Western Protective Relay Conference 2018
 
10/15/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration - Spokane Convention Center
Riverside Lobby
5:00 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome Reception - Visit Vendor Exhibits [More Info]
Exhibit Hall A

10/16/2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
Riverside Lobby
7:45 am - 8:00 amWelcome by Dr. Anjan Bose, Program Chair, Washington State University
Centennial 300ABCD
8:00 am - 11:30 amSESSION 1 [More Info]
Centennial 300ABCD
8:00 am - 8:35 amFive Surprises Discovered With Megahertz Sampling and Traveling-Wave Data Analysis [More Info]
Centennial 300ABCD
Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Veselin Skendzic, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Armando Guzman, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Venkat Mynam, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Jean Leon Eternod, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Yanfeng Gong, American Electric Power
8:40 am - 9:15 amBC Hydro Protection Interconnection Practices for Sources with Inverter or Converter Interface [More Info]
Centennial 300ABCD
Mukesh Nagpal, BC Hydro
Charles Henville, Henville Consulting, inc.
9:15 am - 9:35 amBREAK
Centennial Lobby
9:35 am - 10:10 amEvaluation of 13kV Dry-Type Shunt Reactor Protection following Near-Miss [More Info]
Centennial 300ABCD
Gary Kobet, Tennessee Valley Authority
10:15 am - 10:50 amOvercurrent Protection - Old Truths and New Applications [More Info]
Centennial 300ABCD
Charles Henville, Henville Consulting, inc.
10:55 am - 11:30 amUtility experience with travelling wave fault locating on lower voltage transmission lines. [More Info]
Centennial 300ABCD
Robert James, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Scott Hayes, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
11:30 am - 1:15 pmLUNCH (Exhibitor Area Open Until 1:15pm) [More Info]
Exhibit Hall A
11:30 am - 1:15 pmLunch Networking Event - Supporting Women in Engineering [More Info]
Location TBD
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmSESSION 2 [More Info]
Centennial 300A
SESSION 3 [More Info]
Centennial 300B
FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmGrounding Considerations for Line Relaying [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Aaron Findley, POWER Engineers, Inc.
David Lewis, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Jared Mraz, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Interfacing IEC 61850 Station Bus Protection to Existing Protection in a Brown-field Substation [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Mark Seiter, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Donald Pratt, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Fundamentals - Basics of Protection [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Terrence Smith, GE
1:55 pm - 2:30 pmProtection and Control issues associated with Shunt Compensated Transmission Lines [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Pratap Mysore, Pratap Consulting Services, LLC
Paul Nyombi, Xcel Energy
Derrick Schlangen, Great River Energy
Hydro One experience in digitizing transmission substation and new approach in distribution protection [More Info]
Centennial 300B
David Ma, Hydro One
Anne Deng, Hydro One
Kevin Donahoe, GE Power
Mital Kanabar, GE Power
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBREAK
Centennial Lobby
2:50 pm - 3:25 pm69kV Line Relay Misoperation Due to Zero Sequence Mutual Coupling on Non-Parallel Lines [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Sergio Flores Castro, San Diego Gas & Electric
Sanhong Liu, San Diego Gas & Electric
Girolamo Rosselli, Rosselli Utility Services LLC
Substation Protection Applications with IEC 61850 Standard [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Ian Higginson, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Kirsten Petersen, San Diego Gas & Electric
Prajwal Raval, Samearth Consulting Engineers
Jared Eby, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Aaron Findley, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Jake Groat, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Fundamentals - Symmetrical Components [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Joe Xavier, ABB Inc.
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmNew Design of directional Ground Fault Protection 67N [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Joerg Blumschein, Siemens AG
Yilmaz Yelgin, Siemens
The Development of Self-Monitoring Substation Protection and Control System Using the IEC 61850 standard with VLAN translation as a GOOSE Isolation Tool that expedites the commissioning and routine updating of existing IEDs [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Aaron Martin, Bonneville Power Administration
Tracy Yuan, Bonneville Power Administration
Myla Matson, Bonneville Power Administration
Jun Zha, Double Tree Systems
Weiyang Wayne Lu, Double Tree Systems
4:10 pm - 4:45 pmCCVT Failures and Their Effects on Distance Relays [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Derrick Haas, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Sophie Gray, CenterPoint Energy
Ryan McDaniel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
First Digital Substation in TransGrid – Australia: A journey, Business case, Lessons [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Mike Ramlachan, GE Grid Solutions
Kevin Hinkley, TransGrid, Australia
Chirag Mistry, GE Grid Solutions
4:45 pm - 8:00 pmVisit Vendor Exhibits - Spokane Convention Center [More Info]
Exhibit Hall A

10/17/2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
Riverside Lobby
8:00 am - 11:30 amSESSION 4 [More Info]
No location
SESSION 5 [More Info]
No location
FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
8:00 am - 8:35 amTime-Domain Elements Optimize the Security and Performance of Transformer Protection [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Bogdan Kasztenny, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Michael Thompson, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Douglas Taylor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
GSE Experience With a Country-Wide Distributed Remedial Action Scheme for Power System Protection and Control [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Fernando Calero, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Alexander Didbaridze, Georgian State Electrosystem
Vladimer Korganashvili, Georgian State Electrosystem
Pedro Loza, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Alejandro Carbajal, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Fundamentals - Line Overcurrent Protection (Radial Systems) [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Kevin Damron, Avista Utilities
8:40 am - 9:15 amApplication Considerations for Protecting Transformers With Dual Breaker Terminals [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Ryan McDaniel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Shahab Uddin, American Electric Power
Abu Bapary, American Electric Power
Michael Thompson, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Kunal Salunkhe, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Innovative Approach to Meet NYC System Reliability and Resilience Needs [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Ed Chen, Con Edison
Anastasia O'Malley, Con Edison
Nadia Ali, Con Edison
Leslie Philp, Con Edison
Diego Pichardo, Con Edison
Fabricio Mantilla, Con Edison
Rogerio Scharlach, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Satish Samineni, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
9:15 am - 9:35 amBREAK
Centennial Lobby
9:35 am - 10:10 amImproving Security of Sensitive Protective Elements during CT Saturation [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Fenghai Sui, Hydro One Networks, Inc.
