The Scientific Investigation of Real World Problems

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Title:

The Scientific Investigation of Real World Problems

Speaker 1: John Loud



Title:
Principal Engineer



Affiliation:
Exponent



Address:
149 Commonwealth Dr.; Menlo Park, CA 94025



Telephone:
650.688.7216




E
-
mail:
jloud@exponent.com



Web site:
http://www.exponent.com



About the Speaker:

Mr. John Loud is a Principal Engineer based in Exponent's Menlo Park, California Office. Mr. L
oud
specializes in electrical engineering issues. His expertise includes rotating electric machines, specifically
vector control of induction motors; and feedback and control systems. He addresses issues related to
electronic systems including printed circ
uit board problems, electronic component failures, circuit
analysis and propagating failures. Mr. Loud has also worked with secondary battery systems in the area
of Li ion cell testing and protection systems, NiMH, NiCad, and lead acid charging systems. He

has
performed fault analysis on electrical distribution equipment and switch gear and analyzed power
electronics including DC
-
DC and DC
-
AC power converters. Mr. Loud had additional experience with
industrial electronic equipment including automated meteri
ng equipment; locomotive black
-
box event
recorders; locomotive control equipment. He also addresses issues related to electronic manufacturing
and service: equipment production, test and circuit board rework and repair. Prior to joining Exponent,
Mr. Loud
worked for Neta Corporation and Q
-
Tron Industrial Electronics and worked as a consultant for
companies such as General Motors EMD Division, Burlington Northern Railroad, CSX Railroad, and the
Achison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.


Speaker 2: Gary Johnson




Title:
Managing Engineer



Affiliation:
Exponent



Address:
149 Commonwealth Dr.; Menlo Park, CA 94025



Telephone:
650.688.7216




E
-
mail:
gjohnson@exponent.com



Web site:
http://www.exponent.com



About the Speaker:

Dr. Johnson is a Managing Engineer in Exponent's Electrical practice, and is based in Boston,
Massachusetts. He specializes in issues pertaining to electrical engineering particularly as
they relate to
the electrical environment of power systems. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience with the electric and
magnetic fields of transmission and distribution systems as well as the audible noise, radio noise, and
ozone that may be produced by hig
h voltage power systems. His work has involved the measurement,
modeling, and mitigation of the electrical environment of transmission lines, transformer vaults, and
underground cables. His experience also involves issues dealing with lightning, electrical

transients, and
ground currents.



Title:

Accomplishments of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission

Speaker: Dick Reines

[
Note: Mr. Reines substituted for Mark Cook, who was originally on the program.]



Title:
Senior Electrical Engineer



Affilia
tion:
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin



Address:
610 N. Whitney Way; Madison, WI 53705



Telephone:
608.267.0406




E
-
mail:
ReineR@psc.state.wi.us



Web site:
http://www.psc.wi.gov/



About the Speaker:

Mr. Reines is currently a senior electrical engineer at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. He
has been at the PSC for the last eight years. He works in the areas of st
ray voltage, metering, power
quality and NESC code interpretation. He has written many papers for the ASAE on various stray voltage
issues and maintains a large database of utility first time investigation data. He previously worked as
undergrad. labs mana
ger for sixteen years in the Electrical Engineering Dept. of UW
-
Madison, his alma
mater, and before that worked for 5 years as a systems integration engineer for Johnson Controls Corp,
in Milwaukee.




Title:

Updates on Recent Legal Developments in Stray V
oltage

Speaker 1: Robert Fick



Title:
Senior Agricultural Engineer



Affiliation:
Alliant Energy



Address:
2777 Columbia Dr.; Portage, WI 53901
-
9483



Telephone:
608.742.0838



E
-
mail:
robertfick@alliant
-
energy.com



Web site:
http://www.alliantenergy.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/pub/index.hcsp



About the Speaker:

Dr. Fick is a Sen
ior Agricultural Engineer for the Agricultural Services group at Alliant Energy out of
Portage, WI. He provides technical support to agricultural projects and investigations. These projects
include biogas generation, environmental waste management, stray v
oltage and electrical training
course development. Dr. Fick is also an Adjunct Professor in the Biological Systems Engineering
Department, University of Wisconsin
-
Madison. He has also taught in the University of W
-
Madison and
the Wisconsin Technical Colleg
e systems.

Before joining Alliant Energy in 2000, Dr. Fick served 7 years as faculty member in the Agricultural
Engineering Department at Michigan State University and as the Managing Director of the Michigan
Agricultural Electric Council (MAEC). He is a n
ative of Wisconsin and has been allied with farming and
agricultural services all of his life.

