FERC Order 2222: Key Concepts and Ongoing Steps Towards DER Aggregations in Wholesale Markets

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332440

FERC Order No. 2222 will help usher in the electric grid of the future and promote competition in electric markets by removing the barriers preventing distributed energy resources (DERs) from competing on a level playing field in the organized capacity, energy and ancillary services markets run by regional grid operators. This rule enables DERs to participate alongside traditional resources in the regional organized wholesale markets through aggregations, opening U.S. organized wholesale markets to new sources of energy and grid services. It will help provide a variety of benefits including: lower costs for consumers through enhanced competition, more grid flexibility and resilience, and more innovation within the electric power industry. The rule allows several sources of distributed electricity to aggregate in order to satisfy minimum size and performance requirements that each may not be able to meet individually. FERC staff will provide an overview of the rule’s requirements and the compliance efforts to date. Co-sponsored by: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Speaker(s): Joe Baumann, Chris Young Agenda: 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM - IEEE PES Baltimore chapter introduction of the Speaker 12:05 PM - 12:40 PM - Presentation by Speaker 12:40 PM to 12:55 PM - Questions and Answers (Q&A) Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332440

Algorithms & protocols joint coms, localization, sensing by Dr. George Alexandropoulos

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333747

Title: Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces: Communications, sensing, and their integration Abstract: The advent of the connected things paradigm within 5G wireless communications enabled various sophisticated applications, whose evolution paves the way for the notion of the connected intelligence of everything in 6G networks. Recent speculations for this upcoming new generation push the 5G performance indicators to unprecedented levels, envisioning THz frequency bands, devices with embedded sensing capabilities, and native AI. All these are expected to become a reality around 2030 and with a strong green footprint. In this talk, we will elaborate around the emerging technology of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) which is provisioned as the enabler of smart wireless environments, offering a highly scalable, low-cost, hardware-efficient, and almost energy-neutral solution for the dynamic control of the propagation of electromagnetic signals. We will discuss their evolution from programmable reflecting metamaterials to connected computational- and power-autonomous hybrid metasurfaces, emphasizing on the state-of-the-art approaches for RIS-empowered communications, localization, and sensing. Short Biography: George C. Alexandropoulos received the Engineering Diploma, M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively. He has held research positions at various Greek universities and research institutes, as well as at the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies France, and he is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, School of Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. He also serves as a Principal Researcher for the Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His research interests span the general areas of algorithmic design and performance analysis for wireless networks with emphasis on multi-antenna transceiver hardware architectures, active and passive Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs), integrated communications and sensing, millimeter wave and THz communications, as well as distributed machine learning algorithms. He currently serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, ELSEVIER Computer Networks, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, and the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies. In the past, he has held various fixed-term and guest editorial positions for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, as well as for various special issues at IEEE journals. Prof. Alexandropoulos is a Senior Member of the IEEE Communications, Signal Processing, and Information Theory Societies, the vice-chair of the (https://eurasip.org/technical-area-committees/), as well as a registered Professional Engineer of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He has participated and/or technically managed more than 15 European Union (EU), international, and Greek research, innovation, and development projects. He is currently NKUA's principal investigator for the EU H2020 RISE‑6G and the SNS JU TERRAMETA projects dealing with RIS-empowered smart wireless environments and THz RISs, respectively. For the former project he also serves as the dissemination manager, whereas for the latter, he also serves as the project’s technical manager. Prof. Alexandropoulos has received the best Ph.D. thesis award 2010, the IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional in Industry Award 2018, the EURASIP Best Paper Award of the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2021, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications 2021, and a Best Paper Award from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021. More information is available at www.alexandropoulos.info. Co-sponsored by: Tamseel Mahmood - syed.tamseel@ieee.org Speaker(s): Dr. Alexandropoulos, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333747

Algorithms & protocols joint coms, localization, sensing by Dr. George Alexandropoulos

