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Chapter VII

S.E. Michigan IEEE Power Engineering-Industry Applications Society Chapter

 

Chair                                                    Kevin Taylor                 taylor@ieee.org                     586-573-0713

V-Chair Technical Activities                Aseel Midani                  amidani@ieee.org

V-Chair Professional Activities           Michael Fleck                fleckmc@gmail.com

Secretary                                            Junhui Zhao                   junhui.zhao@wayne.edu

Treasurer                                            Anand Sathyan            sathyan.anand@chrysler.com

Treasurer                                            Ian Hutt                          ianhutt@hotmail.com

 

 

Upcoming Events ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

Email taylor@ieee.org for additional information about the upcoming events

 

 


IEEE Power & Energy Society 2011 Detroit General Meeting

Held 24-29 July 2011 at the Detroit Marriott within the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI

Theme: The Electrification of Transportation & the Grid of the Future

www.pes-gm.org/2011

 

Host utility: DTE Energy

Co-Facility support: General Motors

This premier power engineering conference will bring together 2500 plus practicing power engineers, executives, policy makers and academics from all over the world. The aim of the conference is to provide international forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss various issues and developments in the field of electrical power engineering.

Super Sessions: Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid, Wind Power & Photovoltaic, Energy Storage, Energy and the Environment. 

 

 

DTE Energy: Plug-in Electric Vehicles & the Grid, Utility Prespective
Speaker: Mr. Nick Carlson, DTE Energy

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

 

Time: 1:30PM-3:00PM

 

Place: Wayne State University College of Engineering  

Hall of Fame, 5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.

Detroit, MI 48202  

 

 http://www.ece.eng.wayne.edu/~sjiang/Seminars/index.html

Detroit Edison, DTE Energys electric utility, generates and distributes electricity to 2.2 million customers in southeastern Michigan.  Founded in 1903, Detroit Edison is the largest electric utility in Michigan and one of the largest in the nation.  As evidenced by its involvement in electrical vehicle programs (1980-90s) and its Intelligent Link in-home load control project (1990s), Detroit Edison is considered an industry leader in new technologies and Smart Grid-related activities.
 
DTE Energy has been very active in the electrification of vehicles and is working closely with automotive manufactures to ensure the grid is ready for the commercialization of electric vehicles. In 2008, DTE Energy was awarded a $5 million grant from the MPSC to study Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV).   DTE Energy has been analyzing plug-in electric vehicles to understand the near and mid-term vehicle-utility impacts.
 
Additionally, DTE Energy has been studying the transfer of electricity during peak load times, the environmental impact of PHEVs, and how AMI and demand response strategies will impact electric system load curves and generation mix and capacity requirements.
 
Nicholas (Nick) Carslon, Detroit Edison  DTE Energy, Engineer, Power Systems Technologies Nick Carlson is an engineer in Power Systems Technologies at Detroit Edison. Currently, he is responsible for managing various Smart Grid and PEV activities. In addition, his recent efforts include investigating the impacts of PEV on the electric distribution system. Nick is an active member on DTE Energys internal Smart Grid team.
 
In his six years at DTE Energy, Nick has also worked as a distributed resource planning (DRP) engineer and a distribution relay engineer. During his time in the DRP group, he project managed multiple installations of distributed generation on the DTE Energy electrical distribution system. As a relay engineer, Nick performed network protection studies and provided system protection recommendations to his management.
 
Mr. Carlson is also involved in a MPSC PHEV pilot project as well as the DOE FreedomCAR Partnership. The Partnership examines and advances pre-competitive, high-risk research and development to generate the components and fuel infrastructure necessary to enhance the commercialization of a full range of affordable cars and light trucks including fuel cells, hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles.
 
Education:
Wayne State University
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Graduation year: 2008
Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science, Engineering  Major in Electrical Engineering
Graduation year: 2003
 
Publications:
1. N.Carlson and H. Asgeirsson, DTE Energy, A Smart Recloser for the
Smart Grid, Transmission & Distribution World Magazine June 2008
 
2. N. Carlson, H. Asgeirsson, R. Lascu, J. Benaglio, and M. Ennis,
Application of Cutout Type Reclosers on Distribution Circuit Laterals  A
Field Study, Power and Energy Society General Meeting  Regulatory and
Public Challenges to Utility Enhancements, 2009 IEEE 26-30 July 2009
Page(s):1-4
 
3. EPRI Best Practices Guide Book for Integration of DER into the Utility

 

 

 

Energy for the future

 

A one-day event featuring discussions by industry leaders on the Future of Electric Power, Alternative Energy Sources, and Electrification of the Automobile and a preview of the Public Television program "The Future of Electricity."

