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Issue: December 2008                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

News of Interest

 

      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     Call for Nominations for Director Elect

 

      Your News

-     Canadian Atlantic Section demystifies MEMS
-     Kingston Section and Generation of Green Energy
-     Montreal Section forms a new Chapter, TMC
-     Ottawa Section marks its 65th anniversary
-     Toronto WIE hosts a seminar on Winning in Life
-     Toronto Signals and Computational Intelligence Joint with IEEE Canada webinar
  on WLAN Positioning: Applications & Theory is a success
-     Winnipeg Section Measuring Complexity of Complex Systems

 

      Students' Corner

-     Toronto Section awards scholarships for academic excellence

 

      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     Marcelo Mota winner of Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award
-     Anader Benyamin-Seeyar winner of MGA Leadership Award
-     Rami Abielmona winner of MGA Achievement Award
-     Newly elevated IEEE Fellows

 

      Call for Papers

-     IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity

 

      Conferences

-     Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
-     Invitation to CCECE 2009 in St. John's, Newfoundland
-     All IEEE Conferences in Canada

 

      Features, Views and Analysis

-     Integration of Wide-Scale Renewable Resources into the Power Delivery System

 

 







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     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

Call for Nominations for Director Elect

Next year, 2009, IEEE Canada will elect a Director-Elect. According to the IEEE Canada by-laws, the next Director-Elect will come from the Canada Central Area. The Director-Elect will serve for a six year term starting January 1, 2010; two years as Director-Elect, two years as Director and two years as Past Director. During two years as Director-Elect, the successful candidate may be asked to serve on one or more Member Geographic Area Board committees including attendance at IEEE Board meetings and participate in IEEE Canada activities as a member of all three governing boards (IEEE Canada, Executive and Steering Committees) During the two years as Director, in addition to the previous responsibilities, the successful candidate will serve on the IEEE Board of Directors; the Engineering Institute of Canada's Board and conduct all IEEE Canada business. As Past Director, the successful candidate will be IEEE Canada's representative and member of the IEEE Canada Foundation Board and may serve on one or more IEEE committees. In the IEEE world, IEEE Canada is Region 7.

As Past President and Past Region Director it is my duty to find suitable candidates and conduct the screening process for the Director-Elect position. According to the IEEE Canada by-laws, the next Director-Elect will come from the Canada Central Area. The purpose of this note is to inform you about the election and provide you with an overview of how the screening process works.

Typically potential candidates are nominated by their respective Section, however self-nominations are allowed. The candidates must hold IEEE Senior Member grade and ideally have served on one or more Region Committees. Potential candidates are required to submit an IEEE biography outlining their involvement in IEEE activities along with a position statement. Potential candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with IEEE Canada's Bylaws and Operations Manual and IEEE Member Geographic Area Bylaws and Operations Manual.

IEEE Canada's Steering Committee will conduct telephone interviews with all potential candidates who meet the requirements to run for Director-Elect in February 2009. The candidates will be allotted a 15-minute time slot. The first 5-minutes will allow the candidates to introduce themselves and state why they are running and how they can make a difference. The next 5-minutes the candidate will answer a common set of questions prepared by the Steering Committee. For the final 5-minutes the Steering Committee may ask additional and specific questions to the candidate on their experience and suitability. Strict time limits will apply to the call.

After all candidates have been interviewed, the Steering Committee will rank the candidates and pick a minimum of two, maximum of three candidates for Director-Elect. The names will be submitted to IEEE for final screening, i.e. eligibility to run for office. The Past President will notify the candidates of the outcome of the screening results. Finally, the selected candidates will be invited to IEEE Canada's Spring Meeting in St. John's (1-3 May) to address the Region Committee and take questions on their candidacy from IEEE Canada's Board. IEEE Canada will provide the candidates with an allowance to cover their travel expenses.

