Overview of IEEE Power Quality Standards

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IEEE is one of the two major developers of international standards that give requirements and best practices related to power quality.  Historically, power quality standards have been “load based” while more recently interest and emphasis have increased regarding “generation based” documents.  In this seminar, we will review many of the relevant IEEE standards in their present form, consider some of their history, and consider what changes are being debated for future revisions.  The seminar will include the traditional topics of harmonics, voltage fluctuations and flicker, and unbalance as they relate to energy-consuming installations in such documents as IEEE Stds 519 and 1453 and also as they relate to energy-producing installations in Stds 1547 and 2800.  We will also discuss the IEEE Emerald Book (Std 1100) as well as standards related to overall voltage quality, voltage sags, power quality measurement, and others.  We will also discuss the organizational and procedural aspects of IEEE standards development, harmonization with the International Electrotechnical Commission, and ways to participate and make contributions.

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  • Date: 13 Nov 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-03:00) Montevideo
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  • Universidad de la República
  • Montevideo, Montevideo
  • Uruguay
  • Building: Facultad de Ingeniería
  • Room Number: 703
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  • Co-sponsored by Departamento de Potencia, Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Facultad de Ingeniería, UDELAR, Uruguay.
  • Starts 05 November 2023 11:00 PM
  • Ends 12 November 2023 09:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-03:00) Montevideo
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Mark Halpin Mark Halpin of Auburn University, Alabama, USA.


Mark Halpin is a professor of electrical engineering at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, USA.  He has been involved in IEEE Standards for over 30 years in both technical and leadership positions.  Most notably, he is a past-Chair of IEEE 519 where he led the development of the 2014 edition and he is a Past-President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.  He remains involved in numerous IEEE power quality standards activities and is also active in CIGRE and IEC where he serves as Convener of a working group tasked with revising IEC harmonic, voltage fluctuation, and unbalance standards for MV, HV, and EHV systems.  He is presently the Chair of IEC Technical Committee 77, Sub-Committee 77A where he provides leadership in the development of a large number of IEC power quality standards for both equipment and systems.