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May 11, 2012

Happy Trails...

Pam and I are back home after a great time with all our old and new friends. It is so nice to be back in the high desert once again. We really....More
May 10, 2012

There were drawings too

After eating way too much, we all gathered at the main entrance for prize time. We turned in our badges and waited for the drawings. Oh well, maybe I....More
May 10, 2012

Chicago Food

The party included, beer, pizza, pretzels, dogs, and lots of other things. If you didn't get your fill, it was your fault. The staff hauled cart....More
May 10, 2012

Time To Relax

It is time to relax and breakout the beer! Pat is very happy we had a great conference. It seems each conference our leadership raises the bar. I can....More
May 10, 2012


How do you spell relief? Talking with Noel, relief is the completion of a very well organized PES T....More
May 10, 2012

The Show Is Over - Start The Party

With some fanfare Tommy closed the show and handed out 50th anniversary Frisbee like disks. It didn't take long until everyone was throwing them....More
May 10, 2012

It is almost party time!

They just hit the public address system with some 60s music and woke everyone up. It can't be much longer till the 2014 Chicago party starts for the....More
May 10, 2012

This Chalk Art Is So Much Fun

I don't seem to be able to stay away from the Thomas....More
May 10, 2012

Great Book!!!

My friend John McDonald told me his electrical substation book will be on the market in a couple of weeks, but you can buy it at the show and get a....More
May 10, 2012

Animals Look Out

I found a super booth for substation engineers. It is a great way to control animal caused outages. I love it. You have to stop and see how they deal....More
May 10, 2012

See Food Diet

Have you taken time to visit the great "eateries" around here? I have overdosed on the special foods available. Last night the key-lime pie got me!....More
May 10, 2012

The Last Day

I really don't like the last day of the Expo. Not that the Expo has been bad, it is the opposite. I have had a great time, but now I have to walk....More
May 10, 2012


I hope you made it to the networking reception last night. I have never seen so many people eating, drinking, and talking. It was a lot of fun....More
May 09, 2012

Very Small World

I am looking for some new ideas in substation structures (I had my consulting engineer hat on this time). I stopped at Valmont to checkout what they....More
May 09, 2012

New Ways to Correct Old Problems

In my wanderings, I am looking for new ways of dealing with old problems. Jim Palmer had told me to look him up at the show and he would show me one....More

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Gene Wolf is widely recognized as a technical leader in the electric power industry. Gene is a fellow of the IEEE. He is the former Chairman of the IEEE PES T&D Committee. More on Gene

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