Should you be interested in nominating a potential candidate or self-nominating, please forward a statement of interest along with a biographical sketch outlining your IEEE activities stating your qualifications for office to r.hanna@ieee.org with a copy to c.lowell@ieee.org before January 16, 2009. IEEE Canada will notify the qualified candidates of the date and time of their telephone interview with the Steering Committee.

Petition Candidate - IEEE allows for petition candidates. Candidates must get valid signatures from 2% of the IEEE Canada voting members as of December 31, 2008. The numbers will be confirmed based on December 31, 2008 membership statistics. To be eligible to run as a petition candidate, IEEE must receive the petition and signatures prior to June 15, 2009. IEEE will verify that the petition candidate has satisfied IEEE requirements to run as a petition candidate.

Robert A. Hanna
Past President IEEE Canada
r.hanna@ieee.org

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     Your News

Canadian Atlantic Section demystifies MEMS

December 12, 2008, 5-7 PM, @Dalhousie University, Sexton Campus, B Bldg, Room B311

From airbag accelerometers to printer inkjet nozzles and all the way to medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous and an integral part of our daily lives. In this lecture, organized by IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section, Dr. Amro Elshurafa, will discuss MEMS technology design, modeling, and fabrication methods. Specific examples will be given on real life applications. The presentation concludes by shedding some light on the magnitude of revenue that MEMS generates and shares in the technology market, and the future of MEMS in industry and Academia.

Kingston Section and Generation of Green Energy

December 11, 2008, 5:45-7 PM @Queen's University, WLH 302

The president and CTO of Upper Canada Solar Generation, William Masek (based in Brockville), talks about the company's effort to create power for the Ontario Power Grid using solar panel technology. In his talk William Masek will discuss industry direction to secure expertise needed to address the growing demand on energy. He will also discuss solar PV system different types and uses.

Montreal Section forms a new Chapter, TMC

The Technology Management Council provides managers, aspiring managers, and those being managed with leading-edge resources to fulfill their career objectives. The TMC advances the profession of engineering, technology, and innovation management, and the careers of IEEE members and individuals in the profession. The Council focuses on the global audience of practitioners and researchers through its publications, conferences, educational products, and through its relationship with related organizations.

Ottawa Section marks its 65th anniversary

This year 2008 marks the 65th anniversary of establishing the IEEE Ottawa Section which currently has more than 2300 individual members including Affiliates, Associate Members, Fellows, Life Fellows, Life Members, Life Seniors, Members, Senior Members, Student Graduates, and Student Members. The Section continues the highly set standards of organizing a variety of technical, professional, educational and social activities to serve its members and the engineering and scientific community.

Toronto WIE hosts a seminar on Winning in Life

IEEE WIE-Toronto affinity group held a seminar entitled "Winning in Life" on Friday October 24, 2008 at the University of Toronto. The 20 members in attendance started out by partaking of refreshments while engaging in a bit of networking and socializing.

Following this, Dr. Ferial El-Hawary, Chair and Director of IEEE Canada, addressed the gathering. To start, she brought us up to date on the achievements of the IEEE/Women in Engineering Organization, which we found inspiring. This was followed by her talk on "Winning in Life". Among the things she shared with us were some of the elements that played an important role in her career success. Afterwards, the participants worked in small groups to discuss their personal 'secret of career success'. From the debriefing afterwards the following discussion points were identified:

• The major elements of a successful leader

• The importance of goal setting at all stages of life

• The saving in time and energy resulting from having a written plan of
  our goals

• Develop a better understanding of self, identify interests, and cultivate the
  necessary connections

• Be a mentor as well as a mentee

• Be assertive, take ownership of accomplishments and ideas

Behnaz Ghoraani,
IEEE WIE - Toronto, Chair
bghoraani@ieee.org

Toronto Signals and Computational Intelligence Joint with IEEE Canada webinar on WLAN Positioning: Applications & Theory is a success

Wireless communication technology has enabled mobility of personal devices equipped with sensing and computing capabilities. An important consequence of such mobility is that resource and information needs of users change with their physical location. In a recent on-line webinar, co-organized by Toronto Section Signals and Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter and IEEE Canada, Dr. Azadeh Kushki, discussed the history, applications, and theory of positioning in indoor wireless local area networks (WLAN). More than 109 individuals attended this talk from all across Canada.

