Followup: Tour of Sparks Museum of Electrical Invention 2015

The tour of the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention went very well. We had around twenty people in attendance.

We held a raffle for all attendees for an autographed copy of Spark Museum Co-CEO John Jenkin’s book “Where Discovery Sparks Imagination”. The winner was John Somerville. Congrats!

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Followup: DLP Talk by Cheng-Ching Liu

The talk was excellent. Prof Cheng-Ching Liu gave an insightful overview of the problem of cyber-physical system security for a power grid. And he described the main importance and focus of recent research on the topic. A few photos follow.

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Followup: Grand Coulee Dam Tour

The VIP Hardhat Tour of the Grand Coulee Dam was fantastic. We had 18 attendees accompanied by numerous Grand Coulee Dam staff members. The tour lasted over four hours allowing us to see extensive portions of the dam. The large photo collection below is testament to the tour. It took a number of folks on the Grand Coulee Dam side to pull this off. Special thanks to those who coordinated with us and led the tour: Phillip, Ivan, Donovan, Cliff, Jim, Dan, and…

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Followup: Disruptive Trends in the Traditional Utility/Energy Space: How the Utility Business Model is Evolving

Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk kept attendees at the edge of their seats while giving an engaging and exciting presentation on disruptive technologies in the energy industry. Approximately 23 people attended from all over the industry. Based on the feedback received, this Young Professional event which was co-sponsored by the IEEE PES Seattle and IEEE PES Region 6, was rather successful. Join us for the next IEEE event!

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Followup: Anacortes Water Treatment Plant Tour

Although it was a small group, we picked up two people from Oak Harbor and both were associated with that City’s water district. We spent over 2.5 hours at the plant. The tour was extensive and very informative on the treatment, operations, power and control of the plant. The plant and tour was very well run. There was another tour, American Water Association ending just as we started.

A few photos follow.

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Followup: Young Professionals Social and Networking: Kirkland Flatstick PUB

We had 18 people attend the Flat Stick PUB social – most were IEEE PES members. It was a lively event with a mixed crowd. A fun game of mini-golf and a very intense competition of full-size Jenga was played. Overall, it was great to socialize with people from different part of the power and energy industry.

Here are a couple photos of the event.

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Photos: UW Student Tour of Wild Horse Wind Farm

Some University of Washington Students recently went on a tour of Puget Sound Energy’s Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility.

We had 25 students and 5 IEEE PES members in attendance.

Our Treasurer, Max Emrick, Electrical Engineer at Puget Sound Energy was the speaker.

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