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Latest ICC News & Announcements 2003


December 24, 2003 - IEEE 635
WG A15 Chairman Ken Bow has announced that the revision to IEEE 635, Guide for Selection and Design of Aluminum Sheaths for Power Cables, has been approved and will soon be released by IEEE for publication. Ken has posted the final version of the document on the ICC Download site (see the menu in the frame to the left). Our thanks and congratulations to all involved.
November 21, 2003 - Subcommittee C WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee C Chairman Nagu Srinivas and Vice Chair Rachel Mosier have posted the minutes from their various WGs from the Fall 2003 meeting in Dallas. From the Sub C page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
November 21, 2003 - Updated Draft of IEEE 400.2 Posted
WG C18 Vice Chairman John Densley has been hard at work. He's posted another draft of IEEE 400.2, Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left).
November 17, 2003 - Subcommittee A WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee A Chairmen Serge Pellisou and John Smith have posted the minutes from their various WGs from the Fall 2003 meeting in Dallas. From the Sub A page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
November 14, 2003 - Subcommittee B WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee C Chair Bob Gear has posted the minutes from his various WGs from the Fall 2003 meeting in Dallas. From the Sub B page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
November 13, 2003 - New Draft of IEEE 1202 Posted
WG D15 Chairman John Merando has posted a new draft of IEEE 1202, Standard for Flame-Propagation Testing of Wire & Cable on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Send your comments to John at j.e.merando@ieee.org by February 4th in order to support the Montreal meeting.
November 12, 2003 - Updated Draft of IEEE 400.2 Posted
WG C18 Vice Chairman John Densley has posted a new draft of IEEE 400.2, Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left).
November 12, 2003 - Subcommittee D WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee D Officers Kent W. Brown and John Merando have posted the minutes from their various WGs from the Fall 2003 meeting in Dallas. From the Sub D page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
November 10, 2003 - Fall 2003 Pictures
Joe Dudas and his trusty camera were in Dallas and have captured some of the highlights (and low-lights) of the event. You'll want to check these out. Thanks Joe!
October 21, 2003 - Spring 2004 Educational Program Announced
Educational Program Committee Chairman Steve Szaniszlo has announced that the Spring 2004 program will feature a tour of the IREQ laboratories. We'll be adding details shortly. Until then, you can follow the hyperlink for an on-line tour.
October 3, 2003 - IEEE/ICC Standards Status Update
Shan Nandi has posted a new update of the list of ICC standards projects and a great collection of guides and links for those involved in the standards writing process. You can always get the latest update by clicking on the Standards button on the menu frame to the left.
September 26, 2003 - Transnational Luncheon Address by Gordon Thursfield
At the Fall 2003 meeting in Dallas, Gordon Thursfield of Nexans North America gave a well received presentation entitled, The State of the Cable Industry. We've posted the slides for those who would like to review the material and for those who were unable to attend the luncheon. A special "Thanks" to Mr. Thursfield for his efforts on our behalf.
September 26, 2003 - IEEE/ICC Standards Status
Shan Nandi has posted an updated list of ICC standards projects and a great collection of guides and links for those involved in the standards writing process. You can always get the latest update by clicking on the Standards button on the menu frame to the left.
September 22, 2003 - New ICC Brochure
Chairman Ken Bow created a brochure for distribution at the Dallas T&D meeting which provides a quick overview and introduction to the ICC. Its a great way to introduce your management and co-workers to the ICC.
September 15, 2003 - Fall 2003 Educational Material Posted
ICC Education Program Chairman Steve Szaniszlo has posted the material from the Educational program at the Dallas meeting. Thanks to Steve and to each of the presenters for their hard work to make the program a success. Files are available in their native PowerPoint format and as much smaller files in the PDF format.
September 15, 2003 - Fall 2003 Meeting
The Fall 2003 meeting is history. Approximately 300 engineers and scientists met in Dallas in conjunction with the IEEE T&D Conference and Exhibition. We are interested in your feedback on the Dallas meeting. What worked? What didn't? Drop the chairman a note at k.bow@ieee.org
September 2, 2003 - Final Fall 2003 Agenda
ICC Chairman Ken Bow has posted the final Fall 2003 Agenda. Bow noted that the major changes included the addition of a working group meeting for B9W and cancellation of the WG C1D meeting.
August 21, 2003 - Special T&D Session on the Blackout of 2003
ICC Chairman Ken Bow announced today that plans are underway for a special session at the T&D to discuss the recent blackout in the Northeast and Canada. Be sure to check the T&D website for details.
