Category Archives for "Meetings"

May 2021 Meeting

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), South Eastern Virginia Chapter (AEE-SEVA) Virtual Chapter Meeting: May 6, 2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jimmy Giles

Jimmy Giles
Jobe Industrial Control & Measurement

Presentation Synopsis: 

Alternate Design Strategy for Horizontal, Steam to Water, Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers - Horizontal, steam to water, shell and tube heat exchangers are a staple product in the HVAC and process industries. Typical designs rely on extraction of condensate during normal operation. The presentation offers an alternate approach to designing heat exchangers that flips common convention and the heat exchanger on their end, where the shell remains flooded and energy stored in the condensate is finally able to be utilized. The presentation will review common applications and key considerations for this alternate design method.

Mr. Giles Bio:

Jimmy Giles is a Sales Engineer with Jobe and Company covering the Tidewater and Richmond areas of Virginia. He has experience in providing solutions for process control, measurement, HVAC, and safety solutions for industrial, water/wastewater, and commercial applications. Jimmy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

March 2021 Meeting

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), South Eastern Virginia Chapter (AEE-SEVA) Virtual Chapter Meeting: March 31, 2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Leigh Anne Ratliff

Leigh Anne Ratliff
State of Virginia Demand Response

Presentation Synopsis: 

Ms. Ratliff will be discussing the state of demand response in Virginia and the Mid Atlantic with particular emphasis on the Energy Efficiency Rebate program with PJM. She will also unpack the recent reliability issues in Texas including the equipment issues, FERC regulations, Margin requirements and the Texas Choice real time rates for residential consumers.

Ms. Ratliff Bio:

Leigh Anne Ratliff has administered the State of Virginia’s Demand Response programs since 2008. She holds a BS Engineering from the University of Illinois, a MS Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a MERL (Masters of Energy Regulation and Environmental Law) from the Vermont Law School. In 2020, the Commonwealth contract committed almost 100MW year-round to support reliability in the Mid Atlantic Grid. In addition to local boards for her children’s swimming and schools, Ms. Ratliff is also on the Board of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council.

January 2021 Meeting

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), South Eastern Virginia Chapter (AEE-SEVA) Virtual Chapter Meeting: January 27, 2021 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Al Mothersbaugh from AKRON GLASS TINTING will be presenting in this month's meeting. A family business since 1958, Akron Glass Tinting has grown into a regional leader in the window film industry. AGT is an authorized 3M window film dealer and part of the 3M Prestige Dealer Network, specializing in:

  • 3M Solar-Control Window Film
  • 3M Safety & Security Film
  • 3M Fasara & Custom Privacy Film
  • Belbien Architectural Finishes

(Note* A detailed discussion of each area will be presented.)

AEE-SEVA October Meeting 2020

The Speaker for the October 21, 2020 (4-5 PM) meeting will present and address the

“Pros & Cons of Cogeneration”

 Increased Fuel Volatility

Increased Operational Complexity

Additional regulatory issues

PJM Interconnect may be needed

Increased Staff may be needed

Additional environmental permitting, monitoring, and reporting

Joe Harrell, PE, CEM is the Associate Vice President of Facilities at the University of Cincinnati, and his team of 500 dedicated professionals are responsible for all building services for 124 uptown buildings and 3 branch campuses totaling more than 13 million square feet.  The services they provide include maintenance and repairs, housekeeping, grounds, transportation, central receiving, moving services, mail delivery, utilities, and our in house construction group. Joe also enjoys working with students, faculty, and other staff members to make UC’s campus more energy efficient.  Prior to joining UC, he worked for a utility company and several ESCO’s where he worked with many large industrial and commercial energy users to design, finance, and implement large-scale energy conservation projects. 

Joe is on many committees including the Board of the UC Early Learning Center, Co-chair of Tobacco Free UC, President’s Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability, and is a UC Be Well Ambassador.

Joe has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.  He is the Vice President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and conducts training around the country for the AEE’s Certified Energy Managers program.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), South Eastern Virginia Chapter (AEE-SEVA)
Virtual Chapter Meeting
October 21, 2020 (4:00-5:00)