A Discussion on Neutral And Ground Connections For Critical Power Systems




Improper Neutral and ground connections create significant problems for the Power System Engineer.  Troubleshooting neutral and ground connection problems is challenging.  Our speaker will review the importance of assuring properly connected neutrals and grounds, and discuss ways to validate and troubleshoot the grounding system. 



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    Juan Orosco, P.E., VP of Engineering / R&D TrendPoint Systems.


    Mr. Orosco has 28 years of experience in Electrical Engineering.  His last 18 years have been spent in data center mission critical facility power distribution design, construction and commissioning.  During this time he has worked with the most significant names in the data center business, having spent the last 7 years as the Electrical Engineering Technical Lead for many data center projects for Google, Inc.  


    With a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Juan started his career in mission critical work as a Weapon Systems Test Engineer for General Dynamics.  Prior to TrendPoint and Google he has had several roles that include Engineer of Record or technical lead for the design, construction and/or commissioning of several major mission critical projects for Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, Visa, Facebook, Digital Realty Trust, Level 3, Intuit and T-Mobile (to name a few) while employed at Rosendin Electric, Mazzetti & Associates, and Carlson.  Before this, Juan designed systems for Highways and the BART rail system while working for the Parson’s Transportation Group, Caltrans, Econolite and NBA Engineering.  


  Date and Time




  • 600 The Embarcadero
  • San Francisco, California
  • United States 94107
  • Building: Delancey Street Restaurant
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  • Chair: Bob Formicola - rformicola@bcew.com

    Vice Chair: Ali Vakili - alivakili@eaton.com

    Treasurer: Gary Fox - gary.fox@ge.com

    Secretary: Alex Lotz - Alex.Lotz@Emerson.com

    Program Chair:  Finn Schenck- finn.schenck@schneider-electric.com(510-703-0071)



  • Starts 23 August 2016 12:00 AM
  • Ends 26 September 2016 01:00 AM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles
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  • Menu: Buffet Dinner
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5:30 pm (Arrival/relax time)
6:00 pm (Presentation)
7:00 pm (Dinner)

Dinner Fee:

IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25.00

Student Members: $10 (at the door) discounted cost for first 10 reserved IEEE Student Members.

Dinner fee covers meal.