Kingston Section and Generation of Green Energy

The last few decades of physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, and social sciences have been marked by major developments of views on complex systems, complexity, self-organization, and emergent phenomena that originate from the interactions not only among the constituent components (agents), but also with the environment, without any central authority. How can measures of complexity capture the intuitive sense of pattern, order, structure, regularity, evolution of features, memory, and correlation? In this talk, Dr. Witold Kinsner, described several key ideas, including dynamical systems, complex systems, complexity, and quantification of complexity. A taxonomy of complexity measures is provided.

 

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     Students' Corner

Toronto Section awards scholarships for academic excellence

Congratulations to Ning Hu recipient of this years, "IEEE Toronto Section Scholarship for Academic Excellence". The Section funds a program of scholarships to encourage IEEE related activities and to recognize student achievement. This program was started in the early 1980's. During the last 10 years, the Section has awarded a total of $ $ 50,000.

 

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     Our Members in the Spotlight

Marcelo Mota winner of Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award

Marcelo's long and fruitful volunteer work for the IEEE developing and promoting the Institute's activities internationally in all Regions outside the U.S. (Regions 7, 8, 9 and 10), with a stronger focus in Regions 9 (Latin America) and 7 (Canada), has largely contributed to the MGA Board's mission of serving the needs of the members of the IEEE by maintaining, enhancing, and supporting the geographical organizational units of the IEEE and met the following MGA Board goals, with a transnational scope in the true spirit of the Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award.

Marcelo Mota holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, and a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, England, and works at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) as Director, IT Programs. Marcelo is a Senior Member of IEEE. He served as Chair of the Transnational Committee of the IEEE's Educational Activities Board (1997 and 1998) and Member of the IEEE Educational Activities Board, Regional Activities Board, and Publication Activities Board (1997). He was Chair (1994-95) and Vice-Chair (1992-93) of the IEEE's Bahia Section. Marcelo is also a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Globalization Newsletter and former Editor of the IEEE Latin America Newsletter. He is a recipient of the IEEE 2000 Third Millennium Medal for remarkable volunteer services. Currently he is the Secretary of the IEEE Toronto Section.

Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award: To recognize the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the Transnational goals and objectives of MGA and/or personal goals of the Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities as related to Transnational activities. This award is made in memory of Dr. Larry K. Wilson. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance," and have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE.

All our congratulations to Marcelo!

Anader Benyamin-Seeyar winner of MGA Leadership Award

Dr. Anader Benyamin Seeyar is the recipient of the 2008 MGA Leadership Award, for his dedicated leadership and significant contributions to serve IEEE and the engineering profession through continuous engagement efforts in the Montreal Section.

ANADER BENYAMIN-SEEYAR (IIEEE Member 1977 and IEEE Senior Member in 1991) received his BSEE from Iran University of Science and Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 1973, his MSEE from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 1979, and his PhD from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 1984.

Since March 1985 he has been working for advanced technology companies - including ISR Technologies, PolarSat, ART Advanced Research Technologies, Harris Corporation (Montreal), Vistar Telecommunications, Spar Aerospace/ComStream (or MDA Corporation), and Bell-Northern Research (BNR) - in satellite and terrestrial communications, wireless indoor/outdoor personal communications, high-speed multimedia networking, computer communications, and telephone systems. His main interests and responsibilities are in directing R&D development programs in satellite/wireless/terrestrial network design, advanced systems design, communication protocol engineering, and hardware and software design.

He has been actively involved in contributing to the development of the IEEE 802.16a standard for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Air Interface (Wireless MAN). In addition, since 2005, he has also been involved with the IEEE Montreal Section, initially as its secretary, and for the last two years as its chair. During these years, he has shown significant leadership in improving the services of the section for all its members. From 1987 to 2007, he was a part-time adjunct associate professor (teaching and research) at Concordia University.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities which support MGA goals and objectives at the local, regional, national, and/or international level. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance," and have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE.

