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The Capital District post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is a nonprofit professional engineering association located in upstate New York. SAME brings together professional engineers and those in engineering-related fields:

  • To improve and increase the engineering capabilities of the nation;
  • To exchange and advance the knowledge of engineering technologies, applications, and practices.

Our post aims to connect architects, engineers, and builders in the public sector and private industry, uniting them to improve individual and collective capabilities for national security.
SAME is a nonprofit professional engineering association, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with posts worldwide. Founded in 1920, SAME today has nearly 27,000 members from industry, military and government organizations, and academia.

SAME Young Professionals COI Webinar: The Resilient Substation—Using Gas-Insulated Substations
Start Date/Time:
Monday, February 14, 2022 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Monday, February 14, 2022 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
COI Webinar or Meeting

For over 70 years, substations have been designed as large, outdoor, air-cooled facilities that are vulnerable to failure. Substations are the line of demarcation between the utility feed and government facility’s infrastructure, making them uniquely vulnerable to both human and natural threats. The resiliency of this key component can be the difference between being able to operate a critical facility or the facility going dark. With today’s threats to infrastructure and potential for severe weather events, the resiliency of substations needs to be improved or hardened. A solution to this problem can be found in gas-insulated substations (GIS). The technology exists today to reduce the footprint of substations and enclose them in small, climate-controlled buildings that can shield them from storm events and allow them to be elevated above the storm surge. This presentation will introduce the concept of GIS and demonstrate how utilizing this design improves the resiliency of the electrical infrastructure of commercial and government facilities. The advantages of GIS will be explained as well as the cost difference between employing this technology and the standard open-air substation design.

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Scholarship Ideas Wanted!

At our last board meeting, we discussed the desire to sponsor some potential scholarships for high school or college age students interested in joining the military or pursuing engineering. If you have ideas of opportunities to sponsor or to contribute to a scholarship, let Keith Lashway know!