The division meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. (No meeting July and August). See details below.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to Fred Paul at FredMPaul@Eaton.com
Lunch is $ 15.00 per person. Correct change is appreciate – check or cash only)
When you RSVP, please indicate if you will be purchasing lunch.
February 8, 2018 (Lunch: Greek Buffet)
Education Presentation: Energy Storage Systems [AB-2541 on Energy Storage]
Learn about the new Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems and their integration with photovoltaic (PV) systems.
How are these products tested?
What standards apply?
What are the current related code development activities, and how to participate?
How are these energy storage systems different from “old school” lead acid battery banks?
Information will be provided on the latest research, codes, and standards development.
Presenter: John Taecker, UL
John Taecker has worked for UL for over 30 years. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a California Registered Professional Engineer in Safety Engineering. He serves on various building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical model code development committees, and actively participates in all levels of the code development process for ICC and IAPMO. He is a nationally recognized speaker on electrical, building, mechanical, and plumbing products and installations. He serves on the IAEI Southwestern Section Board of Directors, and is an Inspector Member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), and a Professional Member of the International Code Council (ICC) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).
March 8, 2018 (Lunch: Mexican Buffet)
Education Presentation: Elevators: Elevator Electrical Standards and their enforcement
This area will review electrical requirements and regulations as they pertain to the elevator industry with a comparison where applicable to other industries found in building and structures in any jurisdiction.
- NFPA 70-2017 National Electric Code
- CSA B44.1-14/ASME A17.5-2014 Elevator & Escalator Electrical Equipment
- NFPA 70E-2018 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
- 29 CFR 1926
- 29 CFR 1910
Presenter: R. Scott Hultstrom
Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund
Scott started his career with the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 4 Boston, Massachusetts in 1988 where he was hired by Otis Elevator Company as a construction helper installing Hydraulic and Traction elevators.
In 1994, after completing the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP), he then passed the Mechanics exam, continuing to perform the installation, service and repair of elevators.
From 1999 to 2007, he worked in Southeastern Massachusetts for ThyssenKrupp and Associated companies as a Local Representative and Mechanic providing maintenance and repairs.
During this period Scott was a continuing education instructor providing state mandated classes for elevator mechanic licensing in Massachusetts.
Since 2007, he has lived and worked in IUEC Local 140 Arizona for both Otis Elevator Company and ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company.
Scott is a Certified Elevator Inspector (CEI) meeting the requirements of the ASME QEI-1 Standard.
He also sits on the board of several active committees, including the ASME Inspections, Hydraulic, A18 Standards, US TAG to ISO/TC 178, QEI, Editorial, New Technology and Wind Turbine Elevator Committees.
Since 2013 he has been providing instruction for QEI certification to the inspection community.
Additionally, he is the Code Committee Liaison supporting others in their participation on code committees.
Scott is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College where he earned an “Associate Degree of Applied Science in Apprenticeship Technology: Elevator Constructors”.
Scott is also an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor, Confined Space & Disaster Site Worker Trainer.
April 12, 2018 (Lunch: Italian Buffet)
Education Presentation: SDG&E Requirements for Alternative Energy “Net Generator Output Metering” (NGOM) for Residential, Commercial and Medium Voltage Applications (Section 800)
SDG&E will have various presenters - hosted by Tiffany Maycumber to establish and help the audience understand when a NGOM is required for Low Voltage and Medium Voltage installations, where it shall be located, what equipment must be provided and is acceptable by the Utility, and how it shall meet the latest requirements of the 2016 CEC/2014 NEC. This presentation is a “MUST” for all those involved in stalling PV systems in Residential and Commercial applications.
Moderator/Presenter: Tiffany Maycumber, SDG&E Engineering Service Standards
Tiffany Maycumber had been an employee of San Diego Gas & Electric since 1990. She has been with the Service Standards Team for the past 9 years and as Team Lead for the past 3 years. She is a member of IAEI, ICC, NECA and EUSERC. Tiffany is an active Board Member of the Border County Division and Southern California Chapter of IAEI.
Presenter: Ken Parks – San Diego Gas & Electric System Planning & Grid Modernization
Over the course of his 39 years with SDG&E, Ken Parks has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of power plant maintenance, electric distribution system and customer project planning and design. In his current role as Customer Generation Manager in SDG&E’s Electric System Planning & Grid Modernization organization, Ken’s primary responsibility is the development and implementation of the requirements and processes for the safe and reliable interconnection of electricity generation systems to SDG&E’s electric distribution grid. During his tenure as Customer Generation Manager, over 120,000 customers, including residential customers using rooftop solar, large industrial customers using multi-MW cogeneration systems, to merchant generators participating in the wholesale electricity market, have successfully interconnected their generation systems to SDG&E’s grid. I addition to his many other accomplishments, Ken is also the co-inventor of a new innovative device called the Renewable Meter Adapter (RMA) that is now available for residential customers installing rooftop solar. In many cases, the RMA eliminates the need for costly panel upgrades and simplifies the interconnection process. Due to the installation of over 6,200 RMAs to date, customers and SDG&E have saved millions of dollars. Ken’s focus is on meeting the customer’s needs.
