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       1.  Major activities so far (since Feb 2012) and major planned activities for 2012

  • Distinguished Lecture:   
    Date/Time: Monday, 18th June 2012 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Title : Renewable Energy: the Case for Photovoltaics
    Speaker: Prof. Miroslave Begovic
    Miroslav M. Begovic is Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an affiliated faculty member of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech. He Dr. Begovic¿s research interests are in monitoring, analysis, and control of power systems, as well as development and applications of renewable and sustainable energy systems. He is President-elect of the IEEEE PES has been a member of their IEEE PES Power System Relaying Committee for almost 20 years Dr. Begovic is Chair of the Electric Energy Group in the School of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology. 
  • Administration:
    IEEE PES North Section has formed a committee structurefor 2012 with Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and PES StudentBranch Chair positions. These members have been active withthe Local Organizing Committee for PowerCon 2012.
    2.      Progress on Conferences technically sponsored or sponsored by PES. 
  • POWERCON 2012 (*fully sponsored by PES) Professional Conference Organizer is Event Smart. The dates are October 30- Nov 2 2012. The theme of the conference is "Towards Smarter Resilient and Economic Electricity System". The conference will feature plenary sessions, tutorials, paper presentations, poster session, trade exhibits, companion program, site visit and a Student/Graduate of Last Decade (GOLD)/Women In Engineering (WIE) program. The local organizing committee involves all the 3 PES chapters from NZ (North, Central and SOuth) along with industry bodies like EEA and CIGRE-NZ. 4 Universities will be involved (Auckland University, AUT, Canterbury University and Victoria). Received about 350+ full papers for reviewing. Reviewing process is just being completed and the review results will be released in a day or two. The registration, hotel options, tutorial offerings, will all be made available for registering in the second week of July 2012. Power Engineering Society + Power Electronics
    3.     Events held or going to be held using PES DL
    Since most of the office bearers will be busy with Powercon 2012 we are not availing our DL budget this year. The committee will focus more on establishing and setting up activities for the NZ North PES student branchs | |