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333747

Title: Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces: Communications, sensing, and their integration Abstract: The advent of the connected things paradigm within 5G wireless communications enabled various sophisticated applications, whose evolution paves the way for the notion of the connected intelligence of everything in 6G networks. Recent speculations for this upcoming new generation push the 5G performance indicators to unprecedented levels, envisioning THz frequency bands, devices with embedded sensing capabilities, and native AI. All these are expected to become a reality around 2030 and with a strong green footprint. In this talk, we will elaborate around the emerging technology of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) which is provisioned as the enabler of smart wireless environments, offering a highly scalable, low-cost, hardware-efficient, and almost energy-neutral solution for the dynamic control of the propagation of electromagnetic signals. We will discuss their evolution from programmable reflecting metamaterials to connected computational- and power-autonomous hybrid metasurfaces, emphasizing on the state-of-the-art approaches for RIS-empowered communications, localization, and sensing. Short Biography: George C. Alexandropoulos received the Engineering Diploma, M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the School of Engineering, University of Patras, Greece in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively. He has held research positions at various Greek universities and research institutes, as well as at the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Paris Research Center, Huawei Technologies France, and he is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, School of Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. He also serves as a Principal Researcher for the Technology Innovation Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His research interests span the general areas of algorithmic design and performance analysis for wireless networks with emphasis on multi-antenna transceiver hardware architectures, active and passive Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs), integrated communications and sensing, millimeter wave and THz communications, as well as distributed machine learning algorithms. He currently serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, ELSEVIER Computer Networks, Frontiers in Communications and Networks, and the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies. In the past, he has held various fixed-term and guest editorial positions for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, as well as for various special issues at IEEE journals. Prof. Alexandropoulos is a Senior Member of the IEEE Communications, Signal Processing, and Information Theory Societies, the vice-chair of the (https://eurasip.org/technical-area-committees/), as well as a registered Professional Engineer of the Technical Chamber of Greece. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He has participated and/or technically managed more than 15 European Union (EU), international, and Greek research, innovation, and development projects. He is currently NKUA's principal investigator for the EU H2020 RISE‑6G and the SNS JU TERRAMETA projects dealing with RIS-empowered smart wireless environments and THz RISs, respectively. For the former project he also serves as the dissemination manager, whereas for the latter, he also serves as the project’s technical manager. Prof. Alexandropoulos has received the best Ph.D. thesis award 2010, the IEEE Communications Society Best Young Professional in Industry Award 2018, the EURASIP Best Paper Award of the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2021, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications 2021, and a Best Paper Award from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2021. More information is available at www.alexandropoulos.info. Co-sponsored by: Tamseel Mahmood - syed.tamseel@ieee.org Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333747

Lightning Protection Design for the Statue of Liberty

Room: 1026, Bldg: B11, GTRI CCRF South, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/331808

One million volts dances on her hand. Over 300 times per year, Lady Liberty gets a dose of electrons from the heavens. Since 1886, she has stood in the harbor of New York City. Her torch aloft, welcoming millions of people to our country, a light in the West, beckoning and promising. She stands alone, six hundred feet above the waters, wearing a patina of copper, like so many billions of pennies hammered together, a sheath that shrouds her design: elegant and timeless. Eiffel designed her structure, Bartholdi her form. Liberty Enlightening the World is her formal name, but to so many crossing the Atlantic, a promise of new beginnings. But, she has been struck, countless times, by Thor and his mates in the clouds. Protecting the Statue was a unique gig in our earlier days, where we were consultants on the lightning protection design of the iconic structure. Norm Violette, PhD, our principal expert, loved the topic of lightning and worked the world solving and teaching techniques that date to Benjamin Franklin and before. We share some thoughts on lightning in Georgia, the 8th highest state in terms of density of lightning strikes per square mile, where the storms can be fierce and fire from the sky a madness. We welcome you to join our discussion, where we will share some lightning phenomenology, protection ingredients and a peek at some documents that will be of interest to us all. Speaker(s): Mike Violette, Agenda: 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Lunch provided by IM/EMC Chapter 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Presentation 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Question and Answer Session Room: 1026, Bldg: B11, GTRI CCRF South, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/331808

Lightning Protection Design for the Statue of Liberty

Room: 1026, Bldg: B11, GTRI CCRF South, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/331808

One million volts dances on her hand. Over 300 times per year, Lady Liberty gets a dose of electrons from the heavens. Since 1886, she has stood in the harbor of New York City. Her torch aloft, welcoming millions of people to our country, a light in the West, beckoning and promising. She stands alone, six hundred feet above the waters, wearing a patina of copper, like so many billions of pennies hammered together, a sheath that shrouds her design: elegant and timeless. Eiffel designed her structure, Bartholdi her form. Liberty Enlightening the World is her formal name, but to so many crossing the Atlantic, a promise of new beginnings. But, she has been struck, countless times, by Thor and his mates in the clouds. Protecting the Statue was a unique gig in our earlier days, where we were consultants on the lightning protection design of the iconic structure. Norm Violette, PhD, our principal expert, loved the topic of lightning and worked the world solving and teaching techniques that date to Benjamin Franklin and before. We share some thoughts on lightning in Georgia, the 8th highest state in terms of density of lightning strikes per square mile, where the storms can be fierce and fire from the sky a madness. We welcome you to join our discussion, where we will share some lightning phenomenology, protection ingredients and a peek at some documents that will be of interest to us all. Speaker(s): Mike Violette, Agenda: 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Lunch provided by IM/EMC Chapter 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Presentation 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Question and Answer Session Room: 1026, Bldg: B11, GTRI CCRF South, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/331808

Lightning Protection Design for the Statue of Liberty

Room: 1026, Bldg: B11, GTRI CCRF South, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/331808