For more details visit the following webpage:

http://www.engin.umd.umich.edu/energy_conf/index.html

 

This event is free of charge.
Lunch will be provided.

 

WHEN

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 

WHERE

BorgWarner Auditorium

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building

College of Engineering and Computer Science

University of Michigan-Dearborn

 

4901 Evergreen RoadDearborn, Michigan 48128 • 313-593-5000

 

 

MICHIGAN'S FUTURE in RENEWABLE ENERGY

Free - coffee & bagels

 

Thursday, February 25th,7:30am-9am

 

http://www.wwj.com/Unwired-Coffee-Series-2-25-2010/6349224

 

Lawrence Technological University, UTLC Gallery
21000
W. 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI  48075

 

Irene Dimitry, Director, DTE Renewable Energy
Jennifer Mefford, Director Business Development, IBEW Local 58, NECA
Rodger A. Kershner, Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC.

 

Can Michigan really become the hub for Renewable Energy?  And if so, can it be done affordably while ensuring economic growth and development?  WWJ Newsradio 950 in partnership with The Engineering Society of Detroit Institute (ESDI) will unveil the results of a Clean Energy Symposium. Learn about the study; find out who is behind it and the recommendations for its implementation.

 

Join WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush on Thursday, February 25th, at the next Unwired Coffee Series for a discussion along with a brief presentation by Christopher J. Webb, JD, and David A. Skiven, PE, FESD,Co-Directors of the Engineering Society of Detroit Institute.  Panelists for the discussion include:

 

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8 to 9 a.m.

 

It's all free - coffee & bagels. Reservations are required.

 

Past Events………………………………………………………………………………………………….

May 2009, details to follow:
"Reactive Power Management and Voltage Stability” by Ian Hiskens of UM at DTE Energy                                                                                                                                                                              

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April 15, 2009, 5:30 pm-7 pm 
“Direct DC Power Lighting”, by Nextek Power Systems, at Next Energy
461 Burroughs, Detroit 48202

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“ View of US Wind Markets, and WF Collector Systems & Interconnections"

March 5, 2009 8am-12pm

Wanda K. Reder, IEEE Power&Energy Society(PES) president, Vice President of S&C Electric Company Power Systems Services Division
DTE Energy, Detroit

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"Substation Automation and Smart Grid" a Short Course

January 8, 2009; 12pm-4:30pm

John D. McDonald, P.E., IEEE Power&Energy Society (PES) past president,  general manager of marketing, GE Energy's transmission & distribution T&D)
DTE Energy, Detroit

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December 18, 2008; 5:30-7:30pm
"Alternative and Renewable Energy Issues -- some Perspectives from Asia"
Dr. C.G. Michael Quah, Corporate Technology Fellow with Concurrent Technology Corporation (CTC) www.ctc.com

Albert Kahn Building, 7430 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202-2798

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"Matlab for Power Engineers" a short course

November 21, 2008

8:30am-12:30 pm


Dr. Ali Abur, ECE Chair, Northeastern University, Boston
Wayne State University, College of Engineering, Hall of Fame
5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, MI 48202

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April 2, 2008; 5pm-9pm, S.E. Michigan Spring Conference & Dinner, Chapter VII Presentation (1)

Cascade Analysis: Predicting Failures to Reduce the Frequency of Widespread Blackout

 UM Dearborn Fairlane Campus, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, 48126

Stephen Miller (M’1976, S’) was born in Jackson, MI in the USA, on February 7, 1957. He graduated from the University of Michigan with BSEE, MSEE, and EE degrees.

Mr. Miller is the Section Manager for Commonwealth Associates, Inc.’s TRANSMISSION 2000 software. He is responsible for sales, development, and support of the TRANSMISSION 2000 programs that include transmission-planning applications for power flow, short circuit, transient stability, and protection analysis. Mr. Miller is also actively involved in innovative studies of the interconnection of generation to the North American power system. Mr. Miller is active in the IEEE PES CAMS Task Force on Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures.

