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Pre-Conference Events (Monday, March 27)

Welcome Reception

Monday, March 27th

5 – 7 PM

Bethancourt Ballroom

Sponsored by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Please Join Us The Following Evening for our

Tuesday Reception

March 28th

5 – 7 PM

Bethancourt Ballroom

Sponsored by GE Grid Solutions


Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Events

March 27th | 8:00AM – 4:00PM | Memorial Student Center 2400

Join us for the SEL Technical Seminar to learn about our latest solutions for modern power systems.

Register with SEL Here

GE Technical Seminar: Learn How to Setup an 8 Series Motor, Transformer and Feeder Relay

March 27th | 9:30AM – 3:00PM | Memorial Student Center 2406

The seminar will take a typical system one-line and translate that into recommended settings (protection and advanced monitoring) for an 869 motor protection relay, 845 transformer protection relay and 850 feeder protection relay.  Participants will learn how to use 8 Series setup software, configure protection and monitoring elements and analysis various events using the 8 Series recording functionality.  This is a no-charge seminar and lunch will be provided.

A Seminar Certificate with 4.5 training hours will be provided to those who register.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with 8 Series Setup software version 4.01 installed to follow along.

To secure your spot, register here.  Registration is limited, so sign up today.

Qualus Pre-Conference Seminar: Fundamentals of Line Protection

March 27th | 1:00PM – 5:00PM | Memorial Student Center 2405

Michael J. Wright, PE
Chief Operating Officer, Qualus

  • Physical Characteristics of Transmission Lines
  • The need for and types of line protection
  • MHO Circles
  • Theory of Impedance Protection
  • Zones of Protection
  • Step-Distance Line Protection
  • Pilot Protection
  • POTT, PUTT, DCB & DCUB End-to-End Schemes

Register Today! 

SynchroGrid Educational Seminar

March 27th | 1:30PM – 3:30PM | Memorial Student Center 1400

In this class, SynchroGrid will present three main topics that will give engineers the necessary knowledge and tools to effectively develop transmission line settings.

In the first topic, SynchroGrid will explain three different line protection philosophies that range from simple to more complex. The user will be given step-by-step instructions on how to build these philosophies from scratch, build equations, set NERC compliance flags, security points, etc. Finally, the user will learn how to automate all three of these protection philosophies.

The second topic will teach the basics of scripting using ASPEN OneLiner’s Python Interface to assist with the development of relay settings. The user will be given step-by-step instructions on how to get started with creating automation scripts to create relay settings.

In the third part of this class, SynchroGrid will demonstrate how to set up relay links between ASPEN OneLiner, SEL RDB files, PowerBase, or ASPEN RDB in order to automate relay setting retrieval. This is a crucial step in order for relay setting engineers to keep the ASPEN OneLiner model up to date to easily perform relay setting calculations and overall coordination.

Register with SynchroGrid

ETAP Seminar

March 27th | 2:00PM – 4:00PM | Rudder Tower 501

Join us for technical ETAP Presentations and discover two key solutions:

  • ETAP eOTS™ – model-driven power system training simulator to develop and improve operator competency through real-world simulated learning.
  • ETAP eSCADA™ – model-driven electrical SCADA software and Data Acquisition & Control hardware that offers an intuitive real-time visualization and analyses platform via an intelligent graphical user interface, one-line diagram, geospatial view, and digital dashboards.

Register for ETAP Event Here

Professional Engineering Ethics

March 27th | 4:00PM – 5:00PM | Rudder Tower 601

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

Presented by Mark H. Johnson ‘78
Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army
Director, College of Engineering Professors of Practice Program
Associate Professor of Practice of Industrial Distribution