August 21, 2003 - Special Announcement for B7D Members
WG B7D (suggested revisions to IEEE Separable Connectors Standard 386). A discussion group will meet Thursday, September 11, 2003, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm, State Room 1, Adamís Mark Hotel. There will be two topics of discussion at this meeting. The ANSI Standard C119.1-2002 will be reviewed and Carl Wentzel will start a discussion on high altitude switching. Please review the recent C119.1-2002 before the meeting if possible and be prepared to share your comments during the meeting. The comments from the B7D Group will be forwarded to the ANSI C119.1 committee for their review. Please bring any notes, comments, or presentations you might have on high altitude switching to this meeting for discussion. There was an IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery paper written in 1990 titled Air Density Influence on the Strength of External Insulation Under Positive Impulses: Experimental Investigation Up to an Altitude of 3000 m a.s.l. This paper might help in understanding the effect of switching in high altitudes. The IEEE Transactions Paper is in Volume 5, No. 2, April 1990. Try to get a copy of this paper and review it before the meeting. If anyone would be interested in presenting on high altitude switching at a future meeting, please call Carl Wentzel at (512) 984-5012. The B16 Working Group not meet since there is nothing to review for 386 until the standard is balloted.
August 18, 2003 - New Draft of IEEE 1202 Posted
WG D15 Chairman John Merando has posted a new draft of IEEE 1202, Standard for Flame-Propagation Testing of Wire & Cable on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Send your comments to John at j.e.merando@ieee.org by August 29th in order to support the Dallas meeting.
August 15, 2003 - Dallas Area Rapid Transit
For those ICC members not staying in the Adam's Mark, the shuttle service run as part of the T and D meeting will stop at 6:30 pm on Wednesday. You can always use the DART train and buses that will run near many of the downtown hotels. Visit the DART website for detailed maps and routes. The Hotel Lawrence is across the street from the DART train at Union Station.
August 15, 2003 - IEEE/ICC Standards Status
Shan Nandi has posted an updated list of ICC standards projects and a great collection of guides and links for those involved in the standards writing process. You can always get the latest update by clicking on the Standards button on the menu frame to the left.
August 7, 2003 - Oops, Go Ahead and Use that Cell Phone
A news item dated August 4th on the ICC web warned users about a new Texas cell phone law which was to go into effect September 1st. Several ICC members from Texas have informed us that the Bill was killed in the state legislature. "Hands free devices" are therefore still not required by Texas law.
July 31, 2003 - All-Chairs Meeting to be Held in Dallas
Chairman Ken Bow has announced that there WILL be an All Chairs meeting from 7 to 8 on Thursday morning at the Dallas meeting. The All-Chairs meeting is open to Chair and Vice Chairs from all ICC Working Groups and Discussion Groups.
July 31, 2003 - Clarification on Exhibitor Registration for the ICC
A new plan has been devised for exhibitor registration for ICC. The issue is we need to collect the $35.00 fee from all exhibitors attending ICC to cover administrative costs as well as the cost of the minutes. We also need to keep our attendance roster current and exhibitor names can not be supplied by the T and D registration committee. The plan is as follows - e-mail Chairman Ken Bow if you have an exhibitor's badge and plan to attend the meeting. He will e-mail you a form to pre-register for ICC. If you want to register during the T and D meeting, then you may do so at the ICC both which will be in the T and D registration area of the Dallas Convention Center. Thomas Arnold our membership secretary, or one of his volunteers at the booth will take care of your registration. We apologize for this policy change, but the exhibitor badge is something we did not deal with at the Atlanta Conference. We feel we need to allow exhibitors and conference attendees the opportunity to attend ICC even though the registration process follows two different paths.
July 31, 2003 - Directions to T and D / ICC Reception
The T&D will kickoff with a reception at Eddie Deen's on Sunday evening from 6-9 pm. Eddie Deen's is near the convention center and NOT within walking distance of the Adam's Mark. There will be bus transportation provided to and from the Adam's Mark and all other hotels. There is parking at Eddie Deen's but there may be tents in the parking lot to accommodate overflow at the ranch. We recommend you use the shuttle bus to attend the reception.
July 29, 2003 - Revised Fall Agenda Posted
Ken Bow and Bill Taylor have just released an update to the Fall 2003 agenda which includes minor changes to the Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon WG schedules.
July 25, 2003 - More About T&D Fees
Chairman Ken Bow has posted a clarification on registration at the T&D show which impacts Exhibitors and IEEE Life Members and Retired ICC Members. It is a MUST READ for those individuals.
