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25/07/2013

2 DLs in PES/PELS were arranged. One of them was supported by NZ North Section for Prof. Ralph Kennel. The other one by Prof. Henry Louie was supported by Power sytems industry body EEA and IEEE PES HQ. 

  • Distinguished Lecture:   
    Title:          Predictive Control - the Powerful Method to Control Power Converters and Drives in the FutureSpeaker:  Prof. Ralph Kennel (Germany)
    Date:   Monday 27th May 2013 Time: 5 – 6 pm
    Attendance: 20 IEEE members, 12 Guest Members
     
  •  Distinguished Lecture:
    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2013
    Title: Energy, Engineering, and Social Justice
    Speaker: Prof. Henry Louie
    Attendance: 29 (5 Non-IEEE Members)
     
  • PowerCon Audit completed. Overal Surplus of 32.8K. The MoU that was signed was for 20% of this (upto a Maximum Limited) to be given back to IEEE NZ.  
    Section needs to decide how to associate this amount with PES/PELS Chapter Account.
     
  • 2013 CC Meeting will be held in Bangalore (now re-named as Bengaluru) onSaturday 9th November 2013
    IEEE Power and Energy Society will be supporting the visiting IEEE PES delegate as per the following reimbursement policy  
    USD700 + USD50 (taxi-fares + miscellaneous – deduction of USD200) + USD300 accommodation = USD1050
                What this means is that section will have to support air-travel expense greater that USD $700
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  • IEEE PES High Performing Chapter Program - 2012 Results:   IEEE PES NZ North was succesful to receive USD $680 for its 2012 activities.

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29/09/2011

  • The IEEE PES Region 10 Chapter Chairs Meeting (CC Meeting) for PES will be held 12th Nov Perth, Western Australia. US$200 for registration is expected from the Section. Nirmal will be putting a request for this towards the Section executive next month. Additional expenses will be partly paid by the Power and Energy Society and the rest has to be picked up by the attending delegate. Nirmal will be attending to represent our Section's PES Chapter.
  • The 2012 Powercon MoU is to be with  IEEE New Zealand North Section .  Concentration banking will be setup for this Conference with all financial liability being undertaken completely by IEEE PES society. The General Chair and Treasurer will be able to get full financial indemnity to operate the Concentration account. The share of profits, if any, will flow into the section account at the end to be used for future use for PES Society activities.
  • NZ North EEE PES/PELS Chapter is in the process of forming a full-committee (Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer) before the end of this year. Active volunteers for various positions are being contacted and their long term commitments established.  A PES/PELS Student Chapter formation is also envisaged. A Postgraduate student Waqar Qureshi has agreed to volunteer as the Chair of the PES Student Branch and also serve as the Secretary for the PES/PELS Chapter. An active Web presence will also happen in parallel with these developments.
  • "Power Quality in the context of Smart Grids" by Prof Paulo Ribeiro to be held 3-4pm on 7th October 2011 in the ECE Briefing room, 38 Princes street, University of Auckland