All our congratulations to Anader!

Rami Abielmona winner of MGA Achievement Award

Rami Abielmona, Ottawa Section, is the recipient of 2008 MGA Achievement Award, for his exemplary contributions and energetic leadership towards increasing the participation in the IEEE Ottawa Section Robotics Competition, and actively engaging the local students.

The award recipient, Dr. Rami Abielmona, is currently the VP of Research & Engineering at Larus Technologies Corporation (http://www.larus.com), a sensor networking solutions company based in Ottawa, Canada. A senior volunteer in the IEEE, his current roles include the IEEE Ottawa Section Treasurer, the IEEE Ottawa Section Robotics Competition Committee Vice-Chair, the IEEE Computer Society Ottawa Chapter Chair, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Ottawa Chapter Webmaster, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Educational Activities Sub-Committee Chair.

The recipient has demonstrated a singular achievement in the development and completion of Ottawa Robotics Competition which is directed to the fulfillment of the goals and objectives of the IEEE MGA. The IEEE Ottawa Robotics Competition has left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations.

This award is to recognize individuals involved with MGA and/or the Regional network for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the goals and objectives of MGA. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations.

All our congratulations to Rami!

Newly elevated IEEE Felows

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Congratulations to IEEE R7 Class of 2008 Fellows!

John Cartledge, IEEE-F, Kingston, Ontario

for contributions to modulation dynamics of optical devices

Omar Ramahi, IEEE-F, Waterloo, Ontario

for contributions to computational electromagnetics in electromagnetic compatibility

Xuemin Shen, IEEE-F, Waterloo, Ontario

for contributions to resource management of wireless networks

Ming Yu, IEEE-F, Cambridge, Ontario

for contributions to the design and tuning of microwave filters and multiplexers

Kazimierz Adamiak, IEEE-F, London, Ontario

for contributions to the numerical analysis of applied electrostatic and electro-hydrodynamic processes

Terence Peters, IEEE-F, London, Ontario

for contributions to medical imaging and image-guided surgery

Louis Durand, IEEE-F, Montreal, Quebec

for contributions to instrumentation and methods for assessing cardiovascular
and respiratory diseases

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, IEEE-F, Ottawa, Ontario

for contributions to interactive haptic audio visual systems

John Lodge, IEEE-F, Ottawa, Ontario

for contributions to the application of signal processing and communications theory

David Parnas, IEEE-F, Ottawa, Ontario

for contributions to software engineering

Adam Skorek, IEEE-F, Trois Rivieres, Quebec

for contributions to electro-thermal analysis of industrial processes

Michal Okoniewski, IEEE-F, Calgary, Alberta

for contributions to computational electromagnetics

Francis Dawson, IEEE-F, Totronto, Ontario

for contributions to modeling of excitation and detection of electrical arcs

Brendon Frey, IEEE-F, Totronto, Ontario

for contributions to information processing and machine learning

Nicholas Hamilton Piercy, IEEE-F, Innisfil, Ontario

for leadership in development, design and implementation of modern network architecture and topologies in the cable industry

Jonathon Rose, IEEE-F, Toronto, Ontario

for leadership in development, design and implementation of modern network architecture and topologies in the cable industry

Ian Cumming, IEEE-F, Vancouver, British Columbia

for achievements in synthetic aperture radar signal processing

 

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     Call for Papers

IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity

http://toronto.ieee.ca/tic-sth2009/

Important Dates

  Tutorials Proposals submission

  Friday, January 9, 2009

  Paper Proposals Submission (Title/Abstract)  

  Friday, March 6, 2009

  Submission of Full Length Papers for Review

  Friday, May 1, 2009

  Notification of Acceptance

  Friday, June 26, 2009

  Final Paper Submission Deadline

  Friday, July 31, 2009

  Author's Registration Deadline

  Friday, July 31, 2009

  Advance Registration Deadline

  Friday, August 28, 2009  

The TIC-STH conference is an international forum for state-of-the-art research across a broad spectrum of the IEEE science and technology fields of interest.

