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IEEE CAS AGM 2010

January 28, 2011
5:00 pmto10:00 pm

Nova Scotia Power’s Renewable Energy Transformation
by Rob Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Power

How do you take an electrical utility in a province with limited hydro resources and cut its dependency on coal-based generation from 70 per cent to 40 per cent in 10 short years? Rob Bennet will discuss the historic transformation being undertaken at Nova Scotia Power and describe how the company is aggressively building wind power, exploring sustainable biomass, and doing pioneering work on tidal energy, at the same time as boosting system reliability and customer service.

Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

Dalhousie University Club
Alumni Crescent (off of South St.)
<http://universityclub.dal.ca/index.html>

RSVP to Richard Itiveh
richard <dot> itiveh <at> nspower <dot> ca

by January 14, 2010

Biography of Rob Bennett

Rob was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in June 2008. Prior to his appointment, Rob helped shape Nova Scotia Power’s focus on leadership in environmental and renewable energy issues, customer service excellence and commercial relationships. Before rejoining Nova Scotia Power, Rob served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bangor Hydro-Electric Company in Maine. Prior to his tenure as President at Bangor Hydro, he was General Manager, Transmission and Distribution Asset Management. Rob, who grew up in Pictou County , began his career with Nova Scotia Power as a staff engineer in 1988. He held increasingly senior positions including superintendent of Annapolis Hydro and Regional Manager (Northeast). Rob serves on the Board of Directors of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and is a director of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Schedule:

5:00 Networking / Drinks
5:30 AGM (Business Meeting) for IEEE Members **
(Networking) for guests
7:30 Dinner
7:50 / Welcome & Invited Speaker Introduction
8:00 Nova Scotia Power’s Renewable Energy Transformation
9:00 Awards
9:10 Final Announcements / Incoming Chair’s Message
9:15 Networking
9:59 Done!

** Bylaw Amendments are on the agenda. In accordance with the MGA requirements that require 30 days notice of proposed bylaw amendments before an AGM, the proposed amendments are included at the bottom of this post.

Cost:

$40 for IEEE members
$45 for APENS members
$50 for guests
$25 for IEEE student members

Payment:

Cheque or Cash at the door.
(Receipts will be provided.)

Proposed Bylaw Amendments:

Article III Standing Committees

Section 1

Current:
The Standing Committees of the Section will be as follows: Publicity, Membership Development, Technical Program, Student Activities, Awards and Recognition and such other committees as the Executive Committee may add. On an annual basis, the executive may combine the leadership of one or more committees to be under the guidance of one individual.

Proposed:
The Standing Committees of the Section will be as follows: Publicity, Membership Development, Student Activities, Awards and Recognition, Technical Program & Industry Relations, Teachers In-Service Program (TISP), and Humanitarian Initiatives and such other committees as the Executive Committee may add. On an annual basis, the executive may combine the leadership of one or more committees to be under the guidance of one individual.

Rationale:
1) TISP and HIC are now standing committees of Region 7 and very important to the IEEE globally. TISP is now one of our most active committees and one of our Cape Breton members was instrumental in starting the HIC committee in Region 7.
2) Now that we have 7 technical societies, we don’t have as much need as we used to for the Technical Program committee in its current form. What we need is a committee that will focus on industry and help our technical society chapter chairs identify topics and trends important to industry. Plus, Industry Relations is one of the standing committees of Region 7 that is becoming very important to Region 7 as well.

Article IV Management

Section 5 (New)

Proposed:
Each year, the incoming Chair may appoint one Chair Emeritus for a one-year term. The duties of the Chair Emeritus, who shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section, will be to serve as Parliamentarian at the section Executive meetings and AGM, when appointed, to provide advice to the Executive on working with other sections, chapters, and regions, when appropriate, and to act as an interim committee chair during periods of transition, when requested by the Section Chair.

A Chair Emeritus is a Senior Member who has served in a senior volunteer position, such as Past Chair, in the section who is not currently serving in an executive position that is appointed to the position by the incoming section Chair.

Rationale:
The primary purpose of a Chair Emeritus is to help the section maintain its institutional memory and help new Executive learn the ways of the IEEE.

Article VIII Section Awards

Section 5 (New)

Proposed:
The Canadian Atlantic Section will provide an Outstanding Industrial Contribution Award, in the form of a plaque, to an industry professional and practitioner in an area of significant interest and importance to IEEE residing within the territory of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section who, through technical abilities and professional conduct, has made an outstanding contribution to the technology profession in the Canadian Atlantic Section.

Rationale:
The provide an award that may be provided to those individuals who make an outstanding contribution to industry outside of traditional engineering fields but within the scope of the IEEE. With this award, we could easily honour IT professionals, medical professionals, theoretical physicists, etc.

 
 
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