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Spring 2001 PES-ICC Meeting

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Dearborn, MI  - April 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency.

new.gif (129 bytes)The meeting is over, but the memories are not. Joe Dudas took some great pictures. The files are large and suitable for framing or blackmail.

An Invitation Chairman Mike Walker and the Officers are working hard to make this a great meeting. He has written an open invitation to ICC Members and friends, inviting us to the Dearborn meeting. Its packed with details.
Meeting Agenda


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Chairman Walker has posted the Preliminary Meeting Agenda (last updated 04/11/2001). There WILL be a few changes, so check back from time to time. The Spring 2001 meeting will feature a lite breakfast every morning to get you going. We'll have some kind of roll or Danish, light fare only. If you need a "construction-worker" breakfast you'll have to eat elsewhere. It will be available from 7:30-8:30 daily. Coffee will also be served during the morning break (just after the Opening Session on Monday) and from 10:15 until 10:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

new.gif (129 bytes)Ron May, Vice President, Energy Delivery and Service, DTE Energy, will be the Keynote speaker during the Opening Session. Formerly assistant vice president, Energy Delivery, Ron is now responsible for transmission and distribution activities and the Customer Service organization of DTE Energy Distribution. From 1974 to 1981, he worked for Townsend and Bottum Inc. on several projects related to Detroit Edison's St. Clair Power Plant. May joined the company in 1984 as director of planning and control of nuclear administration at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant, then served in a variety of management positions, including maintenance engineer/superintendent, outage management engineer, director of materials management and manager of Service Center Operations, before being named to his current post in 1998. May earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and an associate of science and associate of business administration from St. Clair County Community College. His graduate work includes Eastern Michigan University, Youngstown State University, and Pennsylvania State University. He is a board member and president of Crossroads for Youth, a board member of the Warren Conner Development Coalition, an advisory board member for the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University and the past president of the Business Consortium for the Arts, City of Southfield. Ron is married and has two children in college.

Presentations The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations on key topics in their fields of interest. Check the listing periodically, as we'll be adding many topics as the meeting approaches.

If you plan to make presentation (especially if its a computer based presentation), be sure and check the Presentation Guidelines page.

Registration Pre-register and save the hassle of standing in line. The registration form is an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file. You'll need the Acrobat reader to view the file. Its free from the Adobe website. Once you have the reader, you can typically view the file by left-clicking on the link or download it and view it later by right-clicking.
Educational Program Last fall the ICC Educational Program entitled, "Fundamentals of Partial Discharge in the Context of Field Cable Testing" focused on PD diagnostic tests to assess the condition of medium voltage cables. We are planning to complement this successful session by featuring, "An Overview of Diagnostic Testing of Medium Voltage Power Cables," for our Spring 2001 Educational Program that will review the state-of-the art alternative (non-PD) cable diagnostic techniques.
New Member Orientation Past ICC Chairman, Rick Hartlein, will conduct an Orientation Session for New Members and Guests. Plan to attend. You'll learn about the organization, meet people and come up to speed faster.
Mini-Expo The Spring meeting will feature a Mini-Expo for vendors to make table top displays of equipment and services related to the scope of the ICC. If your company would like to participate, you'll need to reserve space by the April 13, 2001 deadline. new.gif (129 bytes)The first exhibitor has been announced by Vice-Chairman Ken Bow. Check back frequently as new companies are added.
Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2001 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
Spouse Activities While we debate the the claims of the latest sure-fire water-tree detector, the Spouses can enjoy two fun filled days. See Chairman Walker's announcement for the latest.
Discount Travel
  • Delta is the official meeting airline. To take advantage of their special rates, call 1-800-241-6760 or your travel agent. Refer to File No. 172593A.
  • Avis is the official car rental company. To take advantage of their special rates, call 1-800-331-1600 and refer to Discount No. A606098.
  • Shuttle service available through Commuter Transportation located at all baggage claim areas. For information call (734)-941-3252 or (800) 488-7433.
  • The hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the Airport.
Hotel Information
  • Hyatt Regency Dearborn: $135 US single or double
  • Reservations: 1-800-233-1234 or 1-313-593-1234
  • Cutoff date: March 26, 2001

Note: The ICC is committed to a minimum occupancy. To avoid a charge for meeting rooms, please make your reservations before the cutoff date. We have negotiated special rates for ICC members and guests. When making your reservations remember to let the hotel know that you are a part of the IEEE ICC meeting.

Tourist Information Several good websites exist to help you plan your spare time while in the Detroit area:
  • Metropolitian Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau - Your "connection to local hotels, meeting facilities, attractions, restaurants, sports and events".
  • Guide To Detroit - Described as "your guide to the best resources on the web for Metro Detroit places, events, local businesses, organizations, and entertainment".
  • Detroit Visitors Guide - Billed as "the very best selection of Detroit hotels and entertainment on the net".
  • Detroit Area Guide - A "comprehensive guide to motels, restaurants, clubs, real estate, education, transportation, classifieds and all other types of community information".
  • Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village - collection of Americana that depicts the ever changing worlds of transportation, manufacturing, home life, entertainment, and technology.
Host Utility Detroit Edison our host utility is the the principal subsidiary of DTE Energy. Detroit Edison is the nation's seventh-largest electric utility. As the energy supplier to America's industrial heartland, Detroit Edison serves more than 2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan. Also located in Detroit, DTE Energy is a multi-faceted energy company with assets in generation, transmission and distribution. DTE's subsidiaries are engaged as providers of a broad spectrum of energy services. Serving as our Liaison for this meeting is our own Nagu Srinivas.

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