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Electric Power Systems and Electric Vehicles

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/325696

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) Philadelphia Chapter are holding a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. The topic is Electric Power Systems and Electric Vehicles. Mr. Joseph F. Maida, P.E., is our guest speaker. The course will present an overview of basic design of electrical power systems, focusing on the installation of “residential” electric vehicle charging and power transferring stations. It will include a case study of a recent electrical contractor installed Tesla Charging Station and Powerwall combined with PV Cells on the roof of a residence near Boston, MA. Additional personal experience about a charging station that the Speaker built for his son’s Tesla in Ocean City will be presented. It will address the challenges that existing homeowners and utility companies will face with the rapid increase in electric vehicle purchases. Attendees may apply for 1.0 PDH upon completion of lecture. Certificates will be provided through the IEEE Certificates Program, accepted in all states. PDHs are provided at a cost of $5.00 per certificate through the Philadelphia VTS Chapter. Send payment to Brandon Swartley via Zelle at [email protected] Evaluation forms must be completed online to obtain PDH certificates at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/ Co-sponsored by: Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers - Philadelphia Chapter Speaker(s): Mr. Joseph F. Maida, Agenda: Introduction Presentation Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/325696

“Powerless” – A History of Our Nation’s Major Power Blackouts and Description of Its Grid

Virtual Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/310555

“Powerless” – A history of our nation’s major power blackouts and description of its grid, including a focus on last year’s Texas fiasco In November 1965, the United States suffered its first major loss of electrical power, The Great Northeast Blackout of 1965. 30 million people were left in the dark, including all New York City. New York City again went dark in 1977, and again, 2004, in the largest blackout to hit the United States. Cities and states across the country have been affected at one time or another. This presentation will cover the history of major blackouts, their causes, impact and aftermath. The presentation will also describe the nation’s power grid with its three separate systems, transmission voltage levels, AC versus DC transmission, and who watches over this nation-wide grid which we all depend on 24/7. In addition, it’s been over a year since the collapse of Texas power system. Some called this catastrophe one of the worst blackouts in the nation’s history in terms of impact to those affected. We will look at just how close the grid was to total collapse and what has and has NOT been done to prevent another power disaster. Co-sponsored by: CH02125 - Philadelphia Section Chapter,VT06 Speaker(s): Bob Swayne , Agenda: WEBINAR: 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. The Zoom Webinar link and password will be forwarded to all registered participants after Noon on the day of the meeting. Check your spam folder if you don't see the email. Webinar is open to all. Professional Development Hours: Attendees may apply for 1.0 PDH provided through the IEEE Certificates Program, accepted in all states. Send $5.00 (USD) payment to Brandon Swartley via Zelle at [email protected] and complete online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/ Virtual Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/310555

DC Rolling Stock High-Speed Circuit Breaker Technical Presentation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/308653

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams titled, DC Rolling Stock High-Speed Circuit Breaker Technical Presentation. Mr. Oleg Goureev, Component and Systems Manager, and Mr. Martin Bussiere, Business Development Manager, Rail Segment North America, ABB Electrification Products, are our guest speakers. ABB will give a presentation on their latest DC rolling stock high-speed circuit breaker called DCBreak. It is a medium-voltage high-speed bi-directional DC circuit breaker for rolling stock application power supply up to 1800 V, 1500 A, with a breaking capacity of 30 kA. The DCBreak circuit breaker family for rolling stock combines a small footprint, reduced weight, high flexibility and reliable operation with minimal maintenance. It is ABB’s first in a line of new products intended for the direct current railway transportation market. It is designed to high safety standards as well as relevant environmental directives and industry standards. Engineered with flexibility in mind, it is as easy to implement in new builds as well as retrofit into existing ones, and its simplified design makes for reduced maintenance time and costs. This technical presentation will also discuss AC and DC train line relays, contactors, and 1000 V dc miniature circuit breakers for distribution systems on buses and rail cars. Attendees may apply for 1.0 PDH upon completion of lecture. Certificates will be provided through the IEEE Certificates Program, accepted in all states. PDHs are provided at a cost of $5.00 per certificate. Send payment to Brandon Swartley via Zelle at [email protected] Evaluation forms must be completed online to obtain PDH certificates at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/ Payment and evaluation form must be completed within one week after meeting. Speaker(s): Mr. Oleg Goureev, Mr. Martin Bussiere Agenda: Introduction of ABB representatives and STV representatives Technical hands on presentation of the ABB high speed circuit breaker Application of the ABB HSCB in a propulsion system. ABB Molded Case circuit breakers migration to the XT for the various onboard systems distribution and protection Push in technology connection on DC and AC Train Line relays and DC and AC Contactors versus Ring terminal ABB 1000Vdc Miniatures Circuits distribution and protection on Buses and Railcars ABB integrated engineered Solutions systems integration at our North American Center of excellence. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/308653