Speaker 2: Chuck DeNardo



Title:
Principal Engineer



Affiliation:
We Energies



Address:
333 W. Everett St.; Milwaukee, WI 53201
-
2046



Telephone:
414.221.3073




E
-
mail:
chuck.denardo@we
-
energies.com



Web site:
http://www.we
-
energies.com



About the Speaker:

Mr. DeNardo is a Principal Engineer w
ith We Energies' and works out of the company's Milwaukee
office. He has worked for We Energies and has been directly involved in the issues of stray voltage and
other electrical phenomena since 1985. His involvement has included several stray voltage rela
ted
committee assignments at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department
of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. He is currently an instructor for UW Extension Stray
Voltage Investigator Training courses, and has been a
Midwest Rural Energy Council board member
since 1994. Prior to his present employment Mr. DeNardo worked and performed distribution system
duties for the Saudi Consolidated Electric Company and Northern States Power Company. He received a
B.S. degree in El
ectrical Engineering (Power) from the University of Illinois in 1976, and an MBA from
UW
-

LaCrosse in 1981. Mr. DeNardo is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, and an active
member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and th
e American Society of Agricultural
Engineers.

Speaker 3: Keith Tinsey



Title:
Director



Affiliation:
Michigan Agricultural Electric Council



Address:
Michigan State University; 103C Farrall Hall; East Lansing, MI 48824
-
1323



Telephone:
517.353.0643




E
-
mail:
tinsey@msu.edu



Web site:
http://www.egr.msu.edu/age/MAEC/index.htm



About the Speaker:

Mr. Tinsey is the Director of the Mic
higan Agricultural Electric Council. He is a licensed Professional
Engineer and is based in the Agricultural Engineering Department at Michigan State University. He holds
a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering and a minor in Electrical and Compute
r Engineering from
North Carolina State University. Prior to his current position, Mr. Tinsey designed farmstead equipment
and electronic ventilation systems for vegetable storage and confined livestock systems.



Title:

EPRI Contact Current Research

Speak
er: Robert Kavet



Title:
EMF Business Area Manager



Affiliation:
Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI).



Address:
3412 Hillview Ave.; Palo Alto, CA 94303



Telephone:
650.855.1061



E
-
mail:
rka
vet@epri.com



Web site:
http://www.epri.com



About the Speaker:

Mr. Kavet is currently EPRI's EMF Business Area Manager, which includes programs in EMF Health
Assessment, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and Radio
-
frequency Safety. He focuses his activities on
collaborating with the scientific staff in developing the technical research programs; communicating
program results to members; and expanding the programs' membership and resources. Dr. Kavet
received his Doc
tor of Science degree in respiratory physiology in 1977 and Master of Science degree in
environmental health sciences in 1972, both from Harvard University. Dr. Kavet received his Bachelor of
Science in 1966 and Master of Electrical Engineering degree in 1
967, both from Cornell University. He is
currently also a Visiting Lecturer on Environmental Health Sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Kavet was
a Senior Staff Scientist with the Health Effects Institute (HEI) in Cambridge, MA, joining HEI in 1984.
From 1
986 until 1992, he was a consultant focused largely on potential health effects from exposure to
electric and magnetic fields (EMF). He has published extensively in the area of EMF health effects, and
has directed short courses and seminars on this subject
.



Title:

Stress and Workplace Safety Concerns

Speaker: John Shutske



Title:
Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist



Affiliation:
University of Minnesota Extension Service



Address:
1390 Eckles Ave.; St. Paul, MN 55108



Telephone:
6
12.626.1250




E
-
mail:
shutske@umn.edu



Web site:
http://safety.coafes.umn.edu/



About the Speaker:

Dr. Shutske

is the Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist with the University of Minnesota's (UM)
Extension Service in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. He has worked in the
area of workplace injury prevention, health promotion, and stress

management for 18 years, including
13 at the UM and 3 years with the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies in Illinois, Washington and
Oregon. Dr. Shutske was born and raised on a family farm in northern Indiana and is still involved in
seasonal agricultural ac
tivities. His work in safety engineering and health education is widely recognized
throughout the county, based on research in the areas of safe design, creation of workplace guidelines
for workers and children, and analysis of costs and outcomes of farm w
ork injuries. Each year, Dr.
Shutske works directly with, and provides educational programs to, thousands of agricultural producers,
children, agribusiness leaders, ag industry workers, health professionals, students, and members of the
media throughout th
e state.



