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The 73rd Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers is canceled

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, many sponsors, exhibitors, and participants have canceled participation because of corporate decisions. In addition, Texas A&M University has canceled face-to-face classes and on-campus meetings. While we regret this decision, the relay conference must be canceled out of abundance of caution and concern for our participants.

Information will follow via email concerning registration fee reimbursement.

A Note to Authors

Authors of 2020 relay conference papers are hereby released from all deadlines and obligations.

Regrettably, papers accepted for the 2020 relay conference will not appear in a conference proceedings or otherwise be published.

Authors who had papers accepted for this year’s relay conference are invited to resubmit for the 2021 relay conference, using the normal procedure. We sincerely regret the inconvenience this causes and thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Loe at

Dr. B. Don Russell
Distinguished Professor
Texas A&M University


The 73rd Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers


“the Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers has provided the best available information on protective relay applications and technology

-B. Don Russell, Chairman


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For 73 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.







Engineers tell me they have far less time today to familiarize themselves with available equipment and systems and must rely more than ever on manufacturers and outside contractors. Therefore, the networking and concentrated information provided during the relay conference is critically important in helping protection engineers understand new protection concepts, advances in equipment, and problems that have occurred in the application of systems and devices. Engineers interested in the design, application, and operation of protective relay systems and equipment will be challenged by a wide range of papers, panels, tutorials, and discussion forums that will help them do their jobs better!







The planning committee of the conference works closely with representatives from manufacturing companies and operating utilities to select papers and presentations that are both practical and educational. Special tutorials are presented that provide new engineers with the basics and fundamentals. Utility presentations give application information that represents a valuable supplement to manufacturers’ specifications. At every level the planning committee seeks to strike a balance between innovative concepts and practical solutions to current problems.







We are very pleased you have joined us for this important event. It is our hope that the Conference for Protective Relay Engineers at Texas A&M University will be added to your annual calendar on a permanent basis.

B. Don Russell, Chairman