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2017 Conference Materials

Tuesday, April 4 | General Session


Protection Challenges for North America’s First Combined Cable/Overhead Double-Circuit 500 kV Transmission Line With Mutual Coupling (Paper) (Presentation)
Jordan Bell, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Entergy’s Record Flooding Across Our Grid (Paper) (Presentation)
Darryl Champagne, Entergy


Life Cycle Considerations for Microprocessor Relays (Paper) (Presentation)
Michael Kleman, ABB, Inc.


Real-Time Circuit Breaker Health Diagnostics (Paper) (Presentation)
Robert Schloss, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Novel Approach to Relay Setting Development (Paper) (Presentation)
Joe Perez, Synchrogrid LLC


Tuesday, April 4 | Distribution Session


Advanced Monitoring Tools to Improve Distribution System Visibility and Reduce Faults and Outages (Presentation)
Thomas Ellis, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative; Kim Bender, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative; Carl Benner, Texas A&M University


Implementing a Microgrid Using Standard Utility Control Equipment (Paper) (Presentation)
Andy Gould, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Apply a Wireless Line Sensor System to Enhance Distribution Protection Schemes (Paper) (Presentation)
David Keckalo, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Predicting the Prospective Fault Level on Distribution Grids and Its Impact on Protective Relaying (Paper)
Joao Jesus, GE Grid Solutions


The Necessity and Challenges of Modeling and Coordinating Microprocessor Based Thermal Overload Functions for Device Protection (Paper)
Karl Smith, ABB, Inc.


Utility Implements Communications-Assisted Special Protection and Control Schemes for Distribution Substations (Paper) (Presentation)
Dharmendra Prajapati, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Tuesday, April 4 | Generation Session


Catastrophic Relay Misoperations and Successful Relay Operation (Paper) (Presentation)
Drew Welton, Beckwith Electric Company


Protection Issues Related to Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) Units (Paper)
Dale Finney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory; Joe Uchiyama, US Bureau of Reclamation


Open Phase Detection for Power Transformers Using VT Triggered Optical CTs and IEC 61850-9.2LE Compliant Relays (Paper)
Mike Ramlachan, GE Grid Solutions


Generator Motoring Protection – Are You Protected? (Paper) (Presentation)
Michael Thompson, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Advanced Generator Protection and Monitoring Using Transducer Measurements (Paper) (Presentation)
Dale Finney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Implementation and Field Experience of Redundant 100% Generator Stator Ground Fault Protection (Paper)
Mike Ramlachan, GE Grid Solutions


Tuesday, April 4 | Substation Session


Enhanced Fault Location Method for Shunt Capacitor Banks (Paper) (Presentation)
Ilia Voloh, GE Grid Solutions


Lessons Learned in Static VAR Compensator Protection (Paper) (Presentation)
Aaron Findley, POWER Engineers, Inc.


Methods and Benefits to the Application of Ultra-High-Speed Transformer Protection (Paper) (Presentation)
Roy Moxley, Siemens


Transformer Tank Rupture – A Protection Engineer’s Challenge (Paper) (Presentation)
Roger Hedding, ABB, Inc.


Beyond the Nameplate – Selecting Transformer Compensation Settings for Secure Differential Protection (Paper) (Presentation)
Ariana Hargrave, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


A Novel Method for Turn to Turn Fault Detection in Shunt Reactors (Paper)
Zhiying Zhang, GE Grid Solutions


Tuesday, April 4 | Cybersecurity Session


Ukraine Cyber-Induced Power Outage: Analysis and Practical Mitigation Strategies (Paper) (Presentation)
Jess Smith, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Securing IEDs Against Cyber Threats in Critical Substation Automation and Industrial Control Systems (Paper)
Eroshan Weerathunga, GE Grid Solutions


Cyber Security – Security Strategy for Distribution Management System and Security Architecture Considerations (Paper)
Timothy Vittor, ABB, Inc.


Wednesday, April 5 | General Session


Transmission Interconnection: Lessons Learned from a Recent Event at an Acquired Generating Plant (Paper) (Presentation)
Lokoko Kitenza, Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Fault Coverage of Memory Polarized Mho Elements with Time Delays (Paper) (Presentation)
Jason Hulme, Black & Veatch


Wednesday, April 5 | Real World Experiences


A Current Story – When Primary Met Secondary (Paper) (Presentation)
Genardo Corpuz, Lower Colorado River Authority


Microprocessor Relay Directional Change During Current Reversal (Presentation)
Micheal Davis Jr, CenterPoint Energy


Fault and Outage Avoided through Proactive Detection of Distribution Conductor on Wooden Crossarm, Using DFA Technology (Presentation)
Dr. Comfort Manyame, Mid-South Synergy Electric Cooperative


What Time is it? GPS Clocks, Leap Seconds, and the Impact on Synchrophasor Data (Presentation)
Andrew Mattei, Brazos Electric Corp


Voltage Potential Device Impact on Negative Sequence Directionality (Presentation)
Sophie Gray, CenterPoint Energy


Out of Step Strikes Again (Presentation)
Derlin Campbell, Xcel Energy


Wednesday, April 5 | Testing Session


Injected Waveforms and Their Effect on Protection Element Response (Paper)
Eugenio Carvalheira, OMICRON Energy


Commission Testing Methods for Protection Systems (Paper) (Presentation)
Thomas Ernst, GE Grid Solutions


If You Cannot Test It, You Cannot Use It – IEC 61850 GOOSE System Designed With Testing in Mind (Paper) (Presentation)
Anne Atalay, Schweitzer Enginerring Laboratories


A Practical Guide of Troubleshooting IEC 61850 GOOSE Communication (Paper) (Presentation)
Wei Huang, ABB, Inc.


