10/22/20: Powering a Datacenter/Base Station-on-Wheels

Cosponsored by Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Sponsored by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)

Please join us October 22, 2020 for Powering a Datacenter/Base Station-on-Wheels

Speakers: Brian Zahnstecher, Principal, PowerRox LLC

Location:  WebEx on the Internet

When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 to 1:30 PDT

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

Cost:  Free! Registration required

We are in the process of transforming the average, consumer vehicle into an all-encompassing super machine with ubiquitous sensing, telecom

Description:

  • We are in the process of transforming the average, consumer vehicle into an all-encompassing super machine with ubiquitous sensing, telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), and infotainment. There is some discussion on how all these will increase the energy density footprint of AV/EVs, but rarely is it clearly articulated how dramatic this change will be and how it will impact the world around us. If a person said they were going to build a Datacenter/Base Station/Sensor Network/Theatre-on-Wheels, the concept may get brushed off as absurd. However, that is exactly what we are ALL talking about today, whether we are aware of it or not!
  • This talk will help to break down each of these functional areas (i.e. – data analytics, broadband integration, on-board sensor networks, and infotainment/IoT) and explore energy consumption implications (yesterday, today, and tomorrow). We shall build the linkages and interdependencies of these areas on one another, then work our way out to impacts/risks at the overall vehicle, network, and utility grid levels. Lastly, we shall explore potential changes in each of our key focus areas to set the world on a better trajectory than the one it is on today.

Brian Zahnstecher, Principal, PowerRox LLC

Brian Zahnstecher is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Chair (Emeritus) of the IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), sits on the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board of Directors, is Co-founder & Co-Chair of the PSMA Reliability Committee, Co-Chair of the PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee, and is the Principal of PowerRox LLC. He Co-chairs the IEEE Future Directions (formerly 5G) Initiative webinar series and is the founding Co-Chair of the IEEE 5G Roadmap Energy Efficiency Working Group and has lectured on this topic at major industry conferences. He previously held positions in power electronics with industry leaders Emerson Network Power (now Advanced Energy), Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard. He has been a regular contributor to the industry as an invited keynote speaker, author, workshop participant, session host, roundtable moderator, and volunteer. He has over 15 years of industry experience and holds Master and Bachelor degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

See you on the WebEx!

Steve Jordan

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051520: Response to COVID-19 Special Webinar

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies have suspended our onsite technical meetings during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  However we have a free Webinar this Friday night.  You will be able to text questions to the moderator during the Q&A portion:

If you are a SCV PES/IAS member you should have received an invitation to the meeting with the Zoom ID and password. If not, you can email us and ask for an invitation.

5/15/2020, PST 7 PM to 8:30 PM; EST 10 PM; 5/16/2020, Beijing TIME: 10 AM; 

PART 1: Challenges of Electrical Energy’s Response to COVID-19 (40 min.)

Moderator:Xiaofeng Zhang, President of Global Green Development Alliance (GLOGDA); Chair of IEEE PES China Smart Village Committee

Professor Daniel Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), University of California, Berkeley; The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; Strategy Development Consultant of GLOGDA.

Dr. Jessica Bian, President-Elect of the IEEE Power & Energy Society. Vice President of Grid Services at Grid-X Partners.  She is a visionary leader and architect, has spearheaded electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment.

PART 2: United, We Are Taking Actions (30 min.)

Moderator:Jeff Weng,Managing Director of BRI Capital

  1. Jing Ma, President & Secretary-General, U.S.-China Health Summit, Harvard Professor
  2. Dr. Shucheng Liu, Principal, Market Development, CAISO
  3. Jane Wu, Executive Director of GLOGDA;Managing Director of BRI Capital
  4. Xiaofeng Zhang, President of GLOGDA; Chair of IEEE PES China Smart Village Committee

PART 3: Q & A (10 min.)

Co-Organizers

US-China Health Summit, Global Green Development Alliance (GLOGDA)

Hanhai Silicon Valley Center, Association of Innovation and STEM Education, Governance Institute

IEEE SCV Power & Energy Society

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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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11/4 to 11/8: IEEE Rebooting Computing Week

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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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