One million volts dances on her hand. Over 300 times per year, Lady Liberty gets a dose of electrons from the heavens. Since 1886, she has stood in the harbor of New York City. Her torch aloft, welcoming millions of people to our country, a light in the West, beckoning and promising. She stands alone, six hundred feet above the waters, wearing a patina of copper, like so many billions of pennies hammered together, a sheath that shrouds her design: elegant and timeless. Eiffel designed her structure, Bartholdi her form. Liberty Enlightening the World is her formal name, but to so many crossing the Atlantic, a promise of new beginnings. But, she has been struck, countless times, by Thor and his mates in the clouds. Protecting the Statue was a unique gig in our earlier days, where we were consultants on the lightning protection design of the iconic structure. Norm Violette, PhD, our principal expert, loved the topic of lightning and worked the world solving and teaching techniques that date to Benjamin Franklin and before. We share some thoughts on lightning in Georgia, the 8th highest state in terms of density of lightning strikes per square mile, where the storms can be fierce and fire from the sky a madness. We welcome you to join our discussion, where we will share some lightning phenomenology, protection ingredients and a peek at some documents that will be of interest to us all. Speaker(s): Mike Violette, Agenda: 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Lunch provided by IM/EMC Chapter 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Presentation 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Question and Answer Session Room: 1026, Bldg: B11, GTRI CCRF South, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/331808

IEEE BV-COMSOC Talk: Perspective of pluggables vs. CPO for new optics in next 5-10 years

Bldg: Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship (Hub101), 31416 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, California, United States, 91361, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332383

This talk will examine in detail the new optics landscape for datacom and telecom space. The optics industry is at a crossroad driven by the post pandemic huge BW demand at lower cost/power optics from hyperscale data centers for networking and AL/ML applications. The debate on pluggable vs co-packaged optics (CPO) will likely continue to be hot topics in the next few years. We will discuss how data center operators view the future path of photonics integration with switch electronics and their preferred technology choices and timelines. This will impact on how to revolutionize today’s pluggable optics industry with regards to applications, profitability, ecosystems, supply chain as well as uncertainties in the technology. In telecom space, as global operators accelerate the deployment of 5G networks and beyond, promote the differentiated application of 5G multi-services, and release more spectrum resources, the industry is pushing higher bandwidth requirements for high performance fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul optics. Several optical transceiver products are now targeted specifically for this high-volume market. This presentation will focus on latest advances in optical wireless deployment scenarios (e.g. 50G vs 100G Bidi for up to 40km and leveraging 100G and 400G PAM4 based client optics). We will discuss the synergies and differences between today’s mobile transport and future optical 6G networks. Speaker(s): Dr. Frank Chang, Bldg: Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship (Hub101), 31416 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, California, United States, 91361, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332383

TEM Society Atlanta Chapter Meeting

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/334991

TEM (Technology Engineering, and Management Society) meeting. This is a chance for us as a chapter to reconvene and plan for next year. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/334991

IEEE IAS Atlanta Virtual Tutorial (NEC 2023 Changes)

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333111

You are invited to join us for a virtual tutorial at the IEEE Industry Applications Society - Atlanta Chapter. The two-hour virtual presentation will cover the key revisions on NEC 2023. The presentation will be based on the Analysis of Changes, NEC 2023 book published by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). Registration Cost: $20.00 IEEE Members, $25.00 Non-Members, $10.00 Students Presentation materials are copyrighted and cannot be distributed to the audience. During registration, you will have the option of buying a PDF version of the IAEI Analysis of Changes 2023 book - at a discounted price - along with your registration. Paperback, hardcover, and Kindle version of the book are available at (https://www.iaei.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=20133360) and (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BFVD179B). Speaker(s): Jim Scerenscko, Agenda: Zoom meeting will open at 11:45am EST Presentation starts at 12:00 Noon EST Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333111

IEEE IAS Atlanta Virtual Tutorial (NEC 2023 Changes)

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333111

You are invited to join us for a virtual tutorial at the IEEE Industry Applications Society - Atlanta Chapter. The two-hour virtual presentation will cover the key revisions on NEC 2023. The presentation will be based on the Analysis of Changes, NEC 2023 book published by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). Registration Cost: $20.00 IEEE Members, $25.00 Non-Members, $10.00 Students Presentation materials are copyrighted and cannot be distributed to the audience. During registration, you will have the option of buying a PDF version of the IAEI Analysis of Changes 2023 book - at a discounted price - along with your registration. Paperback, hardcover, and Kindle version of the book are available at (https://www.iaei.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=20133360) and (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BFVD179B). Speaker(s): Jim Scerenscko, Agenda: Zoom meeting will open at 11:45am EST Presentation starts at 12:00 Noon EST Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/333111