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Draft Program

Tuesday, March 29

General Session moderated by Derrick Haas

Distance Elements for Line Protection Applications Near Unconventional Sources

Protective Relay Upgrade Resolves Planning Criteria Violations

Stop the Epidemic! Transformer Protection Misoperations

Balancing Substation Design Service Life to Meet Changing Service Conditions and Maximize Useful Life

Impact of Renewable Generation Resources on the Distance Protection and Solutions

Reviewing the new IEEE C37.250 Guide for Engineering, Implementation, and Management of SIPS

Paper Session 1 – Transmission I moderated by Kevin Jones

Compensation of impedance measurement error due to arcing

UHS Relay Testing for Optimal Protection of a Long 345 kV Line with Series Compensation

Novel Approach to Detect Secondary Arc on Single Pole Tripping Events

Impedance-Based Directional Elements – Why Have a Threshold Setting?

Transmission Line Setting Calculations – Beyond the Cookbook, Part II

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 Session 2 – Substation moderated by Ken Swift

Bus Protection in Time-domain

21C Cap Bank protection

Enhanced Transformer Differential Protection – Design, Test and Field Experience

Critical Infrastructure Protection with Modern Protection Relays

Transformer Loss of Life Monitoring – a Review of In-service Installations Highlighting Achieved Benefits

Use of Resistive Voltage Dividers for Transformer Tertiary Ground Detection

Paper Session 3 – Testing/Communication moderated by Erik Guillot

Direct Transfer Trip (DTT) leveraging redundant cellular communication channels

IEC61850 based distribution automation system testing with RTDS and 4G LTE

Characteristics of Line Trap and Line Tuner Failures in Carrier Relaying Channels

PTP & Non-PTP Based End-to-End Dynamic Testing Methodology for Validation of Line Differential Protection – Test Considerations and Challenges

Future is Here: Virtual Testing of Protection Systems using Digital Twin Technology

Test the Right Stuff: Using Data to Improve Relay Availability, Reduce Failures, and Optimize Test Intervals


Wednesday, March 30

General Session/Real World moderated by Gene Gorpuz

Alarming Experience with Ungrounded Tertiary Bus Ground Detection

Study of Four Cases of Mis-Operation of Ground Distance and Ground Overcurrent Elements due to Zero Sequence Mutual Coupling in Transmission Lines

Study of False Tripping of Generator Protection Relay Caused by Sympathetic Inrush at A Hydro Power Plant

Locating Complex Double-Line-to-Ground Faults: Theory and Field Case Study

Clocks Trust: An investigation of recent 500KV line operations

Symethic Distribution Events (title TBD)

Paper Session 4 – Protection & Control System Design I moderated by Craig Wester

Pilot Implementation of Centralized Protection and Control – SRP Experience

Comparative Evaluation of Two Process Bus Solutions for a Distribution Substation

Case Study: Defining and Measuring Protection Signal Exchange Speed, Latency, and Reliability Within Digital Trip Circuits

Using Wide-Area Precise Time Distribution to Increase Dependability and Security of Substation Time Synchronization

Improved Protection Availability with PTP Master Clock Implementation in Protection Relays

Designing LAN Communication Network for Protection Applications

Paper Session 5 – Distribution moderated by Bret Burford

Novel Methods to Detect and Identify Fault and Open-Phase Conditions in Pole-Top Capacitor Banks

Power System Contingencies to Evaluate FLISR Systems

Selective Tripping at Point of Common Coupling (PCC) Using Inverse-Time Voltage Characteristics

Broken Conductor Detection in Distribution Systems using Synchrophasor Data

Protection System Design for Practical Microgrids – A Case Study

Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Zero-Sequence Current Transformers for Bushfire Prevention Applications

Paper Session 6 – Generation/Industrial moderated by Eduardo Colmenares

Methods to Improve Transient Stability of Low-Inertia Synchronous Machines

Impact of a 47 MVA Aero-derivative Gas Turbine Generator on a 346 MW Bulk Wind Farm – Case Study on Voltage & Frequency Response

Bus Differential Protection Upgrade for a 1,500 MVA Nuclear Power Plant With Atypical Connections

Generator Protection Validation Testing Using a Real-Time Digital Simulator: Stator Winding Protection

Application of Standard Three-Phase Power Transformer Protection to Special Railway Transformers – an Overview and Insight

Fundamentals of Main Tie Main Schemes and Using State Machines


Thursday, March 31

Paper Session 7 – Protection & Control System Design II moderated by Eric Udren 

Practical Application and Commissioning of Sustainable Multi Application IEC61850 Process Bus Protection Scheme

Meeting Protective Relay Performance Requirements With IEC61889-13 Standard

The Copper Diet – Recipes to Promote Standardization, Centralization and Redundancy in a Digital Substation World

Review of Digital Substation Communication Technologies

Development and Implementation of Practical Processes for NERC CIP-010 Compliance Evaluation

Substation SCADA Retrofit at Silicon Valley Power

Paper Session 8 – Transmission II moderated by Jacob Billings

Coordination of Resistive Reach of Phase and Ground Distance Elements

Transmission Line Parameter Estimation Using Traveling-Wave Fault Location Data

An Unlikely Pair: Combining Traveling Waves and Phasors for Reclosing on Hybrid Lines

Interoperability of System Protection Software

Transmission Line Falling Conductor Protection System Development at SDG&E

Protecting EHV Transmission Lines Using Ultra-High-Speed Line Relays: A New Standard for PNM