April 2, 2008; 5pm-9pm, S.E. Michigan Spring Conference & Dinner, Chapter VII Presentation (2)

UM Dearborn Fairlane Campus, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, 48126

Basic Energy Auditing and Resources, Robert P Fegan, Jr. DTE Energy

Power Point presentation with extensive photographic descriptions of how to complete an energy audit on a commercial/ industrial facility. Both a D-I-Y project and using an outside resource are covered. The first part of the presentation covers the step-by-step process of performing an energy audit, including defining the project scope, what to look for while performing the audit, common measures, and basic reporting. The second part of the presentation defines the types of energy audits commonly performed, their cost range and resources for getting help from outside auditors.

Robert ‘Bob’ Fegan has over 25 years experience in the energy utility field. He began performing energy audits in 1981 and has held various utility positions in the Marketing and Customer Services departments of gas and electric utilities since 1983. Bob’s experience has involved the introduction and study of numerous new and conventional energy using technologies for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. He has created many software based evaluation tools and completed hundreds of specific technology analyses. Bob is the author of a web site at www.EnergyTechPro.com that is subscribed to by utilities across the US and Canada as a resource and training aide for marketing and customer service representatives. Bob is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and is employed as an Energy Management Consultant at DTE Energy in Michigan.

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Trends in automotive Steering Systems
Wayne State University College of Engineering


Date: Feb 20, 2008
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm


Tomy Sebastian,
Chief Scientist and Principal Technical Fellow, Delphi Steering Systems
Industry Application Society Distinguished Lecturer

Tomy received the B.S.E. degree from Regional Engineering College Calicutta, India in 1979; the MS from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, M.A.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada 1982, 1984, and in 1986 respectively all in Electrical Engineering.  From 1979 to 1980, he was with the Research & Development Center of KELTRON, Kerala, India.  From 1987 to 1992, he worked at the Research & Development Center of Black & Decker Corporation in Baltimore, MD.  In 1992 he joined the Delphi Steering Systems in Saginaw Michigan, USA where he is currently a Chief Scientist.  

At Black&Decker, Dr. Sebastian was instrumental in initiating the research in employing brushless motors in the power tool applications.  During this period, he has given invited lectures at several workshops and conferences on topics related to the application of permanent magnet motors in power tools.  He was also an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, where he taught courses on Power Electronics and on Motor Drives. 

At Delphi, Dr. Sebastian has initiated the work on the application of Brushless motors in the Steering Applications. This resulted in the first ever brushless motor based electric power steering system in the market. Currently, several million such systems are being manufactured around the world every year. These systems provide higher fuel economy for the vehicles and result in the elimination of environmentally unfriendly power steering fluid.  He has given invited speeches at various Universities, and in International conferences.   

Dr. Sebastian has published more than 40 papers in the areas of motors and drives and their application in automotive components in IEEE Transactions, conferences, and other International Journals.  He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, and KIEE (The Korea Institute of Electrical Engineers) International Transactions on Electrical Machinery and Energy Conversion Systems.  He holds eighteen US patents and several pending.  He was inducted to the Delphi Inventors Hall of fame in 2006.  He is also a recipient of the General Motors Presidents Council Award for contributions in the development of Electric power Steering and a member of the team that resulted in the Automotive PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contributions to Excellence) award.  He contributed a chapter on Automotive Steering Systems to Hand Book on Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives CRC Press, May 2005; a chapter on "Design of Variable Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines", for the book on "Design and Performance of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors", tutorial proceedings at the 1989 IEEE IAS Annual meeting.  During 1998-2005, Dr. Sebastian was also an Adjunct faculty member at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, where he taught graduate courses on motor design and motor drives and advised Graduate students.  

