P.O. Box 1268, Raleigh, NC 27602

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The Engineers' Extra
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.




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Join the Raleigh Engineers Club!

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 secretary@raleighengineersclub.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 !

            Email us at secretary@raleighengineersclub.org if you have questions


George Sharpe, PE
2023 Club President



June 19, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM

New methods for Need Identification and Design
of Grid-tied Energy Storage Systems

with

Sherif Abdelrazek, PhD
Director of Energy Storage and Microgrid Engineering
Duke Energy


Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) can accommodate an extensive variety of functions, rendering them a viable solution to enhance grid resiliency and reliability. They can also enable high penetration of renewable energy resources on our grids. However, the current capital cost, life cycle, and efficiency of storage technologies, although improving, make single application use cases economically challenging. At this point, only stacked use-cases can offer economic feasibility. Stacked benefits can be achieved through manipulation of active and reactive power capabilities of ESSs to achieve multiple value streams and maximize total benefit while maintaining operational efficiency such that battery cycle life is not compromised. While control techniques are progressing in strides, the practice of identification of points on the electrical system, where the need for grid-support and islanding functionalities is the greatest, remains immature. This presentation provides an overview of the following BESS integration aspects:

1.    Methodologies deduced by Duke Energy's Regulated Renewables team to optimally identify locations on the grid where grid tied BESSs can solve problems at lower costs than wires solutions.
2.    Accurate modeling of performance and degradation of grid-tied BESS projects in the development phase
3.    New and upcoming BESS technologies

Dr. Sherif A. Abdelrazek is an expert in grid integration of energy storage systems with a passion for renewable and sustainable energy resources. Dr. Abdelrazek has more than 12 years of experience in design, development and execution of energy storage, microgrid and solar plus storage projects. He received his B.S. degree in electrical power engineering from Ain Shams University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, in 2015. Dr. Abdelrazek is also a licensed professional engineer in multiple States. Currently, Dr. Abdelrazek is Duke Energy's Dr. Sherif A. Abdelrazek is an expert in grid integration of energy storage systems with a passion for renewable and sustainable energy resources. Dr. Abdelrazek has more than 12 years of experience in design, development and execution of energy storage, microgrid and solar plus storage projects. He received his B.S. degree in electrical power engineering from Ain Shams University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, in 2015. Dr. Abdelrazek is also a licensed professional engineer in multiple States. Currently, Dr. Abdelrazek is Duke Energy's director of energy storage and microgrid engineering. His team is responsible for the design and integration of utility scale and C&I energy storage, microgrid and storage plus solar projects. Dr. Abdelrazek currently holds three grid tied energy storage related patents and multiple IEEE journal and conference publications. His team is responsible for the design and integration of utility scale and C&I energy storage, microgrid and storage plus solar projects. Dr. Abdelrazek currently holds three grid tied energy storage related patents and multiple IEEE journal and conference publications.


This program will provide 1 pdh credit
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Announcements

  • The Raleigh Engineers Club and North Carolina Society of Engineers are partnering!  REC and NCSE are partnering to provide more webinars to our memberships.  Members of each organization will only need to be members of one club to view webinars from each club.  Registration will still be through Eventbrite for REC members and your membership code will work on NCSE webinars.  We will also promote the NCSE Summer and Winter meetings.  

  • Scholarship Donations - Each year we offer one scholarship for one semester of NCSU tuition paid to one Wake County high school graduate who is entering their Freshman year at NCSU and have been accepted into the College of Engineering.  The success of our scholarship depends on your donations.  If you would like to donate, you can do so through our Eventbrite or on any meeting event or anytime on our 2023 Raleigh Engineers Club Membership Dues Event.

  • 2023 Membership Dues - You can pay for your 2023 anytime.  The promo code for free webinars is included in your confirmation email of your paid dues.  Click on this link to pay now if you are not registering for this webinar.

  • The Raleigh Engineers Club is continuing to offer free webinars to their members.  The non-member webinar fee is $10.  Webinars will be offered until it is deemed safe to return to our lunch meetings.



Elizabeth Nguyen
Meriam Ali

2023 REC Scholarship Awarded

The Raleigh Engineers Club is proud to announces Elizabeth Nguyen and Meriam Ali as the 2023 recipients of the REC's annual engineering scholarship.  
After a great deal of consideration, and for the first time, the club is giving two scholarships, splitting our normal award!  This was the most competitive group of applicants in recent memory.  The committee struggled to narrow it to two deserving students, but picking just one was simply too difficult.  So, each will receive $2500!

Our two outstanding, globally-thinking, recipients are Meriam Ali (Panther Creek HS) and Elizabeth Nguyen (Cary HS).

Meriam plans on pursuing Computer Engineering, combining computer science and electrical engineering, and then develop systems and devices to address serious infrastructure challenges facing underserved communities around the world.

Elizabeth plans on pursuing Civil Engineering and then work with architects to design more energy efficient, resilient and sustainable buildings of all types, to better protect the environment and use of natural resources, in communities around the world.