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.
|LC1 Training Center
|| Seminar 1 begins
|1 Lincoln Center
|| Adjourn (lunch on your own)
|Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
|| Seminar 2 begins
|(free parking available)
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.
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.
Updated 2 Oct 2017