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2022 Papers and Presentations

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

General Session

Distance Elements for Line Protection Applications Near Unconventional Sources (Paper) (Presentation)
Kasztenny, B., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Protective Relay Upgrade Resolves Planning Criteria Violations (Paper) (Presentation)
Koellner, K., Lower Colorado River Authority

Stop the Epidemic! Transformer Protection Misoperations (Paper)(Presentation)
Hargrave, A., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Balancing Substation Design Service Life to Meet Changing Service Conditions and Maximize Useful Life (Paper) (Presentation)
Dolezilek, D., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Sykes, J., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Impact of Renewable Generation Resources on the Distance Protection and Solutions (Paper) (Presentation)
Smith, T., GE Grid Solutions

Reviewing the new IEEE C37.250 Guide for Engineering, Implementation, and Management of SIPS (Paper) (Presentation)
Henneberg, G., NV Energy

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Paper Session 1: Transmission I

Novel Approach to Detect Secondary Arc on Single Pole Tripping Events (Paper) (Presentation)
Stinskiy, A., SIEMENS

Coordination of Resistive Reach of Phase and Ground Distance Elements (Paper) (Presentation)
Chowdhury, R., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Transmission Line Setting Calculations – Beyond the Cookbook, Part II (Paper) (Presentation)
Thompson, M., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Transmission Line Falling Conductor Protection System Development at SDG&E (Paper) (Presentation)
Rahman, T., San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Udren, E., Quanta Technology

Protecting EHV Transmission Lines Using Ultra-High-Speed Line Relays: A New Standard for PNM (Paper) (Presentation)
Smelich, G., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Impedance-Based Directional Elements – Why Have a Threshold Setting? (Paper) (Presentation)
Henneberg, G., NV Energy

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Paper Session 2: Substation

Bus Protection in Time-domain (Paper) (Presentation)
Hossain, M., Energy Services Inc.

21C Cap Bank Protection (Paper) (Presentation)
Soroush, A., SIEMENS

Enhanced Transformer Differential Protection – Design, Test and Field Experience (Paper) (Presentation)
Ramlachan, M., GE Grid Solutions

Critical Infrastructure Protection with Modern Protection Relays (Paper) (Presentation)
Palaniappan, R., GE Grid Solutions

Transformer Loss of Life Monitoring – a Review of In-service Installations Highlighting Achieved Benefits (Paper) (Presentation)
Piatniczka, A., Hitachi Energy

Use of Resistive Voltage Dividers for Transformer Tertiary Ground Detection (Paper) (Presentation)
Kockott, M., Hitachi Energy

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Paper Session 3: Testing/Communication

Future is Here: Virtual Testing of Protection Systems using Digital Twin Technology (Paper) (Presentation)
Sharma, M., Megger
Kuber. S., Megger

Characteristics of Line Trap and Line Tuner Failures in Carrier Relaying Channels (Paper) (Presentation)
Palmer, C., PowerComm Solutions LLC

Direct Transfer Trip (DTT) leveraging redundant cellular communication channels (Paper) (Presentation)
Stinskiy, A., SIEMENS

IEC61850 based distribution automation system testing with RTDS and 4G LTE (Paper) (Presentation)
Stinskiy, A., SIEMENS

Test the Right Stuff: Using Data to Improve Relay Availability, Reduce Failures, and Optimize Test Intervals (Paper) (Presentation)
Zimmerman, K., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

PTP & Non-PTP Based End-to-End Dynamic Testing Methodology for Validation of Line Differential Protection Test Considerations and Challenges (Paper) (Presentation)
Gonzalez, A., Megger
Kuber, S., Megger

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

General Session/Real World

Alarming Experience with Ungrounded Tertiary Bus Ground Detection (Paper) (Presentation)
Kobet, G., Tennessee Valley Authority

A Proposed Scheme to Protect Transformer Bank and Arc Suppression Coil in Compensated-Grounded Distribution Systems (Paper) (Presentation)
Leyba, M., GE Grid Solutions

American Electric Power’s Experience with Protection System Misoperations and Improvements (Presentation)
Burford, B., American Electric Power

Locating Complex Double-Line-to-Ground Faults: Theory and Field Case Study (Paper) (Presentation)
Chase, S., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Clocks Trust: An Investigation of Recent 500KV line Operations (Paper) (Presentation)
Vandiver, B., Hitachi Energy

Detection of Incipient Arcing Days Prior to Ultimate Device Failures (Presentation)
Benner, C., Texas A&M University

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Paper Session 4: Protection & Control System Design I

Pilot Implementation of Centralized Protection and Control – SRP Experience (Paper) (Presentation)
Xavier, J., ABB, Inc.