July 25, 2003 - T&D Hotel Reservations (Update)
If you want to stay at the Adams Mark, you'll need to call the IEEE/PES Housing Service at (800) 243-1197 and book thru them. Reservations at the Adam's Mark can still be made this way at the T and D rate of $169 (single) or $179 (double). There is an additional 15% hotel tax which is not included in these rates.
July 23, 2003 - Final Fall 2003 Educational Program Posted
ICC Education Program Chairman Steve Szaniszlo has updated the posting for the Fall 2003 Educational Program on High Voltage Cables, adding presentations and details on the presenters.
July 23, 2003 - Updated Draft of IEEE 400.2 Posted
WG C18 Chairman Hans Gnerlich has posted a new draft of IEEE 400.2, Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). This draft incorporates comments on draft 9 (which was posted on June 27th) as received from WG members and other interested parties.
July 22, 2003 - First Draft Real Time Monitoring Guide Posted
WG C-24 is preparing a guide for Real Time Rating with Distributed Temperature Monitoring. Chris Grodzinski has compiled first-cut input from several members and posted it on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Send your comments to Chris at chrisg@ehvpower.com by August 25th in order to support the Dallas meeting.
July 15, 2003 - Chairman Clarifies T&D Fees
Chairman Ken Bow has posted an important update to the Invitation Letter for the Fall 2003 ICC Meeting in Dallas. Please note the following: The T and D registration fee must be paid by all ICC attendees to register for both the ICC meeting and the T and D conference and Exposition. The registration fee to T and D covers all the costs of the ICC meeting including coffee breaks, transnational lunch and education lunch. These events will be free to attendees of the ICC meeting. The registration fee also covers our administration expenses with the hotel. The meeting minutes are a separate issue. Therefore, there is a separate $35.00 charge for the minutes. This is not the ICC registration fee. Please see the full letter on the Fall 2003 page for more details.
July 15, 2003 - Fall 2003 Educational Program Details Released
ICC Education Program Chairman Steve Szaniszlo has released details of the presentations for the Fall 2003 Educational Program on High Voltage Cables. Once again thanks to Steve for assembling the program and to our many presenters.
June 27, 2003 - New Draft of IEEE 400.2 Posted
WG C18 Chairman Hans Gnerlich has posted draft 9 of IEEE 400.2, Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Send comments to Hans at hans.gnerlich@worldnet.att.net
June 27, 2003 - Subcommittee A WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee A Chairmen Serge Pellisou and John Smith have posted the minutes from their various WGs from the Spring 2003 meeting in Cincinnati. From the Sub A page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
June 19, 2003 - Its Here!! - The Fall ICC Schedule
Ken Bow and Bill Taylor have just released the Fall 2003 schedule where you can see which Working Groups will meet and when. For all the latest, check out the Fall meeting page for an overview of other activities and don't forget to make that hotel reservation.
June 19, 2003 - Fall Technical Program
Subcommittee A Officers Pellisou and Smith have released the details of a strong program for the Dallas meeting. Check the Fall Presentation page for details.
June 10, 2003 - Spring 2003 Photos
Thanks to Joe Dudas, we have some great photos from the Spring 2003 meeting in Cincinnati. Joe captured shots at the reception, during awards presentations and at the Mini-Expo booths.
June 4, 2003 - Coming Soon - The Fall ICC Schedule
The Officers of the ICC have been working to nail down the Fall 2003 schedule. It will be posted shortly. Check out the Fall meeting page for an overview of our activities and don't forget to make that hotel reservation.
May 29, 2003 - Subcommittee B WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee B Chair Bob Gear has posted the minutes from his various WGs from the Spring 2003 meeting in Cincinnati. From the Sub B page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
May 28, 2003 - Subcommittee D WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee D Officers Kent W. Brown and John Merando have posted the minutes from their various WGs from the Spring 2003 meeting in Cincinnati. From the Sub D page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
May 27, 2003 - IEEE/ICC Standards Status
Shan Nandi has posted an updated list of ICC standards projects and a great collection of guides and links for those involved in the standards writing process. You can always get the latest update by clicking on the Standards button on the menu frame to the left.
May 27, 2003 - Subcommittee C WG Minutes Posted
Subcommittee C Chairman John Cooper has posted the minutes from his various WGs from the Spring 2003 meeting in Cincinnati. From the Sub C page you'll find links to each of the various WG pages.
May 14, 2003 - IEEE Guidance on Patents Posted
At the Spring 2003 ICC meeting, Chairman Ken Bow shared IEEE guidance for dealing with patent issues in Standards and Guides. The three slides which he shared (including the two which are to be used by WG Chairmen at each meeting) have been linked from the ICC Organization page.
