April 12, 2017

Engineering and Innovation at LG&E and KU

SVP Operations 2017

Lonnie Bellar, Senior Vice President – Operations

Credit: 1.0 PDH

Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: WT Young Library Auditorium on UK’s campus (parking info)

Topics: Energy and power, generation, energy supply and analysis, electric distribution and transmission, gas distribution and storage

Bio: Mr.Lonnie Bellar is the Senior Vice President of Operations for LG&E and KU. He is responsible for all operations areas including generation, energy supply and analysis, electric distribution and transmission, gas distribution and storage, and customer service. Mr. Bellar joined Kentucky Utilities in 1987 as an electrical engineer and worked in technical and management roles, including more recently: Director of Generation Services, General Manager of LG&E’s Cane Run and Ohio Falls generating stations, Director of Financial Planning and Controlling, Director of Transmission, Vice President of State Regulation and Rates, and Vice President of Gas Distribution. Mr. Bellar participated in a dual-degree program receiving a bachelor’s degree in engineering arts from Georgetown College and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Abstract: The seminar will include an overview of the resources, history, and activities of LG&E/KU, which provides service to 1.3 million customers in Kentucky and Virginia. The presentation of the utility’s capabilities will cover well established facilities as well as recent advancements in the automation of electric power distribution.  One section will discuss the benefits of solar power and will introduce the main technical specifications of Kentucky’s largest solar PV facility recently developed by LG&E/KU on its E. W. Brown site. The final part of the presentation will outline opportunities for students to become involved in the LG&E/KU engineering co-op program and potential engineering career paths.


This seminar is presented in partnership with the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Lexington Chapter.


February 28, 2017

Workshop on the National Electric Code (NEC) 2017

Manche2Alan Manche, P.E. , Vice President External Affairs, Schneider Electric

Fee: $99

Credit: 4.0 PDHs

Time: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Topics: Industry standards, installation codes, and enforcement will be covered.

Bio: Alan Manche, an employee at Schneider Electric for 20 years, is responsible for leading company activities relative to product standards, installation codes, and enforcement. His background in product design, certification, and industry standards afforded him many hours in Schneider Electric testing labs reviewing product performance characteristics, and conformity assessment. He has been involved in  the National Fire Protection Association, National Electric Manufacturers Association, National Electric Code, and Underwriters Laboratories. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.

Outline: The 2017 National Electric Code workshop will outline updates to the national electric code for 2017. The update process included 4002 public inputs, 1513 public comments, 5 new articles, 19 code making panels, NFPA Annual Meeting in June of 2016, and Issuance by Standards Council, Effective Date, and Available for Adoption in August 2016.

For more information contact Jason Souders. Lunch will be provided immediately following.

This seminar is presented in partnership with the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Lexington Chapter.


October, 24, 2016

Inauguration of the SPARK Computational Lab

pigmansparkinaugTime: 10:00-12:30pm

Location: Woodward Hall, 3rd Floor, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky Campus

The morning session will include national and regional leaders, opening remarks by Secretary of Energy Snavely, keynote speeches by Directors from technology leading companies, ANSYS and RTDS, unveiling of the PEIK Partner and Sponsor Plaque with Dean Holloway, PEIK Board, industrial and utility key representatives.

The lunch session will feature the official inauguration of the SPARK computational lab with Philanthropist L. Stanley Pigman and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, Dr. Dan M. Ionel.