The format of the conference is several parallel Symposia focusing on the advanced scientific and technological problems, especially of the interdisciplinary nature.

  • Systems (including systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies; design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability; quality control and system management; risk management)
  • Superconductivity(including the science and technology of superconductors and their applications, including materials and their applications for electronics, magnetics and power systems, where the superconductor properties are central to the application)
  • Technology Management(including technology policy development; management of research; education of personnel engaged in managing innovation; the economics of innovation; the impact of technology on society)
  • Advances and History of the Pacemakers(In conjunction with the IEEE Milestone celebration - External Cardiac Pacemaker)
  • Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems in a Large City
  • Sensors (including the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, with emphasis on the electronics, physics and reliability aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators)
  • Nanotechnology (including the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications)
  • Electronic Design Automation (including the theory, implementation and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems; tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems)
  • Biometrics(biometric characterization of human beings, based on physiological and/or behavioral features and traits, in particular for identification, identity verification, authentication, encryption, recognition and medical diagnosis)
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Quantitative Methods in Managing Scientific and Technology Projects
  • Continuous Operations and Disaster Recovery
  • Emerging Scientific Methods and Technologies

 

 

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     Conferences

Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada

ANTEM/URSI 2009 - 13th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and the Canadian Radio Sciences Meeting
15 Feb - 18 Feb 2009, The Banff Centre Banff, AB, Canada

2009 3rd Annual IEEE Systems Conference
23 Mar - 26 Mar 2009, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)
26 Apr - 30 Apr 2009, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel Montreal, QC, Canada

2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
26 Jul - 30 Jul 2009, Calgary Telus Convention Ctr. Calgary, AB, Canada

Invitation to CCECE 2009 in St. John's, Newfoundland

Deadline to receive proposals: December 5, 2008
www.ieee.ca/ccece09/

The Newfoundland and Labrador Section is very proud to be hosting the 22nd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), which will be held at the Delta St. John's and the St. John's Convention Centre May 3-6, 2009. This annual flagship conference of IEEE Canada serves as an excellent opportunity for researchers and professionals in the IEEE fields to meet and present their work.

The theme for CCECE '09 is "From Electrons to Oceans: Innovation at Many Scales." St. John's is one of the oldest cities in North America with a rich history and distinctive culture. Only minutes from the most easterly point in North America, St. John's has the sophistication of a modern city and the "friendliness" of a small town.

A welcome reception for all delegates will be held Sunday evening at The Rooms. We will offer pre-conference tutorials. The Conference sessions themselves, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, will be conducted in the conference facilities at the Delta St. John's with plenary sessions and meals in the St. John's Convention Centre. In addition, an active and enticing social program will be offered to all attendees, partners, and guests.

The conference committee is co-chaired by Dr. Wally Read and Dr. John Quaicoe, and the technical committee is led by Dr. Eric Gill and Dr. Dennis Peters. Experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteers from the Section round out the organizing committee and will help to ensure that the conference is very successful.

Following the lead of CCECE '08, the conference will be structured into a seven mini-symposia in the areas of Circuits, Devices and Systems; Control and Robotics; Communications and Networking; Computers, Software and Applications; Ocean Engineering; Power Electronics and Energy Systems; and Signal and Multimedia Processing. A full paper review process will be used to ensure that the conference is of very high technical quality. The deadline to receive papers and tutorial proposals is Friday, December 5, 2008. For further details please refer to Call for Papers at www.ieee.ca/ccece09/pdfs/cfp_e_09.pdf

We predict that CCECE 2009 will be an unforgettable experience - an overwhelming technical and financial success that also offers a wealth of activities and networking opportunities for delegates. We hope to see you in May!

For further information and updates see the conference website at www.ieee.ca/ccece09/.