Title:

Chemicals and Fuels from Biomass in the Midwest

Speaker: Norm Olson



Title:
Program Manager



Affiliation:
Iowa Energy Center's Biomass Energy CONversion Facility (BECON)



Address:
2521 Elwood Dr.; Ames, IA 50010



Telephon
e:
515.294.9912




E
-
mail:
nolson@energy.iastate.edu



Web site:
http://www.energy.iastate.edu



About the Speaker:

Mr. Olson has twenty
-
five years' of
experience in energy efficiency and renewable fuels projects. Twenty
years as a registered professional engineer. Currently acting as Program Manager at the Iowa Energy
Center's Biomass Energy CONversion Facility (BECON). The main objective at BECON is to
strengthen the
State and rural economy by developing new methods of converting agricultural
-
based plant materials
into value
-
added chemicals and fuels.



Title:

Update on Bomass and other Research at University of Minnesota

Speaker: Dr. Vance Morey



Ti
tle:
Professor



Affiliation:
University of Minnesota



Address:
1390 Eckles Ave.; St. Paul, MN 55108



Telephone:
612.625.8775




E
-
mail:
dalyp@powersystem.org



Web site:
http://www.bae.umn.edu/



About the Speaker:

Dr. Morey is a Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of
Minnesota.



Title:

Dairy Cow Reaction to Multiple Frequency Wave Forms

Speaker: Dr. Douglas Reinemann



Title:
Associate Professor



Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin



Address:
460 Henry Mall; Madison, WI 53706



Telephone:
608.262.0223




E
-
mail:
djreinem@wisc.edu



Web site:
http://www.bse.wisc.edu/profiles/faculty/reinemann.html



About the Speaker:

Dr. Reinemann is a Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisco
nsin
-
Madison.
He has extension, teaching and research appointments in the areas of machine milking, robotic milking,
and rural energy issues. He has conducted research and instructional programs on stray voltage since
1990. He also chairs the Energy Analys
is and Policy Program in the UW's Institute for Environmental
Studies.



Title:

Final Report on Earth Current Measurements

Speaker: Dr. David Alumbaugh



Title:
Assistant Professor



Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin



Address:
1415 Engineerin
g Dr.; Madison, WI 53706



Telephone:
608.262.3835




E
-
mail:
alumbaugh@engr.wisc.edu



Web site:
http://www.engr.wisc.edu/interd/gep/



About t
he Speaker:

Dr. Alumbaugh is an Assistant Professor in Geological Engineering, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, at the University of Wisconsin
-
Madison. He received his BS degree in
Geological Sciences from San Diego State University in 19
86, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysical
Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and 1993, respectively. After finishing
the PhD, he joined the Geophysical Technology Department at Sandia National Laboratories in
Albuquerque, N
M as a post
-
doctoral researcher, and was promoted to a Senior Member of the Technical
Staff in 1996. Dr. Alumbaugh's interests have been focused on the use of electromagnetic geophysical
methods for imaging the Earth's subsurface, with applications in envi
ronmental assessment and waste
site characterization, hydrological studies, and natural resource exploration and characterization. He has
been involved in all facets of the geophysical imaging problem including data acquisition and
interpretation, as well
as theoretical development of computer algorithms to assist in data processing
and interpretation.



Title:

Distributed Generation: Applications in Rural Areas

Speaker: John K. Helbling, P.E.



Title:
General Manager of Economic and Market Development



Affiliation:
Alliant Energy



Address:
200 First St. SE; Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
-
0351



Telephone:
319.786.7290




E
-
mail:
JohnHelbling@alliant
-
energy.com



Web site:
http://www.alliant
-
energy.com



About the Speaker:

Mr. Helbling is general manager of economic and market development for Alliant Energy. He is
responsible for creation of business strategies, marketing plans
and public affairs initiatives for
distribute energy resource technologies and directs the corporation's economic and community
development activities in both the domestic and international arenas. For the last four years he has
been actively been involved

in identifying new energy technology investment opportunities and
promoting distributed resource solutions and new energy efficiency technologies to internal and
external audiences. The development of renewable biogas energy development partnerships is a
major
focus. He is currently the executive in charge of Alliant Energy's Capstone MicroTurbine Distribution
business and is on the board of directors of AnAerobics Inc.

