11/1: IEEE PES Silicon Valley Workshop No. 2

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies
Please join us for: IEEE PES Silicon Valley Workshop No. 2

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, PES President Elect 2020-2021

Location:  GEIRI North America, 250 W. Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134

DateNovember 1, 2019 Friday) 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Co-Hosted by: GEIRI North America and CSEE North American Chapter

IEEE PES San Francisco Chapter

IEEE PES/IAS Santa Clara Valley Chapter

IEEE PES China Smart Village Committee

North America Chinese Power Professional Association

We are very pleased to announce that the 2019 Seminar “IEEE PES Silicon Valley Workshop” will be held at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on November 1, 2019 in San Jose. Registration scan code is below or Register Here. It is FREE for registered attendees but will be charged $20 at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-pes-silicon-valley-workshop-no2-tickets-77420999293

The workshop will start with the Keynote Speaker Dr. Jessica Bian whom has been elected as IEEE PES President Elect, 2020-2021. Her speech topics is “Self-Discovery and Connection to the World”. She will talk about “What makes life healthy and happy?”& “How IEEE can help us Connect to the World?

We will then follow with a panel session “Future Grid and IEEE Activities”, with speakers from several host organizations.

During the panel discussions, distinguished speakers, including top executives and leading professionals from Electric Utilities, Smart Energy Technology & Solution Providers, and Smart Village Initiator, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers, will share their experience and insights at the workshop.

There will also be networking opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided. Please mark your calendar and RSVP today as seats are limited!

DateNovember 1, 2019, Friday

Time:   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Registration

             6:30 pm to 8:10 pm – Workshop

                8:10 pm to 8:30 pm – Discussions and networking

Agenda

Date:   November 1, 2019, Friday

Time:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Registration and Reception

            6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Welcome Remarks

Moderators: Charles Mee, Treasure of IEEE PES San Francisco Chapter, Senior Utilities Engineer for CPUC

  • Xuehua Zhu, Counselor, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm — Keynote Speech: Self-Discovery and Connection to the World

Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES President Elect, 2020-2021; Vice President, Grid-X Partners

               7:30 pm to 8:10 pm – Panel Session: Future Grid and IEEE Activities

Moderators: Xiaofeng Zhang, Chair of IEEE PES China Smart Village Committee

  • Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES President Elect, 2020-2021; Vice President, Grid-X Partners
  • Wenjuan Zhang, Chair of North America Chinese Power Professional Association, California Chapter; Supervisor Transmission System Planning, PG&E

               8:10 pm to 8:30 pm – Discussions and networking

Speaker Bios

Dr. Jessica Bian has been the PES Secretary since 2016, and has been elected for the PES President-Elect, 2020-2021. She is a visionary leader and architect. She has spearheaded electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment. She is currently with Grid-X Partners.  Before that, she was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC. Previously, she was the Director of Performance Analysis at North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Under her leadership, a total of 18 industry-wide reliability indicators were established to determine grid reliability, adequacy, and associated risks.  She is widely recognized as a pioneer and trusted world leader in the field.

Before joining NERC, Dr. Bian was with PJM, ERCOT and Westinghouse Electric. She published over 70 articles and received the 2014 IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power award for her technical achievements. 11/1

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10/23: Thermal issues in Hyper Scale Data Centers

Please join us October 23, 2019 for Thermal issues in Hyper Scale Data Centers

Speakers: Fred Rebarber of Vertiv

Location:  Google, Mountain View.

SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 9404

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/  RSVP:Registration

Cost:  Registration through 10/21/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Advance description:

Cooling of Hyper Scale Data Centers presents some unique challenges and it comes with several key choices such as: efficiency goals, redundancy requirements, power usage, water usage, airflow management and preparation for deployment of liquid cooling. The choice of a cooling solution will impact the building design, electrical system and the data center floor layout.

In this session, we will explore these choices and their trade-offs as a data center architect works towards a selection of a cooling system.  We will also include some related electrical issues such as load shedding, peak power, electrical room cooling and the collaboration between electrical and mechanical engineering in cooling solutions.     

