Western Protective Relay Conference 2018

Western Protective Relay Conference 2018

The Western Protective Relay Conference (WPRC) is an educational forum for disseminating, discussing and networking on broad and detailed technical aspects of power system protection.

The 2018 program will bring you the latest technologies in power system protection and the experience from their recent applications in the field. The papers cover everything from the new communications technologies and standards to the latest application of traveling waves. The applications cover everything from the traditional generation, transmission and distribution to the new developments of distributed generation and microgrids. As the electric power grid is rapidly changing, WPRC aims to bring you the latest in how the engineering of protection is adapting to the new environment.

Over 500 individuals attend from around the world. WPRC has hosted attendees from 45 states, Canada, Mexico and 31 other countries.

This year's conference will be held in the Exhibit Hall area of the Spokane Convention Center. Sessions will be held in the Centennial rooms. The DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center is the host hotel.

WPRC 2018

October 15-18, 2018

Spokane Convention Center
334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, Washington, USA

WPRC 2017

What attendees had to say about the 2017 conference:

  • "This is a great conference that is well attended and the presentations are very pertinent to our business. There was good mix of theory, practical application, leading edge development, and lesson learned…a lot available for any person working in and around Protection and Control."
  • "Very well organized and attended conference, high level industry development coverage, excellent opportunity to meet professional peers."
  • "The biggest relay conference in North America, if you can attend only one, WPRC is the one."
  • "Best conference in the industry. Although the conference is in October, many consider it to be the first' conference of the year, where vendors release new ideas and new technology."