All IEEE Conferences in Canada


Find information about these and all IEEE Conferences in Canada here.

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     Features, Views and Analysis

Integration of Wide-Scale Renewable Resources into the Power Delivery System

The following article is based on conversation with Puica Nitu with the disclaimer that the ideas presented in this article strictly represent a personal view on the topic. It is of interest to continue expanding on the topic of this Symposium with future editorials.

The Ontario's energy outlook presented by the Ontario Power Authority estimates 9,673 MW of renewable resources by 2010 and additional 6,027 MW by 2025. And this is Ontario alone.

Canada strongly supports the development of renewable energy technologies. NSERC, CanREN, provincial governments and agencies promote and support renewable solutions. Throughout North America, renewable energy is expected to rise by 40% by year 2025.

The entire world is energized through private investments, intensive R&D and research grants in the quest for efficient and sustainable solutions. Germany is become world leader in solar energy. Denmark and Ireland have massively invested in wind power. In the United States, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of DOE focuses on a wide range of renewable energy sources, partnering with other government entities and the private sector to better leverage the Federal investment in research, development and deployment of new technologies. Apart from investing in technologies, stakeholders form new business partnerships to influence this global dynamic movement.

The emerging technologies have great impact on the planning and the operation of the power system. Each technology presents opportunities but also brings a new set of challenges, both technical and business in nature as the entire system is been affected. The impact is also felt on the side of the large power producers. The generators' operating profiles change as the generation mix evolves. The penetration of renewable resources impacts power system reliability requirements and displaces generation dispatch schedules. It has impacts on an ever evolving grid (transmission and distribution) and on the stability of the power system. Most interestingly, the integration of new renewable resources, distributed generation, energy storage and smart demand responses has its own set of complexities. This integration is aimed towards managing peak loads, offering new value-added services and enhancing asset use.

Climate change concerns, energy security and relatively high energy prices will continue to support the deployment and advancement of new technologies. In the same time attention is given to make the existing networks smarter. The smart grid brings information and digital technology to the power network to facilitate new communication and monitoring which leads to improved reliability, security, and power management.

Canada's objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from the 2006 level by year 2020. There are various mechanisms to ensure these targets ranging from conservation, renewable generation and carbon emissions caps and trading.

Ontario accounts for half of Canada's emissions. There is a consultative process with respect to the Carbon legislation, with an expectation that the current cap and trade will evolve and a national cap will soon be put in place.

According to Environment Canada there is a decrease in the Green House Gas emissions since 2003 which is primarily due to the change in the generation mix and lower emissions from fossil fuel production. Renewable energy is changing the generation mix and has a major role in a country's carbon footprint.

CIGRE and IEEE PES in cooperation with US and Canada's National Committees are organizing the Symposium Integration of Wide-Scale Renewable Resources into the Power Delivery System to be held in Calgary July 29-31, 2009.

CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) is one of the leading worldwide Organizations on Electric Power Systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizational and regulatory aspects. With members in over 80 countries, CIGR is the largest worldwide forum that unites large producers, manufacturers, system operators and regulatory bodies, bringing together technical innovation, requirements and operating experience. CIGRE fosters sharing experience on key developments of energy supply. It is the point where strategy (vision roadmap, energy security and commercial leverage) meets tactics (operations, maintenance and extended life cycle).

The main theme of the joint Symposium is the Integration of Wide-Scale Renewable Resources into the Power Delivery System. The topic of this symposium is very timely. Renewable resources along with conservation are the fastest growing supply mechanisms in the province of Ontario.

Puica is Program Manager with Ontario Power Generation Inc, member of the Strategic Energy Panel for the Natural Research Council of Canada, national representative in Cigre and IEEE Senior Member. She has an extensive experience in the North American utility industry.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events


Many IEEE Canada sections maintain their own listings of upcoming events:

Canadian Atlantic

Kingston

Kitchener-Waterloo

London

Montreal

Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Northern Canada

Ottawa

Southern Alberta

Toronto

Vancouver

Winnipeg

 

 

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