The annual meeting is a time of food and gathering for the IEEE members of the Chattanooga Section. A key note speaker from EPB Chattanooga will discuss a topic related to Smart Grid Distribution Automation. Possible topics include system protection, DSCADA, distribution automation, data visualization and waveform analysis enabling system improvements.The section leadership will discuss with the membership accomplishments of the past year and lay out the path forward for 2018.

The following dinner will be served. Veggie option available upon request:

Seasonal Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken Breast with Cider Marinade
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Pan-Roasted Vegetables
Fresh Roll
New York-Style Cheesecake

Grilled Chicken Breast with Cider Marinade

  Date and Time




  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • 734 Vine Street
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • United States 37403
  • Building: University Center
  • Room Number: Chickamauga Room
  • Starts 15 January 2019 12:14 PM
  • Ends 30 January 2019 12:14 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  • No Admission Charge
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Bob Hay, P.E., of EPB, Senior Electrical Engineer, Smart Grid Development Department


IEEE-PES 2019 Chattanooga

Bob Hay – Professional Engineer with 37 years engineering, system design and planning experience.  He is a senior EE in the Smart Grid Development department at EPB.  The department is responsible for system protection, DSCADA, distribution automation, data visualization and waveform analysis enabling system improvements.  Before joining Smart Grid Development, Mr. Hay was a member of the fiber design team that built a system to support smart grid communications, Internet, video and phone services. 

Topic Abstract:

Title: Waveform Analysis reveal “the secret life of a circuit”

Smart Grid Distribution Automation: EPB deployed approximately 1,200 S&C IntelliRupters® with a completion in April 2012.  Visualization dashboards that overlaying circuit breaker fault records with IntelliRupter® waveforms  produce a single picture like a ‘birds eye (waveform) view’ of the circuit.  This tool reduces engineering time from hours to minutes.   It is now possible to identify a conductor slap event in seconds compared with pre-smart grid it may take years to find where two conductors came together.  Under development is a MATLAB analysis tool that measures magnitude and duration of electrical disturbances with the goal to automatically identify events that require “eyes on the data” – the unexplained disturbances that need engineering attention.