Smart Meeting Presentation Slides

Here are the slides from Mike Simm’s 2/23/2017 presentation:

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February 24th, 2017



DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
PLACE : Duke Energy Envision Center (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Dinner & Social Time
  6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Presentation
  7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Tour
COST: Free, See information in Reservations


Priority is given to IEEE Members


Smart metering has become a commonly used term to describe the traditional residential based electronic energy consumption meter with communication capability. Smart metering systems have been in place for a number of years but the safety, security, operation and capabilities of these systems is not well understood outside of the utility.

There is much more to smart metering today than just the billing meter located on a house or place of business. Smart grid initiatives with advanced technology allow for greater metering capability outside of the billing meter. Metering data is now being collected and utilized to enable advanced utility and customer applications. This presentation will review smart meter technology systems in use today including devices, communication and applications as well as future smart metering opportunities.


Michael D. Simms has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northern Kentucky University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio. Mike is currently the manager of Grid Management Midwest at Duke Energy and has over 35 years’ experience in the power industry in the areas of power systems engineering, control and protection, power quality, meter engineering, distribution system planning and grid management. Mike is an IEEE PES Senior member active on IEEE Smart Distribution working group, Volt/var task force, DA Cyber security working group and PSIM Sensor working group.  Mike is currently contributing to IEEE P1885 VVO measurement and verification guide, IEEE P1854 Smart Distribution Applications Guide and participated in development of the IEEE 1453 Voltage Flicker Standard. Mike is also currently Vice Chair of the IEEE Volt Var Task Force and is a technical advisor for NEETRAC and EPRI.


Vegetable tray appetizer, pizza dinner, water

 LOCATION: 4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

From Cincinnati, OH:

Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to (more…)

February 2nd, 2017



Design Criteria to Implementation

DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2017 

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. –  Presentation

COST:  $10- $15, See information in Reservations   ABOUT THE MEETING: 

The Cincinnati Streetcar traverses 3.6 track miles of right-of-way in downtown Cincinnati and has played a major role in the redevelopment of properties within three blocks of its route.  To date, over $1B of development has been attributed to the streetcar.

The public sees the overhead contact system (wires, aka OCS) as the electricity that runs the streetcars.

This presentation will provide an overview of the design criteria that were initially prepared, modified, and finalized for the Streetcar project.  The review will include the system from the substation through the alignment and back to the substations while visiting the different issues that required resolution or efficiencies. Virtual side trips to the Maintenance and Operations Facility, an oil filled 125kv underground transmission line, and the track slab will be made.


David H. (Dave) Thurston, P.E. began his career working under the 13kv/60Hz electrified territory of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.  As a track and structures engineer, Dave and his crews were consistently aware of need of and respect of the overhead system. In the time since Amtrak, Dave has managed design or construction of railroad and streetcar projects, highway/interstate roads and bridges, and other heavy construction.  In various stages of his career, he was worked as owner, contractor, and consultant.


Buffet Menu:   Boneless Chicken Breast Grilled with (more…)

January 10th, 2017


If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.


The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

Muaath Saed S Alnazal

Mohammed Abdulrahman Alrasheed

Rakan A Alrasheed

Brian Lawrence Decker

Blake A Gordon

Heather Vaughn

Jason Waters

We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!


January 10th, 2017


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IEEE-USA: H-1B Outsourcing Bill Will Not End Outsourcing

WASHINGTON (6 January 2017) — Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation to combat outsourcing within the H-1B visa program. While the bill recognizes how destructive the H-1B program can be, it doesn’t do nearly enough to reign in outsourcing companies or protect American jobs.

“Hundreds of Americans lost their jobs to the H-1B program in Rep. Issa and Peters’ congressional districts,” IEEE-USA President Karen Pedersen said. “Yet their bill will allow thousands more jobs to be lost in the future.”

“It is simply unacceptable — at any wage rate — for companies to fire Americans and replace them with non-Americans who will never be allowed to become citizens.” (more…)

January 10th, 2017

Election News and General Call for Candidates

The IEEE Cincinnati Section Executive Committee would like to thank all of our members for your participation and contribution to our Cincinnati Section IEEE.  

Your Cincinnati Section IEEE Nominating Committee is now in the process of organizing this election-cycles’ Section Officer candidates to serve the upcoming two-year Term. The elected officers of the Section shall be a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large.

The election schedule will be:

Nov 18th – Candidate slate compiled

Nov 21st – posting of candidates and voting begins

Dec 5th – election results tabulated

Dec 15th – announcement of our new 2017/2018 Executive Committee members 

 At this time we would like to invite (more…)

November 17th, 2016


IoT-based Wireless Mobile Computing Platform for Fall Risk Prediction

DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2016 **Please note the special date
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations


Falls are major health risk with which the elderly and disabled must contend. Scientific research on smartphone-based gait detection systems using the Internet of Things (IoT) has recently become an imperative component in monitoring injuries due to these falls. Progress in gait analysis systems, the capabilities of smartphones, and the IoT are enabling the advancement of (more…)

November 16th, 2016



Evolution of Automotive Alternative Drive

DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
PLACE : University of Cincinnati,
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Vehicle showing (Loop at Eng Research Center Bldg)
  6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Swift Hall Room 800)
  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation (Swift Hall Room 800)
COST: Free, you must register for dinner.

**Please note the revised times and locations.


We will start outside of the Engineering Research Center Building to view the vehicles then move inside for dinner and presentation.

Join us as Mr. Dylan Boyles details the evolution electric and hybrid drive vehicles with a special consideration of (more…)

October 6th, 2016

September 2016 Section Meeting

LEED – Electrical Focused Presentation

DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016

PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. -Presentation

COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING: As electrical engineers, contractors, and practitioners, the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designs (LEED) Rating System can have a tremendous impact on what we would otherwise think of as (more…)

September 8th, 2016


High-Performance Clustering of Distributed, High-Dimensional Data Sets

DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations

ABOUT THE MEETING:      The size and amount of data captured from numerous sources has created a situation where the large quantity of data challenges our ability to understand the meaning within the data. This has motivated studies for mechanized data analysis and in particular for the clustering, or partitioning, of data into related groups.  In fact, the size of the data has grown to (more…)

May 5th, 2016

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