IEEE R4 Medium Section Upcoming Meetings


North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has established the compliance process for auditing the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) for substations and power control centers. Since 2006 the establishment of vulnerability assessment has been promoted in cyber assets. In a more recent development of cybersecurity planning for operational technology (OT) network, an anomaly detection framework is encouraged by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for power utilities using commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) systems. This framework can be based on a wide range of technological innovations to ensure proper cybersecurity system deployment. In this seminar I will review some of the critical components of substation technologies, the lifecycle of software systems, and the necessary coordination between power engineers and IT personnel within an organization of a utility.

Date and Time

  • Date: 13 May 2021
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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This will be a Zoom webinar. Please provide contact information when you register for the webinar so that we may contact you with the Zoom meeting details.



  • Starts 05 May 2021 12:00 PM
  • Ends 13 May 2021 05:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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IEEE-Madison Section: "Data Center Modularity and Energy Efficiency"

Energy Efficent Data Centers

  • Thursday, May 27th at 12:00 Noon
  • Virtual Talk
  • Location: 
          On-Line  (Link will be emailed from your registration information)
  • Please Register at the IEEE-Madison  event page.
  • Sponsored by IEEE-Madison Section
Talk:  This Virtual Meeting features two speakers that will present an overview of important productivity tools for the Construction and operation of Data Centers.  Each speaker will give a 30 minute overview of one general area. The last 30 minutes (more if there are still questions) dedicated to a Q&A. Several questions will be discussed: How are organizations increasing productivity in the construction of data centers and energy efficiency of operations with a focus on building construction?  Assumption: Productivity and higher quality buildings are intertwined; improving one improves the other.

Talk Outline:

1. Status and examples of modularity in building construction
2. Status and examples of modularity in data centers
3. Energy efficiency (utilizing Liquid Cooling) in data centers


Joe Ryan: For 20+ years, Joe Ryan has created a track record of success in senior management positions within the construction/capital projects industry. His leadership spans across the full spectrum of program management and construction management, including roles as a Program & Project Executive within leading world-class EPCs on large to mega-sized projects; to serving as the Program Executive/Principal representing owner/developer interests and orchestrating billion-dollar portfolios. This background provides Joe with a deep knowledge and expertise in the execution and delivery of mission-critical large-scale data centers, network operations centers, energy/infrastructure projects, and communication facilities, both domestically and internationally.

Joe is regularly sought after to act as an advisor, by owners and financial firms, providing insights on the best tools, processes, and management techniques for achieving best in class efficiencies in cost, risk mitigation, schedule compliance, LEAN, IPD, facility operations and management.

Joe has formulated the key factors that differentiate successfully executed projects from the lackluster. Successful projects have engaged people that act as a cohesive team. A team that values transparent communication, creates an integrated & collaborative environment, and has a singular focus on value-adding execution. These teams also adopt learning and professional growth through evidenced-based, data driven continuous improvement.

For over 10 years, the integration of technology into the program/project lifecycle has been a major focus for Joe. He is an innovator in using technology to improve production, quality and team communications while reducing waste, cost and time on a project. This technology-driven approach is the platform that enables his teams to provide excellence through concept, design, construction and operations, while minimizing the loss of knowledge and data throughout the process.
Dale Sartor, P.E is a staff scientist/engineer at LBNL where he focuses on building efficiency technology applications. He leads projects to develop and transfer new technology and stimulate the use of underutilized technology. Mr. Sartor has an AB in Architecture, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer, and a licensed General Building Contractor. He has over forty years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications including ten years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company, and seven years as the head of LBNL’s In-House Energy Management Program. Currently Mr. Sartor is focused on RD&D on energy efficiency in buildings for high tech industries (i.e. laboratories, clean-rooms, and data centers). He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program’s new Center of Expertise for Data Centers