Past Meetings & Events: (some of the presentation slides can be downloaded)

The event details and slides for events after June 17 can be downloaded from the calendar.

June 17, 2014 : Technical Meeting on Transformer Endurance.

May 21- June 11, 2014 : Micro Grid Course

May 20, 2014 : Annual Banquet

April 15, 2014 : Jt. Technical Meeting- “Wholesale electricity markets made easy – Slides

February 26 to March 26, 2014 : PES Boston Chapter Distribution Engineering Course (5 sessions)

March 18, 2014 : Technical Meeting on Energy Storage Policy – Slides

February 18, 2014 : Technical Meeting on Substation Automation – IEC 61850 Udren Presentation

January 21, 2014 : Technical Meeting on Energy Storage Policy –Postponed

November 19, 2013 : Technical Meeting Voltage Source HVDC Converters – Slides

October 15, 2013: IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture and Social Event

September 19,2013 : Visit to Kostas Reseach Institute & Center for Homeland Security

September 18, 2013 : IEEE PES Course on Symmetrical Components

July 16, 2013: Technical Meeting on GIS integrated Analytics . –Slides

June 18, 2013 : Smart Grid: Concepts, Solutions, Standards, Recent Deployments and Lessons Learned –Slides

June 6, 2013: Concord’s Connected Community platform

May 14, 2013 : IEEE PES Boston Section Annual Dinner and Distinguished Lecturer

May 9th 2013: Photonics Society Seminar ” A View of Optical Sciences From Basic Physics to Bio/medicine to Energy”

May 3rd 2013: Ninth Annual Long Island Systems, Applications, & Technology (LISAT) Conference

May 2nd 2013:  Designing for Power Integrity: Status, Challenges and  Opportunities

April (17-24), May (1,8,15,22) IEEE PES Spring Course 2013 : Transformers

April 16 2013: Space weather in Solar cycle 24 -Slides from Dr. Phil Erickson and Wayne Hagman are attachedPJE-Slides WHH-Slides

November 2012  Variable Frequency Transformers Speaker: John Marczewski, Principal, Energy Initiatives Group LLC. Presentation Materials

March 2012 The State of the Global Nuclear Power Industry Following The Fukushima Daiichi Incident Speaker: Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer of Risk Management International, LLC. Presentation Materials (4MB)

October 2011 Protection Considerations for Distributed Generation Speaker: Scott Secrest, P.E., Vice President, Three-C Electrical Co., Inc. Presentation Materials (4MB)

August 2011  Overview of ISO New England and Wind/Demand Integration in New England Speaker: John Norden, Director, Operations ISO New England Presentation Materials (2.91 MB)

New England Wind Integration Study Executive Summary

New England Wind Integration Study Final Report

June 2011 Introduction to Synchrophasors: Current, Future, and Smart Grid Applications Speaker: Bill Flerchinger, Lead Marketing Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Presentation Materials (5 MB)

April 2011  Electric Vehicles and the Grid (MIT Energy Club Event) Speakers: Morgan Carpenter, Greg Blake and Kurt Erickson (GE Direct Energy)

March 2011 Enhanced Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Speaker: Alan Millner Ph.D., Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Presentation Materials (1.3 MB)

February 2011 Energy Solutions for Grid Stabilization Speaker: C. Michael Hoff, Director Applications Engineering, ESG A123Systems

January 2011 Assuring Solid Dielectric Power Cable System Reliability: An overview of cable diagnostics and cable system component manufacturers™ requirements Speaker: Benjamin T. Lanz, Manager of Applications Engineering, IMCORP “ Power Cable Reliability Consulting & Diagnostics

November 2010 Wind Power Design Considerations Speaker: Brook Knodel, Electrical Group Manager, Mott MacDonald LLC Presentation Materials (2 MB)

October 2010  Fault Current Limiter Speaker: Paul J. Murphy, Ph.D., G.M. Varian Power Systems

September 2010 Distributed Generation Speaker: James Cleary, Lead Senior Engineer, National Grid USA

August 2010 Power Systems Grounding Speaker: A. P. Meliopoulos, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

June 2010 ISO-NE Power Markets Speaker: Stephen J. Rourke, Vice President, System Planning for ISO New England Presentation Materials (1.2 MB)

May 2010 Flywheel Deployment Benefits to Grid Reliability Speaker: Jim Arseneaux and Rob Rounds, Beacon Power

April 2010  High Voltage Circuit Breakers Speaker: George N. Lester, Principal Engineer, Boston Edison, Retired

March 2010 Power Transformer Diagnostics: Novel Techniques and their Application Speaker: Charles Sweetser, Technical Service Manager for North and South America at OMICRON Presentation Materials (2.4 MB)

March 2010 The Evolution of a Transmission System Speaker: Charlie Moser, Chief Engineer, Retired, at National Grid

January 2010 Space Weather Effects: From Atmospheric Physics to Technology Impacts in the Coupled Geospace System Speaker: Dr. Phillip J. Erickson Principle Research Scientist MIT Haystack Observatory

November 2009 Cyber Security: What it is and how it can be applied to protect our critical infrastructure Speaker: Vasilios Bill™ Tsolias, P.E. of National Grid

October 2009 How Can We Best Achieve Deep Cuts in Carbon Emissions? Speaker: Bill Sweet, IEEE Spectrum Magazine Presentation Materials (18 kb)

September 2009 Smart Grid Applications, Standards Development and Recent Deployments Speaker: John McDonald, P.E.“ General Manager, Marketing of GE Energy T&D Presentation Materials (3.4 MB)

May 2009 Improving the Power Grid Performance in the Complex Environment of Renewable Energy Speaker: Dr. Damir Novosel, President of Quanta Technology Presentation Materials (2.6 MB)

IEEE IAS & PES Jt. Technical Meeting on Reliability Assessment of Large Diesel Generator Fleet @ Valley A&B Conference rooms
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
IEEE PES Providence Chapter – Technical Meeting – Like-for-Like Plant Controls Upgrades: When Are They an Advantage? @ POWER Engineers, Suite 301
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
IEEE PES Boston Chapter – Technical Meeting – Measurement Based Detection of Errors in Line Model @ Valley A&B Conference rooms
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Deadline for submitting the nominations for OYEA, OEA and OVA.
Apr 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Every year, the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Power and Energy Society presents the following awards to recognize the outstanding achievements and efforts of our member:

  • Outstanding Engineer Award (OEA) – This award is presented annually to an individual to recognize outstanding technical, professional and society contributions on behalf of the power engineer profession.
  • Outstanding Young Engineer Award (OYEA) – This award is presented annually to an recognize an engineer 35 years of age or under “for outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical society activities including local and/or transnational PES and other technical societies, leadership in community and humanitarian activities, and evidence of technical competence through significant engineering achievements.”
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award (OVA) – This award is presented annually to an individual to recognize a PES volunteer for outstanding engagement in support of PES Boston Chapter programs.

The deadline for all applications is April 3, 2020.

The winners will be announced and recognized at the upcoming IEEE PES Boston Chapter Annual Dinner on May 12, 2020.



click here to view previous years award winners

IEEE PES Boston- Tech. Meeting on Dry Type Transformers: Applications and Uses @ Online Only via Webex; no in person gathering
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
IEEE PES Boston- Tech. Meeting on Implementation of IEC 61850 Arch. and PES DAY 2020 @ Online Only via Webex; no in person gathering
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm