February 2020
Thank you for reading this issue of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Newsletter. If you have IAS-specific news to share with your IAS colleagues please send us an email at ias-administrator@ieee.org for possible publication in an upcoming newsletter.
Open Journal of Industry Applications
IAS Webinars
IAS continues to offer webinars free to IAS members. However, CEU credits now come at a cost to the user. IAS members pay US$25, IEEE members (but not IAS) pay US$35 and non-IEEE members will pay US$50 for PDH credits.
Integrated Renewable Energy & Storage Systems for Industrial Applications
19 March 2019 11:00 AM EST

Presented by Scott Sklar, President of Stella Group
This webinar presentation is dedicated to the load systems - i.e., industrial motors, data centers, etc as well as a larger network of critical industrial functions. The presentation will cover a wide range of inter-related topics around on-site renewable energy and storage systems sized to reduce demand charges, peak & season power rates, and/or spot market or ratchet rates and/or offsetting diesel gen-sets - leasing, testing contracts, O&M contracts, and fuel trade out costs.
IAS Award Nominations
Deadline for Nominations - 15 March
Call for Papers
IAS Annual Meeting is now accepting papers and tutorial requests. This year’s deadline to submit papers is 15 March 2020. Visit website.
International Conference on Computational Performance Evaluation, ComPE 2020 is still accepting Full Paper Submissions till the end of the month. Visit website.
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress, ECCE 2020 is now accepting papers, tutorial requests, and special session requests. Visit website.
The 23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2020 is now open for submissions, deadline: 1 March 2020. Visit website.
IEEE Power Electronics Drives and Energy System, PEDES 2020 is now open for submissions, deadline: 15 May 2020. Visit website.
2021 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop
The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee is requesting original, previously unpublished technical paper proposals for presentation at the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop to be held 9-12 March , 2021 in Tucson, AZ, USA. The deadline for proposal submission is 1 April, 2020.

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop provides a forum for changing and advancing the electrical safety culture to enable sustainable improvement in eliminating electrical incidents, injuries, and fatalities. The Workshop focus is to Advance the Electrical Safety Culture and targets two areas:
  1. Advancing the application of state of the art knowledge and practices
  2. Stimulating innovation in creating the next generation of safe work practices, technology, and managing systems
Proposals are accepted for the following presentation formats: Full Presentation (45 minutes), Case Study (15 minutes), Focus Session (poster format), and Tutorial (4 hours)
IAS is Now Accepting Submissions for the 2020 Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Program
The IEEE Industry Application Society is soliciting interested parties to submit proposals to the Myron Zucker Student Faculty Grant Program. The deadline to submit an application is 31 March 2019.
Adhering to Mr. Zucker's goal, the principal objectives of the Student Faculty Grant Program are to:

Interest students and faculty in industry applications of electrical engineering, involve students and faculty in engineering problems related to the Scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. Provide financial assistance to students for their education provide seed money to allow faculty members to commence or expand teaching, research, or academic concentrations in industry applications of electrical engineering. 
In general, the program functions much like a research support agency. It is administered by the IEEE Industry Applications Society through its Zucker Grant Committee with the consent of the IEEE Foundation.

The project must be designed to produce publishable results within one year (12 months). The preferred period of performance (for these 12 months) is 1 September through 31 August of the following year. The funding is such that approximately two grants, not exceeding US$25,000 each, can be awarded during each annual proposal cycle.

Visit our website to view the program guidelines.
Conference News
The IEEE International conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE  2020) was held early last month at Le Meridien Kochi, Kerala, India. Please read complete write up on this event below.
APEC 2020
15-19 March 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
It’s Never Been a Better Time to be in Power Electronics.

The folks in New Orleans like to say, “laissez le bon temps rouler,” that is “let the good times roll.” And that certainly holds true for all of us in the power electronics industry. Never in the history of electronics has power conversion been more in the forefront. Efficiency is a top priority of nearly every new design. And the latest advances in technology are touching virtually every aspect of our industry, from passive components to semiconductors and packaging. And there just isn’t anywhere else on earth our industry comes together so completely to learn, connect and grow than at the Applied Power Electronics Conference. So, get yourself ready to let those good times roll at APEC 2020 in New Orleans next month. Visit the conference website to learn more. 
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference page for a full listing.
Chapter/Section Events
Successful IAS Chapter Workshop

The Oregon/SW Washington IEEE Chapter in Region 6 sponsored a very successful 2-day IEEE Workshop outlining changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code, the governing document outlining requirements for electrical installations in the United States.


