Tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center, Erlanger KY

Date:                 Thursday, March 28, 2014

Place:               Duke Energy Envision Center (See below for directions)

Time:                5:30 p.m.  Social; 6:00-6:45  Pizza;   6:45-8:00+  Presnetation/Tour

Cost:                  Free- Compliment of your IEEE Cincinnati Section. 

                             Reservations are required! 

MENU SELECTIONS:   Pizza and drink provided

DATE:                Thursday, March 27, 2014

LOCATION:     Duke Energy’s Envision Center (see below for directions)  4580 Olympic Blvd  Erlanger, KY 41018


ABOUT THE MEETING:  This month’s meeting consists of a tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center Located in Erlanger, Kentucky, Duke Energy’s Envision Center provides visitors a dynamic experience that demonstrates the possibilities of modernizing to smart grid and energy efficient technology. The center features a movie-style studio with sets consisting of a substation with two-way digital technology, a smart home – complete with solar panels and a plug-in hybrid vehicle, an apartment complex with smart meters and a power delivery work center – monitoring conditions with real-time data. Electric poles equipped with intelligent power equipment are also staged throughout. Center visitors can watch video presentations that showcase a day in the life of a variety of energy customers in the year 2015. Visitors will also experience simulated demonstrations such as a thunderstorm, lightning strike and power outage. Home simulations feature the use of an energy-management system to control high efficiency appliances (e.g., dishwasher, water heater, HVAC equipment).Smart grid technology will enable:• Improved system reliability and operational efficiency• Quicker and more accurate response to outages• Greater customer offerings (e.g., energy efficiency programs and payment options)• New tools and programs that enable customers to predict and gain control of energy usage. The center also promotes the importance of renewable power to meet the energy needs of tomorrow and how customers can play an important role in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

 Click on the following link to see a WKRC-TV news report on the Envision Center:


 Reservations close at Midnight on March 23rd, 2014

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LED Lighting Industrial and Technology



Thursday, February 27, 2014 



Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)


5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner


7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation


$10- $15, See information in Reservations



How networking LED technology provides optimum energy reduction; will have LED fixtures with different Kelvin temps to compare light color; will address applications, terminology and testing classifications.


Chris Kloepfer is the Principal Owner of North Coast Engineered Products, LLC

Born and raised in Bay Village Ohio.  Lives in Bay Village with wife Stacey and 3 children.  Enjoys,  sailing on lake Erie and outdoor activities

 United States Marine Corps. Veteran

 Principle / Owner of North Coast Engineered Products

We are Manufactures Representatives selling industrial products.

One of our primary functions is to provide LED solutions for industrial lighting projects.

 We are a First Energy trade ally.

We have partnerships with: AEP energy solutions, Rexel energy solutions, DNV KEMA, Graybar Powersmart, Gexpro Active-8 energy solutions

 Vertical markets served:  Warehouse, Manufacturing, Food Process, Cold Storage, Oil & Gas, Petro-Chem, Wastewater treatment, and Power and utility


Buffet Menu: Egg Plant Parmesan, Salisbury Steak, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice of Dessert

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at noon on February 23, 2014.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by noon, Thursday February 23, 2014

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

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2014 IEEE International Engineering, Security, and Project Professionals Conference (ESP 2014)

15-18 May 2014

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2014 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting and InnoTek 2014: Innovations in Technology Technical Conference

23-24 May 2014

Chicago, Ill.

2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (ETHICS 2014)

24-26 July 2014

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IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2014)

10-13 October 2014

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