Insights and reasoning behind some of the changes happenings in 62368-1 at international and national levels. 🗓

— IEEE PSES OC Chapter —
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Meeting Date: August 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Leszek M Langiewicz, Worldwide Technical Regulations, HP Inc.
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website by 5PM 8/21
Event Details: PSES Site
Summary: Insights and reasoning behind some of the changes happenings in 62368-1 at international and national levels.

Bio:
Leszek M Langiewicz
Worldwide Technical Regulations
HP Inc.

Leszek is part of the TC 108

Young Professionals – Meet at Cha for Tea, dinner and board games 🗓

Bring your own board game to play!

OC IEEE Young Professionals –

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Dinner can be bought at any of the restaurants in UTC
Location: Cha For Tea, 4187 Campus Dr. M173, Irvine
Cost: Boba and appetizers will be provided courtesy of IEEE.
RSVP: Just show up

Summary: OC IEEE Young Professionals is hosting our monthly Boba Night at Cha for Tea! Come join us for free Boba, board games and a casual atmosphere!

Power Distribution in Oil and Gas Facilities 🗓

— overview, highly volatile materials, point of connection, electrical distribution equipment, cable routing, proper selection, impacts …

— IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County …
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Meeting Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 to6:30 PM Networking; 6:45 Food; 7:30 – 8:45 PM Presentation
Speakers: Mr. Mehrdad Jamei, P.Eng, Principal Design Engineer, Fluor Enterprises
Mr. Giovanni Parra, P.E., P. Eng., Technical Director, Fluor Corporation

Location: Doubletree Orange County Airport – Santa Ana
Cost: none for Presentation. Meal – $30 for all, except full time college students which are free.
RSVP: requested, contact Hamid at asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160
Event Details: N/A

Summary:
This presentation is an overview of typical power distribution in oil and gas facilities, specifically for refineries. We will start at the high voltage point of connection with the utility that feeds the facility main substation and describe the different schemes used for increased reliability of the power system. We will then review the electrical distribution equipment that are often used in substations. This equipment includes transformers, neutral ground resistors, busducts, switchgears, motor control centers, battery system and chargers, UPS and power management systems. Methods of cable routing including underground ducts, trenches, cable trays and conduits will also be reviewed. Oil and gas facilities handle highly volatile materials, requiring proper selection of electrical equipment. The impact of area classification on the electrical equipment will also be explained

Bios:
Speaker: Mr. Mehrdad Jamei, P.Eng, Principal Design Engineer, Fluor Enterprises
Mehrdad Jamei graduated from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran in 1995. He received his Masters Degree in Power Systems from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 1997. After graduation, he worked for Namvaran Consulting Engineers, an EPC company engaged in designing oil and gas plants and refineries. In 2005, Mehrdad moved to the Province of Alberta, Canada where he started working on oil sand upstream projects in several EPC companies. He transferred to Fluor in South California in 2016 where he is currently working as a Principal Design Engineer working on substation design projects in local refineries. Mehrdad is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

Speaker: Mr. Giovanni Parra, P.E., P. Eng., Technical Director, Fluor Corporation
Mr. Parra received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1979. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in California, Alaska and the Province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Parra has over 38 years of experience; 30 of these years have been with the Fluor Corporation. His experience includes numerous scheduledriven projects for the design and construction of inland and marine petroleum facilities, including refineries; power distribution and generation; mining and ore processing. He has directed the Engineering and Design team, managed cost estimating, specification preparation, contract packages and selection of new electrical systems as well as modified systems for revamp and replacement projects. He is one of the company’s Subject Matter Experts (SME) in electrical

Industry Trends & Innovation: Past, Present, and Future 🗓

Meet and hear the President of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

— IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County …
Meeting Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 to6:30 PM Networking; 6:45 Food; 7:30 – 8:45 PM Presentation
Speaker: Damir Novosel, IEEE Fellow and Power and Energy Society President
Location: Doubletree Orange County Airport – Santa Ana
Cost: none for Presentation. Meal – $30 for all, except full time college students which are free.
RSVP: requested, contact Hamid at asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160

Summary:
You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to meet, and hear, the President of the IEEE Power and Energy Society. Our President, Dr. Damir Novosel has put together a robust presentation that includes far more than can be fairly represented here; however, here is a heavily-abbreviated list:
 Power grid modernization (including ‘Distributed Energy Resources’, Microgrids, Storage, EVs)
 Aging Infrastructure
 Grid of the Future (Wind, Solar, Operational Vision, Modernization Roadmap, Skilled Workforce, Preparation)
 Energy Storage (Application Buckets, Service Value, Business Case Example, Congestion Relief, etc.)
 Hybrid Microgrids (the U.S. Market, Installations, Technical Challenges, Borego Springs, PEV)
 Advanced Energy Management (Next Generation Monitoring and Control)
 Near-Term Roadmap (Infrastructure, Applications, Processes)
 Overview of IEEE-PES