The instructor, IAS member Thomas Domitrovich (Senior Member, PE, LEED AP) is active on the NEC Code Making Panels and he shared his knowledge and expertise in teaching over 60 local engineers working for design consultants, manufacturers and local state government about the what and why around recent revisions in the NEC.

The local Chapter funded free IAS membership for all registered attendees that had renewed their 2020 IEEE membership and also offered a grand prize drawing for one free 2020 IEEE and IAS membership for one of the registered attendees who was not an IEEE member. Thanks to the IAS Chapters & Membership Department for a US$500 donation as a Workshop Gold Level Sponsor, a big help in offsetting costs of food/beverage and facility rental.
Energy Week – India

A week of events were organized by the Amrita School of Engineering in India

NEW EPISODE: IEEE Tech Talk: Innovation at Work

In the latest episode of IEEE Tech Talk, Rodney Grimes and Patrick Alwine of SGS, the world’s largest testing, inspection, and auditing company, talk about the battery testing process. We discuss safety standards, hazards and health risks, career advice, the future of lithium batteries, and more

Brought to you by IEEE Educational Activities, IEEE Tech Talk: Innovation at Work will give you a chance to hear from industry experts and innovators on the latest advancements in technology and engineering, STEM education, and more.

IEEE Learning Network - February Discount
Check out this month’s discounted courses on the IEEE Learning Network (ILN)! ILN offers hundreds of continuing professional education courses created by in-demand industry experts, with most courses offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

Until 1 March, purchase select courses on cloud computing, the smart grid and renewable energy from ILN Partners at a 30% discount with the code ILNFEB. Please make sure you’re an active IEEE member and have all of the desired products in the cart before entering the promotion code.

Free Webinar: Why Northrop Grumman & Schneider Electric eMentor Children
Are you interested in learning about the roadmap to implementing 5G? Register for the live complimentary IEEE course program webinar, “Discover Techniques and the End-to-End System of 5G Networks,” presented by Olivier Haioun, 5G, 4G & SRAN Learning Manager at Nokia, and Dorothy Stanley, Head of Standards Strategy at Aruba.

Date: 4 March 2020
Time: 12pm EST
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications - Call for Papers
Special issue on Multilevel Converter Applications in the area of Renewable Energy, More Electric Propulsion, Electric Vehicles, and Power Grid Integration
Be Wary of Email Scams Targeting IEEE Members
There is an increase in fraudulent emails that attempt to get personal information. IEEE Executive Director, Stephen Welby, recently sent out a memo to IEEE members and staff to remain alert to the risk of fraudulent emails and to maintain continued vigilance online. He states, “These fraudulent email messages have used spoofed addresses to pose as someone known to the recipient. Fraudulent messages often contain personal details about IEEE members drawn from non-IEEE online sources and from social media sites accessible by search engines. These emails attempt to commit financial fraud by exploiting the professionalism and camaraderie among IEEE members. These fraudulent messages often include a request for urgent assistance and will ask the recipient to transfer funds or goods to a third party.”
Join the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC)
As a member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, there is no fee to join the community.

TEC focuses on technologies, organizations and projects enable the clean, connected and efficient transportation and vehicular systems of the future. Discussions include electric and hybrid cars and trucks, more-electric aircraft, electric rail and light rail systems, electric ships, off-road vehicles, grid interfaces and other forms of more-electric transportation.

The community discusses key enabling technologies, including batteries and energy storage, battery charging and management, power electronics, electric motors and drives, networked vehicles, fuel cells, wireless power transfer, and system integration. The community takes a leadership role in vehicle to grid (V2G) and grid interaction issues, IEEE standards in transportation and vehicles, high performance electric traction, student electric transportation competitions, and vehicle intelligence.

We are sponsored by nine IEEE Societies, one IEEE Council, and the IEEE Standards Association.

IAS Distinguished Lecturer Program
IAS has a robust Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program. The Society has members from each of the ten IEEE Regions that can speak on a variety of topics.
IAS Publications
All subscribers can access the online version of these publications using their IEEE Account.

IEEE IAS Magazine


IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Volunteer Opportunities
IAS is seeking qualified volunteers to work on publications, committees, and conferences. Please submit an inquiry by filling out a volunteer application on the IAS website.
IEEE Senior Membership
IEEE Senior membership is the highest grade for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. Candidates need to be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.

An application for Senior membership requires three references unless nominated by a Senior member, and in that case requires two references.

Congratulations to the newly elected IAS Senior members.