Western Protective Relay Conference 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration - Spokane Convention Center
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmVisit Vendor Exhibits - Spokane Convention Center

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
7:45 am - 8:00 amWelcome by Dr. Anjan Bose, Program Chair, Washington State University
8:00 am - 11:30 amSESSION 1 [More Info]
8:00 am - 8:35 amDistance Protection: Why Have We Started With a Circle, Does It Matter, and What Else Is Out There? [More Info]
Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
8:40 am - 9:15 amSingle Line Open Detection In The Presence Of Distributed Energy Resources [More Info]
Michael Ropp, Northern Plains Power Technologies
9:15 am - 9:35 amBREAK
9:35 am - 10:10 amTeleprotection With Mpls Ethernet Communications - Development And Testing Of Practical Installations [More Info]
Tariq Rahman , San Diego Gas & Electric
10:15 am - 10:50 amTesting Superimposed-component And Traveling-wave Line Protection [More Info]
Christopher Pritchard , OMICRON electronics
10:55 am - 11:30 amHow Regulatory Requirements Affect “Protection System” Design and Operation [More Info]
Abdur Rehman , Puget Sound Energy
11:30 am - 1:15 pmLUNCH (Vendor Area Open Until 1:15pm) [More Info]
11:30 am - 1:15 pmLunch Networking Event - Supporting Women in Engineering [More Info]
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmSESSION 2 [More Info]SESSION 3 [More Info]FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmAnalyzing Faulted Transmission Lines: Phase Components as an Alternative to Symmetrical Components [More Info]
Steven Chase , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Sumit Sawai, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Adaptive Protection For Modern Distribution Systems: Approaches, Functional Requirements, And Challenges [More Info]
Amin Zamani , Quanta Technology LLC
Basics of Protection [More Info]
1:55 pm - 2:30 pmWhat's New In C37.113-2015, Ieee Guide For Protective Relay Applications To Transmission Lines [More Info]
Nestor Casilla, Doble Engineering Company
Case Study: Inglewood Distribution Automation [More Info]
Louis Tibbs , Puget Sound Energy
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBREAK
2:50 pm - 3:25 pmProtection and Control Dependencies on Time: Applications, Challenges and Solutions [More Info]
Galina Antonova, ABB, Inc.
A Simple Method for Determining Fault Location on Distribution Lines [More Info]
Brett Cockerham, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Symmetrical Components [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmAdaptive Protection in a Changing World [More Info]
Roy Moxley, Siemens
Who Has The 32? [More Info]
Ben Kazimier , Basler Electric Company
4:10 pm - 4:45 pmAccurate and Economical Traveling-Wave Fault Locating Without Communications [More Info]
Armando Guzman , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Correlating Protective Relay Reports for System-Wide, Post-Event Analysis [More Info]
John Town, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Line Overcurrent Protection (Radial Systems) [More Info]
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmVisit Vendor Exhibits - Spokane Convention Center

