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Power & Energy Chapter
This page lists the related Society (or Societies if a joint Chapter) and the word "Society" is a link to that Society's web site. In addition to listing upcoming events, past events are also listed for reference as members have indicated they like to see what has happened in the past. If you would like to attend an updated version of a prior event, please contact the Chapter chair.

A Chapter of: IEEE Power & Energy Society , Newsletter
Chapter Chair Bala , biography
Past Chapter Chair Mario
Chapter Vice-Chair Pratap , biography
Secretary Lynda , biography
Chapter Events Downupcoming         Downpast
News Nov 2012: Toronto Hydro are holding an event to highlight the challenges and oppportunities in sustaining Ontario's urban electricity assets. The event will be held on the 29th of Nov 2012. Click here to register.
Oct 2008: The symposium proceedings and presentation slides for the highly successful Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy held on July 15, 2008, have been archived here.
  Sep 12, 2003: August Power Blackout - Report on August 14, 2003 Outage Sequence of Events by the NERC U.S./Canada Power Outage Task Force - [14 page PDF file]
Power Engineering Chapter Meeting, May 1, 2003
Upcoming Events
Next event not yet scheduled.
Past Events († indicates event photos added)
Mar 07, 2013 Optimization Challenges in Smart Grid Operations
Jan 21, 2013 SMART Power Flow Controller for Smart Grid Applications
Oct 22, 2012 Control of Medium Voltage Drives
Aug 2, 2012 Simulating GOOSE Publishing and Subscribing
May 24, 2012 Simulating GOOSE Publishing and Subscribing (CANCELLED - Moved to August 2, 2012)
April 3, 2012 Digital Control Technologies for Switching Power Converters
February 27, 2012 Embedded Power Electronics for Next Generation Smart Photovoltaic Panels
January 26, 2012 Smart Grid Solutions for Sustainable Buildings: Advances in renewable energy and efficiency within the context of buildings
Dec 1, 2011 Magdy Salama: Smart Grid from Vision to Implementation
Nov 22, 2011 Plug-in Electric Vehicle Impact on Ontario's Grid
Nov 14, 2011 Smart Grid Control and Communication: IEC 61850 Standard and Substation Automation
June 21, 2010 Current and Future Trends in Power Systems
April 29, 2010 Vision To Reality: Deployment Of The Smart Grid At Toronto Hydro (slides)
April 27, 2010 Causes and Mitigation of Manhole Events
June 11, 2009 Distributed Generation – Overview
June 4, 2009 Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems & Details for Commercial/Residential Installations
September 25, 2008 Industrial Revolution for Protection and Control Systems in Electric Utilities (slides)
May 21, 2008 Toronto Hydro's Conservation Demand Management Initiatives
Talk and feedback session
April 17, 2008
rescheduled from
March 27
Recent Applications and Developments in Digital Protective Relaying
November 22, 2007 Recent Developments in FACTS Technology
an IEEE Power Engineering Society Distinguished Lecture
September 27, 2007 Hydro One's Transmission Development Plans (slides) †
April 26, 2007 Ontario Wind Turbines - Testing of Electrical Safety (slides)
October 19, 2006 High-Power Converters and Applications in Drive/Wind/Utility Industries (slides)
June 13, 2006 Reliability Standards in the North American Bulk Electric System (slides)
April 20, 2006 Reliability in Deregulated Electricity Markets: The Ontario Example
March 23, 2006 Use of Overhead Conductor Ground Clearance Measurements to Calculate Effective Wind Speed for Transmission Line Rating
February 21, 2006 On-line and Off-line Transformer Monitoring
November 10, 2005 Smart Electricity Meters [PEO] & Special PES Chapter Dinner Meeting
May 19, 2005 The Effect of Maintenance on Component and System Reliability
April 21, 2005 Nuclear Power Generation ??? Where are we going?
February 25, 2005 Power Systems for the Non-Power System Engineer (poster) †
February 21, 2005 Reliability Impact of Wind Power on Power Generation Planning (slides) †
October 21, 2004 Tour of Hydro One's Ontario Grid Control Centre at Barrie
October 10 - 13, 2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society???s 2004 Power Systems Conference and Exposition
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY, USA
September 15, 2004 Tour of the ABB Power Transformer Plant in Guelph
August 9, 2004 Evolving Concepts of Wide Area Measurements in the Electric Power Industry (slides)
June 6 - 10, 2004 IEEE Power Engineering Society 2004 General Meeting
Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
May 4, 2004 Power System Operations Seminar - includes technical presentations
October 29, 2003 End of Life for Power Transformers
October 3, 2003 IEEE Toronto Centennial Forum on Reliable Power Grids in Canada
featuring experts from four utilities in BC, Ontario, and Quebec
click here for links to photos and presentations
September 17, 2003 Tour of the Pickering Wind Turbine Generating Station
followed by project and technical presentations.

Click on image at right to see full size photo
of OPG presentation by Chuck Edey.
Presentation [PDF] by Dave Young.
Tour report with photos

July 13 - 17, 2003 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting/conference
July 16, 2003 Power Systems Basics for Business Professionals
July 14,15, 2003 Highlights from the PES Toronto Conference at the Sheraton Centre, July 13 - 17, 2003 †
May 1, 2003 An Overview of the Ontario Electricity Market and the Summary of the First Year of Operations (slides)
April 23, 2003 Nuclear Power, an Alternative to Fossil Fuels POSTPONED
November 8, 2002 Optimization Applications in Distribution System Operations
June 27, 2002 Lightning Challenges in Ontario
May 24, 2002 Tour to Hydro One Provincial and Greater Toronto Area Transmission System Control Centre and Telecommunication Control Centre
December 1, 2000 Visit to Independent Electricity Market Operator's (IMO) Clarkson System Control Center
November 10, 1999 PES - Toronto Section meeting
February 18, 1999 The Great Canadian Ice Storm 1998 - Impact on Power Lines

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