- ICC News and Announcements....
August 24, 2015 - Standards Update
ICC Standards Coordinator John Merando has posted a
standards update spreadsheet here. Subcommittee Chairs/VCs and Working
Group Chairs are reminded to stay on top of standards and when they are due for
renewal. Standards must be renewed/updated BEFORE they expire under the
new IEEE-SA System, or the standard will be withdrawn by IEEE-SA.
August 12, 2015 - Fall 2015 Educational Program
The Fall 2015 Educational Program will be on "Underground
T&D Cable Ampacity".
the planned presentations are found
Remember to register for the Educational Program if you want to receive PDH
hours for it.
July 30, 2015 - Fall 2015 1st Call for Technical Presentations
This is a reminder and First Call for
Subcommittee Technical Presentations. Do you have a
presentation you would like to share with the other attendees at the fall
meeting? Now is the time to contact the Subcommittee Chair/Vice Chair for
the appropriate committee, to get on the agenda. The agenda must be
finalized by early October in order to meet our contractual obligations to the
Also note that additional details about the hotel and transportation
options to Tuscon have been posted to the
fall meeting page.
July 25, 2015 - Fall 2015 Online Registration Dates
Online Registration for the Fall 2015 meeting will open
on September 28th, and close on October 23rd. An reminder e-mail will be
sent to all previous registrants (with valid e-mails on record) just before
June 30, 2015 - 2016 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and
Recognizing exceptional achievements in our profession,
by both individuals and organizations, is an important part of the mission of
the IEEE. Each year the IEEE Awards Board recommends a select group of
recipients to receive the IEEE's most prestigious honors. It is our pleasure to
inform you that the IEEE Board of Directors has named George Anders as the
recipient of the 2016 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and
Distribution Award with the following citation:
“For contributions to
advances in computational methods for the thermal rating of electric power
This award is sponsored by the Robert and Ruth Halperin
Foundation, in memory of the late Herman and Edna Halperin, and the IEEE Power &
Energy Society. It will be presented at a future Insulated Conductors Committee
meeting. Meanwhile, please help us extend congratulations to George on this
prestigious IEEE award!
May 29, 2015 - Spring Meeting Awards
We honored a number of our members at the Spring 2015
Meeting, including presenting the ICC Distinguished Service Award to
Deepak Parmar. Check out all the
April 28, 2015 - Updates to Policies and Procedures
for Working Groups
Policies and Procedures for Working Groups were modified April 24, 2015 to
comply with some further requests from
the IEEE-SA Audit Committee. Any questions about these changes should be
directed to Lauri Hiivala. Working Group Charis are especially commended
to make themselves familiar with this document, as it governs how working groups
are to be run.
April 9, 2015 - Spring 2015 Opening Session Speaker
Harold DePriest, President of the Chattanooga, TN
Electric Power Board (EPB), will be the guest speaker during the Opening Session
of the ICC in Clearwater Beach, FL on Monday morning, April 13. Mr. DePriest is
a native of Linden, Tennessee, graduating from Tennessee Technological
University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and from the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA). In
1999, the EPB launched a competitive local exchange carrier offering telephone
and Internet services to local businesses. This increased the utility’s scope
of expertise while offering more options for Chattanooga companies. Today, the
fiber optic network constructed for the purpose of powering the most automated
smart grid in the country has also served to expand EPB’s communications service
offerings to include residential customers throughout its service area.
Currently offering Internet speeds up to one gigabit-per-second, the
communications services offered by EPB Fiber Optics also include IPTV services
and phone. This should be an interesting presentation about how evolving
technologies are impacting the electric utility industry. Please plan to
April 9, 2015 - Passing of Dave Silver and Atilla Dima
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of two
prominent former ICC attendees, Dave Silver and Atilla Dima. Dave and Atilla
are known from the time when discussions at ICC meetings were more colorful and
vocal than they tend to be today, think the decades of the 1970s and ‘80s.
There was a passion for viewpoint that many of the older attendees will
remember. Dave retired from Prysmian Cables (Pirelli at the time) and moved to
Naples, Florida before later moving to Aventura, Florida where he passed away on
April 2, 2015. His wife survives him. Dave was 91 years old, having been born
on July 18, 1924. Interment was in Westchester, NY. Attila worked for Prysmian
Cables (Pirelli) for many years and later for Cable Technology Laboratories
(CTL). He is survived by his wife. They lived in the Fredrick area of
Maryland. Attila was born December 2, 1933 and passed away on April 2, 2015.
Interment was at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Fredrick.
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