Antarctica's Electrical Systems


This months meeting combines meeting with a perspective on Antarctica's power solutions.

Providing power systems in Antarctica has unique challenges.   The development of the current Amundsen-Scott Base at the South Pole and further developments at McMurdo Station had the designers from Alaska, states and multiple vendors bringing solutions which are working well for the US and others to meet the year round needs of the Scientists and support personnel.  


  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Oct 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-09:00) US/Alaska
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Robert Posma, Alaska Section Vice-Chair, is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: November IEEE Section Meeting
Time: Oct 20, 2021 11:25 AM Alaska

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  • Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Starts 17 October 2021 04:47 PM
  • Ends 20 October 2021 11:30 AM
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Robert Posma of PDC Engineers, a Division of RESPEC LLC


Mr. Posma has worked in the Alaska Engineering industry for RESPEC and it's predecessors PDC Inc, since 1985.  He has designed electrical power, lighting, fire alarm and communications systems throughout Alaska.  He has worked on Antarctic projects starting with the South Pole Redevelopment Project since 1994 for the National Science Foundation and completing the on-site substantial completion for that project in 2009.    The original SPRP team are recognized for their understanding of systems in the extreme cold/remote locations and have provided further designs at the South Pole and McMurdo stations as well as third party peer reviewers of non-US stations.  

Robert has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a ME in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a registered Professional Engineer.



11:30 am Welcome, Kickoff, 

11:55 am Presentation

12:20 pm Q&A