Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

History Of The Electrical Grid

1 pdh hour will be awarded for ths technical meeting


At this point in time, due to COVID 19, the ISA Cleveland Section is not having in-person face-to-face program meetings.

About The Topic:

The Cleveland Section Board is planning to have a virtual meeting on Wednesday Oct. 7th from 7:00-8:30 P.M.  The topic will be"History of Electrical Grid".  You will be able to attend the virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams.  The link to attend the virtual meeting will be in October Website and Newsletter.  There will also be a phone number and conference ID if you wish to attend audio only, you will need to download it which will be in October Website and Newsletter.

The Modern society has come to depend upon reliable electricity as an essential resource for all aspects of our lives.  Do you ever wonder about the North American Power Grid was created?  This presentation will cover the fundamentals of Electricity along with the history and current state of the Electrical Grid in North America.  Take a historical journey through the early through the early discoveries  by Thomas Edison and Nicola Testa, following the progression of Electricity through the 20th Century and into today.

Speaker Bio:

Ryan Kassinger

Ryan Kassinger is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Technology and is currently employed at FirstEnergy in Akron Ohio. Throughout his career at FirstEnergy, he spearheaded various projects including various CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Policies and led the Desktop Support team responsible for the build out of company’s new state of the art Transmission Control Center in Akron before becoming an Application Configuration Analyst with Enterprise Technology group. This included supporting the IT infrastructure for the Physical Security System. In his current position as an Application Configuration Specialist with the Contact Center Technologies group, which supports FirstEnergy's Customer Contact Centers, he specializes in supporting the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) infrastructure. Ryan currently serves as the ISA Cleveland Section Treasurer.


PROGRAM: 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

Location: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams.  Select Download Microsoft Teams link here or in the "body" of the Newsletter.

Cost: No Cost for the Microsoft Teams download or usa of the software.


Your reservation MUST have your e-mail address in order for you to receive the link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting.  This link will be sent to you.  Your reservation must be in no later than COB Monday Oct. 5, 2020.

Download the application for the meeting

© Cleveland-International Society of Automation; 2020


Debashis Sadukhan, NASA Glenn

President Elect

Doug Rothenberg,  D-Roth, Inc.


Ryan Kassinger, First Energy Corp.


Joe Zullo, Chirico Scientific


Joe Kaulfersch, Retired from Fox & Dole