your attendance at the Spring 2013 ICC Meeting (the 133rd
meeting of the Insulated Conductors Committee). The meeting officially
closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. While the train schedules did cause
some noise and disruptions to some of the meetings and your nightly rest, I hope
overall the meeting was beneficial and of value to you and your company.
Meeting Attendance & Paid Events
another successful meeting, setting a new record for total attendance at spring
ICC meetings of 383. The previous total attendance record for Spring ICC
meetings was 369; recently set in Seattle in 2012. This spring 2013 ICC
meeting registered 61 newcomers, 11 of which were new utility engineers, which
is encouraging. While overall attendance did set a record for a spring
meeting, actual utility engineer attendance dropped by a count of 20 from the
high of 101 at the Fall 2012 meeting held in St. Petersburg, FL. This
brought the percentage of utility engineer participation for this meeting down
to 21.1%. The level of utility engineer participation for this spring meeting
was lower than the spring average of 26.1, and lower than the previously lowest
utility engineer participation of 24%. Clearly, this meeting’s low utility
engineer participation was due to some assignable cause. We will
investigate further. We did not have any new utility engineers within the
40-mile radius of the Pittsburgh venue take advantage of the offer we made of a
complimentary registration for this meeting. We will be modifying this
offer in an attempt to extend this offer to a broader population of utility
engineers (new attendees) across the country and abroad.
New Topics of Discussion at ICC
of at least two (2) new Ad Hoc discussion groups was also encouraging; one (1)
on HVDC Cables and the other on Consideration of the Effects of Seismic Events
on Underground Cables. Both are scheduled to meet at the Fall 2013 ICC meeting
in Dallas in November. Much progress was also made in cable and accessory
standards development and maintenance by ICC Working Groups.
hosted a High Voltage Testing Subcommittee meeting (Chair, Bill Larzelere) of
the Power System Instrumentation & Measurements (PSIM) technical committee, one
of our sister sponsor committees of the Power and Energy Society (PES) of IEEE.
forward to your attendance at the Fall 2013 meeting in Dallas, Texas at the
Dallas Omni Hotel, November 10–13, 2013. Please check the
frequently for updates.
See you in
Dallas, TX at the Dallas Omni Hotel, November 10 – 13, 2013!