IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2017-2018

Two Professional Development Seminars

Friday, October 6, 2017


Seminar 1: IEEE 1547 (8:30a-12:30p)

Babak Enayati, National Grid

About Seminar 1

Due to the increasing amount of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) interconnections with the Electric Power System, the IEEE 1547 standard is going through a major revision to address some of the technical issues associated with high penetration of DERs i.e. grid support functionalities, etc. The participants will learn about the major changes to the IEEE 1547 i. e. voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions (including voltage and frequency ride through), power quality, islanding, interoperability, etc. The participants will also learn about the utility concerns/solutions to adopt the revised IEEE 1547 standard.

About Speaker 1

Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He is currently a Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, Waltham, MA. He joined IEEE in 2006 and currently is Senior Member, IEEE and the IEEE PES Governing Board Member-At-Large. Babak is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21) and IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems. Babak is also the Chair of IEEE PES Distributed Resources Integration working group. Babak is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts.


Seminar 2: GIS (1:30p-4:30p)

Pablo Gonzalez, GE

About Seminar 2

Due to increasing pressure on the electric system, such as load growth, security concerns, and fast developments, utilities are looking to provide the same substation services in a smaller space. The participants will learn about the major components of a GIS Substation and its interfaces. The participants will be also be introduced to the non-SF6 gas alternatives currently present in GIS.

About Speaker 2

Pablo Gonzalez received his Bachelor degree in Electronic and Automation Engineering from Vigo University, Spain in 2001. Then, he received a Master degree in Environmental Management from EOI in La Coruna. He joined ALSTOM in January 2008, at the Gas Insulated competence center for GIS up to 170kV as a Project Manager for GIS Substations. He worked for 6 years managing projects worldwide (Australia, Brazil, Spain). Since September 2013, he has represented GE/ALSTOM GIS as the North America Region GIS product Sales specialist. Pablo joined the IEEE PES in 2016.

Location       Time  
LC1 Training Center   8:30 AM   Seminar 1 begins
1 Lincoln Center   12:30 PM   Adjourn (lunch on your own)
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181   1:30 PM   Seminar 2 begins
(free parking available)   4:30 PM   Adjourn


The deadline for reserving your seat is noon on Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 via the Online Reservation Form. The training room has a maximum capacity of 70 people. You may attend either one of the two seminars, or both.

Seminar price for IEEE PES Members: $75 for a single seminar or $125 for both
Seminar price for non-PES Members: $100 for a single seminar or $150 for both

IEEE Membership card must be provided at registration to qualify for IEEE PES Member discount. Checks payable to "IEEE-PES Chicago Chapter" will be accepted as payment for the seminars. Cash will be accepted, but checks are preferred. Payment must be received before entering the training room.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided during each seminar, but lunch is on your own.

Free parking is available in the garage connected to Lincoln Center 1. However, LC1 policy requires all vehicles to be "registered" during check-in, otherwise vehicles may be towed. To register your vehicle, provide your license plate number at the seminar registration desk.

Continuing Education

IEEE technical meetings may be acceptable as continuing education where required for maintenance of professional engineering licensure. Refer to the individual state's requirements for details. A receipt for four (4) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided for seminar 1, if you attend all four hours. A receipt for three (3) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided for seminar 2, if you attend all three hours.

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Updated 2 Oct 2017