The College of Engineering will be hosting the Powering the Future Generation event on October 25th. The event is a series of presentations from Vern Porter, vice president of engineering and construction, and Colleen Ramsey,the manager the delivery engineering and design department, of Idaho Power. They will be speaking on how utilities plan for, maintain and manage power systems to meet the current and future energy needs.
Prior to his current position, Porter has held a variety of other positions within the company, including: high voltage transmission engineer, system planner, technical operations engineer, energy trader, senior manager of Grid Operations, senior manager of Customer Service, general manager of Power Production and vice president of Engineering and Operations.
Ramsey is the Manager of the Delivery Engineering and Design Department at Idaho Power, and is responsible for the Engineering and Design of Idaho Power’s Delivery System; which includes Transmission and Distribution Lines, Substations, System Protection and Control, and Communication systems.
The event will also be an opportunity for electrical engineers to network themselves in the power industry as Porter and Ramsey discuss the challenges that occur with regard to Smart Gird, integration for renewables, electric vehicles and other technological advances.The event will be held in the SUB Lookout Room from 12-1:30 p.m..