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How Reliable Are Technologies, Systems to Sustain Power Needs?

Sept. 13, 2012

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Dewan R. Jamir

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“Bolts, Jolts and Volts: Ensuring Reliability in Electrical Transmission” is the topic of the Thursday, Sept. 20, Cal State Fullerton College of Engineering and Computer Science Technology Breakfast. The event, presented by ECS Affiliates, is open to the public.


Guest speaker Dewan R. Jamir, a senior electrical engineer at Burns and McDonnell, a Kansas City-based design and construction firm, will discuss issues relating to the reliability of the technology and systems that sustain the public’s power needs and way of life. Co-presenter is Clinton Char, a project engineer with Southern California Edison.


Thursday, Sept. 20
7:30-9:30 a.m.


Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
2932 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, 92831


Among the items for discussion: how the electrical grid handles power generated by solar, wind and other renewable energy sources; whether the grid is secure from external threat; new technologies and grid modernization, which can change the dynamics of electrical transmission.

Jamir, who works at Burns and McDonnell's Brea office, is a registered professional engineer in California, Kansas and Alabama, and a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Oklahoma State University and master’s in engineering management from the University of Kansas.

Prior to joining SCE, Char spent 18 years as a senior civil and structural engineer at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Clinton earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and M.S. in civil engineering from Purdue University.


Reservations are required. Call 657-278-3362 or visit the college website.


$10 for community members. Free for ECS Affiliates, CSUF students, alumni, faculty and staff.


KOR Electronics and Kevin M. Carnino, president and CEO, sponsor the ECS Affiliates Technology Breakfast Series. KOR is a charter member of the ECS Affiliates, and Carnino serves on the ECS College Leadership Council.

Media Contacts:

Hart Roussel, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 657-278-5429, 714-307-5370 

Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027 

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