SD IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), PES, PELS joint chapters Meeting
Meeting Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: David Vaglia
Location: San Diego
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
This presentation provides an overview of the methods used to generate electricity. Each generation method and technology is discussed along with its accolades and issues. An examination of where and why various methods (Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Hydro, Solar, Wind, Bio, etc.) are used follows, ending with a look at trends in the energy sector.
Bio: David Vaglia has his roots in the energy engineering. He began his career in the coal mining industry, working as an applications engineer in power distribution, and electric train haulage systems, both above and below ground. He has also worked in the renewable energy sector, investigating new concept wind generation applications and solar thermal systems. Mr. Vaglia transitioned to instrumentation and control working with supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and then to the man-machine interface design of nuclear power plant control rooms. Mr. Vaglia is presently a Principal Engineer in the Control Room Design Group, Operating Plants Business, at the Westinghouse Electric Company. In Westinghouse, he has held positions in management, marketing, and engineering.
Mr. Vaglia has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in General Arts and Sciences, both from the Pennsylvania State University. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a registered Professional Engineer working in the state of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Vaglia has been an active in the IEEE for over 40 years. He is a senior member serving the Pittsburgh Section (Region 2) in various capacities. Mr. Vaglia’s volunteer positions have included Section Awards Chair, Treasurer, and Section Chair. In the IAS-PES Pittsburgh Joint Chapter, he has served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair. He has also served as the General Chair of the 2008 PES Annual Meeting. Mr. Vaglia was nominated and appointed an IAS Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-16, and Prominent Lecturer 20017-2018. The Pittsburgh Section Joint Chapters of the IAS and PES, has won numerous IAS and PES chapter awards for being a very active chapter.