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28/03/2013


  • Distinguished Lecture:   
    Date/Time:  2nd November 2012
    Title :Can Green Cars Clean up our Environment?*
    Speaker: Melha B. Selak
     
  • Administration Meeting: IEEE PES North Section committee met during the NZ NOrth SEction Strategic Meeting held on 10th November. Activities for next year 2013 was planned. Awarding a PES NZ North Engineer is being developed.  The PES Student Branch had a fantastic Student/WIE/GOLD event during PowerCon2012. The PES Chapter Chair Meliha Selak was very pleased.  .
     
  •  POWERCON2012 good success
    Good response from the attendees with regards to PowerCon2012
    www.powercon2012.com
  • Technical Papers will appear in IEEExplore early Jan-Feb 2013
  • 2 Student BEst Paper award and 2 Student Best presentation awardees selected
  • Finance Reconcilation happening. Hopefully should be over before Christmas. If not it will be settled early next year. WE still are awaiting a couple of Sponsorship money. Also some more payments need to be resolved.
  • Profit is expected for sure. The exact amount will be known after reconcilation.

IEEE PES DL Prof. George Gross Lecture 11 Feb 2013

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Friday , 2 November: 9:00 - 10am Plenary presentation

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23/11/2012


  • Distinguished Lecture:   
    Date/Time:  2nd November 2012
    Title : Power System Protection Schemes in Modern Power Systems with Distributed Generation
    Speaker: Melha B. Selak
     
  • Administration Meeting: IEEE PES North Section committee met during the NZ NOrth SEction Strategic Meeting held on 10th November. Activities for next year 2013 was planned. Awarding a PES NZ North Engineer is being developed.  The PES Student Branch had a fantastic Student/WIE/GOLD event during PowerCon2012. The PES Chapter Chair Meliha Selak was very pleased.  .
     
  •  POWERCON2012 good success
    Good response from the attendees with regards to PowerCon2012
    www.powercon2012.com
  • Technical Papers will appear in IEEExplore early Jan-Feb 2013
  • 2 Student BEst Paper award and 2 Student Best presentation awardees selected
  • Finance Reconcilation happening. Hopefully should be over before Christmas. If not it will be settled early next year. WE still are awaiting a couple of Sponsorship money. Also some more payments need to be resolved.
  • Profit is expected for sure. The exact amount will be known after reconcilation.

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27/09/2012


  • Distinguished Lecture:   
    Date/Time: TBD (November first Week)
    Title : Power System Protection Schemes in Modern Power Systems with Distributed Generation
    Speaker: Melha B. Selak
     Meliha B. Selak is a Specialist Engineer in Electrical Power Systems with BC Hydro. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of power systems engineering including utility protection, research & development, project management and consulting on international projects. Prior to joining BC Hydro in 2000, she worked as a research engineer in the Power System Group at the University of British Columbia on Real-Time Power System Simulator in connection with EMTP. Her technical activities include power system protection and control applications, power system analysis, evaluations and interconnection studies for the various plants connecting to the power system, as well as development of the protection guidelines.She is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and she is a senior member of IEEE. Meliha is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Governing Board and she is currently serving as the Vice President for Chapters. Also, she is a corresponding member of the IEEE Power System Relay Committee (PSRC). She has written numerous technical reports and papers on the power system subjects and she is also a paper reviewer. Meliha is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE PES.
     
  • Administration: IEEE PES North Section has formed a committee structurefor 2012 with Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and PES StudentBranch Chair positions. The PES Student Branch has been approved. It will form part of affinity group of AU SB but mostly of Postgraduate PES members.
     
  • Progress on POWERCON2012 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).
    About 220 International registration completed. Likely to have some more. The Local Student/WIE/GOLD program has been finalized. It is being publicized and we have planned for 70 people for that event. Support from IEEE NZN Section to be explored
    www.powercon2012.com

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27/11/2009

1. The DL lecture by Prof Enrique Archa is confirmed to be on Monday 14
Dec 09 (a change from 16Dec).
2. A full day workshop on PLECS (a power electronics simulation software
package) is to be organised 10:00am-3:00pm, Friday, 19 Feb 2010 UG4
(Undergraduate Laboratory 4). Dr John Schönberger, one of the original
program writer of the PLECS will kindly come to run the workshop form
Zurich.

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08/10/2009

  1. It have been confirmed that PES is unable to sponsor the DLP program by Prof Enrique Ache we proposed early this year. Here's a recent reply from Prof Lalit Goel who was coordinating the program:
    I regret to have to bring you some bad news - IEEE PES is unable to sponsor DLP Enrique Acha for the DLP series in your region. I am attaching the communication from PES, which should serve to explain their rationale in rejecting our request.
    I think PES HQ prefers - increasingly - that we should employ the DLs from our own region for the DLP program rather than get somebody from other regions.
    We can bring up this matter for discussion at the upcoming chapter chairs meeting in KL on Oct 24 and 25, 2009.
    Regards,
    Lalit Goel, PhD
    Office of Admissions & Financial Aid
    Nanyang Technological University
    Singapore 639798
  2. The good news is now there is no need to do a new petition to split the Joint NZ North/South PES/PLES chapter. The splitting has been approved, and we will have our separate PES/PELS chapter.
  3. A latest communication from R10 exploring alternate funding support form sections to make the DL happen. The communication received yesterday is as under:                                            Dear Chapter Chairs,
    I have been discussing this issue with Dr Enrique Acha who is still keen on making the DLP presentations in R10. He tells me that he is willing to contribute, from one of his research accounts towards his airfare from say Glasgow-Singapore and Christchurch-Glasgow. Since the DLP speaker has generously offered to support part of his transportation expenses, now it is up to us to try and generate the rest of the transportation expenses (local expenses will in any case have to be borne by the local host chapter) to make this trip a reality.
    May I suggest that all the 6 chapters chip in about USD500 each, so that we can generate a total of USD3000.00 which I think would be enough to cover the additional segments of Singapore-Bangkok-Hong Kong-Brisbane-Auckland-Christchurch (if the amount is less we will need a smaller contribution from each chapter).
    1. Singapore on Monday 7th December
    2. Bangkok on Wednesday 9th December
    3. Hong Kong on Friday 11th December
    4. Brisbane on Monday 14th December
    5. Auckland on Wednesday 16th December
    7. Christchurch on Friday 18th December
    Can I have your thoughts on my proposal by this Friday, as time is short and we need to give the green signal to Dr Acha so that he can make the necessary travel arrangements?
    Best regards,
    Lalit
  4. Patrick would like to ask the committee if USD 500 support can be extended by our Section to make this DL happen?

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06/08/2009

  1. Patrick's apology for not being able to attend the coming committee meeting. He needs to attend an event organised by Engineering without borders.
  2. A PES DL program has been arranged for early Dec, but PES is considering to cut the budget so it is on hold now. Will update you if there is any further development.
  3. Apart from that, there is nothing to report from PES/PELS chapter from the last meeting.

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29/05/2009

First meeting for PES/PELS arranged on 11 June, 2009

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11 June, 2009: 3-4pm

Voltage Quality-Now and in the Future

Rm 303.257, ECE Briefing Room, Science Centre, UoA

Assoc.Prof. Neville Watson

ECE Dept, Univ of Canterbury

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23/04/2009

  1. Will try to organize the three planned meetings.
  2. And another task is to continue collecting signatures for splitting up PES/PELS into NZ North and South Chapters.

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27/11/2008

  1. Prof Anjan Bose ran an IEEE DL workshop (two hours talk plus one hour round table discussion) on 'The Evolution of Control and Control Centres for the Smart Transmission Grid', 1-4pm, 24Nov 08 in Auckland, about 30 people attended the workshop. He also delivered the same talk (reduced to a one hour seminar) on 25 Nov 08 in Transpower Ltd, Wellington. The seminar attracted about 120 attendants so finally divided in two streams (9:30-10:30am and 12-1pm). Patrick was invited to accompany Prof Bose to Wellington to help organise the seminar and meet people there. The seminar was very well received and stimulated a lot of interests. Transpower sponsored both Prof Bose's and Patrick Hu's fights (Auckland-Wellington return) and accommodation.
  2. All four PES/PELS chapter activities in North Section this year, including this recent DLP in Auckland and Wellington, now have been reported online from:http://ewh.ieee.org/cgi-bin/l31/ReportForm.plWill contact NZ South to finish reporting the activities there.
  3. Six PES/PELS full members have signed the petition form in order to form a new NZ North PES/PELS Chapter, another six signatures are still needed.

9/10/2008

  1. PES/PELS ran a seminar together with ECE Dept on 2nd Oct 08. 15 people attended the seminar and 10 were IEEE members. The topic was 'Experience in Working for System Operator/Electricity Market' given by Dr Bhujanga Chakrabarti of Transpower Ltd. Have just done the on-line reporting (Form 31) from IEEE website.
  2. Have contacted A/P Neville Watson from Canterbury Uni many times to arrange a seminar by him, but we couldn't find a suitable time. He may do it when he comes up for a Ph.D oral examination end of this year or early next year. This will also help to reduce the cost involved.
  3. The date for Prof Anjan Bose's DL lecture has been confirmed: Monday 24 Nov 08. Transpower Ltd and Canterbury Uni both showed strong interest to have Prof Bose there, but because Prof Bose's time is very constrained he can only give the talk in Auckland. We are considering setting up a video conference to cover three venues.
  4. The petition for forming a new PES/PELS (North Section only) is in progress.

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