IEEE Northern Canada Section

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Educational Activities

The IEEE NCE Educational Activities Committee is pleased to provide an essential resources document for Electrical Engineers.
Resources for Electrical Engineers: with a Focus on Northern Alberta Industries is a paper outlining the various resources utilized by all levels of engineers, from new grads through to senior engineers. This document provides resources for all aspects of engineering practice, including technical, regulatory, business, codes and standards, and career-related resources. While the technical aspects focus mainly on electrical engineering, many sources cited can and are used, by all disciplines. As stated in the subtitle, this document focuses on Northern Alberta Industries, which is mainly the discipline of electrical power systems. Having quick access to extensive resources can enable you as an engineer to maximize the value you provide for your customers, whether they are clients or an employer.

Table of Contents

Career Development ……………………………………………………………………………………… 3
Technical Resources ……………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Software Programs …………………………………………………………………………………………10
Codes and Standards ………………………………………………………………………………………11
Non-Technical Expertise Necessary in Practice …………………………………………… 20
Business Resources ……………………………………………………………………………………… 21
Professional and Industry Associations …………………………………………………………23
Print / Online Publications……………………………………………………………………………… 24
Regulatory Agencies ………………………………………………………………………………………25
About the Author ……………………………………………………………………………………………26

 

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Upcoming Event:

Powell Presentation and Shop Tour for U of A Students

The IEEE Northern Canada Section has organized a technical tour of Powell Canada Inc. in Acheson on March 9, 2017.  A bus will leave the University of Alberta Thursday morning (at 8:30 am) taking participants to the facility for the tour and return to Edmonton in the afternoon (at 12:30).

The bus will depart from the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE) building at University of Alberta. The address is 9211-116 Street NW, Edmonton, T6G1H9. We will meet in front of the DICE building on the 116 street. The bus will leave at 8:30 am sharp.

“Powell was founded in 1947 as a metal-working shop to support the local Houston, Texas petrochemical facilities. While they began small, the company has grown over the past six decades to become the strategic supplier of choice for highly complex and integrated systems for distribution and control of electrical energy and other critical processes.

Today, the firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Their customers include engineering-construction firms and end-users in the oil and gas, electric utility, transportation and other heavy industries. Their products and services include metal-clad switchgear, metal-enclosed switchgear, motor control, bus duct, utility switches, integrated electrical equipment enclosures, offshore modules, control and monitoring systems, energy management systems, and process control systems– plus a very large variety of support services including installation and commissioning, spare parts, switchgear life extension, replacement circuit breakers, project management, and field support.”

Agenda for Shop Tour

9:00AM – 9:30AM Safety orientation

9:30AM – 10:30AM Presentation

10:30AM – 12:00PM Shop tour

For the shop tour Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required.  The PPE requirements are Safety Glasses, Safety Boots, and Hard hat.  If you have some of these articles you can bring them or we can provide safety equipment for the tour.  Please specify if you require PPE or not, when you register for the event.

Cost: Students – $10; Professionals – $20

Attendance is limited to available bus seating.

Register here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/43892

For further information or to register, please contact Sahar Pirooz Azad spazad@ualberta.ca

 

Past Event:

 

The IEEE Northern Canada Section has organized a technical tour of ATCO Electric’s System Operation Center in Vegreville on November 3.  A bus will leave the University of Alberta Thursday morning taking participants to the Control Center for the tour, lunch and return to Edmonton in the afternoon.

“ATCO Electric’s System Operation Center (SOC) comprises of Transmission Operation Center (TOC) and Distribution Operation Center (DOC). Using the real time data from the SCADA system, the primary function of the SOC is to operate ATCO Electric Transmission and Distribution system safely and reliably. Our activities include planned/unplanned outages, switching and system reconfiguration, real time contingency analysis and power flow, maintaining equipment loading within facility ratings pre and post contingency, dispatch field staff as required, coordinate with AESO/TFO to maintain system reliability and compliance reporting.”

Cost: Students – $10; Professionals – $20

Attendance is limited to available bus seating.

For further information or to register, please contact Sahar Pirooz Azad spazad@ualberta.ca


 

Join fellow members of the IEEE NCS for a guided tour of the U of A District Energy System

What:  Guided tour of the University of Alberta’s District Energy System

 

When:  October 7th, 2016 @ 1:00PM

 

Where:  University of Alberta Campus, Cooling Plant on Campus (CPOC)

 

What to expect:  The University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,  has one of Canada’s largest district energy systems.  Come and hear about how utilities services are centralized and how this leads to cost savings and reduced environmental impact.  Tour the Heating Plant which generates steam for heating the campus and has two steam turbine generators.  Tour the Cooling Plant, where medium voltage chillers produce chilled water for the campus.  Tour the underground corridors and see the mini-motorbikes trades staff use. See the 13.8kV switchgear, switches, cables, protective relaying and metering.  Learn how the U of A’s 13.8 kV power distribution system topology provides a high degree of flexibility and reliability.

 

Important notes:  30 people maximum.  Visitors are required to have closed-toed shoes and full length pants.


If interested please contact: 

Daniel Lang, P.Eng.

dlang@gptechnologies.com

Phone: 780-440-3344