“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/372462

“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

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

Elevators – Complex Electrical System in Today’s World

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/342665

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter and the IEEE Philadelphia Section are holding a joint meeting. The topic is Elevators - Complex Electrical System in Today’s World. Mr. Joseph F. Maida, P.E., is our guest speaker. Elevators have existed for over two thousand years. The original elevators were complex, for their time, and were driven by humans or animals. Today’s elevators are powered by electricity and driven by motors and are likely the most complex equipment within the infrastructure of buildings. This course will review the history of elevators, the codes and standards that apply to elevators, elevator types and their components, and the complexity of the electrical power and control systems that make them function safely Attendees may apply for 1.0 PDH upon completion of lecture. Please register at (https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/341984) Certificates will be provided through the IEEE Certificates Program, accepted in all states. PDHs are provided in accordance with the IEEE Philadelphia Section registration requirements. Do NOT send payments to Brandon Swartley - see the vTools registration and payment options. Evaluation forms will be completed manually and sent to the IEEE Philadelphia Section. Co-sponsored by: IEEE Philadelphia Section Speaker(s): Mr. Joseph F. Maida, Agenda: Introduction Presentation Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/342665

2023 PSPE Philadelphia Chapter National Engineers’ Week Banquet

Chart House Restaurant 555 South Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, United States

Join us for the 2023 National Engineers' Week annual banquet hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Saturday - February 25, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM Chart House Restaurant 555 S Christopher Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 625-8383 - Free Parking - or Transit by SEPTA $80 ($90 after 2/10) Recognize, Promote and Celebrate the Role Engineers fill in the Greater Philadelphia Area 90 Minute Reception before dinner is served (with Hot Butlered Hors d ’Oeuvres and Cash Bar) then a Full Course Dinner and an after dinner Dessert Reception - Program and Presentations - Presentation of Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards Presentation of MathCounts and STEM Awards

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Design – From Utility to Charger

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/349601

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a technical meeting. The topic is Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Design – From Utility to Charger. Our speakers are Dennis Balickie, Sr. Field Application Engineer, ABB, and Jeff L. Small, Sr., Curve Technology, LLC. The increased volume of electric vehicles has necessitated an expansion of EV charging sites throughout the country. This seminar will explore the strategic and tactical design/engineering elements of the infrastructure of EV charging stations. Key elements will include: - Accommodation for Different Site Requirements - Consideration of Standards, Utility, and Environmental Impact - Present and Future Market Trends 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 the online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/. Evaluation form must be completed and payment received within one week to receive PDH certificate. Speaker(s): Dennis Balickie, Jeff L. Small, Sr. Agenda: Introduction Presentation - Site Power Distribution Options - Available Equipment for Site Power Distribution - Greenfield Single Site Considerations - Brownfield Single Site Considerations - Standards, System, Utility, and Environmental Considerations - Segment/Market Trend Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/349601

Grid Edge Solutions and Battery Electric Storage Systems

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/360117

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a technical meeting. The topic is Grid Edge Solutions and Battery Electric Storage Systems. Our speakers are Jon Judson, Rail and Transit Lead, and John Glassmire, Global Product Manager, Grid Edge Solutions, Hitachi Energy. Fleet electrification is a fast-growing trend both in the public and private transportation segments. By 2040, it is expected that more than 30% of the world’s passenger vehicles fleet and more than 60% of the global bus fleet will be electric, generating an impressive need for electricity. Electric vehicle adoption is sponsored and subsidized to meet global carbon footprint reduction targets as well as improve air and people’s life quality. Charging infrastructure development will have to follow closely, as almost 300 million charging points will be needed globally by 2040 across all segments: private, public and commercial. To prevent a potentially very messy system that is difficult to maintain and somewhat redundant, electric mobility hubs are recommended. These hubs – essentially “charging centers” – offer a more efficient approach to planning in urban and suburban areas, and will also aid the switchover to more digital forms of mobility-energy management. For cars, hubs could be installed in existing infrastructure like car parks, or car rental centers. For public transportation vehicles, depots and terminal stations provide ideal locations. And a system of hubs within and around cities can be planned for efficient energy-mobility integration. Electric mobility hubs are going to face challenges related to the energy transition common to all large electric energy prosumers, often described as the “energy trilemma.” Jon Judson and John Glassmire from Hitachi Energy will give a presentation on fleet electrification current trends and challenges. 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 the online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/. Evaluation form must be completed and payment received within one week to receive PDH certificate. Speaker(s): Jon Judson, John Glassmire Agenda: Introduction Technical presentation Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/360117

Training on Dry-Type Transformers

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/369063

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a technical meeting. The topic is Training on Dry-Type Transformers . Our speakers are Carlos Garcia and Jhonatan Hernandez, from TMC Transformers USA, Inc. This training presentation will focus on dry-type transformers, including their advantages, market applications, and general concepts. Types of dry-type transformers will be explored, such as cast-resin, vacuum pressure impregnated (VPI) and vacuum impregnated (VI). Technical concepts for discussion include ratings, efficiencies, testing, and regulatory standards. Protection, temperature monitoring devices, and other accessories will be presented. Applications and basic maintenance will be presented by TMC engineers, along with their product portfolio and production process. 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 the online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/. Evaluation form must be completed and payment received within one week to receive PDH certificate. Speaker(s): Carlos Garcia, Jhonatan Hernandez Agenda: Introduction Technical presentation • General Concepts • Product Portfolio • Production Process • Technical Concepts • Accessories • Applications • Basic Maintenance Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/369063

DC Traction Power Systems Design

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/372462

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a technical meeting. The topic is DC Traction Power Systems Design. Our speaker is Fernando Soares, Traction Power North America Sales Lead, with Powell Industries. This presentation discusses the different elements, applicable standards, and common industry practices used in dc traction power substation design. The objective of this presentation is to provide designers and specifiers with helpful and technical knowledge on traction power substation equipment as well as recommendations for developing project requirements. 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 the online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/. Evaluation form must be completed and payment received within one week to receive PDH certificate. Speaker(s): Fernando Soares Agenda: Introduction Technical presentation - Most Common North American DC Rail Systems and Categories - LRT DC Traction Power Distribution Network Overview - Introduction to a DC Traction Power Substation - DC Traction Substation Grounding Practices - Medium Voltage Switchgear - Transformer Rectifier Units - DC Switchgear - DC Disconnect Switches - Negative Grounding Devices - Substation Automation System - Power Control Rooms/Prefabricated Buildings Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/372462

DC Traction Power Systems – Advanced Design Concepts

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/384130

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Philadelphia Chapter is holding a technical meeting. The topic is DC Traction Power Systems - Advanced Design Concepts. Our speakers are Mark Curry and Tony Janin, Traction Power Systems Leads, Sécheron SA, North American Market This presentation discusses the different elements, applicable standards, and common industry trends used in dc and traction power applications. The objective of this presentation is to provide designers and specifiers with technical knowledge in DC applications used in traction applications and provide detailed insight into new product concepts used throughout the world. Attendees may apply for 2.0 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 the online evaluation at https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia-vts/forms/. Evaluation form must be completed and payment received within one week to receive PDH certificate. Speaker(s): Mark Curry, Tony Janin Agenda: Introduction Technical presentation - Multiple project profiles that embrace new DC technologies and design challenges - DC Switchgear - DC Traction Voltage Limiting Device - Stray Current Monitoring Systems - Traction Converter Units based on Diode, Thyristor, and IGBT Technology - Boost for Diode Rectifiers - Substation Automation System and Intelligent Operations and Maintenance Systems Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/384130