Dinner Meeting: Power Quality and Large Scale Solar

Subject:  Power Quality and Large Scale Solar

As PV systems become larger in scale the quality of the power produced becomes very important.  This presentation is a case study to quantify the resonance conditions associated with an existing capacitor bank at a large scale solar installation and provide a solution to mitigate the negative effects of the installed capacitor bank. The solution required determining the equipment necessary to convert the installed capacitor banks to harmonic filter banks.

Speaker:  Mike Peters of Eaton Corporation
Mike Peters received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2003.  Upon graduating, he began his engineering career with Progress Energy at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant near Raleigh, NC.  In 2008, Mr. Peters accepted a position with Eaton Corporation as a Power Systems Engineer.  Primary duties include performing arc flash studies, power quality investigations, harmonic analysis, power factor correction, and harmonic filter design.  Mr. Peters is a member of IEEE and a registered professional engineer in the state of Colorado.

Tuesday September 23, 2014
5:30 pm (Arrival/relax time)
6:00 pm (Presentation)
7:00 pm  (Dinner)

Sinbad’s Restaurant
Pier 2 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94111   415.781.2555
(short walk from Embarcadero BART)
Reservations and Pre-Pay (Pre-Register qualifies for raffle, must be present to win):
Cash/Checks Accepted at the door made out to “IEEE”
Student Members:
$10 (at the door) discounted cost for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members.


Brandon Yee   510-220-4486
YEI Engineering, Inc. (Oakland)                                byee@yeiengineers.com