0710: Surge Suppression Presentation on Updated Reliability and Protection

Please join us July 10, 2019 for: Surge Suppression Presentation on Updated Reliability and Protection

Speaker: Kenneth Pitt, P.E., Siemens TPS3 and FirstSurge Account Manager

Location:  Google, Mountain View. 

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

SB65 Border to Border Conference Room

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

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

Cost:  Registration through 7/8/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Description

This presentation is a technical overview providing the attendees with an understanding on why surge protection is a mandatory component of today’s electrical systems power the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. New code changes are now mandating SPDs be included as a standard electrical system component to ensure reliability of electrical distribution equipment and operation.  CEC credits are available for this presentation.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding surges and their mitigation
    • What is a ‘Surge’?
    • How a SPD operates?
  • Standards review and NEC update
    • UL 1449 4th Edition
    • NEC 285
    • NEC 2011, article 708
    • NEC 2014, 700.8
    • NEC 2017, 620.51(E), 645.18, 670.6, and 695.15
    • NFPA 72, 12.2.4.2
    • Florida Building Code – AHCA Requirements (Could impact your area)
  • Surge Protecting Electrical Systems
    • Where to place SPDs
    • Sizing SPDs
    • “True 10” vs. 7 modes of protection

Presenter:

Kenneth Pitt, is a Professional Engineer with over 21 years of experience in providing solutions for power quality related problems, specifically pertaining to electrical surges. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from the University of South Florida and is currently the Siemens SPD account manager.  He frequently lectures and teaches courses in identifying, solving, and mitigating surge related power problems.  He is an active IEEE IAS member from Tampa, Florida. 

See you there!

James Alvers

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0602: SILICON VALLEY SMART ENERGY WORKSHOP

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Please join us for: SILICON VALLEY SMART ENERGY WORKSHOP

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES Secretary

Location: 250 W Tasman Dr, STE 100, San Jose, CA, 95134

When: 06/ 02/ 2019 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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

RSVP:  Registration

Backup links: greenenergy.eventbrite.com or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-pes-silicon-valley-smart-energy-workshop-tickets-62023385616

Cost:  No cost for IEEE members

Agenda

12:00 PM-1:30PM Lunch (FREE for registered IEEE members!)

1:30PM -1:40PM Welcome remark by Xiaofeng Zhang, Chair, IEEE PES

China Smart Village Committee

1:40 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote speech by Jessica Bian

TITLE: Regulatory Aspects of Implementing Advanced Technology

2:30PM-2:40PM Tea Break

2:40PM-3:30PM Talk by Di Shi

TITLE: loT and Edge Computing for Power Systems

3:30PM-4:00PM Networking

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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04/17: Energetic Value of Solar PV

Speaker: Eric Mannarino, Arup

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

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

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

Cost:  Registration through 4/14/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

RSVP:  Register here

Description

Government incentives and the policies of net energy metering have led to an explosion of solar PV systems throughout the United States over the last couple decades. At its advent, net energy metering marked the pivot point in the adoption of solar PV systems. The large-scale adoption of solar energy has led to the well-known duck curve; excess energy and low energy prices at midday with cost spikes and large ramps in necessary energy production moving into the evening.

Utilities have long complained that solar PV would cause harm to low income customers that could not afford installing PV systems and would be shouldered with the burden of increased rates to pay for utilities’ fixed costs. These factors have caused states such as Hawaii and Arizona to either rescind net metering or impose fixed charges on owners of solar PV systems. These changes to payback incentives for solar are leading to an enhanced marketspace for battery storage systems, especially as an energy arbitrage measure.

The recent uptick of fires, storms, and other disasters has begun to shine a light on the economic importance of resilience for building owners. People who live in recent disaster areas, whether those affected by the fires in northern California, or the hurricanes that have ravaged Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, have had to endure days or months without power in the wake of their respective disasters. Placing a dollar value on a client’s energy resilience is a difficult task but can lead to a better understanding of the true value of solar PV and Energy Storage.