He joined IES Industries, one of the three companies that merged to make up Alliant Ene
rgy
Corporation, in May of 1989, as director of marketing and customer service, a position he held until
early in 1995. In that role he was responsible for developing and marketing the companies demand side
marketing programs. He also was responsible for g
overnmental affairs at both the state and federal level
from 1992 until 1997, for IES Industries. In 1995, he became director of economic development for IES
Industries and was named the director of economic development for the energy delivery business uni
t
of the new combined company, Alliant Energy, in 1997 and director of marketing and economic
development for Alliant Energy in October of 1998. He was named to his current position in December
of 2000.

Mr. Helbling graduated cum laude with a bachelor's de
gree of science in electrical engineering and
completed his master's of science in industrial and systems engineering, both from Ohio University. He is
a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Alpha Pi Mu honorary societies. A registered engineer in the
s
tate of Ohio, John was awarded the President's Award by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
and has held various leadership positions within that organization.

He currently is a member of: The Professional Developers of Iowa, the Wisconsin Economic

Development Association, CoreNET Global, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
and a charter member of the Demand
-
Side Mana
gement Society of AEE. He served on the Governor's
Information Solutions Advisory Committee for the state of Iowa and serves on the Marketing Advisory
Council for the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the Board of Advisors of the University
of No
rthern Iowa's Institute for Decision Making.



Title:

Coordinated response to Farm Bill Initiative

Speaker: Rich Hassellman

[Note: Mr. Hasselman substituted for Rich Hackner, who was originally on the program.]



Title:
Energy Advisor and Program Coordi
nator



Affiliation:
Forcus on Energy



Address:
5609 Medical Circle; Madison, WI 53719



Telephone:
608.273.0182




E
-
mail:
rich.hasselman@gdsassoc.com



Web site:
http://www.focusonenergy.org/



About the Speaker:

Mr. Hasselman is an energy advisor and program coordinator for the Focus on Energy Production
Agriculture Program and Focus on Energy Rural Communities Program. Richard advises farm
s on energy
efficiency matters, including technology options and cost effectiveness issues. Richard also coordinates
several community based energy programs, including developing community support, customizing
programs to meet community needs, and shepardi
ng community participation with the Focus on Energy
program.




Title:

Overview of Stray Voltage Instrumentation

Speaker 1: Chuck Forster



Title:
Professional Engineer



Affiliation:
Phasor Labs



Address:
550 Burr Oaks Ave.; Oregon, WI 53575



Telephone:
608.835.9605




E
-
mail:
cfoster@forstereng.com



Web site:
http://www.phasorlabs.com/



About the Speaker:

Mr. Forester is a professional engi
neer. He organized Forster Electric Engineering in January 1981 as a
consulting firm. Mr. Forester has provided professional design services to electric and water utilities in
Wisconsin and neighboring states, and has provided consulting services to indust
rial and commercial
clients throughout the United States. He has provided instruction in stray voltage training (in
conjunction with University of Wisconsin Extension) since 1993.



Speaker 2: Dr. Douglas Reinemann



Title:
Associate Professor



Affi
liation:
University of Wisconsin



Address:
460 Henry Mall; Madison, WI 53706



Telephone:
608.262.0223




E
-
mail:
djreinem@wisc.edu



Web site:
http://www.bse.wisc.edu/profiles/faculty/reinemann.html



About the Speaker:

Dr. Reinemann is a Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin
-
Madison.
He
has extension, teaching and research appointments in the areas of machine milking, robotic milking,
and rural energy issues. He has conducted research and instructional programs on stray voltage since
1990. He also chairs the Energy Analysis and Policy Pro
gram in the UW's Institute for Environmental
Studies.



Title:

The Scientific Investigation of Real World Problems: Q/A Session

Speaker 1: John Loud



Title:
Principal Engineer



Affiliation:
Exponent



Address:
149 Commonwealth Dr.; Menlo Park,
CA 94025



Telephone:
650.688.7216




E
-
mail:
jloud@exponent.com



Web site:
http://www.exponent.com



About the Speaker:

Mr. John Loud is a Principal Engineer based in Exponent's Menlo Park, California Office. Mr. Loud
specializes in electrical engineering issues. His expertise includes rotating electric machines, specifically
vector control of induction motors; and feedback

and control systems. He addresses issues related to
electronic systems including printed circuit board problems, electronic component failures, circuit
analysis and propagating failures. Mr. Loud has also worked with secondary battery systems in the area
of Li ion cell testing and protection systems, NiMH, NiCad, and lead acid charging systems. He has
performed fault analysis on electrical distribution equipment and switch gear and analyzed power
electronics including DC
-
DC and DC
-
AC power converters. Mr.
Loud had additional experience with
industrial electronic equipment including automated metering equipment; locomotive black
-
box event
recorders; locomotive control equipment. He also addresses issues related to electronic manufacturing
and service: equipm
ent production, test and circuit board rework and repair. Prior to joining Exponent,
Mr. Loud worked for Neta Corporation and Q
-
Tron Industrial Electronics and worked as a consultant for
companies such as General Motors EMD Division, Burlington Northern Ra
ilroad, CSX Railroad, and the
Achison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.


