| Our Next Monthly Dinner
18 April 2012 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Life after the Northeast Blackout of 2003
Presentation: PJM Interconnection, founded in 1927, is the oldest continuing power pool in the world and the largest electric power grid in North America. Its grid management operations integrate into one coordinated system, multiple transmission systems and independently operated generating stations and other supply resources. The blackout of 2003, one of the greatest challenges to face PJM operators, was weathered through advance system planning. Recently, PJM implemented the world’s most advanced energy management system. It not only replaces legacy systems but provides real-time operational redundancy and better facilitates the integration of new resources such as demand response, energy efficiency and distributed resources. Today, PJM is addressing the challenges of intermittent renewable resources, impending retirements of large amounts of coal-fired generating capacity because of the cost of complying with environmental regulations, the approaching transformation of the generation fuel-mix as a result of low-priced shale gas, and the challenges of accommodating public policy while maintaining reliability.
Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University;
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel MD 20723 (Main Entrance – Lobby 1)
Meal: Sesame-ginger stir fried chicken; Jasmine rice and Stir fried Asian vegetables with garden salad dressing, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and iced tea.
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Presentation ONLY: FREE at 7pm in Parsons Auditorium
But please register for Lecture Only Option: There could be a big turnout for this event, for planning purposes please RSVP via our registration webpage even if you don’t plan on joining us for dinner.
The purpose of the Chesapeake Chapter is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world class systems engineering in industry, academia, and government. In light of that goal, every month at our dinner meeting we have a drawing for the latest in Systems Engineering literature. So come on out for a chance to win.
April’s door prize is:
Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
By Jill Jonnes