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Posted on April 27, 2016

Power Quality Workshop 
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 4, 2016
Convocation Center 

Managers of industrial and manufacturing facilities may join the campus community May 4 at a free workshop focusing on advances in power quality technology that can help the region’s industrial and manufacturing facilities remain competitive and productive.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Cal U Convocation Center.

Lunch is provided, with a keynote address by Todd Kirkpatrick, program manager at FirstEnergy.

Tours of Cal U’s laboratory facilities follow from 2:30-4 p.m.

Workshop sponsors

In addition to Cal U, the event is sponsored by:

  • West Penn Power, which serves about 720,000 customers in 24 Pennsylvania counties.
  • FirstEnergy, whose 10 electric distribution companies serve customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent nonprofit organization that conducts research and development on technology, operations and the environment for the global electric power industry.

Workshop topics

Experts from EPRI will discuss low-cost power quality (PQ) solutions, efficiency applications and advanced manufacturing technologies that can improve competitiveness.

They also will outline techniques that can make industrial and manufacturing facilities more efficient, productive and resilient to power system anomalies.

The event includes case studies, PQ equipment demonstrations and tours of California University’s laboratories, including the energy control lab, electrical engineering and computer engineering technology labs, and the automated manufacturing center.

Register online

Registration is required for this free event. Four Professional Development Hour (PDH) continuing education credits are available.

View a complete schedule and register online.

Parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance in California, Pa.

Get directions or a campus map.