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Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:30am-2:00pm



Meeting Description
Date: Thursday November 17, 2016

Time: 8:30am-9:00am Registration,
Seminar 9:00AM 2:00PM

Speaker: Ryan Copley, Consulting Engineer, Tampa Electric Company and
Thomas Blair, P.E., Fellow Engineer, Tampa Electric Company

CEH Credits: 4 Professional Development Hours (CEHs) will be awarded for this seminar. Be sure to enter your name and PE number on the signup website as it appears on your license. IEEE Florida Provider Number is 3849.

Cost: $100 Members, $200 Non-Members, $20 Students. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

RSVP: Online at: http://time2meet.com/fwcs-meetings/
Make checks payable to IEEE FWCS and mail a check in advance to:
Jim Howard
IEEE FWCS Treasurer
3133 W. Paris St.
Tampa, FL 33614

Questions: Tom Blair at 813-228-1111, ext 48179 or tom_blair@ieee.org

Additional Information
Your local IEEE PES/IAS Chapter is offering this seminar on solar photovoltaic and thermal solar technologies and integration with the electrical distribution system. We will cover the equipment and system utilized as well as the appropriate standards and codes. We will share lessons learned during the design and construction of a recent PV solar project in the Tampa Bay area.

This seminar will teach the fundamental concepts in Photovoltaic technology. Topics covered will be: Overview of PV Systems, Sunshine basics, how PV works, components of a PV system, setup, configuration, sizing, wiring and controls, relevant sections of NEC and IEEE standards. We will cover an application of a solar PV system integration into the Tampa Electric distribution system.

Speakers:
Ryan Copley is a Senior Engineer with Tampa Electric in the Generation Engineering Department. He performs electrical system analysis utilizing ETAP software and has performed design engineering for several major projects at Tampa Electric. Mr. Copley is currently the lead engineer for the Tampa Electric 23-megawatt (MWDC) PV solar facility which will feature more than 200,000 solar modules on 105 acres of company-owned land at the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016 and will be able to provide green energy to more than 3,500 homes. Mr. Copley is a Member of IEEE.

Tom Blair is an Engineering Fellow with Tampa Electric in the Generation Engineering Department. He performs electrical system analysis and uses the results to specify electrical equipment ratings, protective relay settings, and electrical system arrangement. Tom is also an adjunct professor and occasionally instructs courses at the University of South Florida. He has instructed the Electrical Machines and Drives Course, the Energy Production Systems Engineering course and a PE (power) exam preparation course at USF. Mr. Blair is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Meeting Location
FRCC
3000 Bayport Dr. #600,,
Tampa

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