FALL 2022 MEETING
CHARLOTTE “QUEEN CITY”, NORTH CAROLINA, USA
OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2022

HOSTED BY: DUKE ENERGY

Named the #1 Most Up-and-Coming City in America based on a study done by Yelp and reported by Time magazine, 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

NOTE: We will not be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to participate in the fall meeting. We will be following CDC recommendations and any city requirements at the time of the meeting. Any COVID protocols as well as updated activity information will be available on this website as they become available, so please check in regularly for updates.

The on-line meeting registration system has been enabled. September 23 will be the final day to register for the meeting to receive a US$50 discounted registration fee. After September 23 and no later than October 12, the higher registration fee will apply. Registrations after October 12 will be on site only.  If you need a change that results in a refund, please send your request in an email to tc-meetings@ieee.org.   A US$25 service charge will be incured on a full refund request or US$10 for deletion of an event resulting in a partial refund.  NO REFUNDS will be granted after Wednesday, October 12.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
SUMMARY OF REGISTRATION FEES 7Sep2022

MEETING INFORMATION

WELCOME LETTER 15Sep2022
COMBINED MEETING PACKAGE 15Sep2022
UPTOWN CHARLOTTE RESTAURANTS 6Sep2022

SCHEDULES & AGENDAS 

MEETING SCHEDULE 15Sep2022
GENERAL SESSIONS AGENDA 9Sep2022

HOTEL

SHERATON CHARLOTTE & LE MÉRIDIEN CHARLOTTE 
555 South McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204 USA

Reservations +1.704.372.4100 (Sheraton) or
+1.704.372.9610 (Le Méridien) or use link below
Group room rate: starting at US$185/night (Sheraton), single or double, or US$205/night (Le Méridien) single or double

The Sheraton/Le Méridien campus is located within easy reach of the Charlotte Convention Center, Bank of America Stadium, the Spectrum Center, uptown businesses and nightlife, these hotels offer outstanding views of Charlotte’s skyline as well as diverse restaurants, state-of-the-art fitness centers, modern style and amenities to meet all your needs.

RESERVATIONS
Mention “IEEE Transformers” to get the group rate.
Cut-off date for reduced group rate: September 23, 2022
No deposit needed, but credit card is required at time of booking to guarantee reservation.

NOTE: The hotel is likely to sell-out before this date!

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$30 from CLT
Estimated lyft/uber fare (one way): US$18–$20 from CLT

PRESENTATIONS

Copyright Presentation from 5Oct2020: PDF

Fall 2022 Newcomer Presentation: Will be available after the Monday presentation

Presentation 1 Thursday, October 20, 8:00AM – 9:15AM: Tutorial on Impact of GIC on Power Transformers and Power Systems – Case Studies
Presented by: Ramsis Girgis, Thomas Hartmann, Gary Hoffman, Mark Olson, Anastasia O’Malley, Chris Slattery
Abstract 12Sep2022
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Presentation 2 Thursday, October 20, 9:30AM – 10:45AM: Tutorial on Grid‐Ready Flexible Transformers
Presented by: Enrique Betancourt, Juan Castellanos, Dr. Ibrahima Ndiaye
Abstract 8Sep2022
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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES & TOURS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, TIME 9:15AM – 3:15PM: HISTORIC ROSEDALE AND CANDLE MAKING 8Sep2022
Our group will start the day with a private tour of historic Rosedale, which has been a part of Charlotte’s history since 1815. After lunch at Rooster’s Wood-Fired Grill with its upscale menu of Southern food and dishes with international influences made from local ingredients, tour attendees will craft their own signature scented candle at Paddywax Candle Bar. Limited to 24 people, so register early if you plan to attend!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, NASCAR HALL OF FAME 8Sep2022
This interactive entertainment venue honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR is located only a few blocks from the hotel and features artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 64-foot projection screen with surround sound and Hall of Honor.

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TECHNICAL TOURS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, TIME 6:15 – 10:00PM: SIEMENS ENERGY WORLDWIDE ENERGY HUB.6Sep2022
Tour the Siemens Energy Worldwide Energy Hub that manufactures and services generators, gas and steam turbines for the power generation market. Dinner will be served at the Siemens Energy facility. Tour is limited to one bus, so register early if you plan to attend.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, TIME 12:15 – 3:45PM: DUKE ENERGY EMERGING TECHNOLOGY CENTER.6Sep2022
Duke Energy will host a tour of its Emerging Technology Center. Featuring a real microgrid, attendees will see where Duke Energy’s R&D takes place and new approaches are tested for broad application on today’s and tomorrow’s grid. A box lunch will be served on the bus to the facility. Register early as tour is limited to the first 20 people who sign up.