The Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926. The club seeks to promote the Engineering field through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in the Engineering discipline. We award an annual scholarship to a Raleigh area graduating high school senior to enter the school of engineering at NC State. Our members have a diverse background of engineering disciplines and represent several companies and government agencies located in the Raleigh area.
Annual membership is only $35 per year and the meeting costs are a value with lunch included! Our goal is to provide great programs to its members, offer licensed members an opportunity for continuing education credits, and award a semester of tuition to NC State University. The scholarship goes to a deserving, graduating Raleigh area high school senior choosing engineering as a career at NC State. Membership is available to anyone working in support of the engineering profession. You do not have to be an engineer. Download an application here and bring it and your payment with you to the next meeting or email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get you on the mailing list right away!
The Raleigh Engineers Club has monthly lunch meetings that cover engineering topics of interest to all types of engineers and people interested in engineering activities regardless of discipline. The Raleigh Engineers Club is a NC Board of Registration for Engineers Certified provider of professional development hours (PDH credits) for licensed engineers. Eleven meetings are held annually with one set aside for scholarship awards and updates on successes of engineering graduates from NCSU. So ten professional development hours are provided each year. Note that you do not need to be a licensed engineer or a graduate engineer to be a member! View our Constitution and Bylaws !
Interested in joining our Board of Directors? We are seeking two new board members to help provide direction and recruit speakers for the monthly club meetings. Our board meetings are currently virtual and only require a few hours of your time each year. Membership on our board also qualifies for two PDH hours annually. Please reply to this email if you are interested or want to know more.
2021 Membership Dues - If you pay your dues now, the remainder of the 2020 webinars are included in addition to our 2021 webinars. The promo code for free webinars is included in your confirmation email of your paid dues. Click on this link to pay now or pay your dues during your registration for the April 19th meeting.
April 19, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
The Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM)
Duke Energy's Sammy Roberts
In February 2021, a collection of utilities based in the southeast asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve a new energy exchange market. This energy market would be named the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM). The SEEM will provide an effective and efficient means for conducting bilateral transactions on a 15-minute basis utilizing ‘leftover’ transmission capacity. The SEEM is projected to bring savings to our customers and give system operations another tool to assist with managing periods of high net demand ramping and excess energy and thus allow integration of additional PV solar.
Sammy Roberts is currently the General Manager, Transmission Planning and Operations Strategy at Duke Energy and is responsible for providing strategic direction for Transmission Planning and Operations to enable a reliable transition to cleaner energy resources for Duke Energy. Prior to his current position, Sammy held various management and engineering positions in System Planning and Operations and Nuclear Engineering at Duke Energy, Progress Energy Carolinas and Carolina Power & Light Company. Sammy has 30 years of Nuclear Plant Engineering and System Operations experience.
Sammy holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Master of Business Administration degrees, all from North Carolina State University.
Sammy is a Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, a Member of IEEE, and holds a NERC Certified System Operator Certificate at the Reliability Coordinator level. Sammy is the past Chairperson for the SERC Operating Committee and is a Member Company representative on the SERC Reliability Risk Working Group.
Sammy has provided presentations on solar integration to Commissions, the North American Transmission Forum, SERC, and at IEEE conferences.
The link to attend the webinar will be emailed after registration on Eventbrite. All 2021 Raleigh Engineers Club members will attend free of charge.
The Raleigh Engineers Club is now accepting applications for the 2021 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship. The Club promotes engineering as a profession through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in an engineering discipline. The greatest outreach of REC is to annually provide one scholarship during the spring of each year to a Wake County HS Senior who has been accepted into the College of Engineering at NC State University and planning to attend the fall semester of 2021. The scholarship is valued at one semester of tuition at the in-state rate. Money to fund the scholarship is provided by member donations, member employer matching grants and a $500 grant from the NC Society of Engineers. The winner will be selected from a pool of candidates consisting of students, from any Wake County high school, who meet the scholarship criteria and submit a complete application. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 16 at 5 pm. View the two documents here for more details... .