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September 12-13th, 2013 Calgary, Canada 2nd Annual Conference and Expo


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(916) 361-7177 www.TJH2b.com techcon@tjh2b.com

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Maintaining the Power Grid in Canada Now and in the Future Presented by TJH2b Analytical Services

This year's TechCon® Canada 2013 was a two-day conference and Expo held at The Westin Calgary Hotel in Calgary, Canada. Calgary is home to many major utilities and transmission companies such as Enmax, AltaLink, and Saskatoon Light & Power. We were excited and honored to have these companies attend our conference this year. Calgary is a city of one million people and makes an “art form” out of eclectic serenity. Here prairie collides with mountains, cowboy charm meets urban sprawl, and the world comes to be swept off its feet by the sheer majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is also the fastest growing city in North America, a leader in energy production as well as technological advancement and the underlining reasons this wonderful city was selected for our conference.

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Michael Kaufman from Petro Canada Lubricants, Inc. at the Welcome Reception, Sponsored and also presented “Technical Improvements in Modern Transformer Oils: From Naphthenics to Isoparaffinics."

Wednesday night, TJH2b Analytical Services hosted the “Welcome Reception” at the beautiful Royal Suite on the 12th floor of the Westin Calgary Hotel. It was well attended and a great opportunity to meet and mingle with industry peers.

Herman Vogel Vice President of Business TJH2b Analytical Services This year Herman Vogel, Vice President of Business Development for TJH2b Analytical Services, gave the welcoming commencement address; opening and closing the conference for all attendees.

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Professor Dennis Allan Chairman TechConŽ Worldwide would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You� to Professor Dennis Allan for the unwavering support and dedication he has provided over the years to our conferences. As Chairman, Professor Allan has contributed his time and expertise for the benefit of all. We would like to recognize his continued support and all he brings to our conferences.

Harry Sanders Historian We were also fortunate enough to have Harry Sanders as our Keynote Speaker this year. Harry gave an illuminating presentation on the history of Calgary and how it has developed to its contemporary standing. Harry Sanders is Calgary's former Historian Laureate. Harry has worked at the Calgary Public Library, the City of Calgary Archives and the Glenbow Archives. Since 1995, he has been a self-employed historical consultant, contract researcher and freelance writer. Harry has written 3


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several local history books, appeared on CBC radio as "Harry the Historian," and served as the Calgary Heritage Authority 2012 Historian Laureate. He is a past president of the Historical Society of Alberta's local chapter and a past co-chair of the annual Historic Calgary Week festival.

This year’s TechCon Canada 2013 Conference and Expo drew attendees from Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatoon provinces. We even had delegates from the United Sates as far as New Jersey joining us! With twelve extremely informative general conference sessions hosted by our long time Chairman Professor Dennis Allan, TechCon Canada 2013 provided a wide-ranging program for all. It’s hard to say which presentation was the “Best of Show” during the conference as all paper submissions were so highly rated by the members of the International Papers Committee. The general sessions had excellent attendance and we were pleased to note the very positive reactions of those attending Brett Sargent’s presentation on the “Big Data for Big Power: How smart is the Grid if the Infrastructure is Stupid” as well as the quality presentation by Mark Tostrud on "GIC/SMD – The Monitoring Perspective." Great job guys!

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Kerry Heid President of Magna Electric Corporation and also past President of NETA gave a presentation on "Best Practices in Electrical Power Testing Specifications and Field Testing." This was NETA’s first time exhibiting at a TechCon conference.

Lunch was served in the exhibit hall to give exhibitors face time with delegates in a relaxed environment. Delegates were also given an opportunity to meet and get further in-depth information from presenters and exhibitors. We had two new exhibitors to TechConÂŽ this year, NETA and BPL Global. Both are a nice new addition to our TechCon conferences.

More fun was had at the Thursday night dinner when the outrageous improvisational team entertained the crowd and gained great audience participation. Laughs, food and great service filled the night. High marks for food on every level. Healthy options and chef creations delighted everyone throughout the conference. Bison was served along

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with a variety of substitutions for everyone’s dining pleasure. The wine selection was excellent and open bar was available during the evening.

Daniela Petrucci, Technical and Sale Representative from Zensol at the Welcome Reception.

The MacPhail School of Energy was pleased to offer an awesome tour of the brand-new SAIT Polytechnic Trades and Technology Complex. Tour participants viewed many state of the art laboratories currently used by the Electrical Engineering Technology and Instrumentation Engineering Technology students. With many labs being designed in partnership with industry partners, the students are able to gain handson experience in a safe and controlled environment that mimics the real world workplace.

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The staff at the Westin was great and we want to thank everyone who helped with our conference. All in all, TechCon Canada 2013 came off as a truly informative conference and expo, with some truly excellent opportunities for learning, networking and career development. Our conference content received the highest satisfaction level from attending delegates and we were very pleased by the positive feedback.

We would like to thank all of you who participated.

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2013 Sponsors

2013 Exhibitors ABB Alamo

www.abb.com

BPL Global

www.bplglobal.net

CD Nova

www.cdnova.com

Delta-X Research USA, Inc.

www.deltaxresearch.com

Digital Inspections

www.digitalinspections.com

Dynamic Ratings, Inc.

www.dynamicratings.com

NETA

www.netaworld.org

Nynas Canada, Inc.

www.nynas.com

OMICRON

www.omicronusa.com

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Sorbweb Plus

www.sorbwebplus.com

Trench Limited

www.trench-group.com

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Upcoming Events:

November 19-21st 2013 Glasgow, United Kingdom The 11th Annual Euro TechCon速 2013 Conference and Expo "Managing an Ageing HV Infrastructure in the Age of Distribution Generation." http://www.techcon.info/index.php/euro-techcon-2013

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Upcoming Events:

February 3 - 6, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona

The 19th Annual TechCon North America 2014 Conference and Expo “Sustainability, Technology Trends and New Project Development� Hosted By

Get more details here http://www.techcon.info/index.php/techcon-northamerica-2014.

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Event Contacts Exhibition & Sponsorship Registration Event Operations Delegate Registration Kevin Cohee Phone: (916) 456-5820 kevin@doanevent.com

Exhibitor Services Information (916) 361-7177 techcon@tjh2b.com

Conference Program Presenters News & Media Inquiries Event Marketing Brian Adams Program Administrator Phone: (916) 361-7177 E-mail: adams@tjh2b.com

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TJH2b Analytical Services, Inc. is headquartered in Sacramento, CA. and has been providing essential lab testing and analytical services to the electrical power industry since 1970's. TJH2b Analytical Services, Inc. is the world's largest network of independent analytical laboratory consulting firms that specialize in diagnostic testing of oil, SF6 and other insulating materials used in highvoltage transformers, power generation, circuit breakers, and load tapchangers.

TJH2b Analytical Services, Inc. (916) 361-7177 3123 Fite Circle. Suite 105 Sacramento, California 95827 sales@tjh2b.com

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Techcon Canada 2013 Recap  

Maintaining the Power Grid in Canada Now and in the Future Presented by TJH2b Analytical Services

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