Bio: Dr. Damir Novosel is President of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company. Previously, Dr. Novosel was vice President of ABB Automation Products and President of KEMA T&D US. Damir has led development and implementation of pioneering concepts, methods, and products that improved reliability and efficiency of power grids. Damir was elected to National Academy of Engineers in 2014. Dr. Novosel, is an IEEE Fellow, and serves as the IEEE Power and Energy Society President. Damir is also member of the CIGRE US National Committee and received the CIGRE Attwood Associate award.
Damir holds 17 US and international patents and published over 100 articles in Transactions, Journals and Proceedings, receiving IEEE PES 2011 and 2013 Prize Paper Awards. He has led or participated in numerous IEEE standards, publications and other initiatives. Dr. Novosel has been continuing contributor to education, including an Adjunct Professorship of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University, sponsorship of college scholarship programs, and support to industry courses and tutorials. He holds PhD and MSc, BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar) and the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Dr. Novosel was selected Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2015.

DC Arc Flash Calculation Methods and Field Data Collection Obstacles 🗓

— (PES/IAS) – introduction, responsibilities, power system study, challenges, obstacles, calculation methods, case study …

— IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County …
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Meeting Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 to6:30 PM Networking; 6:45 Food; 7:30 – 8:45 PM Presentation
Speaker: Hamid Beheshtian
Location: Doubletree Orange County Airport – Santa Ana
Cost: none for Presentation. Meal – $30 for all, except full time college students which are free.
RSVP: requested, contact Hamid at asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160
Event Details: N/A

Summary:
We will start with a quick introduction to NFPA 70E, OSHA, and Cal/OSHA, including their principles, purposes and how they apply to the electrical industry, engineers, contractors, and facilities – as well as Owner responsibilities! We will address the questions: ‘Why should we care about NFPA 70E?’ and ‘What does the Client receive for the power system study they are paying for?’ We will also review the changes to the NFPA 70E, 2015 edition, and we will cover a practical case study for a DC Arc Flash analysis and the challenges and obstacles on that project. Finally, we will discuss the three different DC Arc flash calculation methods:
 Maximum Power Method;
 Stokets & Oppenlander; and
 Paukert

Bio: Mr. Beheshtian has over 20 years of experience in Electrical Engineering design and power systems studies for commercial, utility, industrial, the oil and gas facilities. He is responsible for design, calculation, training and project management of all electrical systems at DH Green Energy. Prior to joining DH Green Energy, he served as Staff Electrical Engineer at Schneider Electric Engineering Services (SEES) and Operational Technology Inc. (Developer of ETAP Software). Hamid successfully conducted more than 800 hours of 41 ETAP workshops, 11 User groups, for 1800 engineers in US and Europe, from 2007 to 2011.

Challenges and Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) 🗓

— New challenges and benefits in the DER

— IEEE Metro LA Section —
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Meeting Date: Friday October, 13, 2017
Time: lunch starts @ 11:00 a.m. 12:00 PM Presentation

Speaker: Steve Collier, P.E. Director of Smart Grid Strategies Milsoft Utility Solutions
Location: SCE Montebello Service Center: 1000 Potrero Grande Drive Monterey Park

Cost: Membership required. You are welcomed to bring your spouse/companion/boss as guests. Please provide his/her name and email.
RSVP: Send your reservation request with your IEEE number to: e.miranda@ieee.org and cc Kay.nguyen@sce.com by 9-10-17.

Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: This is a free luncheon meeting cosponsored by SCE; the speaker will discuss the new challenges in the DER as well as the benefits it can provide as utilities continue to serve their customers in this new aggressive business environment.

Bio: Steve Collier is Director, Smart Grid Strategies, at Milsoft Utility Solutions, an industry-leading provider of engineering and operations software for electric distribution utilities. He joined Milsoft’s senior executive team in 2006 as Vice President of Business Development during a period of rapid grows and subsequent transition of ownership, authority and responsibility to the founder’s heirs.
Steve began his career in the early 1970s at Houston Lighting & Power Company, as a cooperative education program student engineer with a degree in electrical engineering., worked in System Planning and after that, He obtain a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in Engineering. He then joined Power Technologies, Inc. in Schenectady, New York, as an Analytical Engineer working on development, deployment, and application of planning and analysis software for electric utilities in the US and abroad.
Collier served as Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, telco utilities, commercial and industrial facilities, government agencies and trade associations. He has served on the board of the IEEE Industry Applications Society and Chair of the IEEE Rural Electric Power Committee.