Commissioning Process and Acceptance Testing of a Sub- Harmonic Protection Relay (Paper)
René Midence, ERL Phase Power Technologies


Hard to Find Maintenance Tips for Electromechanical Relays (Paper)
Glenn Goldfarb, ABB, Inc.


Wednesday, April 5 | Transmission Session


Summary Paper for C37.243 IEEE Guide for Application of Digital Line Current Differential Relays Using Digital Communication (Paper) (Presentation)
Nef Torres, CenterPoint Energy


Considerations in Choosing Directional Polarizing Methods for Ground Overcurrent Elements in Line Protection Applications (Paper) (Presentation)
Meyer Kao, Patterson Power Engineers


Performance Comparison Between Mho Elements and Incremental Quantity-Based Distance Elements (Paper) (Presentation)
Brian Smyth, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Adaptive Autoreclosure to Increase System Stability and Reduce Stress to Circuit Breakers (Paper) (Presentation)
Jörg Blumschein, Siemens


Evaluating the Impact of Increasing System Fault Currents on Protection (Paper) (Presentation)
Ilia Voloh, GE Grid Solutions


Using Superimposed Principles (Delta) in Protection Techniques in an Increasingly Challenging Power Network (Paper) (Presentation)
Patricia Horton, GE Grid Solutions


Wednesday, April 5 | Communications Session


The Advantages of Continuous Monitoring of Power Line Carrier (PLC) Channels Applied with Protection Systems (Paper)
Roger Ray, PowerComm Solutions


Case Study: Protective Relaying over IP/MPLS Myth to Facts (Paper)
Michael Nunez, Lower Colorado River Authority


Micro Processor Based Advanced Bus Protection Scheme Using IEC 61850 Process Bus (9-2) Sampled Values (Paper)
Rene Midence, ERLPhase Power Tech


Case Study/Overview of Applying an IEC 61850 Parallel Redundant Protocol Communications Network on a University Campus Power Distribution and Generating System (Paper)
Ken Schapkohl, ABB, Inc.


Teleprotection Solutions with Guaranteed Performance Using Packet Switched Wide Area Communication Networks (Paper)
Ramon Bächli, ABB, Inc.


Implementing a Modern, Secure Relay Integration Solution with your Existing IEDs (Paper)
Derrick Mack, SUBNET Solutions, Inc.


Wednesday, April 5 | Bus Protection Session


Bus Protection Fundamentals (Presentation)
Terrence Smith, GE Grid Solutions


Bus Protection Application Challenges (Paper) (Presentation)
JC Theron, GE Grid Solutions


Unrestrained Low-Impedance Bus Differential – Should I Use It? (Paper) (Presentation)
Thomas Ernst, GE Grid Solutions


High-Speed Reclosing, Switching Surges, and Bus Differential Protection Security – A Case Study (Paper) (Presentation)
Ryan McDaniel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Thursday, April 6| General Session


New Smart Multi-Ended Line Current Differential Solution for Power Networks (Paper) (Presentation)
Joao Jesus, GE Grid Solutions


New Possibilities for Testing Travelling Wave Fault Location Functions in the Field (Presentation)
Eugenio Carvalheira, Omicron Energy


Breaking Paradigms in Control Building Design (Paper) (Presentation Part A) (Presentation Part B)
Robert Frye, Tennessee Valley Authority


Integrating Synchrophasors and Oscillography for Wide-Area Power System Analysis (Paper) (Presentation)
Michael Rourke, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Understanding Design, Installation, and Testing Methods That Promote Substation IED Resiliency for High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Events (Paper) (Presentation)
Travis Mooney, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Choose Simplicity for a Better Digital Substation Design (Paper) (Presentation)
Scott Wenke, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Thursday, April 6| Industrial Session


Negative-Sequence Overcurrent Considerations for Induction Motor Loads (Paper) (Presentation)
Aadityaa Padmanabhan, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories


Considerations for Implementing a Zone-Selective Interlocking Scheme on Medium and Low Voltage Systems (Presentation)
Matt Proctor, GE Grid Solutions


Improved Industrial Plant Reliability and Safety Enabled by Real-Time Distribution Circuit Diagnostics (Presentation)
Carl Benner, Texas A&M University


Lessons Learned from NERC CIP Applied to Industrial Facilities (Paper) (Presentation)
Matt Proctor, GE Grid Solutions


Continuous Monitoring in Electrical Assets to Predict Thermal Incidents (Paper) (Presentation)
Shelly Degrate, Powell Electrical Systems, Inc.