – Microgrid

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Snohomish County PUD and Burns & McDonnell are designing and building a microgrid that will demonstrate the multiple uses of battery energy storage with a focus on disaster recovery and renewable energy integration. In addition, the microgrid will explore using V2G (Vehicle to Grid) capable charging stations to experiment with using electric fleet vehicles to support the microgrid as just another form of energy storage. The project will look at the technical and financial challenges and reports will be completed…

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Managing the Growing Cyber Attack Surface in the Power Grid

October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

  Cybersecurity of the electric power grid has become a significant challenge due to expanding threats and a growing attack surface. Once only a theoretical threat, real-world attacks have now been identified that resulted in regional power outages. This cyber landscape is only expanding as the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices introduce new risk and security challenges. This talk will provide an introduction to the cybersecurity of the electric power grid, including current…

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Real-Time Green by Drift: 100% Renewable Power, Every Hour of Every Day

October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

      Drift is a Series A-funded energy startup with expertise in the New York retail/wholesale energy market. Drift is an ESCO/REP in NY state and a wholesale market participant in NYISO, with plans to expand to other regions of the U.S. in 2019. We combine the power of data, machine learning, and software development to transform energy markets by removing inefficiencies in the energy supply chain to pass the savings on to consumers and renewable energy project developers.…

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November 2018

A Seattle-Centric Introduction to Electric Utilities

November 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

This presentation covers the development of electric energy in the Puget Sound Region from its early beginnings to the present, and a look into the future. Technical development, utility governance, and the administrative structure necessary to meet the myriad responsibilities of the modern utility are addressed. Speaker(s): Uzma, Location: Seattle, Washington

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Integrated Resource Planning at Tacoma Power

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

This presentation will provide an overview of the 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). An IRP is intended to ensure the utility can provide reliable power at lowest reasonable cost and risk over the long term. Historically, the primary questions Tacoma Power has asked in the IRP have been whether, when and which new resources are needed to meet future demand and regulatory requirements. However, the IRP may soon require asking new questions: Does the traditional utility business model need to…

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Practical Challenges in Real Time Optimization of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in Behind-The-Meter (BTM) Applications

November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) offer tremendous potential for increasing the flexibility and resilience of the grid. DERs can help utilities and grid operators to cost-effectively manage electricity demand growth, congestion, power quality, and reserve allocation. DERs can also increase reliability while reducing electricity costs for end consumers. In this presentation we will review typical Behind-The-Meter (BTM) value streams found in DER optimization applications from an aggregator or energy manager perspective. We’ll then discuss practical challenges that arise when deploying real-time…

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Seattle IAS November Meeting – Seismic Design

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Presenter: Scott Whittington from International Seismic Application Technology   Scott has 22 yrs. in construction consulting, supply and design services and 6 years of commercial carpentry experience. Scott ISAT’s  Northwest Technical Support Manager responsible for a five-state territory.   Meeting Agenda   What seismic restraints are and why they are required by law. Where do you find the requirements in the building code? Understanding seismic code terminology. How to identify whether seismic restraints are required on your projects and to…

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Fault-tolerant Power Systems Using a System of Systems Protection Strategy

November 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

The heavier loading of existing power systems infrastructure along with the utilization of significant amounts of renewable energy sources pose new challenges to the power systems real-time operational security, defined by NERC as the ability of electric power grids to withstand sudden, unexpected disturbances such as short circuit faults. Therefore, developing secure and dependable protection schemes ranging from digital protection algorithms to wide area protection schemes that enhance real-time operational security and fault-tolerance of power systems is of crucial need…

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December 2018

Energy Storage Analytics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Lessons, Methods, and Models Resulting from Recent Experience

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

The energy storage analytics team at PNNL is currently evaluating storage systems with a combined 25 MW / 103 MWh of capacity at twelve sites across the U.S. We are evaluating lithium-ion and vanadium redox flow batteries in Washington State, demand response programs in Hawaii, microgrids in Massachusetts, and pumped storage hydro systems in Washington State, California, New York, and Hawaii. We have developed a framework and a set of tools for evaluating the economic benefits of storage systems, characterizing…