Comparative Evaluation of Two Process Bus Solutions for a Distribution Substation (Paper) (Presentation)
Shrestha, A., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Case Study: Defining and Measuring Protection Signal Exchange Speed, Latency, and Reliability Within Digital Trip Circuits (Paper) (Presentation)
Wade, A., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Using Wide-Area Precise Time Distribution to Increase Dependability and Security of Substation Time Synchronization (Paper) (Presentation)
Elshafi, M., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Williams, D., Burns & McDonnell

Review of Digital Substation Communication Technologies (Paper) (Presentation)
Vandiver, B., Hitachi Energy

Designing a LAN Communication Network For Protection Applications (Paper) (Presentation)
Ramlachan, M., GE Grid Solutions

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Paper Session 5: Distribution

Protection System Design for Practical Microgrids Connected to a Distribution Network (Paper) (Presentation)
Palaniappan, R., GE Grid Solutions

Novel Methods to Detect and Identify Fault and Open-Phase Conditions in Pole-Top Capacitor Banks (Paper) (Presentation)
Blair, J., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Power System Contingencies to Evaluate FLISR Systems (Paper) (Presentation)
Kelley, C., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Selective Tripping at Point of Common Coupling (PCC) Using Inverse-Time Voltage Characteristics (Paper) (Presentation)
Subbarayan, J., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Zero-Sequence Current Transformers for Fire Prevention Applications (Paper) (Presentation)
Smith, T., GE Grid Solutions

High-Speed Falling Conductor Protection in Distribution Systems using Synchrophasor Data (Paper) (Presentation)
Leyba, M., GE Grid Solutions

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Paper Session 6: Generation/Industrial

Methods to Improve Transient Stability of Low-Inertia Synchronous Machines (Paper) (Presentation)
Rahim, M., Lancium

Impact of a 47 MVA Aero-derivative Gas Turbine Generator on a 346 MW Bulk Wind Farm – Case Study on Voltage & Frequency Response (Paper) (Presentation)
Rahim, M., Lancium

Bus Differential Protection Upgrade for a 1,500 MVA Nuclear Power Plant with Atypical Connections (Paper) (Presentation)
Matta, B., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Generator Protection Validation Testing Using a Real-Time Digital Simulator: Stator Winding Protection (Paper) (Presentation)
Chowdhury, R., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Application of Standard Three-Phase Power Transformer Protection to Special Railway Transformers – an Overview and Insight (Paper) (Presentation)
Kockott, M., Hitachi Energy

Fundamentals of Main Tie Main Schemes and Using State Machines (Paper) (Presentation)
Millner, D., NERX Power Consultants LLC

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Paper Session 7: Protection & Control System Design II

Applying and Commissioning a Sustainable Multi Application IEC61850 Process Bus Protection Scheme (Paper) (Presentation)
Ramlachan, M., GE Grid Solutions

Meeting Protective Relay Performance Requirements with IEC61869-13 (Paper) (Presentation)
Smith, T., GE Grid Solutions

The Copper Diet – Recipes to Promote Standardization, Centralization and Redundancy in a Digital Substation World (Paper) (Presentation)
Hartmann, W., GE Grid Solutions

Improved Protection Reliability with PTP Master Implementation in Protection Relays (Paper) (Presentation)
Ramlachan, M., GE Grid Solutions

Development and Implementation of Practical Processes for NERC CIP-010 Compliance Evaluation (Paper) (Presentation)
Chang, T., Quanta Technology

Substation SCADA Retrofit at Silicon Valley Power (Paper) (Presentation)
Vandiver, B., Hitachi Energy

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Paper Session 8: Transmission II

UHS Relay Testing for Optimal Protection of a Long 345 kV Line with Series Compensation (Paper) (Presentation)
Lewis, M., Lone Star Transmission, LLC
Carvalneira, E., OMICRON
Kirby, R., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratoriesnc.

An Unlikely Pair: Combining Traveling Waves and Phasors for Reclosing on Hybrid Lines (Paper) (Presentation)
Das, S., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Interoperability of System Protection Software (Paper) (Presentation)
Thomas, N., SynchroGrid
Gurley, J., Oncor Electric Delivery

Compensation of Impedance Measurement Error Due to Arcing (Paper) (Presentation)
Blumschein, J., SIEMENS

Transmission Line Parameter Estimation Using Traveling-Wave Fault Location Data (Paper) (Presentation)
Shrestha, A., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Evaluation of Ultra-High-Speed Line Protection, Traveling-Wave Fault Locating, and Circuit-Breaker Reignition Detection on a 220 kV Line in the Kalahari Basin, Namibia (Paper) (Presentation)
Kirby, R., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories