March 2012- Section Meeting Information

March 5th, 2012

Tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center in Erlanger, KY

DATE:       Thursday, March 22, 2009

PLACE :    Duke Energy’s Envision Center (see below for directions)  4580 Olympic Blvd  Erlanger, KY 41018

 AGENDA:  

5:30 p.m. – Social

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. –  Pizza and soft drinks provided 

6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  Presentation and Tour

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 35 PERSONS ONLY!!!!!

Cost:  $5 to cover the Pizza and drinks.  (Purchasing Dinner is not required to attend the meeting.)

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ABOUT THE MEETING:  This month’s meeting consists of a tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center Located in Erlanger, Kentucky, Duke Energy’s Envision Center provides visitors a dynamic experience that demonstrates the possibilities of modernizing to smart grid and energy efficient technology.The center features a movie-style studio with sets consisting of a substation with two-way digital technology, a smart home – complete with solar panels and a plug-in hybrid vehicle, an apartment complex with smart meters and a power delivery work center – monitoring conditions with real-time data. Electric poles equipped with intelligent power equipment are also staged throughout.Center visitors can watch video presentations that showcase a day in the life of a variety of energy customers in the year 2015. Visitors will also experience simulated demonstrations such as a thunderstorm, lightning strike and power outage. Home simulations feature the use of an energy-management system to control high efficiency appliances (e.g., dishwasher, water heater, HVAC equipment).Smart grid technology will enable:• Improved system reliability and operational efficiency• Quicker and more accurate response to outages• Greater customer offerings (e.g., energy efficiency programs and payment options)• New tools and programs that enable customers to predict and gain control of energy usage.The center also promotes the importance of renewable power to meet the energy needs of tomorrow and how customers can play an important role in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

 Click on the following link to see a WKRC-TV news report on the Envision Center:

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 RESERVATIONS:  (Meeting is LIMITED TO 35 ONLY ) Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: http://www.ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/.  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

 Reservations close at noon on March 19th, 2012.

 DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY
An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

 All Reservations must be made by noon, March 19, 2012

Anyone wishing to carpool please send an email to reservations@ieeecincinnati.org with their email, phone, area of town, and suggested meeting location and we’ll try to match up interested parties.

 Directions:4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018From Cincinnati, OH:­ Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport) ­ Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)­ GO LEFT on Mineola Pike­ At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.­ Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi­ The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road­ GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end

From North:­ Take I-71 South toward Cincinnati, OH­ Merge onto I-71 South via Exit 99A on the LEFT toward Cincinnati (crossing into Kentucky)­ Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport)­ Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)­ GO LEFT on Mineola Pike­ At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.­ Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi­ The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road­ GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end

From Greater Cincinnati / N Ky Airport:­ Take I-275 East ­ Take Mineola Pike Exit­ RIGHT on Mineola Pike­ LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.­ Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi­ The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road­ GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

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