Topics include:

  • Trends in Hyper-Scale Data Center cooling systems
  • Large thermal system types and their pros and cons
  • Free-cooling economization options
  • Impact of the thermal system design on the electrical architecture and the data center floor layout
  • Considerations for the future and liquid cooling
  • Electrical room cooling

Fred Rebarber, Technical Business Development Manager, North America, Thermal Management, VERTIV

In his role as Technical Business Development Manager, Fred serves as the corporate technical interface for large end-users and consulting engineers who specialize in mission critical designs. A key function of this role is to provide input on product development based on customer needs and market demands. In his previous role in the OEM group, Fred worked with OEMs and end-users to gain adoption of existing Liebert Products as well as create specifications for new products. Before his OEM role, Fred was Director of Sales and Marketing for Cooligy. Cooligy designed and manufactured chip level liquid cooling solutions for OEMs. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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0918 Bloom Energy: Resilient MicroGrid Architectures for Mission Critical Facilities

Speakers: Rajesh Gopinath, P.E., Slavko Vasilic, and Niru Kumar of Bloom Energy

Location:  Google, Mountain View.  SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 6:50 pm

Event Details   or http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/  RSVP:Registration

Cost:  Registration through 9/16/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Advance description:

Severe weather events such as hurricanes, torrential rains, snowstorms and wildfires are becoming the norm around the world.  The most significant of those risks for a business that relies on electricity to keep its operations running is one that pertains to the availability and quality of power from the utility electricity grid.  At the same time, electricity is a large and growing component of operation costs for many businesses, especially for data centers, hospitals, military establishments, manufacturing plants, office buildings and other facilities. Many of these facilities are choosing to build MicroGrids incorporating on-site power generation technologies and sophisticated load management to achieve resiliency of their power supply as well as advancing corporate goals around sustainability and operational cost reduction.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced MicroGrid architectures and trade-offs in design choices using distributed generation
  • Recent examples of MicroGrid deployments in the data center, healthcare, retail, manufacturing industry
  • Nano Technology used in the solid oxide fuel cell and its reliability

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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0828: IEEE Milestone Award Ceremony on the Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Cosponsored by nVent, IEEE Foundation, and OEB IAS

Please join us August 28, 2019 for the 200th IEEE Milestone award for:

The Electric Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Milestone

IEEE Historical Comments:            Mr. Dick Ahrons, SCV Milestone Chair

nVent leadership role:                      Mr. Brad Faulconer, President nVent Thermal

Milestone Presentation:                    Mr. Jim Jeffries, 2018 IEEE President

Comments from inventors:              Mr. Chet Sandberg, and more!

Comments from founder:               

Location:  nVent, 899 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 to 2:00.  The building entrance and parking lot entrance are on Charter Street.  You may park in the gated employee parking lot where there are 35 spots. Light snacks.

Advance Registration requiredFirst come, first served! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-milestone-award-invention-of-the-conductive-polymer-self-regulating-heater-tickets-66136729739

More information here

Cost:  Free for IEEE members & guest

200th IEEE Milestone Award

First milestone for IAS & PCIC! Learn about benefits in energy efficiency and water conservation! Learn about application of nano technology to Polymers! Meet some key inventors from the early days!

Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self-Regulation Heater – 1972

IEEE milestones are sponsored by IEEE History Center and the local section to recognize major inventions or breakthroughs across the globe and across the profession.  The Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater was a key invention used to regulate temperature of remote installations with compelling significance to the petroleum industry.  Here is a description of how the Self Regulation Heater works:

How Self Regulating Heating Cable Works This video, courtesy of Raychem, provides a short but informative understanding of how self regulating heat tracing cable (sometimes referred to as “heat tape”) works. Self regulating heating cable is used in industrial processes for pipe and tank temperature maintenance and freeze protection. For more information, contact: Instrument … www.youtube.com

See you there! Steve Jordan

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