Utility-scale transformers are purpose-built for specific transmission and distribution system requirements. There are many different design approaches, materials and manufacturing processes that can be used to produce utility-scale transformers. These differences can result in varying levels of system performance, power transfer efficiency, fault tolerance, equipment life, cost and the like.

This one-day workshop will provide instruction on the many options available for the design and manufacture of utility-scale transformers, including phase shifting transformers. It will provide insight into specifying the design and manufacture of transformers that are most appropriate for specific system requirements. A sampling of subject matter to be covered in this workshop is provided at the end of this announcement. After the instructional portion of the program, participants will have the opportunity to see presentations from select well-known transformer manufacturers and meet with them to discuss transformer design and manufacturing.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate for eight PDHs.


The workshop fee includes breakfast tacos, breakfast beverages, break refreshments, lunch and workshop notebook.



Registration and payment for this workshop must be completed by 4/30/2015


  Date and Time




  • 2526 Kramer Lane
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78758
  • Building: Austin Energy
  • Room Number: Kramer Lane Assembly Room

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  • James Mercier, IEEE

    518 Academy Drive

    Austin, TX 78704

  • Co-sponsored by James Mercier
  • Registration closed


Ronnie Minhaz, PE

Ronnie Minhaz, PE of Transformer Consulting Services, Inc.


Mr. Minhaz is the president and founder of Transformer Consulting Services, Inc. He has more than ten years experience in the specification and design of utility-scale transformers. Prior to forming his own company, he worked as a Transformer Design Engineer at Pauwels Canada (manufacturer), an Equipment Engineer at SNC Lava Lin (ECPM), an Equipment Engineer at Enmax Power (utility), and a Lead Substation Engineer at McGregor Construction (substation construction). Mr. Minhaz holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta, Canada. He is an active member of IEEE and IEEE Power & Energy Society. He has held various IEEE section-level leadership positions.

Ronnie Minhaz, PE of Transformer Consulting Services, Inc.


Utility Scale Transformer Workshop


Address:Calgary, Alberta, Canada


07:00am – 08:00am   Registration, Breakfast, Coffee, Networking

08:00am – 08:15am   Opening, Instructor Introduction

08:15am – 10:00am   Instructor Presentation Part #1

10:00am – 10:30am   Morning Break

10:30am – 12:00pm   Instructor Presentation Part #2

12:00pm – 12:45pm   Lunch

12:45pm – 01:15pm   Manufacturer Presentation

01:15pm – 02:45pm   Instructor Presentation Part #3

02:45pm – 03:15pm   Afternoon Break & Visit Manufacturer Displays

03:15pm – 04:45pm   Manufacturer Presentations

04:45pm – 05:00pm   Wrap-Up and Q&A

05:00pm – 06:00pm   Visit Manufacturer Displays & Networking