[IEEE-KC PES/IAS] TECHNICAL SEMINAR 1 OF 4 - Power Transformer Basics and Specifications


The IEEE-KC PES/IAS Joint Chapter is pleased to announce its Technical Seminar Series for Spring 2023!

The seminar series will once again be hosted virtually via WebEx in 2023.

Topics for this year are:

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  • Date: 28 Mar 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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    • Evergy: Jason Weil (jason.weil@evergy.com)
    • Siemens: Chris Dyer (chris.dyer@siemens.com)
    • Kiewit: Jason Ottens (Jason.Ottens@kiewit.com)
    • Black & Veatch: Soham Ghosh (Soham.Ghosh@bv.com)
    • Univ. of Central Missouri: Mohammad Sadi (sadi@ucmo.edu)
  • Starts 06 March 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 28 March 2023 04:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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Jim McIver of Siemens Energy


Transformer Basics and Specifications

Topics will include a special focus on design considerations surrounding renewables and inverter-based sources.

This will be presented by Jim McIver with Siemens.


Jim McIver has over 45 years experience in the North American electric
power industry. In January 2004, he joined VA Tech – USA as Technology
Director, Transformers Business Division. During Siemens’ acquisition of VA
Tech, he assisted integration of the two groups’ R&D staff. He now serves as
Technology Director for Siemens Energy Transformers US, assisting with
special product applications.

Formerly Nevada Power’s Staff Engineer for Substation Apparatus, he was
responsible for design, procurement and installation of transformers, breakers
and GIS switchgear. During his tenure, over 8000 MVA of ELIN transformers,
shunt reactors and phase shifters were installed in Southern Nevada.
As Senior Application Engineer with GE, he specified HVDC converter
equipment and developed Power Transformer technology in the areas of
winding and insulation systems.

He is a member of the IEEE Transformer Committee, earned his MSEE from
Rensellaer Polytechnic, and is a registered P.E. in the State of NY.


The evening's presentation will begin promptly at 6:00pm CST. The presentation will include 1-2 breaks, as well as a short quiz and survey. Completion of the quiz will be required to receive a PDH certificate.

Please contact Jason Weil (jason.weil@evergy.com) or Jason Ottens (jason.ottens@kiewit.com) for large group registrations (4 or more individuals).