IEEE Section Night


1st Talk: Smart Cities

2nd Talk: Selectivity – Keeping the Lights

  Date and Time




  • Date: 19 Nov 2019
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  • Sheraton University City
  • 3549 Chestnut St.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19104
  • Starts 31 October 2019 08:41 AM
  • Ends 18 November 2019 12:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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Glenn A. Pritchard, PE

Glenn A. Pritchard, PE


Smart Cities

With the advent of the Internet of Things and ever prevalent communications networks, urban communities are now exploring how they can best use these technologies and the data they generate to create Smart Cities. This presentation will explore the many facets that are being integrated to deliver smart solutions with will improve day-to-day life in our cities.


Glenn Pritchard is currently the Manager of Advanced Grid Operations and Technology for PECO’s Smart Grid/Smart Meter system.

PECO’s Smart Grid consists of 2.3M electric and gas meters and over 2,000 Distribution Automation devices. Pritchard graduated from Clemson University in 1990 with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He has been with Exelon/PECO in Philadelphia for 27 years where he is responsible for developing new applications that leverage the Smart Grid, AMI Systems and metering data.

Other areas of experience include distribution & transmission engineering, substation automation and communications.. Pritchard specializes in finding new applications of existing and emerging technologies.

Beyond his work at PECO, Pritchard has taught numerous classes and frequently presents at   the   key   industry   venues,   including

Distributech, EEI and IEEE. He has authored numerous papers on Smart Grids, AMI systems and the use of the data generated by such platforms.

Pritchard received EPRI Technology Transfer Awards in 2017 and 2014, the 2010 IEC Grid Vision and the 2008 Utilimetrics’ Utility Best Practices Awards for his work in the Smart Grid and AMI fields.

Joseph F. Maida, PE, P.Eng.,LEED AP

Joseph F. Maida, PE, P.Eng.,LEED AP


Selectivity – Keeping the Lights

The course will describe the equipment and relays that are used to keep electrical systems operable, while disconnecting systems where electrical faults occur. It will address residential, commercial and utility power systems and the importance of designing selectivity in their power distribution systems and point out some pertinent code requirements.


Joseph Maida provides engineering and design services for large and small projects in a number of disciplines. Since starting Maida Engineering, Inc. in 1978, Joseph has provided engineering and design and project management services for commercial, industrial, governmental design projects and many design/build projects for industrial power and control systems. Joseph has also performed numerous power system studies and arc flash analyses.

Large or small, simple or complex, Joseph approaches every project with the same attention to detail and strives to develop or oversee the development of the most feasible designs that meet building codes, that provide a high degree of safety, and that will function reliably, while meeting the client’s budgets ad schedules.

Joseph manages a company that provides harmonious working  environments  and utilizes the technical and managerial talents of its employees and subconsultants, thus enabling them to provide the highest quality of engineering and design to its clientele. Joseph has dedicated his career to learning and developing his engineering and management talents enabling him to fill various roles on different types of projects. 


Dinner Starts at: 6:00 pm
1st Talk: 7:00 pm
2nd Talk: 8:00 pm

Please note that the dinner fee of $25.00 is mandatory at the time of registration.

In the event of bad weather please call the Sheraton after 1:00 PM the day of the meeting Phone: 215-387-8000, ask the front desk if the IEEE meeting has been cancelled.