Speaker 2: Gary Johnson



Title:
Managing Engineer



Affiliation:
Exponent



Address:
149 Commonwealth Dr.; Menlo Park, CA 94025



Telephone:
650.688.7216




E
-
mail:
gjohnson@exponent.com



Web site:
http://www.exponent.com



About the Speaker:

Dr. Johnson is a Managing Engineer in Exponent's Electrical practice, and is based in Boston,

Massachusetts. He specializes in issues pertaining to electrical engineering particularly as they relate to
the electrical environment of power systems. Dr. Johnson has extensive experience with the electric and
magnetic fields of transmission and distrib
ution systems as well as the audible noise, radio noise, and
ozone that may be produced by high voltage power systems. His work has involved the measurement,
modeling, and mitigation of the electrical environment of transmission lines, transformer vaults,
and
underground cables. His experience also involves issues dealing with lightning, electrical transients, and
ground currents.



Title:

Automated Meter Reading

Speaker 1: Allen Herrman



Title:
Manager
-
Wholesale Services



Affiliation:
Wisconsin
Public Service Corp.



Address:
700 N. Adams St.; Green Bay, WI 54307
-
9001



Telephone:
920.433.1613




E
-
mail:
aherrma@wpsr.com



Web site:
http://w
ww.wisconsinpublicservice.com/



About the Speaker:

Mr. Herrman is Manager
-
Wholesale Services, responsible for sales of energy, developing alliances and
partnerships with cooperatives and municipal utilities, and providing utility
-
related services for t
hese
customers. He represents WPS Resources on the Board of Directors of Badger Energy Services LLC, a
propane company recently formed with several cooperatives. He also chairs its risk management
committee.

Mr. Herrman began his career with WPS in 1985 a
s Supervisor of the Farm Department. He served
several years on the Wisconsin Farm Electric Council. He is currently Chair of The National Food and
Energy Council Board of Directors. He works with many external organizations and currently serves as
Chair o
f the Wisconsin FFA Sponsors Board.

Prior to joining Public Service, Mr. Herrman served as Director of Marketing and Economic Analysis for
the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. He has a B.S. in Dairy Science and an M.S. in Business.


Speaker 2: Robert R
ichardson



Title:
Vice President of New Business Development



Affiliation:
Distribution Control Systems, Inc.(DSCI)



Address:
5657 Campus Parkway; Hazelwood, MO 63042



Telephone:
888.892.2799




E
-
mail:
brich@twacs.com



Web site:
http://www.twacs.com/index.html



About the Speaker:

Mr. Richardson joined DCSI in 1986 as manager of the engineering department that develops TWACS
products. He moved to DCSI's marketing department in 1997, and advanced to head up that group as
the Vice President of New Business Development. During his tenu
re, DCSI has grown from a niche player
in the advanced metering segment into an industry leader with a rapidly growing customer base and
accelerating revenue growth. Bob grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earning his BS in Electrical
Engineering at Carne
gie
-
Mellon University in 1976. Bob's entire career has been devoted to the utility
industry, first at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and later at McGraw
-
Edison Power Systems, now a
unit of Cooper.



Title:

A Veterinarian's Perspective on Stray Voltage

Speaker: Dr. John Roberts



Title:
Veterinarian



Affiliation:
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection



Address:
2811 Agriculture Dr.; Madison, WI 53708



Telephone:
608.224.5051



E
-
mail:
John.Roberts@datcp.state.wi.us



Web site:
http://datcp.state.wi.us/index.jsp



About the Speaker:

Dr. Roberts holds a BS and DVM degree from Michigan State University. For 14 years he was in private
practice in Northeast Wisconsin, providing a herd health service to dairy farmers. Since January 1994 Dr.
Roberts has worked for the Wisconsin Department o
f Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as a
member of the Stray Voltage Analysis Team and now the Rural Electric Power Services (REPS) program.

His primary responsibility in the REPS program is to provide veterinary assistance to farmers concerned
a
bout the effects of stray voltage on their herd's health and performance. In this position he has
provided

veterinary assistance to over 500 farmers with stray voltage concerns, published articles, and given
numerous educational presentations on veterinar
y issues related to stray voltage.