December 2022

The Changing Paradigm: High Voltage Electrical Distribution Systems to Support the "Green" Economy

Joint Virtual Event with Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) and the Victoria Branch

Status: Registration is now closed.
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Guy Van Uytven, P.Eng.
Credit: Eligible for 1 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Non-Registrant Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Student Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Contact: For more information about this event, please email the Victoria Branch.
Note: Registration deadline is Monday, November 28, 2022.
Join the Victoria Branch and Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) for a presentation by Guy Van Uytven, P.Eng., on the changing paradigm of high voltage electrcal systems to support the "green" economy.

Event Schedule

  • 11:30 AM: Zoom Conference Log-in and Networking
  • 11:45 AM: Introduction and Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) Notices
  • 12:00 PM: Fusion Energy Presentation
  • 1:00 PM: Adjournment

Event Description

As the world pushes towards the Great Reset, there is considerable talk about powering our future with renewable energy (RE). There is an urgent need for North American-wide planning. The electrical transmission networks will need to be expanded and upgraded to support increased generation of RE-based power. The challenge: carrying wind and solar power from where it is most cost-effectively generated to where it is most needed. Inter-regional planning in North America is practically non-existent in Canada, and transmission planning in North America is mostly restricted to the utility or at most to the state/province. The need is urgent; the time is short.


Guy Van Uytven, P.Eng.

Guy is an internationally recognized power consultant who has worked in Canada, China, Brazil, many countries in Africa, and elsewhere. Guy graduated from Royal Ghent University (Belgium) in electrical engineering in 1962. He obtained a M.Eng. in Computer Science at Sir George Williams University (Montreal) in 1970, followed with an MBA (Operational Research) from Concordia University (Montreal) in 1976. Guy has also lectured widely on the technical and economic issues related to transmission networks. He created the Power Engineering course at the University of Victoria, and designed and lectured System Planning Courses at the Inter-African Electrical Engineering College in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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