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21/07/2011

  • The IEEE PES Region 10 Chapter Chairs Meeting (CC Meeting) for PES will be held 12th Nov Perth, Western Australia. US$200 for registration is expected from the Section. Nirmal will be putting a request for this towards the Section executive next month. Additional expenses will be partly paid by the Power and Energy Society and the rest has to be picked up by the attending delegate. Nirmal will be attending to represent our Section's PES Chapter.
  • The 2012 Powercon planning is going on in full swing. Quotes from 4 PCO's are being assessed. This is being done in consultation with IEEE PES executives. 3 Locations have been shortlised. Within a few weeks time this should be finalized. The dates are likely to be the last week of October 2012. IEEE PES New Zealand North Section will be the lead technical chapter organzing this. We will be collaborating actively with IEEE PES South and Central.  15 months lead time is available.  Concentration banking will be actioned especially for this Conference with all financial liability being undertaken completely by IEEE PES society. The General Chair and Treasurer will be able to get full financial indemnity to operate the Concentration account. The share of profits, if any, will flow into the section account at the end to be used for future use for PES Society activities.
  • PELS Society have approved US $1000 for this year's activities. One of the significant events flagged has been part of the PES/PELS technical programme during the recently concluded R10SC Student/GOLD/WIE Congress facilitated by our section. A proportion of funding  will be passed onto the Auckland University Student Branch which facilitated opportunity to showcase PES and PELS Technical Chapter activities. Several Publications on SmartGrid and Women in Power were circulated and PES lapels were given to PES members.
  • Lectures and activities held under PES/PELS Chapter after our last meeting are listed as under:* Computer Applications in Power Systems, Prof. Noel Schulz, IEEE PES President Elect, Paslay Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, 21 June 2011, 6-7:30pm. About 25 people attended. She is currently the IEEE PES President Elect (2010-11). It was very well received. Her visit was sponsored by EEA and the Department facilitated refreshments. No funding has incurred from this year's PES/PELS budget.
  • Emerging Technology PES Presence in IEEE R10 Student/GOLD/WIE Congress (http://r10sc.auckland.ac.nz/)  July 7-10, Auckland, New Zealand
                A Power and Energy Emerging Technology session will be delievered on July 8, 2011 (Attached program lists details)
                   1)Integrating renewable energy into the electricity network---issues and solutions
                       Dustin Murdock BE ME Wisc-Mad
                        ABB New Zealand (R10SC Principal Sponsor)
                     2)Modern monitoring technologies for electrical integrity of generator plant assets at Mighty River Power
                        Anirban Dey BE NIT Silchar, MBA Baroda, CIGRE
                          Mighty River Power (R10SC Diamond Sponsor)
                       3)Trends in energy technology
                            Gareth Williams BE Auckland
                            Vector
                        4)Appliances on the smart grid
                              Jeremy Stott BE(Hons) Auck
                              Fisher & Paykel Appliances
                          5)IEEE and smart grid
                              Dr Nirmal Nair BE Baroda, ME IISc, PhD Texas A&M, SMIEEE CIGRE
                                The University of Auckland
  • PES and PELS Publicity/Recruitment Initiative in IEEE R10 Student/GOLD/WIE Congress (http://r10sc.auckland.ac.nz/)  July 7-10, Auckland, New Zealand
                  IEEE Technical Societies Breakout Session (July 9, 13:30pm)
                 About PES and PELS Society:        Dr Nirmal Nair BE Baroda, ME IISc, PhD Texas A&M, SMIEEE CIGRE
  • "A Smart Grid Application:  From the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Conceptual Design to its Implementation" By George Gross has been floated by Dean Sharafi (our R10 Area South Chapter Rep). Dates are yet to be finalized and it is expected to be in Nov-Dec. Possibility for funding here in New Zealand is being looked into to support internal stay and travel if it materalizes.
  • NZ North EEE PES/PELS Chapter is in the process of forming a full-committee (Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer) before the end of this year. Active volunteers for various positions are being contacted and their long term commitments established.  A PES/PELS Student Chapter formation is also envisaged. An active Web presence will also happen in parallel with these developments.
  • "Transmission Tommorow - The future of the National Grid" by Dr. Patrick Strange arranged jointly by IEEE, IET, IPENZ. EEA and Transpower to be held 6:30pm on 21st July 2011.

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19/05/2011

  • IEEE PowerCon 2012 has now been shifted to Auckland because of the inavailability of Christchurch venue. Nirmal is going through the process of finalizing the PCO and the venue. This conference will be entirely financially underwritten  by IEEE PES Society.
  • A concentration banking account will need to be opened  for the Conference with the General Chair and Treasurer given full financial indeminity. The profit (if any) is planned to be routed through to the Section Account.  More details during next meeting.
  • The IEEE PES Region 10 Chapter Chairs Meeting (CC Meeting) of R10 chapter chairs this year will be in November and the most likely venue will be Perth, Western Australia. Nirmal will be attending to represent our Section.
  • The IEEE PES student chapter is being explored by a bunch of Power Systems postgrads.  Hopefully something concrete is likely to emerge by the end of this year.
  • Funding opportunity for PELS(USD 1000) is being put together for an Emerging Technology track to coincide around the R10SC Student/GOLD/WIE congress period.
  • A possibility of a DL in Nov has been flagged by R10 PES representative. Nirmal is coordinating with PES South and Central to get funding for this event from the Industry.

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31/03/2011

  • Smart Grids: A Complex Network View DL on 24th March. Meeting Report filed.   50 participants, 12 IEEE members. Expense claim to be still put together
  •  PES/PELS Chapter Vice-chair has been agreed by Dr. Lie.
  • IEEE PES Student chapter being explored. Got several students to sign up for the free PES chapter promotional drive
  • Funding opportunity for activities in both PES (upto USD 500) and PELS(USD 1000) exist. I will be exploring to get them for activities that is high profile to coincide around the R10SC Student/GOLD/WIE congress period.

Meeting date

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2/12/2010

Nirmal Reports: 

  • I went to HangZhou China for publicity trip for POWERCON 2012 to be held in Christchurch. IEEE PES will be the major financial sponsor and underwriter for this event.
  •  The new PES Chapter Representative for South is Dean Sharafi.  He will be taking up this position starting 2011. He has initiated a DL posibility for April 2011. It is yet to be finalized.
  • New Zealand Central has just successful petitioned for a PES Chapter. Neville has been  notified on 28 September 2010 it has been approved. Chair is: Dr. Ramesh Rayudu
  • Nirmal will be taking over as the 2011 IEEE NZ North PES/PELS joint Chapter Chair. Patrick will be moving over to volunteer as the Treasurer/Secretary of the IEEE NZ North Section.

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