Presenter: Craig Greer – San Diego Gas & Electric
Craig is a Journeyman Electrician, Master Electrician, Technical Advisor, Electrical Consultant and Electrical Systems Designer. Craig started in the Electrical Industry in 1978. Craig was an Electrical Contractor for 8 years and has been an Electrical Industry Consultant for over the last 20 years. Craig helped develop the Curriculum for the DIR Electrical Journeyman’s Testing and Apprenticeship Class’s Required in the State of California. Craig has been with SDGE since 2005 starting in New Business Design for 6 years and now as a Service Standards Technical Advisor for the last 6 years.
SPECIAL BONUS FEATURE
Parking Garage Lighting Controls and Life Safety
- Title 24 2016 requirements for parking garages.
- Common design in parking garages and why they don’t meet code.
- Liability and compliance concerns when connecting embedded controls that aren’t UL924 emergency listed.
- Requirements per Article 700 of the NEC, NFPA 70 standards requiring lights going to full bright vs 50% upon loss of normal power.
- Uniformity for emergency and liability of fixtures turning to 50% upon loss of normal power and increasing to 100% when occupied.
- Review Controls solutions that meet UL924 listing.
Presenter: Daniel Cortez – President of San Diego Lighting Associates (SDLA)
Daniel Cortez has been involved with the “Lighting & Controls” industry for 22 years.
He is the subject matter expert for Acuity Brands Lighting on CEnC Title 24, Part 6.
He has helped develop curriculum for Electrical Engineers, Architects, Lighting Designers, Electrical Contractors, & Distributors.
Daniel is currently a Principle with San Diego Lighting Association and is leading our industry in educational trainings for Architects, Lighting Designers, Electrical Contractors & Distributors in San Diego, since April of 2014.
May 10, 2018 (Lunch: Roasted Chicken)
Education Presentation: Grounding & Bonding of Utility Service Entrance Equipment
This HIGHLY FOCUSED program will be on the Grounding and Bonding ONLY at the Service Equipment per Article 250.
What is the difference between “grounding” and “bonding”?
What is the purpose of each and how do you accomplish that goal per the 2016 CEC/2014 NEC?
What is a Neutral Disconnect link and when or why do you need it?
Can you have more than one?
Must it be accessible?
What is a Service or System Grounding link and when do you need it?
Can you have more than one?
Must it be accessible?
What is required when existing Service Entrance Equipment is fed from a new Service?
What modifications must be made and why?
Presenter: Marc Chambers, City of San Diego
Marc Chambers is an electrical inspector for the City of San Diego.
He has worked in the electrical industry since 1984 in Oregon and California including 10 years as an industrial electrician and 3 years designing and installing solar systems.
Mark has been a member of the IAEI for over 22 years and currently serves as membership chair for the Border County Division.
He and his wife live in Vista, California.
June 14, 2018 (Lunch: Deli Sandwiches & Wraps)
Education Presentation: NRTL Field Evaluations: Requirements, labels and listings.
Representatives from CSA, ETL, QPS, UL
Moderator/Presenter: Scott Humphrey, City of Chula Vista Electrical Inspector
Scott is presently a combination building inspector for the City of Chula Vista performing all aspects of construction inspection. Scott has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2004, certified as an electrician since 1986 and served four years in the US Army. Scott has an extensive background in reviewing and approving 3rd party field evaluations for unlisted, non-labeled, or uncertified electrical equipment. Scott possesses 18 ICC and/or IAEI certifications for building inspections, is a certified Journeyman Electrician in the states of California and Washington and a voting member on several UL STP projects. Scott is also GE Six Sigma certified.
July 12, 2018 - DARK (Board Meeting Only)
August 9, 2018 – DARK (Board Meeting Only)
August 2018 – SPECIAL EVENT - Southern Section Meeting
IAEI Southwest Section Meeting – See You in Sparks, Nevada
September 13, 2018
Education Presentation: Review of the 2018 IAEI Southwestern Sectional
October 11, 2018
Education Presentation: Medium Voltage Equipment Classifications & Standards
November 8, 2018
Education Presentation: Medium Voltage Cables & Terminations
Presenters: TBD – SME from Southwire Cable
TBD - Elastimold for Terminations
December 13, 2018
ELECTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Education Presentation: Medium Voltage Transformers
Definitions: Padmount, Secondary Unit Substation, etc….
Dry Type versus Oil Filled – When to use what type
Dry Types: VPI, VPE, Cast Coil, Epoxy Cast Resin
Oil Filled: Mineral Oil versus Biodegradable
Temperature Rise versus insulation rating
How are Multiple kVA Ratings achieved through Various Cooling methods and/or Temperature rise ratings
Presenters: TBD – EATON Cooper SME
TBD – ABB SME
January 10, 2019
SWEARING IN OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Education Presentation: TBD