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Far West WNC Social Event in Murphy, NC

Bldg: (Located on side entrance of building), Buck Bald Brewing, 104 Tennessee St Suite D, Murphy, North Carolina, United States, 28906

Please join us for a social networking event in the most western city of North Carolina -- Murphy! This is a unique opportunity to network with engineering professionals in the quaint and historic rural town. Locals and regional members of IEEE are welcome, as well as those considering joining IEEE. We will meet at (http://buckbaldbrewing.com/), a local brewery featuring an assortment of craft beers. A variety of (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipOpCBf95R_EvKv_002BAoJOBHS3ibDWsWGmxILJ=w960-h960-n-o-v1), salad, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. (Please note food preferences below, we will do our best to accommodate.) Admission Fee: $0 per person (however beer must be purchased on your own) Please note: Must sign-up by March 5, 2024 so we can prepare food reservations appropriately. Bldg: (Located on side entrance of building), Buck Bald Brewing, 104 Tennessee St Suite D, Murphy, North Carolina, United States, 28906

Tutorial : Harmonic Challenges for Distribution Grid Design

Bldg: Aegis Power Systems , 805 Greenlawn Cemetery Rd, Murphy, North Carolina, United States, 28906

Tutorial - Harmonic Challenges for Distribution Grid Design (3 hours) As new technologies for load-based structures transition to more modern diode bridge and IGBT based rectification configurations, electrical harmonics become a key consideration in planning for distribution grid design and load structure power quality specification. Many Utilities within the US, as well as around the world, are increasingly requiring customers to comply with the relevant harmonic standards for their specificational realm. In the United States and reciprocal with Canada, IEEE 519-2022 is the foundation of most Provider based PQ requirements for low-frequency harmonic applications (3 kHz or less), and IEC 61800-3 for high-frequency applications (150 kHz and above)… meaning there is an entire bandwidth of potential harmonic frequencies where no active standards make recommendations for current or voltage harmonic limits (3 kHz – 150 kHz). Little is taught or covered about the applicational challenges of harmonic mitigation and design/specificational “best practices” for assuring proper load structure power quality. IEEE-published paper references will be included for reference and referral. (https://r3.ieee.org/wnc/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/Harmonic-Challenges-for-Distribution-Grid-Design.pdf) Primary Author & Presenter: - Michael A. McGraw – Independent Consultant – Mills River, NC USA Contributors: - - Alex Hoevenaars - Principal Applications Engineer - Mirus International, Inc. Brampton. Ontario, Canada - Paul Hoevenaars – General Manager – Mirus International, Inc. Brampton, Ontario, Canada Co-sponsored by: Arlissa Vaughn Past Chair for IEEE Western NC Section and Bora Karayaka for IEEE WNC PES/IAS Chapter Speaker(s): Mike McGraw, Bldg: Aegis Power Systems , 805 Greenlawn Cemetery Rd, Murphy, North Carolina, United States, 28906

2024 Asheville Maker Faire

Bldg: Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr, Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28801

The IEEE WNC Section has joined with Asheville Makers in sponsoring this year's Maker Faire again and we have a great line-up of Makers this year; you can check them out on this (https://asheville.makerfaire.com/). We hope you will come join us on Saturday, 13 April 2024 to see what our annual support of this event has made possible. It should be a great day and with the new indoor venue at AB Tech, the event will go on rain or shine. The Asheville Makers thank the members of WNC Section for their continued support and hope to see many of them on this Saturday in April! Bldg: Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr, Asheville, North Carolina, United States, 28801