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Friday, January 28, 2005 at 9AM - 3PM
Note that this is a West Coast IEEE Section Class, so please Contact Ghaff Khazami at with questions.
Location: Lakeland Electric 501 E Lemon St. Lakeland, Fl.,
Subject: Power Quality Seminar
Speakers: Charlie Williams, PE
Cost: $50Members; $40 Senior Members; $200 for nonmembers,$150 for non members who fill out application to become members.
PDH Credits: 6 PDH credits. Be sure to enter you name and PE number as it appears on your license. Florida exempt provider #00015.
Questions: Ghaff Khazami (813) 960- 0990,
PES West Coast Chapter invites you to the opportunity to attend our first series of 2005 Seminars. The Power Quality Seminar is intended for all members and non members including Utility Engineers, Industrial Engineers, and Student Engineers, Technical Staff, Operations and Maintenance staff.
Our speakers are well respected and highly qualified on the subject of Power Quality. They will provide you extensive PQ information starting from the basics; latest industry guide lines such IEEE 519, actual case studies and practical examples.
This will be good timing for licensed Engineers (PE s) to attend and earn 6 Professional Development Hours plus updating their PQ knowledge
Tuesdays, March 1st, 8th, 15th,22nd: 6pm- 9 pm
We will being offering our March Tutorial again this year, now renamed to the March Technical Conference to comply with IEEE Terminology
This years topic will be Transmission System Planning and Operations.
The agenda so far is looking like:
March 1st: What is FERC, NERC, FRCC and how do they relate? What are the roles different utilities play in running the grid and what does the future hold?
March 8th: More detail on the operation of the real-time system including a tour of OUC's operations center. (At the Pershing Street Facility)
March 15th: What are the FRCC Compliance templates? What changes are coming due to the NE Blackout? How do utilities and Florida show that they are in compliance with Transmission system planning guidelines? What are the guidelines and testing that utilities engage in?
March 22nd: How do planners model the system? How do they test the system? What do the load flow equations look like? How is the stability of the model tested? What effects the stability of the transmission grid?
I am excited, this should be a very interesting tutorial.
RSVP'S are strongly encouraged but not required. RSVP is required if you would like a customized Subway Sub for dinner: (included in admission price). RSVP to get more information on selection and deadlines for the subs.
Cost will be $120 for Members, $150 for NonMembers, $20 for Student Members, $50 for Non-Member Students.
We will be at the Pershing Street Facility of OUC, located along SR 436 halfway between the East West Expressway and the Bee Line.
Aaron will once again be providing a huge assortment of tasty (and a few healthy) munchies and sodas. Many Oreos will be consumed, don't miss out!
If you have any specific topics you would like to see these speakers cover, please let us know. We have a wide variety of speakers with a broad range of knowledge!
Aaron Staley, PE
Electrical Engineer
Chair: Orlando IEEE PES/IAS/PEL Chapter
Transmission Planning: Progress Energy Florida, Inc
Office: (407) 942-9651

Common Problem on PE License Renewal

We have just been notified of a problem for Florida Professional Engineers renewing their license and we wanted to communicate this information to as many Florida PE's as we could, so please forward to other organizations and professionals as you deem appropriate.


When you are submitting certificates for continuing education, they must have the FBPE (Florida Board of Professional Engineers) Provider number of the teaching organization on them. For example, any certificate from IEEE must have the FBPE Provider Number EXP00015 on it. Just listing the provider number on your registration form is not sufficient, it must be on the certificate.


At least one IEEE Class with a certificate from IEEE Corporate did not have the FBPE provider number on the certificate. The Nov 1&4th Relaying for Planners course did not have this number, and those certificates are going to be resent in the next few days. IEEE Corporate is in the process of reviewing all certificates issued for Florida classes and reissuing any that did not have the provider number on them. While IEEE Corporate (Sharon Strock's group) is checking their records, we would suggest you check your IEEE certificates yourself for compliance.


This is may not be an IEEE only problem, please check any certificates you have from other providers and insure that the FBPE provider number is on them.


IEEE and I are not legal counsel and can not provide you with specific advice pertaining to your professional registration renewal. If you have any questions about the status of your renewal, the consequences of sending in a non-compliant certificate or other licensing issues, please first review the FBPE website ( and then forward your question or comment to the FBPE.


Aaron Staley, PE
Electrical Engineer
Chair: Orlando IEEE PES/IAS/PEL Chapter
Transmission Planning: Progress Energy Florida, Inc
Office: (407) 942-9651



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