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February 2019

Seattle IAS February Meeting – VFD and Ethernet cabling

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

This month we’ll be talking with Peter Cox the Director of Global Industrial Projects, with the Industrial Cable Division of Belden Cables in Richmond Indiana.   Meeting Agenda Introduction to Belden Overview of Industrial Solutions Review of Instrumentation & Control Cables Insulations & Jacket properties   VFD Cables - Benefits of VFD Cables Construction & Design of VFD cables   Industrial Ethernet Cables - Overview of Category cables Standards Industrial vs Commercial Grade Ethernet Why use CAT 5e, CAT6 or…

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March 2019

Seattle IAS March Meeting – Surge Protective Devices

March 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

We will be covering surge protective devices, how they work and how they should be applied.   Surges – Causes & Effects (Facility Damage - Cost of surge) Why we need more Surge protection (Cascading Protection) & How to educate end users. Industry Standards & Recommended Practices (When surge is required by code & Surge recommendations) Specifying SPDs & Application guidelines (Why spec language matters & Practical applications when & where to use surge) Next Generation SPD Monitoring (PQ Monitoring…

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IEEE PES Seattle ExCom Meeting

March 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

March/April 2019 ExCom Officers meeting. Location: Seattle, Washington

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September 2019

Two-day workshop under PES Distinguished Lecturer Program: Matching hydropower and renewables: an overview of hydroscheduling and renewable integration in competitive electricity markets with a significant hydro share

September 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - September 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm PDT

Matching hydropower and renewables: an overview of hydroscheduling and renewable integration in competitive electricity markets with a significant hydro share The objective of this workshop is to discuss the interplay between hydropower and renewables, under a market design and modeling perspectives. We will mostly discuss what will (and should) be the role of hydro power in a renewable dominated market and how will market design and regulation enable or interfere with this development. A modeling and policy-oriented approach, based on…

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IEEE1584-2018 Arc Flash Calculations Update – IAS September 2019 Meeting

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Welcome back from the summer break!  We are fortunate to offer an overview of the updated IEEE 1584-2018 regarding Arc Flash Incident Energy Analysis Implications.  In the presentation we will review the changes made as part of IEEE 1584-2018, and how it will affect how arc flash studies are completed.  You will also learn the major differences between the 2002 and 2018 standard and how the varies software providers are handling these changes.    Peter Hogan Peter Hogan is the…

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October 2019

Kinetic Energy Storage (Flywheels) – IAS October 2019 Meeting

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Everyone is welcome, registration is not required. In today’s evolving data center, industrial, and healthcare markets it is more important than ever to seek out and deploy infrastructure that is more Reliable, Efficient and Sustainable in infrastructure solutions for small to hyper-scale mission critical facilities.   Justin Jurek with Piller Power Systems Inc. will lead a technology discussion and presentation focusing on the energy storage within the Uninterruptable Power Supply.  Chemical energy storage (batteries) for 5,10, 15 minutes of runtime,…

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2019 GHTC YP Reception

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE YP Seattle Join us for the YP Reception at IEEE GHTC 2019 conference in Seattle's Double Tree Hotel in Seatac. This conference focuses on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This cross-disciplinary annual conference provides the perfect venue for those interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Seattle (USA) in October 2019.  Carrie Smith will be speaking at the YP Reception. The Registration is only for the YP Reception which will cover Dinner at…

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IEEE PES Seattle ExCom Meeting

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

September/October 2019 ExCom Officers meeting. Location: Seattle, Washington 98005

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November 2019

IEEE PES Seattle ExCom Meeting

November 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

November/December 2019 ExCom Officers meeting. Location: Seattle, Washington

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January 2020

Seattle IAS January Meeting – Arc Quenching Switchgear

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Location: Bldg: Brown & Caldwell701 Pike StSuite 1200Seattle, Washington98101

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