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 !
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 2021 Raleigh Engineers Club Membership Dues Event.
2021 Membership Dues - You can pay for your 2021 dues starting today. 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 already 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.
May 17, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Duke Energy's Mt. Holly Emerging Technology Applications & Training Center
Jason Handley, P.E.
As the Emerging Technology Office (ETO) at Duke Energy evaluated the changing landscape on the electrical grid, they decided that a new a path was needed to ensure technologies and new capabilities could be integrated into the existing grid. Their efforts over the past few years have led to many technologies being transferred to the business units inside Duke. A driving force behind these efforts is their R&D lab in Mt Holly, NC. The Emerging Technology Application and Training Center offers ETO personnel, other Duke business partners, startups, national labs, and commercial vendors a place to install, test, and evaluate new technologies. These technologies will help Duke Energy supply reliable, clean, and cost effective energy to our customers as we move into this new utility landscape.
Jason Handley, P.E. is the Director of the Emerging Technology Office at Duke Energy. He is a respected utility industry professional based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jason has over 24 years of utility experience specializing in the smart grid, distributed intelligence, and operations management. Jason excels at understanding the increasingly complex utility environment, managing the new digital utility workforce, and delivering on the execution and financials of technology projects. In his current role, Jason manages a team that identifies and develops new technologies impacting the electrical grid and oversees all the ongoing operational aspects on new technology pilot projects. Jason is a past Chairman of EPRI's IntelligGrid Program Advisory Committee P161, served on the Board of Directors for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, and served on the National Institute of Standards Technology's Smart Grid Advisory Committee. Currently, Jason serves on the SAS Utility Advisory Board, the DistribuTECH Advisory Committee, and numerous other committees. Jason received his electrical engineering degree from Auburn University and his MBA at Wake Forest University. He has been a registered professional engineer since 2002 and received his electrical contractor's unlimited license in 2009.