Three M’s and Three F’s: Mathematics, Memory, Motion, FPGA’s, Functional Programming, & Frames 🗓

There is something here for anyone interested in our brave new digital world, where it came from and where it is going

— IEEE BUENAVENTURA ELECTRON DEVICES / CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETIES CHAPTER
Co-sponsored by Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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Meeting Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Ray Duran, Extron Electronica
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
These are exciting times with rapid development of silicon technologies, application of new mathematics and new programming paradigms all arising and converging. This discussion touches lightly on these important topics and shows how they are interconnected through the application of motion frames (video).There is something here for anyone interested in our brave new digital world, where it came from and where it is going.

Bio: Ray Duran Ray Duran, is Principal FPGA Design Engineer at Extron Electronics, has over 25 years of engineering experience in the area of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), developing applications for real-time environments such as video and military based systems. Ray graduated with a BSEE degree from California State University Fresno in 1988 and masters in engineering from UCLA in 2014, with emphasis on digital signal processing.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems – Common Failure Modes 🗓

Some have caused multiple incidents of bodily harm and property damage

— IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: •Dr. Eddie Forouzan
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) have become very popular in recent years. They are an alternative to other means of nicotine delivery to the body such as cigarettes and pipes.
Unfortunately, for cost savings purposes, some ENDS manufacturers are opting to use low quality cells and batteries which have caused multiple incidents of bodily harm and property damage. Sometimes the actual delivery system is designed and manufactured by local shops without even taking the most rudimentary lithium ion safety parameters into consideration.
In recent years, the Federal Government has decided to bring ENDS under the jurisdiction of the FDA. This presentation discuses some of the those failure modes and provides suggestions to remedy some the common failure modes.

Bio: •Dr. Eddie Forouzan has over 20 years of experience in research and development, product commercialization, general management, quality, engineering, and consulting. His areas of expertise include development of new, safe and reliable energy systems for consumer applications and high volume production. He is academically trained electrochemist who has completed his postdoctoral training under the direction of Dr. Allen Bard at the University of Texas in Austin.
Since 2008, he has headed ARTIN Engineering and Consulting Group, which specializes in testing and certification of consumer products for the purpose of energy system safety. This includes, but is not limited to, the cells, battery packs, adapters and complete host devices. ARTIN Engineering also provides field failure analysis services whereby the root cause of energy system failures in the field are determined.
Dr. Forouzan’s previous experiences include operations, manufacturing, quality assurance, and engineering management positions at multibillion dollar corporations as well as experience with photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices based on lnP, TiO2, CdTe, CdSe, CdS and GaAs.

IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting 🗓

Everyone welcome – Come to network and get involved in the OC IEEE

— IEEE OC Section
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Meeting Date: Thursday August 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Meeting
Location: 41 Tesla Dr. Irvine
Cost: none,
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
All IEEE OC Committee/Chapter/Affinity/SIG Chair/Key Volunteers (or their proxy) are requested to attend.
Other IEEE members are also welcome to attend.

Are we Alone in the Universe 🗓

— Thoughts on the Likelihood of Intelligent Life Existing Elsewhere in the Universe

— IEEE CLAS Life Member Affinity Group
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Meeting Date: August 12, 2017
Time: 10:00AM Networking; 11:00 AM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Donald Mayer, Aerospace Corporation
Location: Torrance
Cost: None for IEEE Members, After July 31 $5 for the general public
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Eventbrite
Summary:
With over a trillion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are certainly many planets similar to Earth. How many of those planets have evolved intelligent life? How many of those civilizations are trying to communicate with us right now? Carl Sagan and Frank Drake asked these questions many decades ago, and estimated that there were probably thousands. This talk will discuss the factors that led to the evolution of life on Earth and will attempt to quantify the probability that communicating civilizations have evolved elsewhere in our galaxy.
Bio: Dr. Donald Mayer directs survivability and mission assurance activities related to electronics vulnerabilities in space at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. He worked previously at the Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, CA, where he was responsible for the development of submicrometer CMOS-on-sapphire process technology and IC design and verification techniques. He has taught engineering courses at UCLA and high school STEM classes in Southern California. He has held various elected IEEE positions, including Chair of the IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section and Chair of the IEEE Los Angeles Council. He was General Chair of the 1996 IEEE International SOI Conference. He has authored over 60 journal articles and conference presentations and has been awarded eight U.S. patents.Now in retirement, his pursuits other than Connected Car include being an amateur astronomer and a professional musician. He is an IEEE Life Member and a member of several societies.