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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  Standards must be renewed/updated BEFORE they expire under the new IEEE-SA System, or the standard will be withdrawn by IEEE-SA.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".  Abstracts of the planned presentations are found here.  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 hotel.
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 opening.

June 30, 2015 - 2016 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

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 cables.”
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 awards here.

April 28, 2015 - Updates to Policies and Procedures for Working Groups

The 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 attend.

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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