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Free OMICRON Substation Grounding Seminar – October 3rd

  The Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) will host a free one-day seminar on substation grounding presented by OMICRON. This seminar will introduce the basics of grounding system design, discuss evaluation of ground grids for personal safety according to IEEE Standard 80-2000 and the corresponding OSHA Standard, and show how to determine the local ground potential rise (GPR) of the station under test from

Students Awarded IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship

Two Electrical Engineering students were selected as IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholars. David Nordy, Jr., an Electrical Engineering senior and the president of the student chapter of the IEEE, has been granted this prestigious award for a second year. Nicholas Johnson, also a senior, was recognized this year. David and Nick competed with students from all across the country for this honor. The award comes with $2,000/year for

TVA continues to support UTC’s research and educational efforts

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) unique relationship with the College of Engineering and Computer Science and, in particular, the Department of Electrical Engineering was highlighted recently with the presentation of a check for $25,000 by TVA to fund graduate research in grid modernization. The presentation was made in the new Smart Grid and Protection Lab, a lab made possible by the support of TVA and the $2.4M Department of

Post-Doctoral Position Available

The Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of electric power systems to begin in the 2012/13 Academic Year. This is a one year appointment with possibility of renewal. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following key areas: power system modeling and analysis, power operation and control, smart distribution system,

New Date – Free Transformer Diagnostic Seminar August 16th

Due to overwhelming demand, we are offering a second Transformer Diagnostic Seminar! This free, day-long seminar will run from 8am to 4pm on Thursday, August 16th. Multiple aspects of power transformer testing and diagnostics will be covered, drawing upon Mark Goff’s 28 years of TVA experience in substation power equipment. RSVP:  Registration has now closed for the August 16th event. Topics: Basics of Power Transformers History of TVA Transformer Failure

Free Transformer Diagnostics Seminar June 25th

This free, day-long seminar will run from 8am to 4pm on Monday, June 25th. Multiple aspects of power transformer testing and diagnostics will be covered, drawing upon Mark Goff’s 28 years of TVA experience in substation power equipment. RSVP:  The seminar has reached its present capacity. To sign up for the waiting list please use the following link WAITING_LIST. Should additional space be found, you will be notified via email. Topics:

Live Internet Streaming of the GE’s DA/DMS Applications in Smart Grid Seminar

Live streaming of GE’s Advanced DA/DMS Applications in the Smart Grid Seminar hosted at UTC will begin Monday, April 30, at 8:00am eastern time. The live stream is divided into two sessions, accessible via the links below. Please see the agenda for a list of topics scheduled for each session. Part 1 8:00am-11:30am Part 2 12:30pm-4:30pm The live stream uses Microsoft Silverlight. A complete list of system requirements can

Distribution Automation in Smart Grid: Free Seminar on April 30th

Seminar Location:   Benwood Auditorium at the Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Building (EMCS). (RSVP required by April 24). REGISTRATION is free. Abstract: This valuable one day seminar introduces the intuitive concepts, fundamental theories, practical technologies, core functionalities and real use cases of the advanced Distribution Automation / Distribution Management System (DA/DMS) applications in Smart Grid. The potential audience would include power system planning/operation engineers, project/product managers, business leaders in

UTC EE Students Awarded DOE-sponsored Scholarships

Seven UTC Electrical Engineering (EE) students were awarded $1,000 scholarships for the spring semester sponsored by the department’s DOE workforce development grant. These Smart Grid Scholarships were established to provide a pipeline of qualified applicants to meet the workforce needs of the energy sector and energy-related businesses, particularly as it relates to green power, smart grid and renewable energy technologies. The awardees include Brian Allbrooks, Wes Brown, Nick Johnson,

Spring Graduate Classes

The Department of Electrical Engineering will offer the following graduate courses in the spring 2012 semester. Many of these classes will be available online. Course descriptions and application information is available here. Power System Protection (ENEE 5620)* — Russ Patterson, PE Power System Operations (ENEE 5520)* — Bill Hopf, PE Power Electronics and Drives (ENEE 5610) — Dr. Abdul Ofoli Introduction to the Smart Grid (ENEE 5910)* — Dr.