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
8:00 am - 11:30 amSESSION 4 [More Info]SESSION 5 [More Info]FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
8:00 am - 8:35 amLearn IEC 61850 Configuration in 30 Minutes [More Info]
Wei Huang , ABB Inc.
Summary Paper For C37.243 Ieee Guide For Application Of Digital Line Current Differential Relays Using Digital Communication [More Info]
Craig Palmer , RFL Electronics
Line Overcurrent Protection (radial systems) [More Info]
8:40 am - 9:15 amSmart Substation: design, installation, testing, and training experience [More Info]
Steven Kunsman, ABB Inc
George Gresko, PECO
Sharing Direct Fiber Channels Between Protection and Enterprise Applications Using Wavelength Division Multiplexing [More Info]
Veselin Skendzic , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
9:15 am - 9:35 amBREAK
9:35 am - 10:10 amImplementation of a Process Bus based feeder protection and measurement system operating as alternate protection at CTEEP’s Embu-Guaçu substation [More Info]
Lucas De Oliveira , GE Grid Solutions
Locating Faults Before the Breaker Opens – Adaptive Autoreclosing Based on the Location of the Fault [More Info]
Bogdan Kasztenny , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Non-pilot Line Protection (lines with two sources) [More Info]
10:15 am - 10:50 amTesting IEC 61850 Merging Units [More Info]
Qiaoyin Yang, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
The Advantages Of Continuous Monitoring Of Power Line Carrier Channels Applied With Protection Systems [More Info]
Roger Ray , PowerComm Solutions, LLC
10:55 am - 11:30 amExpanding Protection and Control Communications Networks With Wireless Radio Links [More Info]
Tom Bartman, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
From Fault Model to Protection System Model [More Info]
David Beach , Portland General Electric
11:30 am - 1:15 pmLUNCH (Vendor Area Open Until 1:15) [More Info]
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmSESSION 6 [More Info]SESSION 7 [More Info]FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmUnderstanding Design, Installation, and Testing Methods That Promote Substation IED Resiliency for High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Events [More Info]
Travis Mooney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Setting Out of Step Elements on Generators using a power system stability program. [More Info]
Casey Harman , Puget Sound Energy
Fundamentals of Communication for Protection [More Info]
1:55 pm - 2:30 pmBeyond the Knee Point: A Practical Guide to CT Saturation [More Info]
Ariana Hargrave, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Setting And Verification Of Generation Protection To Meet Nerc Reliability Standards [More Info]
Jonathan Gao , GE Multilin
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBREAK
2:50 pm - 3:25 pmDirectional Element Design For Protecting Circuits With Capacitive Fault And Load Currents [More Info]
Karl Smith , ABB Inc.
Leveraging the Flexibility of Microprocessor-Based Relays for the Protection of Pumped Storage Hydro Generators [More Info]
Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Terry Foxcroft
Pilot Protection [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmDirectional Elements – How Fast Can They Be? [More Info]
Venkat Mynam, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Meeting New Gas Turbine Operational Challenges with Modern Protection and Control Solutions [More Info]
Benton Vandiver, ABB Inc
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmTutorial On High Impedance Fault Detection [More Info]
JC Theron, GE
Using the Multi-Loop Fault Analysis Method for Setting and Evaluating Generator Protection Elements [More Info]
Ritwik Chowdhury, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmVisit Vendor Exhibits - Spokane Convention Center

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
8:00 am - 11:30 amSESSION 8 [More Info]SESSION 9 [More Info]FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
8:00 am - 8:35 amComprehensive Transformer Montioring with Application in a Hydro Power Plant [More Info]
Roger Hedding , ABB Inc
Breaking Paradigms In Control Building Design [More Info]
Robert Frye , Tennessee Valley Authority
Bus Protection [More Info]
8:40 am - 9:15 amUsing Incremental Quantities to Speed-Up Transformer Protection [More Info]
Roy Moxley, Siemens
Commission Testing Methods for Protection Systems [More Info]
Tom Ernst , GE Digital Energy
9:15 am - 9:35 amBREAK
9:35 am - 10:10 amImpact Of The Incipient Faults On The Sensitive Protection [More Info]
Zhihan Xu, GE Digital Energy
An Introduction To Completing A Nerc Prc-019 Study [More Info]
Matt Manley , Power Engineers
Transformer Protection [More Info]
10:15 am - 10:50 amUsing Protective Relays for Microgrid Controls [More Info]
Scott Manson , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
High-Impedance Differential Applications With Mismatched CTs [More Info]
Michael Thompson, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Russ Franklin
10:55 am - 11:30 amUnrestrained Low-impedance Bus Differential – Should I Use It? [More Info]
Ernest Poggi , Xcel Energy
Robust Microgrid Control System for Seamless Transition Between Grid-Tied and Island Operating Modes [More Info]
Will Allen , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmKeynote: The Ever Changing World of Protection and Control [More Info]
Jonathan Sykes, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmSESSION 10 (General Session) [More Info]FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmA Unified Approach to Controlled Switching of Power Equipment [More Info]
Gabriel Benmouyal , Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Generator Protection [More Info]
1:55 pm - 2:30 pmNew Method Of Capacitors Failure Detection And Location In Shunt Capacitor Banks [More Info]
Ilia Voloh, GE Grid Solutions
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBREAK
2:50 pm - 3:25 pmA Novel Method For Turn-to-turn Fault Detection In Shunt Reactors [More Info]
Zhiying Zhang, GE Grid Solutions, LLC
Event Discussion [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmOptimizing HV Capacitor Bank Design, Protection, and Testing [More Info]
Benton Vandiver, ABB Inc
4:10 pm - 4:45 pmElectromagnetic Torque From Event Report Data – A Measure of Machine Performance [More Info]
Derrick Haas, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
4:45 pmADJOURN