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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.

Events

Past Reports

Meeting date

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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.

Meeting date

Report/Comment

14/10/2010

PowerCon 2012 has been approved to be held in Christchuch.  Our Chapter will be involved in it.  Nirmal is going to PowerCon 2010 in China for publicity towards the 2012 event, as part of the organizing committee

Meeting date

Report/Comment

12/08/2010

1) The following IEEE DLP went smoothly:
Topic Title: SmartGrids and Demand Side Management
Speakers: Dr. Bruno Meyer
Time: 13:00 to 16:30 hours (15 minutes refreshment break in between)
Date: Monday, 12th July 2010
Venue: Lecture Theatre MLT1/ (303 G23), Science Centre, The
University of Auckland, 38 Princes Street, Auckland

About 37 people attended mostly from the Power system industry. Had some live discussions during the workshop, and Dr Nirmal Nair summarised the talk in the end.

2) Associate Professor Subhas Mukhopadhyay delivered another IEEE DLP seminar when he was up for a Ph.D oral exam at the the University of Auckland:
Title: Wireless Sensors Network Based Safe Home to Care Elderly People
Time: 2-3 pm
Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Venue: ECE Seminar Room, Room 303-257 building 303, Auckland University, Symonds Street.

About 25 people attended the seminar. The topic attracted a lot interested and questions.

Meeting date

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27/05/2010

1) Prof Neville Watson coordinated the DL program by Bruno Meyer on
Smart Grid, approximate time table is:
Brisbane (1/2 day workshop) 9 - 11 July (Workshop 10 July?)
Auckland (1/2 day workshop) 12 - 13 July (Workshop 12 July?)
Wellington (1/2 day workshop) 13 - 14 July (Workshop 13 July?)
Christchurch (1/2 day workshop) 15 - 17 July (Workshop 16 July?)
It has agreed to update the travel to business class. EPECentre will
purchase the ticket and then invoice the contributions from the
companies. Our chapter only needs to cover the local cost as planned.
2) Application to host IEEE Power Technology Conference 2012 (PowerCon
'12) has been successful. It will be held in Christchurch some time Oct
2012. |

Meeting date

Report/Comment

25/03/2010

NZ North PES/PELS Chair will be Patrick Hu in 2010

Meeting date

Report/Comment

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.

Comments

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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?

Comments

Meeting date

Report/Comment

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

Events

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Location

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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

Comments

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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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