IEEE Power & Energy Society

Transmission and Distribution Committee

IEEE/PES
Scope: Treatment of all matters related to the design, theoretical and experimental performance, installation, and service operation of parts of electric power systems which serve to transmit electric energy between the generating sources and substations or customer points of common coupling through AC or DC lines.

Analysis and treatment of the following areas are included: Overhead and underground AC and DC transmission and distribution systems; Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS); Overhead conductors; Environmental impact of transmission lines; Lightning phenomena; Secondary network systems; Insulated line conductors; Structural coordination and mechanical problems of transmission lines; Switching surges and overvoltage phenomena; Insulation coordination (jointly with other Committees); Inductive coordination; Corona, electric fields, and magnetic fields; Towers, poles, insulators, and hardware; Shunt and series capacitors; Engineering in the safety, maintenance, and operation of lines; Harmonics and power quality; Distributed resources and distributed generation; Superconductivity analysis and devices; Integration of renewable energy sources into T&D systems; Security in T&D systems.


Transmission and Distribution Committee Officers

Chair Vice Chair Secretary
W. A. Chisholm
Consultant
499 Millwood Rd
Toronto ON M4S 1K6
Canada

Telephone: +1-416-488-0274
Fax: +1-416-207-5717
E-mail: W.A.Chisholm@ieee.org
J. McDaniel
National Grid
7496 Round Pond Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
United States

Telephone: +1-315-452-7719
Fax: +1-315-452-7636
E-mail: John.McDaniel@us.ngrid.com
D. Sabin
Electrotek Concepts
100 Cummings Center, Suite 130G
Beverly, MA 01923
United States

Telephone: +1-978-927-8755
Fax: +1-617-935-9508
E-mail: d.sabin@ieee.org


Past Chair
S. J. Ranade, Las Cruces, NM
sranade@nmsu.edu

Vice Chair - Awards and Recognition
S. J. Ranade, Las Cruces, NM
sranade@nmsu.edu

Vice Chair - Standards
K. N. Mortensen, Elk River, MN
kmortens@charter.net

Technical Committee Program Chair
G. Chang, Chia-Yi, Taiwan
garywkchang@gmail.com


Information for Committee Members

Next Meeting

2014 IEEE PES General Meeting
July 31, 2013
National Harbor, Maryland, United States

IEEE/PES Meeting Schedules and Information

T&D Committee Awards

Organization Manual and Committee Directory

Drafts for Approval in April 2014

IEEE/PES Resources


Subcommittees of the Transmission and Distribution Committee

Administrative Subcommittee

Scope: Coordination of the activities of the main committee and its subcommittees. Assistance and advice to the chair of the main committee.

J. McDaniel
National Grid
7496 Round Pond Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
United States

Telephone: +1-416-488-0274
Fax: +1-416-207-5717
E-mail: W.A.Chisholm@ieee.org

Web Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/td/admin/

Capacitor Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of all shunt and series capacitor matters related to economics, technical design, theoretical and experimental performance, installation, application and service operation for use in power circuits of 60 Hertz and below for the purpose of affecting performance or operating characteristics of these circuits.

R. Sévigny, Chair
Hydro-Québec
Montréal, QC
Canada
E-mail: Sevigny.Richard.2@hydro.qc.ca

Web Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/td/cap/

Distribution Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment, consideration and coordination of the economic and technical factors that influence the analysis, design, construction, operation, planning, standardization of components and environmental compatibility of overhead and underground electric distribution systems.

J. McDaniel, Chair
National Grid
7496 Round Pond Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
United States
E-mail: John.McDaniel@us.ngrid.com

Web Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/td/dist/

Engineering in the Safety, Maintenance and Operation of Lines (ESMOL) Subcommittee

Scope: The treatment of all matters related to the engineering in maintenance of lines and associated devices. Research, development, testing, acceptance of various techniques, practices and procedures (involving the physical effects and other considerations) as they relate to safety and maintenance of lines and associated devices. Development of work methods to provide safe work areas while taking into consideration grounding, bonding, induction effects, equipment characteristics and testing techniques.

E. Hunt, Chair
Western Area Power Administration
4825 S. Industrial Road
Cheyenne WY, 82007
United States
E-mail: ehunt@wapa.gov

Web Page: www.ieee-esmol.org

General Systems Subcommittee

Scope: Analyses of the transmission and distribution systems in their broadest sense. Modeling and analysis of power systems including distributed resources, utilization and analysis of superconductivity, power system switching, dynamic and temporary overvoltages, ferroresonance phenomenon, and insulation coordination. State-of-the-art simulation and analysis of FACTS and custom power devices, geomagnetically induced currents, application of artificial intelligence methods, etc. Treatment and investigation of lightning phenomena as they affect the operation and economics of overhead lines. Analysis of various means for mitigating or preventing lightning outages in power systems.

J. Martinez, Chair
Universitat Politecnic Catalumya
Dept. Enginyeria Electrica
Diagonal 647, 08028, Barcelona
Spain
E-mail: martinez@ee.upc.edu

Web Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/td/gensys/

HVDC & FACTS Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of technology related to direct current and flexible alternating current transmission systems. Applications of power electronic switching equipment and ancillary components to AC and DC transmission systems. Coordination of these systems at the interface between transmission and generation and the over-all studies of their parameters and performance.

B. Mehraban, Chair
American Electric Power
Gahanna, Ohio 43230-6642
United States
E-mail: bmehraban@aep.com

Web Page: www.ece.uidaho.edu/hvdcfacts/

Integration of Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution Grids Subcommittee

Scope: Deals with all transmission and distribution matters related to the integration and delivery of renewable energy resources. Provides liaison to and cooperates with other committees, subcommittees, working groups and task forces, including standards making groups, in IEEE and other organizations with similar interests. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Analytical studies of engineering, integration, penetration and impact on T&D systems. Engineering design of and experience related to renewable resource integration into T&D systems. Safety-related issues of renewable energy resources integrated into T&D systems. Technologies related to integration such as power electronic conversion, collection systems, and storage. Analytical and design tools. Standards, and education through panel sessions, special publications and tutorials.

E. H. Camm, Chair
S&C Electric
6601 North Ridge Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60626
United States
E-mail: ecamm@sandc.com

Web Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/td/renew/

Overhead Lines Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of all matters of economical and technical design, theoretical and experimental performance, installation, and service operation of transmission and distribution conductors and overhead ground wires, their supporting structures, associated splicing and hardware components, and counterpoise and structure grounding. Design, application, and standards for all types of overhead line insulators including attachments to minimize arc damage and control of the electrostatic fields.

R. N. Collins, Chair
Commonwealth Associates, Inc.
2700 West Argyle Street
Jackson, Michigan 49204-1124
United States
E-mail: Rich.Collins@cai-engr.com

Web Page: www.ieee-tpc.org

Power Quality Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of all matters of definitions, monitoring, benchmarking, assessment, indices, and solutions to power quality phenomena in transmission and distribution systems. Treatment of harmonic distortion in transmission and distribution systems including limits, modeling, probabilistic aspects, interharmonics, and waveform distortion. Treatment of voltage quality issues including assessment of voltage fluctuation monitoring and limits and definition of voltage sag indices. Treatment of power quality solutions including custom power equipment applications and evaluation of power system compatibility with end-use equipment.

R. Bingham, Chair
Dranetz
1000 New Durham Road
Edison, New Jersey 08818
E-mail: r.bingham@ieee.org

Web Page: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/td/pq/


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