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Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Tour

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The University of Memphis Student Branch invites you to a Tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products facility (2865 Riverport Rd, Memphis, TN 38109) for a tour on Oct 11 at 2pm.


InfraGard National Capital Region Cyber Series Webinar June 24, 2019

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The InfraGard National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR) invites you to join its upcoming InfraGardNCR Cyber Series webinar on 6/24/2019 at 1 p.m. Eastern!

The InfraGardNCR Cyber Series is hosted every other month by NCR’s IT sector chiefs (Patty Arcano and Chris Foulon). Our June webinar looks at industrial control system malware that might also incorporate physical effects. Our presenter is Robert Lee, CEO and founder of Dragos, Inc.

This webinar is open to everyone, including people who are not InfraGard members, so please forward the invitation to any colleagues who might be interested in the topic. We’ll also record the webinar and archive it on the InfraGard portal for later viewing.

You must register at in advance to attend the webinar. Connection instructions will arrive via automatic email from our Zoom platform.

Here’s a synopsis of what we’ll cover:

There’s been more media attention paid recently to the increasing surfacing of malware which might be targeting ICS and which might also have the potential for kinetic effects. For example, the real-world incident involving the TRISIS/TRITON malware affecting the Triconex safety systems is an indicator of the new strategic threat to cause physical damage to critical infrastructure via cyber attacks.

What’s the current threat landscape in the world of industrial controls? How likely is it that cyber attacks will have real-world physical results? What are the options to defend against these threats?

Join us on 6/24 to find out!

Tell a friend — this webinar is open to all interested parties, regardless of their InfraGard membership status.

More about our speaker:

Robert M. Lee is CEO and Founder of the industrial (ICS/IIoT) cyber security company Dragos, Inc. He is a National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America for critical infrastructure cybersecurity policy issues. Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016). A passionate educator, Robert is the course author of SANS ICS515 – ICS Active Defense and Incident Response and the lead author of SANS FOR578 – Cyber Threat Intelligence. Robert has performed defense, intelligence, and attack missions in government organizations including establishing an ICS/SCADA cyber threat intelligence and intrusion analysis mission for the NSA. He writes and speaks about industrial security, threat intelligence, and cyber security. Robert, along with Jeff Haas, creates a weekly technology and security web comic titled Little Bobby.

Questions? Email the InfraGardNCR coordinators at

Data Analytics for Managing Risk to the Bulk Electric System

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Melinda Montgomery, SERC Reliability Corp will speak on “Data Analytics for Managing Risk to the Bulk Electric System”

CBU, Sabbatini Lounge at 12:00 pm on April 11, 2018.

$10 lunch at 11:30 am.

PDH available.

Joint meeting of IEEE and TSPE.

Reply to Jill Stanko by Monday April 9 12:00 pm.

Power System Protection and Control Education Seminar – Update

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

GE Grid Solutions event was successfully held on Oct 11th at the UC of UofM. There were 35 attendees, thank you to GE Grid Solutions and PSE for hosting the event.

Power System Protection and Control Education Seminar

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

GE MultilinTM and Doby Associates are pleased to invite you to our Protection and Control Educational Seminar on Wednesday, October 11th 2017, from 9AM to 4 PM at the University of Memphis located at 338 University Center, Memphis, TN 38152. IRIS ROOM 338

Parking passes will be provided at the event so parking in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage (505 Zach H. Curlin St) will be free of charge.

This is a great opportunity for you to hear about industry trends and to learn the aspects of a modern protection system. The seminar is designed for both experienced and beginning engineers and technicians. The session contains two independent sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Register for this FREE seminar at your earliest convenience.

To secure your spot, register here. Registration is limited, so sign up today.

We will acknowledge your registration once confirmed.

The event is free and lunch will be provided.

A total of 6 Professional Development Hours will be awarded.

• MORNING SESSION (9:00 – 12:00)
• Introduction to GRID Automation Portfolio
• Fundamentals of Protection – The 5 S’s, zones of protection and coordination
• Application of Instrument Transformers (VT’s, CT’s, and Ground CT’s)
• Motor Protection –thermal model & how to implement it.

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY GE AND Doby Associates)

• AFTERNOON SESSION (1:00 – 4:00)
• Introduction to DGA (Dissolved GAS Analysis and online Monitoring) and Asset Performance Management
• Fundamentals of Arc Flash and Mitigation techniques
• Lessons Learned Through Event Analysis

Course Offered – Electrical Power System

Friday, August 11th, 2017



Electrical Power Systems will be offered as a continuing education course. Upon completion of the course students will receive 30 PDHs ($50 per PDH). About half the time the meetings will be on Fridays from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in N 234 on the CBU campus and the remaining classes will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in N 234 on the CBU campus. The first few weeks the class will meet on Fridays and a schedule of class times will be provided. Classes will meet either Friday or Saturday of each week, but not both days in any week. Classes begin on August 25, 2017 and end on December 16, 2017.

The cost is $1,450 and a registration fee of $50 per participant or $1500 per participant. If a company sends 3 or more participants they will receive a 10% discount and the cost would be $1,305 plus $50 per participant ($1,355).
Participant must register by noon, August 18, 2017. Checks will be made out to Christian Brothers University and sent to

Dr. John Ventura
Gadomski School of Engineering
650 E. Parkway S.: Memphis, TN 30104

Dr. John Ventura can be contacted at or 901-486-7981. Participants may apply by sending their names and name of employer to Dr. John Ventura at This course is a great review to those wishing to take the PE or FE exam in electrical engineering. Enroll early as space is limited.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (Transformer Division) Tour – Update

Monday, November 7th, 2016


Thank you to Mitsubishi Electric Power Products for hosting a tour of their facility on Oct 27. We had over 30 people in attendance.


Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (Transformer Division) Tour

Sunday, October 9th, 2016


The Memphis Section of the IEEE Power and Engineering Society (PES) will be hosting a tour of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. Transformer Division, 2865 Riverport Road, Memphis, TN 38109 from 4 pm to 5 pm on October 27, 2016.

Please RSVP to Dr Ali ( by October 22nd if you plan to attend.

Become LEED Accredited!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: October 17th 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Vanderbilt University – Buttrick Hall – Room 206 – MAP

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for full-time students or USGBC members) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit:

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page


PES/IAS Meeting

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Topic: Discussion of Recent Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure, the Financial Sector, and Corporate Information Systems

Speaker: Allan Long, Utility Compliance Manager for Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Time/Date: Apr 12, 2016 (11:30am-1pm)

Location: Christian Brothers University
Thomas Center-Sabbatini Lounge
650 E Parkway S
Memphis TN 38104

Lunch: 11:30am ($10 IEEE/TSPE members and non-members)

Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Allan Long will discuss some of the recent news stories about cyber attacks on the Ukranian power system and other corporate, industrial, and government entities. These challenges are being addressed by federal lawmakers, government agencies, and corporate IT departments in a constantly-evolving legal and regulatory environment. While no one can prevent an attacker from targeting their critical systems, there are good practices that should be followed to deter, detect, defend, and respond to these threats.

RSVP: Dr. John Ventura,

1 PDH credit available

Co-sponsored by TSPE & IEEE Memphis Power & Energy/Industrial Applications Society