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SPRING 2020 MEETING
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA
MARCH 22 – 26, 2020

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Charlotte’s colorful history, natural beauty and metropolitan splendor make the “Queen City” not just one of a kind, but one of every kind! With its skyscrapers, foodie options, lush parks and greenways, cozy diners, world-class museums, moving artistic performances, lively breweries and quirky boutiques, Charlotte holds something for everyone. Explore all the city has to offer at www.charlottesgotalot.com.

REGISTRATION

The on-line registration system has been enabled

.Meeting Registration: Early registration will end after February 28 (to receive the US$50 early registration discount). The on-line registration system will be disabled at the end of the day March 18 to print name badges and to finalize counts. NOTE: the cost for walk-up registration for the meetings at the hotel is substantially higher than for registering on-line in advance.
First-time, end-user attendees may request a promotional code for a complimentary meeting registration from tc-meetings@ieee.org. NOTE: A typical example of an end-user is someone who works for an electric utility or an industrial facility. This offer is NOT extended to those who work for, or represent, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or a company which manufactures related components or materials.

MEETING REGISTRATION Returning attendees, PLEASE make sure you register under the same email you have previously registered under. If your email has changed, please update your profile in the AMS BEFORE you register..

REGISTRATION CHANGE
(changes that do not result in a refund)

For a change that would result in a refund, send an email to tc-meetings@ieee.org. The request must be confirmed and accepted by return e-mail before it is valid.
Summary of Registration Fees 4Feb2020

MEETING INFORMATION

WELCOME LETTER 4Feb2020

COMPLETE MEETING PACKAGE 7Feb2020 R1

SCHEDULES & AGENDAS

MEETING SCHEDULE 7Feb2020 R1

GENERAL SESSION AGENDA 7Feb2020

PRESENTATIONS

MONDAY, MARCH 23 – NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION –  .

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 – STANDARDS LUNCHEON PRESENTATION – .

THURSDAY TUTORIALS:

Presentation 1: “Tutorial on IEEE C57.104-2019 “Guide for the Interpretation of Gases Generated in Mineral Oil-Immersed Transformers”
Presented by: Claude Beauchemin, Luiz Cheim, Norman Field and Tom Prevost
Abstract  7Feb2020
PDF Certificate 7Feb2020

Presentation 2: “Sound Level Specifications of Power Transformers for Compliance, Cost Effectiveness and Clarity”
Presented by: Ramsis Girgis and Chris Howell
Abstract 7Feb2020
PDF Certificate 7Feb2020

HOTEL

SHERATON CHARLOTTE OR LE MÉRIDIEN CHARLOTTE
555 South McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204 USA
Reservations +1.704.372.4100 (Sheraton) or +1.704.372.9610 (Le Méridien)
Group room rate: starting at US$179/night, single or double (Sheraton)
Group room rate: starting at US$199/night, single or double (Le Meridien)
RESERVATIONS
Mention “IEEE Transformers” to get the group rate. Cut-off date for reduced group rate: February 28, 2020.
RESERVATION LINK

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NOTE: The two hotels are one big complex with the hotels on either side of the meeting rooms. The hotel is likely to sell-out before the cut-off date.  If you have questions, or need to change a reservation AFTER the cut-off date, please contact tc-meetings@ieee.org.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is located approx. 8 miles/13 km west of the hotel.
Estimated taxi fare to/from hotel (one way): US$25 from CLT
Estimated lyft/uber fare (one way): US$15 – $18 from CLT

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES & TOURS
MONDAY, MARCH 23: SPOUSE/COMPANION TOUR – BILTMORE ESTATE

Begin with a scenic drive, approximately 2½ hours through the Blue Ridge Mountains, to Asheville, North Carolina. Enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the historic Biltmore HouseLunch will be at the Deerpark Restaurant, located on Biltmore Estate. Originally a historic barn designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the building has transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows and serves a buffet with an array of Southern style dishes and Appalachian specialties. Chef Kirk Fiore has been part of the Biltmore since 2013 and everything is prepared from scratch.  Following lunch, visit portions of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show. This exhibit transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and iconic house come to life.

► TUESDAY, MARCH 24: SPOUSE/COMPANION TOUR – HISTORICAL CHARLOTTE, INCLUDING BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY

Begin the day with a visit into the world of Billy Graham, one of the 20th century’s most influential voices. Tour a reconstructed version of the home Billy Graham lived in from age 9 until he left for college.  Lunch will be served at Sea Level Charlotte. Named one of the “Six Best Seafood Restaurants in Charlotte” by Charlotte Magazine in September 2019.  Following lunch, you will craft your own signature scented candle at Paddywax Candle Bar and visit Atherton Mill and Market. Explore Atherton Mill and Market’s local boutiques as well as popular “big” brands.

► WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25: SOCIAL EVENT – NASCAR HALL OF FAME

Enjoy an evening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, an interactive entertainment venue honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. Designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, this high-tech facility includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 64-foot projection screen with surround sound and Hall of Honor. In addition to enjoying a movie in the High Octane Theater and viewing all the displays, participate in three interactive exhibits. A buffet dinner will be served

TECHNICAL TOURS

► MONDAY, MARCH 23 – Siemens Energy Hub

Siemens invites you to visit the Siemens Energy Hub, a major manufacturing and service location in Charlotte specializing in power generation equipment. Opened in 1969, the site originally encompassed a generator and steam turbine facility, with addition of gas turbine manufacturing / servicing in 2011. Overall, the campus has more than one million square feet of production and office space, with 100-foot manufacturing bays to assemble power generators.

► THURSDAY, MARCH 26 – Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology Center

Participate in a technical tour of Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology Center, where R&D takes place and new approaches are tested for broad application on today’s and tomorrow’s grid.