Medium Voltage Synchronous Motors


This IEEE NCS PES/IAS webinar will touch on multiple aspects pertaining to synchronous motors including basic theory, machine design considerations, application, construction, insulation, excitation, starting, operation, testing and maintenance.


"Fine Print"

  • The webinar is free for active IEEE members. 
  • There is a $5 registration fee for people who are not active IEEE members.
    • The fee must be paid in advance through the registration process below (credit card through PayPal) in order to receive the link to the webinar.
    • Upon successful payment of the fee, you will receive 2 emails: one from with title "IEEE vTools Reservation Confirmation," and a second from with title "Your payment to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc." Both emails are required to ensure your payment was successfully processed.
    • Incomplete non-member registrations (payment not received) will be deleted.
  • A link to the WebEx registration will be sent to the email address you provided during this vTools registration, on Oct 28, by "IEEE Northern Alberta".  Please double check the spelling of your email address when registering.
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  Date and Time




The webinar link will be emailed to registrants on Oct 28.

  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Canada

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  • Co-sponsored by General Electric (GE) - Power Conversion Group
  • Starts 20 October 2020 10:00 AM
  • Ends 27 October 2020 11:59 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • Admission fee ?
  • Register


Chris O. Schartner from GE Power Conversion


Coming from a community in northern Alberta, Chris O. Schartner received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering through the co-operative education program from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 1997. Immediately thereafter, he drove his car across Canada to begin his career with GE Canada, Inc., Peterborough, ON, Canada, in the large motors design group. He has since been involved in the design of large synchronous machines (motors, generators and condensers) for the petrochemical, refining, pipeline, air separation, mining, metals, pulp and paper and utility industries. Mr. Schartner is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.


Address:Peterborough, Canada, K9J 7B5