Presenter: Eric Mannarino, Arup

Eric is a registered electrical engineer (CA) working at Arup’s San Francisco Office. His expertise in the field of efficient and resilient energy systems was built through the conception, design, and construction of distributed energy systems, microgrids, and critical power systems for a variety of clients. His project work includes the design of campus scale microgrids, building integrated DER systems, electric vehicle networks, and hyperscale data centers. Eric’s recent research topics include DC microgrids and the application of microgrids to critical infrastructure facilities. He holds an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering as well as a BA in Business Economics, all from the University of California, Irvine.

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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03/20: Deploying Lithium Ion Energy Storage for UPS, The Benefits and Requirements!

Please join us March 20, 2019 for: Deploying Lithium based UPS!

Speaker: Brian Handley

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

US-MTV-SB65

1365 Shorebird Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

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

RSVP:  Registration

Cost:  Registration through 3/17/2019:  $15.00 for IEEE members, $20.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $20 members/$25 non-members

Description

Stored Energy for Data Center back up power is changing dramatically. The traditional option of VRLA batteries or flywheels is being challenged by the introduction of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIB) for UPS power storage.  As with any shift in technology, there are issues that need to be considered.  They include:

  • The design, chemistry and value proposition of LIB for UPS.  Common myths about LIB. 
  • Benefits and challenges of LIB versus VRLA. For example: cost, monitoring and cycling.
  • Battery monitoring vs. battery management.
  • The safety features and potential risks of LIB.
  • Applicable NFPA and IFC codes that impact this technology.
  • Understanding the 2018 revision to the California Fire Code regarding Stationary Storage Systems.  The impact in and out of California.
  • Working with AHJs and engineers.

BIO

Brian Handley has been in the data center business for 25 years.   He has been representing Emerson and Vertiv for 14 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.    Brian has more than 800 large UPS installations in the last 12 years and is has placed more than 400 Lithium cabinets around the US in the last 18 months. 

See you there!

Steve Jordan

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02/23: US-China Energy & Climate + AI Summit

Feb 23rd: US-China Energy & Climate Summit

(Focused on Energy & Climate Policy, Markets, Investment and Entrepreneurship)

  • February 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 8:00PM
  • Location: Filoli, Woodside, California (A prominent California historical Landmark)
  • Hosted by SCEA, assistant hosted by CSEE North American Chapter
  • Discount for IEEE members: 30% with FINALSALE30OFF
  • Register at https://www.summit.scea.club/

Overview: China and the United States are the world’s largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. It is paramount for both countries to have more dialogues around the climate change challenges, to forge a better understanding of each other’s climate and energy agenda, and to collaborate on solving these challenges and investing in innovative solutions.

The US-China Energy & Climate Summit on Feb 23rd, to be held at Filoli, a prominent California historical landmark, will bring together executive policy makers, company leaders, technology experts, investors and entrepreneurs from both China and the U.S. to discuss the climate progress and the presence and future of our clean energy industry. The full-day agenda will feature a high-level keynote opening followed by several panel discussions on climate policies, energy market designs/landscapes, corporate strategies in clean-tech and sustainability, and opportunities for investment and entrepreneurship for a sustainable future.

Executive-Level Guest Speakers:

All of our 30+ speakers from are executive-level industry leaders. Some examples are listed below:

  • Junfeng Li, Director General at National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China;

  • Drew Bohan, Executive Director of the California Energy Commission;
  • Nan Zhou, Leader of the China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;
  • Karin Corfee, Managing Director at Navigant Consulting;
  • Guangyi Liu, CTO of GEIRI North America, State Grid Corporation;
  • Lei Qi, Principal at Alliance Ventures, world’s largest mobility investor;
  • Dian Grueneich, Commissioner Emeritus, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Huifeng Chang, Senior VP and CFO of Canadian Solar
  • David Phillips, Associate VP of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California (UCOP)
  • Douglas Cameron, Co-founder of First Green Partners
  • Yi Liu, Deputy Director of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University


More information about speakers: https://www.summit.scea.club/summit-feb-23rd

Feb 24th: Artificial Intelligence in Energy Summit

  • Feb 24th, 2019
  • Location: Room 101, Packard Electrical Engineering Building,
    350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Hosted by Stanford IEEE and SCEA, assistant hosted by CSEE North American Chapter
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