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77th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers

March 25-28, 2024

Registration Now Open

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Welcome Reception

Monday, March 25th

5 – 7 PM

Bethancourt Ballroom

Sponsored by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Please Join Us the Following Evening for our

Tuesday Reception

March 26th

5 – 7 PM

Bethancourt Ballroom

Sponsored by GE Vernova

Vendor Booth Hours

Monday, March 25, 2024 @5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 @12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 @5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

About the Relay Conference

For 77 years the Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers has provided the best available information on protective relay applications and technology. With the changes that have occurred in the electric power industry, including increased concerns over reliability and a business emphasis on efficiency and cost savings, the relay conference is even more important.

The 2024 Conference for Protective Relay Engineers will take place in-person on the Texas A&M University campus from March 25–28, 2024. The conference will feature paper presentations and Q&A sessions with presenters, an interactive exhibition hall of industry sponsors, and evening receptions.

The conference ends Thursday at Noon.

Parking Questions 

Vendor Map & Sponsorship Registration

We have taken care to offer our sponsors valuable packages and opportunities to meaningfully engage with conference attendees.

Please visit our vendor portal to learn more about exhibiting at and sponsoring the Relay Conference. Vendor registration is now open.

Exhibit Booths

2025 Relay Conference

Mark your calendars! The 78th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers will be held March 31- April 3, 2025.

Draft Program

Please contact Sharon Loe at or Jessica Meadors at with any questions or call our office at (979) 845-7912, thank you!

2024 Pre-Conference Events

Check back for upcoming announcements regarding Pre-Conference Events.

Professional Engineering Ethics

  • Date:  Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Time:  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Room: Rudder Tower 601


Ethics in Engineering Practice. Join us for an ethics seminar to meet PDH requirements.

David Costello, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


  • Date:  Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Time:  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Room:  MSC 2500

Link: Register Here

Join us for a practical and informative session on the future of power systems with SynchroGrid. We’ll start with a guest presentation from ASPEN on the latest features that are relevant to relay settings. We’ll continue by discussing how SARA templates can be used to automatically develop relay settings alongside Oneliner and demonstrate methods of optimizing their performance. We’ll then delve into the use of data scientific approaches for automating the integration of Powerbase relay settings into the correct positions in Oneliner. 

This session will conclude with a discussion on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can be applied to address emerging challenges in the Power Systems industry. This talk to highlight the potential of AI/ML in enhancing SynchroGrid’s offerings. Be part of this important conversation that is shaping the future of power systems!

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Date:  Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Time:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Room:  MSC 2400

Link: Register Here

Come join us to learn about how innovative SEL technology and solutions can help make your power system safer, more reliable and more economical while networking with SEL experts. Our seminar will highlight SEL solutions in Centralized Protection and Control, new products such as the SEL-787Z and SEL-787L, distribution solutions, and software solutions for greater power system awareness. Development hours can be earned.


  • Date:  Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Room:  MSC 2404

Link: Register Here

ETAP Star is an easy-to-use, interactive, and powerful platform for protection and coordination studies. Learn about the intuitive and efficient approach for the creation of Time-Current Characteristic Curves and the program’s artificial intelligence (AI) for protection and coordination or selectivity analysis.

ETAP offers an integrated Electrical Digital Twin platform enriched with intelligent solutions. ETAP Electrical Digital Twin is built on a multi-dimensional foundation, enabling efficient design, analysis, management, operations, and a complete digital transformation of projects while adapting to evolving system changes.

GE Vernova

  • Date:  Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Room:  MSC 2406

Link: Register Here

This technical/educational seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Update on 8 Series 4.1 Release and Multilin Agile
  • Modernizing A Refinery Brushless Motor P&C System to Maximize Availability – A Case Study
  • Overview of Motor Electrical Signature Analysis and Broken Rotor Bar Detection – Case Studies
  • Medium Voltage Protection-Based Arc Flash Mitigation Methods
  • Device Management Applications
  • Modern IED Data Capture Configuration Recommendations

This is a no-charge seminar and lunch will be provided. Seminar certificate with 6 training hours will be provided to those who register.


  • Date: Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Room: MSC 2501

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Bonding with Your Fiber & Loved Ones – Come join Qualus for a fun discussion on the reality of Fiber and Grounding & Bonding. What happens when IT stuff shows up in your control room? Come find out! Attendees of this session are eligible to receive 3.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). Taught by our award winning instructor, Adrian Zvarych, PE, attendees will also be provided sweet and savory treats, coffee, and be eligible to partake in a raffle at the end of the seminar! This is a free seminar and a seminar certificate with 3 hours will be provided to those who register.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors