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Spring 2003 PES-ICC Meeting

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new.gif (129 bytes)Thanks to Joe Dudas and his trusty digital camera, we have pictures from the Cincinnati meeting.


Cincinnati, OH, April 27-30, at the Hilton - Be sure to see the map

An Invitation Be sure to see Ken Bow's invitation to the Spring 2003 meeting. Its packed with details
Meeting Agenda Chairman Bow has posted the Meeting Agenda (updated 4/17/2003). As always, check back for updates.

John Procario of Cinergy will be our speaker for the Spring 03 meeting. He is presently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Regulated Businesses Business Unit and is responsible for the operations and customer service activities related to the Cinergy gas and electric transmission and distribution systems. John received his BS degree in electrical engineering and an MS degree in electric power engineering from The Ohio State University in 1973 and 1974. He has held various engineering, management, and executive positions with the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company from 1974 to 1994 and Cinergy Corp. from 1994 to the present. John also has taught in the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati since 1975 starting as a Lecturer and promoting to Adjunct Professor. Mr. Procario has served in various industry organizations including the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).

Presentations The Subcommittees will sponsor many Technical Presentations (updated 4/25/2003) on key topics in their fields of interest.

If you plan to make presentation (especially if its a computer based presentation), be sure and check the Presentation Guidelines page. Remember, a computer projector will be provided by the ICC only for Orientation, the Opening Session, the Subcommittee sessions and the Educational Program.

Transparencies must be used in the Transnational Luncheon

Educational Program


Educational Program Committee Chairman Steve Szaniszlo has announced that the Spring 2003 program will be "An Overview of PILC Cables". (Updated 3/6/2003)
Mini-Expo The Spring 2003 meeting will again feature a TableTop exhibition. The tabletops can be on any product on or topic current or new that is related to the Insulated Conductors Committee. The cost of a TableTop is $350.00. Mark the Registration form (PDF or MS-Word) under 'TT' to pay for your table top. Cost is $350.00. Please send an email to Kent Brown at with the title of your Table Top Presentation and a brief description for the website. Be sure to check out the list of the latest Mini-Expo vendors
Registration Special Notice - As in past years, the registration fee is higher for non-IEEE members than for IEEE members. In order to register as an IEEE member, you will have to know your IEEE number (its on your membership card and on the mailing label of IEEE publications).

The Spring 2003 Registration form is available as both a PDF version and a MS-Word version (updated 4/11/2003). Please pre-register as it helps us with the planning and it makes it easier for you. When you arrive at the hotel, all your registration materials will be ready for pick-up. If you are pre-registering, please send the form and a check made payable to the ICC to Bill Taylor, our Vice Chair and Treasurer. If you want to pre-register and pay when you arrive at the meeting, please e-mail, fax or mail the registration form to Bill. You will then be able to register at the pre-registration fee schedule.

Remember, the registration fee now includes the minutes on CD. If you want an extra copy of the minutes, or you are a corresponding member, you can purchase a CD copy of the minutes by checking the "Spring 03 Minutes" on the registration form (PDF or MS-Word) and paying an additional $50.00.

Hotel Information To direct register with the Hilton, phone + 513-421-9100 or fax + 513-621-4560 or you can use the preaddressed, postage free, business envelope in your mailing. Tell the hotel you are ICC. The cut-off date for the ICC rate is March 28, 2003. If you register after this date you may not get the agreed upon rate but you will be able to register as ICC. You can visit the Hilton on-line and take a tour, see a make and check out their city guide.
Hospitality Suites If your company plans to have a hospitality suite in conjunction with the Spring 2003 meeting, be sure to see the Guideline page.
New Member Orientation Past ICC Chairman, Mike Walker, 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.
Spouse Activities The ladies program will be a luncheon on Monday, and a tour to Lebanon, OH on Tuesday. The luncheon cost is $25.00. There will be a talk on the history of the hotel and a short walking tour. The Hilton is registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Historic Hotels of America. On Tuesday a tour of historic Lebanon, Ohio is being planned. The transportation cost is $20.00. Lunch will be extra and is planned at the historic Golden Lamb Hotel. Eight US presidents have stayed here. Or you can have lunch on your own and enjoy the many antique shops and boutiques in this pretty little town. Of course there will be the usual ladies breakfast each morning. The hotel is connected by a walkway to a downtown mall with over 75 shops including Saks 5th Ave.
Tourist Information The Hilton website has a good city guide. If you're still looking for that special night on the town, check out the following:
Host Utility The local host for the Spring meeting is Cinergy.

Cinergy Corp. was created in 1994 from the combination of The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company and PSI Energy, Inc., the largest electric utility in Indiana. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cinergy is one of the leading diversified energy companies in the U.S.

Cinergy Corp. consists of two core businesses: energy merchant and regulated operations.

Cinergy's regulated operating companies, Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company (Cinergy/CG&E)(Ohio), Union Light, Heat & Power (Cinergy/ULH&P) (Kentucky), Lawrenceburg Gas (Cinergy/LG) (Indiana), and PSI Energy, Inc. (Cinergy/PSI) (Indiana), serve more than 1.5 million electric customers and 500,000 gas customers located in a 25,000-square-mile service territory encompassing portions of Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Cinergy is the largest non-nuclear electric supplier in the U.S. with over 21,000 megawatts of electrical and combined heat and power plant (CHP) generation that is either operational or under development.  Service territory capacity is provided by 14 baseload generating stations and 12 "peaking" stations.

Cinergy employs approximately 8,950 employees. To learn more, visit their website at

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