Date: 17 April, 2019
Time: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Jerry Yakel, S&C Electric Company
Location: 6601 North Ridge Blvd Chicago, Illinois, United States 60626, Building: S&C Electric Company Chicago Industrial Campus
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Summary: Join us on a tour of S&C’s Chicago Industrial Campus, which is the home of their corporate headquarters, design, production, and testing facilities. This tour will feature a look at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), including the Nicholas J. Conrad Laboratory. The laboratory is the largest manufacture-owned short-circuit testing laboratory in North and South America, and it includes two 850 MW electrical short-circuit test generators that can test up to 100 kA and up to 230 kV. The laboratory is used for production testing as well as contract testing for the region. The tour also includes a Smart Grid demonstration and a plant walk through.
Jerry Yakel is the Director of Grid Reliability at S&C Electric Company, leading the market development effort for S&C’s reliability products and services . A tenured commercial leader with broad experience in product management, strategy development, pricing, marketing communications, and field sales, his passions are for people and power-system applications. Before joining S&C, Jerry held various leadership roles having global responsibility over various products that included both overvoltage and overcurrent equipment.