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Archive for the ‘PES’ Category

PES Seminar: Leveraging Technology to Create a Smarter and Greener Grid

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

On 20 November 2018 at Western University, Allan Van Damme, P.Eng, CPA, CMA, the Director of Operations at London Hydro, presented an overview of several areas where London Hydro is using innovative advanced technologies in their operations. The topics included the downtown low-voltage mesh network, the outage management system, and the integration of smarter systems, including distributed generation units, microgrids, and electric vehicles. Dr. Jin Jiang, the Chair of the IEEE PES London Chapter, also presented Mr. Van Damme with the Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award for 2017.

PES Seminar: Development of Safety Culture in Engineering Practice

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Gary Johnson and Dr. Jin Jiang, IEEE London PES Chapter Chair Gary Johnson answering questions

The IEEE London PES Chapter hosted a seminar by Gary Johnson entitled “Development of Safety Culture in Engineering Practice” on 15 May 2017 at Western Engineering. Mr Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in safety-related instrumentation and control systems, safety and reliability analysis, and severe accident monitoring systems for nuclear power plants. His presentation discussed the importance of establishing safety culture in the work place by looking at several past severe nuclear accidents. In each case, investigators learned a lot of valuable lessons during post-accident analysis, and subsequently made operation of the systems safer through regulations, engineering safety analysis, and culture changes. He also explained some of his own personal principles of safety analysis for engineering systems.

Slides from the presentation: IEEE PES Presentation by Gary Johnson (2017-05-15)

Smart Grid in the IEEE Canadian Review

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The London PES chapter Chair, Maike Luiken, provided an introduction to the IEEE Candian Review’s latest edition’s focus on Smart Grid. In her editorial role, she helped to organize the many articles in this edition.–Part_2.pdf

January 2015 PES Seminar: Control of Electric Energy Systems

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A seminar on the Control of Electric Energy Systems was presented by Prof. Jin Jiang and Dennis Michaelson of Western University on January 27, 2015. Attendees were introduced to some of the issues and challenges in energy systems control, and shown some of the research work being performed in the Control, Instrumentation, and Electrical Systems group at Western.

Electrical Power and Energy Conference – EPEC2015

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Call for Papers for the 2015 Electrical Power and Energy Conference is available on the EPEC2015 website.