IEEE Transformers Committee - Spring 2017 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Committee Information

IEEE/PES TRANSFORMERS COMMITTEE

www.transformerscommittee.org

What is the Transformers Committee?

The Transformers Committee is one of the largest and most active of the 16 standards developing technical committees of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). The Committee is comprised of technical and managerial representatives from manufacturers, consultants, vendors, and end-users of electrical transformers & components. The continuing scope of the Commi= ttee is to develop and update standards & guidelines for the design, testing, repair, installation, operation, and maintenance of transformers, reactors, and associated components that are used within the electric utility and industrial power systems. One of the Committee's responsibilities is to produce and maintain documents contained in the IEEE C57 Standards Collection. The Committee's standards work provides a crucial service to society's need for continuing development and maintenance of a reliable, safe, and efficient power system infrastructure. More information on the Committee's scope and meetings can be found at www.transformerscommittee.org.

Scope of the Committee





Included in the scope of the Committee is treatment of the following equipment & apparatus:

Generation, Transmission and Distribution Transformers

Voltage Regulators (step and induction regulators)

Reactors and Grounding Transformers

HVDC Converter Transformers and Smoothing Reactors

Power Semiconductor Rectifier Transformers

Instrument Transformers (voltage and current transformers)

Insulation and Dielectric Problems Relating to Transformers

Outdoor Apparatus Bushings


Insulating Fluids

Phase Angle Regulating Transformers=

Underground & Submersible Transformers and Network Protectors

Committee Meetings

The Committee meets twice a year (usually in March/April and October/November), generally in various locations in North America (USA, Mexico and Canada). Approximately every 5 years, the meeting is held outside of North America to maintain an international presence. Over 500 Committee Members and guests, plus 60-80 spouses/companions from North America, Europe, Asia and other areas attend each meeting. The meetings have a technical focus and are strictly non-commercial.

Each meeting generally begins with a Welcome Reception held on Sunday night. Individual working group and subcommittee meetings are all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The entire Committee meets together in a two-part General Session on Monday and Thursday mornings. A Tuesday Awards Luncheon and a Wednesday Evening Dinner Social are provided. Technical Tours are also usually offered (often includes a tour of a nearby transformer manufacturing plant). Occasionally, there is an Early Bird Event (golf outing, dinner theater, etc.) on Saturday evening for those attendees who arrive early. Tutorials & Presentations are also held at each meeting on Thursday mornings to provide attendees with updates of important technical issues. Professional development credits (PDHs) are available.

Who Can Attend a Committee Meeting?

Want to "brush shoulders" with THE EXPERTS in transformers? Anyone interested in learning more about transformers and helping advance the work of the Committee is welcome to attend a meeting. Registration fee for meetings is approx. US $300, which includes breakfasts each morning and admission to the Welcome Reception. Upon active participation in meetings and contributing to the Scope of the Committee, a guest is eligible for membership in the Committee. The Committee has approximately 200 active members.

Meetings - Transformers Committee

Past Meetings:




Year



Month



Location



2012



October




Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA



2013



March



Munich, Germany



2013




October




St. Louis, Missouri, USA



2014




March




Savannah, Georgia USA




2014




October




Washington DC Metro Area



2015



April



San Antonio, Texas, USA



2015





November




Memphis, TN, USA



2016




March




Atlanta, GA, USA



2016

October

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Upcoming Meetings:







Year




Month



Location



2017




:Fall: October 29-November 2




Louisville, KY.




2018




: Spring: March 25-29




Pittsburgh, PA (Our 100th Year Anniversary Celebration!)




2018



: Fall: October 14-18 or 21-25



To Be Determined





Current Meeting:

April 2-6, 2017: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Hosted by: Marnie Roussell, Entergy

Social & technical events are:

Saturday Evening Early Bird Event – BB King's Blues Club.

Wednesday Evening Event: Aquarium of the Americas

Tutorial/Presentations:

Presentation #1: "Field Testing of LTCs"
Presented by: TBD


Presentation #2: " Aging Markers for Estimation of Paper Degradation "
Presented by: TBD

For more information: www.transformerscommittee.org



Committee Officers




Chair



Stephen Antosz
Stephen Antosz & Associates, Inc.
204 Parkridge Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15129
U.S.A.
Phone: 412-498-3916
E-Mail: santosz@ieee.org




Vice Chair



Susan McNelly
Xcel Energy
414 Nicollet Mall, MP08
Minneapolis, MN 55401
U.S.A.
Phone: 612-330-6904
Fax: 612-573-9190
E-Mail: sjmcnelly@ieee.org




Secretary



Bruce Forsyth
Weidman Electrical Technology
One Gordon Mills Way
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 USA
Phone: 405-622-8816
E-Mail: bruce.forsyth@ieee.org




Treasurer/Meetings Coordinator



Greg Anderson
GW Anderson & Associates, Inc.
13110 Birch Dr, Suite 148, PMB 330
Omaha, NE 68164
U.S.A.
Phone: 402-680-1111
E-Mail: gwanderson@ieee.org




Past Chair




Donald W. Platts
OMICRON electronics Corp. USA Emmaus, Pennsylvania USA

Mobile: 610. 703.4062

Email: donplatts@ieee.org




Standards Coordinator



Jim Graham
Mott MacDonald, Inc.

1 University Dr., Suite 100, North Lobby

Westwood, MA USA

Phone: 973-430-5702

Mobile: 412-478-4450




jimgraham@ieee.org





Subcommittee Chairs

Bushings (Bush) - Peter D. Zhao

Dielectric Tests (DiTests) – Ajith M. Varghese

Distribution Transformers (Dist) - Steven D. Shull

Dry-Type Transformers (Dry) - Charles W. Johnson, Jr.

HVDC Converter Transf. & Reactors (HVDC) - Michael R. Sharp

Instrument Transformers (IT) - Ross D. McTaggart

Insulating Fluids (IF) - David J. Wallach

Insulation Life (IL) – Sheldon Kennedy

Performance Characteristics (PCS) -Ed teNyenhuis

Power Transformers (Power) - Bill Griesacker

Standards – Jerry Murphy

Underground Transformers & Network Protectors (UTNP) - Dan H. Mulkey

Meetings (Mtgs) - Gregory W. Anderson

Recognition & Awards – Don Platts