Lehigh University's Energy Systems Engineering Institute & Lehigh University IEEE PES Student Branch invite you to the following event...

Event Details

Speaker Jim Robinson, Senior Director at Relion Associates LLC., Project management, analysis, and training services for North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC) -

"The 2003 Northeast American Blackout"

Thursday, October 22, 2015
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm (refreshments provided from 4:00 to 4:30 pm)
STEPS Building, Room 101
1 W. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA

Overview of system and entitie
Root Cause Analysis
Sequence of Events Prior to Cascade Failure
Determination of Root Causes 3 Ts
Uncontrollable wide area cascade
Joint Task Force Recommendations

About Jim Robinson - Jim has extensive experience and knowledge in the electric power industry serving as manager at PPL in charge of the bulk power transmission planning; developing key regional transmission plan proposals approved by PJM; and most recently working as an independent contractor as of 2008. In the fall of 2003, Jim completed a four-month assignment with NERC as a Team leader of the Sequence of Events Team investigating the 2003 Blackout. Jim has formally presented the blackout sequence of events to industry and public audiences.
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