Abu Zahid, Hydro One Networks, Inc.
Best Practices for Developing and Implementing a New Protection Design Standard [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Scott Hayes, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Aaron Feathers, Pacific Gas & Electric
Fundamentals - Non-pilot Line Protection (lines with two sources) [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Demetrios Tziouvaras, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
10:15 am - 10:50 amPhase-Shifting Transformer Control and Protection Settings Verification [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Kamal Garg, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Bill Cook, San Diego Gas & Electric
Milind Malichkar, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Michael Thompson, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Microgrid Control System Protects University Campus From Grid Blackouts [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Krishnanjan Gubba Ravikumar, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
John Dilliot, University of California, San Diego
Bharath Nayak, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Ashish Upreti, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
10:55 am - 11:30 amOpen-Phase Detection for Station Auxiliary Transformers [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Ahmed Abd-Elkader, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Dwayne Cox, Exelon Generation Company, LLC
Harish Chaluvadi, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
What are the NERC efforts to reduce protection system misoperations related to commissioning testing practices? [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Segundo Timiraos, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
11:30 am - 1:15 pmLUNCH (Exhibitor Area Open Until 1:15)
Exhibit Hall A
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmSESSION 6 [More Info]
Centennial 300A
SESSION 7 [More Info]
Centennial 300B
FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
1:15 pm - 1:50 pm230 KV Substation Shunt Capacitor Bank Failure and Cascading Area Disturbances [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Aaron Feathers, Pacific Gas & Electric
Leo Hisugan, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Fortino Arroyo Rivera, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Generator Third-Harmonic Protection Explained [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Dale Finney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Ritwik Chowdhury, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Jason Young, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Fundamentals - Bus Protection [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Matthew Leyba, GE
1:55 pm - 2:30 pmProtection and Control Dependencies on Time: Applications, Challenges and Solutions [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Galina Antonova, ABB Inc.
Marc Weiss, Marc Weiss Consulting
Davis Erwin, Pacific Gas & Electric
Shaft currents and rotating machinery [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Terry Foxcroft, Snowy Hydro
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBREAK
Centennial Lobby
2:50 pm - 3:25 pmCircuit Breaker Ratings – A Primer for Protection Engineers [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Bogdan Kasztenny, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Joe Rostron, Southern States, LLC
Stator Ground Protection for Multiple High-Impedance Grounded Generators Sharing a Common Bus [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Ritwik Chowdhury, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Dale Finney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Jason Young, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Veselin Skendzic, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Subhash Patel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Fundamentals - Pilot Protection [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Mike Kockott, ABB Inc.
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmEnabling Teleprotection via packet switch wide area networks with guaranteed performance [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Ramon Baechli, ABB Inc.
Martin Haeusler, ABB Inc.
Adolf Frei, ABB Inc.
Samuel Alves, ABB Inc.
An Introduction to Completing a NERC PRC-026 Study for Traditional Generation Applications [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Matt Horvath, POWER Engineers, Inc.
Matt Manley, POWER Engineers, Inc.
4:10 pm - 4:45 pmAddressing Analog Leased Line Obsolescence by Preserving Protection Channel Performance Over Ethernet [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Paul Robertson, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Jonathan Geurink, Consumers Energy
Ken Fodero, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Capability Curve-Based Generator Protection Minimizes Generator Stress and Maintains Power System Stability [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Armando Guzman, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Dale Finney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Matchyaraju Alla, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
4:45 pm - 6:00 pmVisit Vendor Exhibits - Spokane Convention Center [More Info]
Exhibit Hall A

10/18/2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration
Riverside Lobby
8:00 am - 11:30 amSESSION 8 [More Info]
No location
SESSION 9 [More Info]
No location
FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
8:00 am - 8:35 amArc Resistance Coverage and Mho Expansion – The Devil is in the Details [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Craig Holt, Patterson Power Engineers, LLC
Meyer Kao, Patterson Power Engineers, LLC
Akram Saad, Patterson Power Engineers, LLC
Protection & Control strategy for effectively interconnecting and islanding Distributed Energy Resources during grid disturbances [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Joe Xavier, ABB Inc.
