IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network; ABCs of Electric Utilities for the non-power Electrical Engineer

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Overview of the Electric Power System from the generating station to the wall sockets in your house…

--how the transmission systems and distribution systems are put together

--interesting facts about the transmission system network, communications systems used for protective relaying

--interesting facts about the distribution system network

--what makes a “smart grid” so smart?


  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 May 2019
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • Rock Valley College
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • United States
  • Building: WTC
  • Room Number: 1308

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  • Co-sponsored by Rock River Valley Section
  • Starts 03 April 2019 01:43 AM
  • Ends 02 May 2019 08:43 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • Menu: Vegetarian, non Vegetarian, No Meal - Presentation only


Steve Wickman


Why you should REALLY appreciate what happens when you flip that wall switch and the light comes on


Steve Wickman, PE…37 year career as a Power Engineer with Commonwealth Edison in the greater Chicago, IL area.  BSEE from Iowa State University and MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management [DeVry University].  His 40+ year engineering career has spanned work experiences in substation equipment testing and commissioning, design engineering, substation construction and operations management, as well as project management, work scheduling and work controls areas.  Steve is now working as an independent consultant in the electric utility industry.


6:00pm Networking

6:30pm Dinner ($0 IEEE Members, $10 Non-Members)

7:15pm Presentation