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2016 North American PQView Users Group Meeting

The North American PQView User Group Meeting was held in San Diego, California, USA on December 5-7, 2016. The meeting was attended by 26 people from Canada and the United States. Presentations are available on online.


2016 Ghent User Group Meeting Presentations

The European Group Meeting was held in Ghent, Belgium on 2016 May 23-23. The meeting was attended by more than 30 people from Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Presentations and photos from the meeting are online.


PQDiffractor 2.7.3 Released

PQDiffractor® is a free PQDIF viewer and free COMTRADE viewer written by Electrotek Concepts for viewing, browsing, diagnosing, and converting PQDIF files and COMTRADE files, and is a free software download from www.pqview.com.

The COMTRADE file viewer was updated to read the last analog or digital channel of the COMTRADE file. Previous versions would set all values to null for the last channel.

The following menu commands were added to the Window menu when using the PQDIF viewer and the COMTADE Viewer: Tile Horizontally, Tile Vertically, Cascade, and Arrange Icons.

The Close All menu command did not work when viewing COMTRADE files. This was corrected.


2016 European PQView User Group Meeting

Ghent at NightThe European PQView User Group Meeting will be hosted by Eandis and will be held 2016 May 23-24 in Melle, which is a suburb of Ghent, Belgium. More information is posted on the event information page.


Daniel Sabin Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, January 14, 2016: Daniel Sabin, a Principal Engineer and Software Architect with Electrotek Concepts in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for leadership in power quality database management and analysis software. Dan designs and develops database schemas and software libraries for PQView®, a software system capable of storing billions of measurements from power quality monitors, digital relays, fault recorders, and other devices in a single relational database.

Dan Sabin developed the first software module to combine measurements from power quality monitors & digital relays, distribution circuit models, and geographic information system (GIS) to provide automatic fault location based on reactance calculations. The software is used by electric utility operation departments in New York City, Detroit, Ottawa, New Haven, and more. It plays a major role in reducing the time to find both overhead and underground faults, in lowering O&M expenses, and in reducing the average interruption time experienced by each customer (CAIDI).

Sabin is currently the Vice Chair of the IEEE Transmission & Distribution Committee. Dan also chairs the IEEE 1159.3 Working Group, which is revising the Power Quality Data Interchange Format (PQDIF), used worldwide to exchange measurements between power quality monitoring systems.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.

Electrotek Concepts provides power systems management services and solutions for electric utilities, commercial and industrial consumers, government agencies, and other parties. Electric utility clients include investor-owned, municipals, and cooperatives. Industrial and commercial clients include manufacturing, high-tech mission-critical operations, data centers, and energy intensive manufacturing plants. For more information about Electrotek, please visit www.electrotek.com, or call +1-978-927-8755.