Fundamentals - Generator Protection [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Roy Moxley, Siemens
8:40 am - 9:15 amField Experience With an Ultra-High-Speed Line Relay and Traveling-Wave Fault Locator [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Venkat Mynam, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Sthitaprajnyan Sharma, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Talega SynCon - Power Grid Support for Renewable-based Systems [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Cesar Guerriero, Siemens
Christopher Bolton, San Diego Gas and Electric
Tariq Rahman, San Diego Gas and Electric
Ha Thi Nguyen, Technical University of Denmark
Guangya Yang, Technical University of Denmark
Peter Hojgaard Jensen, Siemens
9:15 am - 9:35 amBREAK
Centennial Lobby
9:35 am - 10:10 amPractical Experience With Ultra-High-Speed Line Protective Relays [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Frank Heleniak, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Nicholas Metzger, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Benjamin Carstens, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Protective Relaying for Distribution and Microgrids Evolving from Radial to Bi-Directional Power Flow [More Info]
Centennial 300B
Thomas McDermott, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Travis Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Joshua Hambrick, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Arthur Barnes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Rui Fan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Bharat Vyakaranam, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Priya Thekkumparambath Mana, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Zhi Li, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Fundamentals - Transformer Protection [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Demetrios Tziouvaras, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
10:15 am - 10:50 amA creative Line Differential Protection scheme for the Hudson River Crossing section of a 345kV Transmission Line [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Mike Kockott, ABB Inc.
Bharat Vasudevan, ABB Inc.
Alex Echeverria, NYPA
Eric Anderson, NYPA
AEP Experience with Sub-Synchronous Oscillation Phenomenon [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Zachary Cambell, American Electric Power
Kiril Andov, American Electric Power
Shawn Coppel, American Electric Power
10:55 am - 11:30 amLow-Cost Fast Bus Tripping Scheme Using High-Speed Wireless Protection Sensors [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Jeremy Blair, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Eric McCollum, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
Kei Hao, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Shankar Achanta, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
David Keckalo, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Negative sequence current injection by power electronics based generators and its impact on faulted phase selection algorithms of distance protection [More Info]
Centennial 300B
David Lopez, Red Electrica de Espana S.A.U.
Ruben Andrino, Red Electrica de Espana S.A.U.
Lucia Pindado, Red Electrica de Espana S.A.U.
Eduardo Martinez, CIRCE
Mayte Villen, CIRCE
Samuel Borroy, CIRCE
H. Grasset, Schneider Electric
Marjan Popov, TU DELFT
M.A. Ordunez, Red Eléctrica de España S.A.U
J. Vaquero, Red Eléctrica de España S.A.U
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmKeynote [More Info]
Exhibit Hall A
James Merlo, NERC
1:15 pm - 4:45 pmSESSION 10 (General Session) [More Info]
No location
FUNDAMENTALS SESSION [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
1:15 pm - 1:50 pmApplication and staged testing of the travelling wave fault locator at extra-long HVDC line [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Ilia Voloh, GE Grid Solutions
Diogo Totti Custodio, Interligacoes Eletricas do Madeira
Alberto Becker Soeth Jr, GE Grid Solutions
Paulo Renato Freire de Souza, GE Grid Solutions
Fundamentals - Event Discussion [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Cheryl Nez, Salt River Project
JC Theron, GE Grid Solutions
Steve Alexanderson, Central Lincoln PUD
1:55 pm - 2:30 pmTraveling-Wave Fault Locating for Multiterminal and Hybrid Transmission Lines [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Stephen Marx, Bonneville Power Administration
Venkat Mynam, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Yajian Tong, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmBREAK
Centennial Lobby
2:50 pm - 3:25 pmAnalysis Technique for Ground Faults in Resistively Grounded Systems: Visiting an Old Friend, the BDD Relay [More Info]
Centennial 300A
David Williams, FirstEnergy Corporation
Allen Morinec, FirstEnergy Corporation
Fundamentals - Event Discussion [More Info]
Centennial 300CD
Ian Higginson, POWER Engineers, Inc.
John Wang, National Grid
Scott Griffith, Duke Energy Renewable's
Jeff Irving, Salt River Project
Steve Gooding, Georgia Power Company
3:30 pm - 4:05 pmComputationally Efficient Methods for Improved Double-Ended Transmission Line Fault Locating [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Kanchanrao Dase, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
4:10 pm - 4:45 pmHolistic Security [More Info]
Centennial 300A
Roy Moxley, Siemens
4:45 pmADJOURN
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