PES – Simplifying Relay Settings @ Sargent & Lundy, 24th floor Conference Room
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Christine Crites

GE Grid Solutions

About the Topic

I bought it, but do I have to use it? (AKA: “My favorite function is the one I turned off!”)

This presentation will focus on simplifying the way we consider relay settings with increasing relay flexibility and complexity.

About the Speaker

Christine Crites is a Technical Application Engineer (protection & control) with GE Grid Solutions. Christine graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2012 and immediately joined GE as a Technical Support Engineer supporting the industrial relay product lines at Multilin’s HQ in Markham, Ontario. In 2014 she relocated to the US and took on her current role as an application engineer. Christine is currently based in the Cleveland, Ohio area and supports the Grid Solutions business and its customers throughout the Midwest USA.

Location Time
Sargent & Lundy, 24th floor Conference Room 11:30 AM   Social
55 East Monroe St 11:45 AM   Lunch (optional)
(Enter from Monroe or Adams, near Wabash) 12:00 PM   Presentation
Chicago, IL 60603 1:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 8 Feb 2016 via the Online Reservation Form.

Directions to Luncheon Location

You can reach the 24th floor of 55 East Monroe Street from the South (Adams Street entrance) elevator bank only.

Please bring your lunch with you. If you would like to purchase lunch, then the Under 55 dining room, in the basement on the North end of the building, is recommended.

Take the elevator to 24 and sign in with the Sargent & Lundy Receptionist. Please note that food is only permitted in the Hospitality Area outside the Conference Room. Food is not permitted in the Conference Room.

As you sign in, you may request a Discount Parking coupon. When you depart, you must pay for parking at the Automated Pay Station in the Parking Garage elevator lobby on the floor where you parked. First insert the parking ticket, then insert the discount coupon, then make payment. If you pay at the Garage Exit, then the discount is NOT available. With the discount, parking is $18, without $40.

Continuing Education

IEEE technical meetings may be acceptable as continuing education where required for maintenance of professional engineering licensure. Refer to the individual state’s requirements for details. A receipt for one Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be provided.


IEEE Chicago/Midwest Cogeneration Joint Meeting: Combined Heat and Power: Project Development and Related Technologies @ Midwest Conference Center
Feb 17 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

See the attached flyer for the agenda.  Learn about CHP, from the development of new projects through maintenance requirements!

Register at:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec2pm1od2d89c649&oseq=&c=&ch=

Also note that vendor tables are available, see the registration page.  Contact Robert Burke (robert.burke@ieee.org) if you have questions.

7:45 AM Registration

8:30 AM Welcome by Sponsors

8:35 AM Introduction to CHP (Cliff Haefke, Energy Resources Center)

9:05 AM Developing a CHP Project (Robert Burke, Patrick Engineering)

9:40 AM Integration and the Design of a CHP Project (TBD, Enercon)




10:15 AM BREAK

10:30 AM CHP Technologies: Reciprocating Engines and Combustion Turbines (Melvin George, GE Power & Water)

11:05 AM Working with Utilities (Sean Carr, ComEd)

11:40 AM Optimizing Your CHP System (Charlie Mayer, Interstate Power Systems)

12:00 PM LUNCH with a Facility That Owns and Operates a CHP System (TBD)

1:00 PM Adjourn





IAS – NFPA 99 Seminar @ Midwest Conference Center
Feb 27 all-day

7PDH’s will be awarded for this seminar

See the attached flyer.  Note that there will be no online registrations, so mail it in now!  These seminars fill up fast.

Info and registration form

Chicago Section Board Meeting @ Devry University - Room A230
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chicago Section Board Meeting – Open to all IEEE members

PES – Distinguished Lecturer Program
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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