2006 Events:

May 17, 2006: "Cost Allocation in Industrial/Commercial Power Systems" by Richard Celio, PE, President of Applied Power Technologies

Abstract: Electricity is quite possibly your highest operating expense. WOW! Think about that! On average around 44% (excluding real estate). If your goal is energy cost reduction you need to make the cost of consumption visible to the people who use it. It has been known for years that the best way to influence end user behavior is to allocate responsibility for the bill or in some way share the burden. In one organization, cost allocation involves actually charging departments for use. In another organization, where this would not be feasible, it makes sense to use other tactics.

This presentation will discuss energy cost allocation, sub-metering and system integration. It will discuss both hardware and software solutions, specifically:

  • Energy metering
  • Utility bill verification
  • Cost allocation
  • Rate structure evaluation
  • Support of non- electrical meter data such as gas and water
  • Time stamping and alarming energy events
  • Data output: reporting, graphing etc.
  • Justification strategies

Bio: Richard C. Celio is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of California. He is a member AFE as well as the Vice Chairman of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the IEEE Power Engineering & Industry Applications Society. Richard has over 20 years experience in helping industrial/commercial customers solve difficult electrical systems problems. He graduated from San Jose State University with a BSME, then joined Pacific Gas & Electric where he worked with large industrial/commercial customers inspecting electrical systems, evaluating control strategies and design changes to optimize efficiency. In 1986 he was instrumental in developing PG&E's Power Quality Enhancement Service. In February 1992 he joined CRS Sirrine Engineers (now Jacobs Engineering), and as manager of the San Jose Office for Energy Systems Planning and Analysis, he was responsible for engineering studies, research projects, consulting work, and instruction. In 1994, Mr. Celio started Applied Power Technologies to help utilities and end-users reduce electrically related losses. In addition, Mr. Celio is on staff at De Anza College teaching electrical power systems courses for the Energy Management Technology Program.

February 15, 2006: "Stationary Diesel Engine Emissions Control Presentation" by Mark Szymczak, Cummins West

Abstract: Do you need more test hours granted from the AQMD on your standby generators or fire pumps? Do you need to specify emission controls on a new generator application? Is the company you are representing weighing the possibility of replacing a generator versus installing exhaust aftertreatment? Are you fuzzy on the implications of the Air Toxic Control Measure (ATCM)? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may want to attend this dinner presentation. Topics include:

  • ATCM - Brief Review
  • Diesel Engine Exhaust Aftertreatment
    • DOC's - Diesel Oxidation Catalysts
    • Diesel Particulate Filters
    • SCR's (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for NOx Reduction
  • New Generator/Engine versus Aftertreatment Retrofit: A Discussion of tradeoff's

Bio: Mr., Szymczak is the Exhaust Aftertreatment Solutions Manager at Cummins West. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Virginia Tech and has over 15 years of experience with major manufacturers in controls, power distribution and power generation.

January 18, 2006: "Short Circuit and Coordination Studies "