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IEEE Power & Energy Society
Announces 2018 "Plain Talk" Schedule
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LAIN TALK ABOUT THE
Electric Power Industry" is a
three-day series of courses
targeting power-industry professionals
who are not engineers but who need
more understanding of the technical
side of the industry in which they
work. New engineers or engineers
new to the power industry also take
these courses. The first day consists of
an overview of the electric power
industry, and days two and three provide more detail on distribution systems and transmission systems,
respectively. Students can take one,
two, or all three courses offered in
three days. Plain Talk instructors are
highly qualified individuals with many
years of experience in the industry.

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The course curriculum includes
the following:
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day 1: Power System Basics-
understanding how the bulk electric power system works
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day 2: Distribution Systems-
delivering power to the customer
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day 3: Transmission Systems-the
interconnected bulk electric system.
The schedule for 2018 is as
follows:
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February 20-22, 2018, Washington,
D.C. [colocated with the IEEE
Power & Energy Society (PES) 2018
Innovative Smart Grid Technologies North America Conference]:
https://www.ieee-pes.org/plaintalk-in-washington-dc-2018
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April 16-18, 2018, Denver, Colora-

do (colocated with the IEEE PES
2018 Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition):

https://www.ieee-pes.org/plaintalk-in-denver-co-2018
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August 7-9, 2018, Portland, Ore-

gon (colocated with the IEEE
PES 2018 General Meeting): https://
www.ieee-pes.org/plain-talk-inportland-or-2018.

Registration fees are as follows:
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three-course enrollment-early

bird-US$1,935.00
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two-course enrollment-early

bird-US$1,360.00
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one-course enrollment-early

bird-US$715.00
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group discounts are available.

If you would like to develop a
new course for the Plain Talk series,
please contact Susan Koval (s.koval@
ieee.org). To visit the Plain Talk website, please see https://www.ieee-pes
.org/professional-development/
education/plain-talk.

IEEE Power & Energy Society
Scholarship Plus Initiative
HE IEEE POWER & ENERGY
(PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative is making progress
in addressing the workforce challenge
within the power and energy industry,
but there is still a need to attract more

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undergraduates to the industry. We
were very pleased that 210 students
from 101 universities across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico
were identified as PES scholars for the
2017/2018 academic year. Five of the
seven top scholars within each Region
and 30% of the total recipients selected are female. The list of the 2018 PES

scholars was announced in October
and can be viewed online at www
.ee-scholarship.org.

Impact Story
Mary Scherer is a three-time IEEE
PES Scholarship recipient (2014, 2015,
and 2016) and received her B.S.
degree in electrical engineering from

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