Dr. Sebastian was a member of Technical Program Committee, session Chair, and session organizer for several IEEE conferences.  He held positions of Secretary, Vice Chair for Programs, Vice Chair for paper reviews and Chairman of the IEEE IAS Industrial Drives Committee.  He was also the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department of the IEEE IAS.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the IGATECH Pvt. Ltd, Kerala, India

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Grid-Interactive Solar Inverters, Impact on Power System Safety and Quality
Wayne State University College
of Engineering

January 16, 2008, 1:30pm-3:00pm


Anil Tuladhar,Control Systems & Software Engineer, Distributed Generation
Siemens VDO Automotive AG

Abstract:
Developments in the photovoltaic (PV) industry over the last several decades have significantly lowered the cost of solar arrays and power inverters. Recent government incentive programs such as rebates and tax credits have made electricity generation from PV arrays cost effective and feasible. Implementation of measures like Net Metering, Feed In Tariffs (FITs), and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) could further revolutionize the solar industry. The utility interactive inverters are at the heart of this revolution. Though solar panels are the most expensive component of a PV system, these grid interactive inverters are the most sophisticated equipments which dictate the behavior of the PV system. The efficiency, reliability and safety aspects of these inverters are crucial for the success of a PV system. These inverters should extract the maximum available power from the PV arrays and efficiently export the power to the utility grid without compromising the safety and integrity of the grid. In order to guarantee these grid interactive qualities, all grid interactive inverters must meet IEEE 1547 requirements. This lecture covers the design aspect of a solar inverter to meet IEEE 1547 requirements. Key control features such as handling abnormal grid conditions (over/under voltage/frequency conditions), anti-islanding control, ground fault detection/interruption, and current harmonics control will be covered in some detail. This lecture will also touch/ponder on the future potential of these inverters in improving the grid security and stability.

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Global Warming and Greenhouse Gas and Mitigation Opportunities
Wayne State University College
of Engineering

 

 Date: Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Dr. Saifur Rahman, Joseph Loring Professor at Virginia Technical University
Director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech.
Directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment at the University
IEEE-PES Distinguished Lecturer

Abstract
Levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from major industrialized and developing countries are first discussed. This leads to a presentation on some of the signs of global warming as seen around the world today. This is followed by some data on agreements reached at Kyoto in December 1997 for curbing GHG emissions. Key constituencies in the United States that are affected due to curbs on carbon emission are highlighted including the impact of carbon tax on electricity costs. Various GHG mitigation opportunities including advanced technologies are then discussed. This is followed by some discussion on the US administration's and US Congress' position on Kyoto Protocol and developing country responsibilities for GHG mitigation.

 

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Power Capacitor Application,
Wayne State University College of Engineering

Date: Thursday Nov. 15th, 2007
Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm

John Harder, PES Distinguished Lecturer

Starting with the characteristics of power capacitor units, the presentation covers the system effects from capacitor application. A number of important considerations related to capacitor application are summarized.  Included are Power quality issues, control, and power contracts (penalties).

John Harder - Formerly employed by Westinghouse and ABB, John Harder is an independent consulting engineer.  He has extensive experience with power capacitors, surge Arresters, fuses, circuit breakers, capacitor voltage transformers and line Traps; and has published many papers about the application of these products to power systems.  He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Power Engineering and Industry Application Societies and a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana.

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Grid-Interactive Solar Inverters, Impact on Power System Safety and Quality
Wayne State University College
of Engineering

Date: January 16th, 2007
Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm


Anil Tuladhar,Control Systems & Software Engineer, Distributed Generation
Siemens VDO Automotive AG

Abstract:
Developments in the photovoltaic (PV) industry over the last several decades have significantly lowered the cost of solar arrays and power inverters. Recent government incentive programs such as rebates and tax credits have made electricity generation from PV arrays cost-effective and feasible. Implementation of measures like Net Metering, Feed In Tariffs (FITs), and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) could further revolutionize the solar industry. The utility interactive inverters are at the heart of this revolution. Though solar panels are the most expensive component of a PV system, these grid interactive inverters are the most sophisticated equipments which dictate the behavior of the PV system. The efficiency, reliability and safety aspects of these inverters are crucial for the success of a PV system. These inverters should extract the maximum available power from the PV arrays and efficiently export the power to the utility grid without compromising the safety and integrity of the grid. In order to guarantee these grid interactive qualities, all grid interactive inverters must meet IEEE 1547 requirements. This lecture covers the design aspect of a solar inverter to meet IEEE 1547requirements. Key control features such as handling abnormal grid conditions (over/under voltage/frequency conditions), anti-islanding control, ground fault detection/interruption, and current harmonics control will be covered in some detail. This lecture will also touch/ponder on the future potential of these inverters in improving the grid security and stability.

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