May 12, 2003 - Updated P971 Posted
WG C12 Chairman Don Johnsen has posted an updated version of the P971 document, Guide for Distribution Cable Installation Methods in Duct Systems, and a revised project Scope and Purpose on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu on the left). Interested parties are invited to review the documents and send your comments to Johnsen
May 2, 2003 - Spring 2003 Educational Slides Posted
The Spring 2003 ICC meeting featured an Educational Program on PILC cable. Thanks to our many presenters for an interesting afternoon. The slides from that meeting have been posted in both their native PowerPoint and in PDF format on the ICC Educational page.
May 1, 2003 - Spring 2003 Meeting is History
The Spring 2003 ICC meeting is "in the books". Meeting at the historic Hilton Netherlands, 260 engineers and scientists shared the latest in wire and cable technology. Thanks to all who made the meeting a success.
April 23, 2003 - Last Minute Postings for the Spring Meeting
The last minute push is on. As you pack your bags for Cincinnati, take one last look at the list of Technical Presentations list. There have been updates in almost every Subcommittee and Harry Orton has posted the list of speakers for his ever popular Transnational Luncheon. See you in River City.
April 21, 2003 - New Draft of IEEE 400-2 Posted
In preparation for the Spring meeting, WG C18 Chairman John Densley has posted draft 8 of IEEE 400-2, Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Send comments to j.densley@ieee.org
April 16, 2003 - Mark Walton and Haridoss Sarma to Lead A6D Starting Fall 2003
Subcommittee A Chair, Serge Pellisou, announced today that beginning with the Fall 2003 meeting Mark Walton will assume the position of Chair of A6D replacing John Smith III who has accepted the position of Vice Chair of the Cable Construction and Design Subcommittee (Subcommittee A). At the same time Haridoss Sarma will assume the duties of Vice Chair, replacing Serge who moved up to the Chair position of Subcommittee A.. Congratulations to Mark and Haridoss.
April 16, 2003 - Spring 2003 Keynote Speaker Change
ICC Chairman Ken Bow has announced that John Procario of Cinergy will be our speaker for the Opening Session of the Spring 03 meeting in lieu of James Turner as previously announced. He is presently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Regulated Businesses Business Unit and is responsible for the operations and customer service activities related to the Cinergy gas and electric transmission and distribution systems. 
April 10, 2003 - New Draft of Annex B of IEEE 386 Posted (updated 4/16/2003)
In preparation for the Spring meeting, WG B16W Chairman Frank Stepniak has posted a revision to Annex B to IEEE 386, Standard for Separable Connectors on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Please provide comments to Chairman Frank Stepniak at frank_stepniak@tnb.com
April 8, 2003 - New Drafts of IEEE 400-1 and 400-3 Posted
In preparation for the Spring meeting, WG C17 Chairman Bill Larzelere has posted draft 1 of IEEE 400-1, Guide for Field-Testing of Laminated Dielectric, Shielded Power Cable Systems Rated 5kV and Above with High Direct Current Voltage on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Please provide comments to at Bill at hipeaks@adelphia.net Not to be outdone, Matt Mashikian, Chairman of  WG C-19 has posted draft 5 of IEEE P400.3, the IEEE Guide for Partial Discharge Testing of Power Cable Systems in a Field Environment on the Download site. Send your comments to Dr. Mashikian at MASHIKIAN@aol.com   WG B16W has posted a revision to Annex B to IEEE 386, Standard for Separable Connectors on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). Please provide comments to Chairman Frank Stepniak at frank_stepniak@tnb.com
March 31, 2003 - Spring 2003 Transnational Luncheon
Harry Orton, organizer of the Transnational Luncheon meetings at ICC, has released the following announcement: "Our next meeting will be held in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday April 29, 2003 at 12.30 pm. Willem and I hope to see you there. Once again we are looking for 5 minute presentations on non-North American cable projects. If you or your company would like to make a presentation, please advise via e-mail to heorton@attglobal.net or to Willem Boone at wboone@comcat.com Please bring along overhead transparencies for your presentation as a PowerPoint projector will NOT be available at the luncheon due to the time restriction".
March 25, 2003 - A14D Posts Draft for Comments
A14D officers Dan Ward and Ram Ramachandran have posted the latest draft of ICEA Standard S-108-720, Extruded Insulation Power Cable Rated Above 46 Through 230 kV. This draft will be the subject of A14 discussions during the Spring 2003 meeting to be held Tuesday afternoon, April 29th. The draft is available on the ICC Download site. Just click on the menu pick to your left. Dan and Ram need your comments before the meeting.
March 25, 2003 - Spring 2003 Reminder and Minutes Update
Chairman Ken Bow has noted that hotel registration appears to be coming along nicely so far. Please make your hotel registration by Friday March 28. Be sure to tell the hotel you are from the ICC. You have until April 18 to get your ICC registration form into Bill Taylor. His correct mailing address is: Bill Taylor 3M Austin Center 605 Oaklands Dr. Round Rock, TX 78681. The program for this meeting is starting to come together. See the Spring 2003 meeting page for additional details. This promises to be a very important meeting as many projects are moving towards completion. It is a don't miss meeting so please make every attempt to participate and contribute to our mission. Finally, the minutes on CD were mailed in two shipments on March 17 and March 21. The remainder will be mailed on March 25. They were not sent out in alphabetical order. You should have them by the end of March.
March 14, 2003 - Spring 2003 Keynote Speaker
James L. Turner of Cinergy will be our speaker for the Opening Session of the Spring 03 meeting. He is responsible for all operations related to transmission and distribution.
March 14, 2003 - Spring 2003 Reminder
Chairman Ken Bow has observed that there is still confusion on the correct address to mail your meeting registration because of our error on an early mailing. The correct address for Bill Taylor is 605 Oaklands Dr., Round Rock, TX 78681 The deadline for the hotel registration is March 28, 2003. It is typical for the hotels to have a one month cutoff date before the meeting so please make your reservation this week. The phone number for the Hilton in Cincinnati is +513-421-9100. The Fax # is 513-621-4560. Please mention that you are with the ICC so that we get credit for your reservation. For all of this and more, see the Spring 2003 meeting page.
March 10, 2003 - Ed Eich, ICC Founder Father
ICC Chair, Ken Bow, just learned that Ed Eich, one of the founding fathers of the ICC in 1947 passed away July 13, 2002.
March 6, 2003 - John Smith III, Named as New SC Vice Chair
ICC Chair, Ken Bow, and Subcommittee A Chair, Serge Pellisou, announced today that John Smith III of General Cable has accepted the position of Vice Chair of the Cable Construction and Design Subcommittee (Subcommittee A). John was affirmed by unanimous vote of the ICC AdCom members. Congratulations go out to John.
February 28, 2003 - CIGRE Call for Papers
The Cigre 2004 General Session will be held 29 August-3 September 2004 in Paris, France. The Technical Committee of the U.S. National Committee of Cigre (USNC Cigre) invites U.S. authors to prepare and submit papers for the session. As in the past, the USNC Cigre has a quota of 10 papers for this meeting. See the Call for Papers for more details.
February 28, 2003 - New Draft of IEEE 400-2 Posted
WG C18 has posted draft 7 of IEEE 400-2, Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) on the ICC Download site (see the link in the menu panel to the left). John would like your comments by March 21st. Send them to j.densley@ieee.org  
February 24, 2003 - Spring 2003 Documents Posted
Chairman Ken Bow has posted numerous documents relating to the Spring 2003 meeting: his invitation letter, the meeting agenda, spouse activity details, hotel info and the registration form. For all of this and more, see the Spring 2003 meeting page.
February 14, 2003 - Spring 2003 Mini-Expo
Chairman Ken Bow has posted information on the Spring 2003 Mini-Expo. This is a great place to promote your latest product or services. See the information sheet for details.
February 6, 2003 - New AdHoc Group of to Meet in Cincinnati
John Cooper, Chairman of the Cable Systems Subcommittee (C) has announced the formation of an Adhoc Discussion Group on Cable Failure and Replacement Strategies. The adhoc discussion group will have its kickoff at the ICC 2003 Spring meeting. Tim Stankiewicz, Progress Energy, will act as chairman of the group. See the Spring Meeting Presentations page for more details.
January 27, 2003 - Pictures from the St Pete Meeting
Joe Dudas and his trusty camera have come through again. We have pictures from the Fall 2002 meeting. There are so many, we've broken them up into three pages: Awards, Reception 1 and Reception 2. Thanks Joe!!
January 22, 2003 - Final Fall 2002 Educational Presentation Posted
ICC Education Program Chairman Steve Szaniszlo has posted the last of the presentations from the Fall 2002 Educational program here on the ICC web. Once again thanks to Steve for assembling the program and to our many presenters.
January 13, 2003 - Subcommittee A and C Minutes on the Web
The officers of Subcommittees A and C have posted their Fall 2002 minutes web.
 

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