The 7th Annual Protection and Control Conference will acquaint attendees with information about state-of-the-art protection and control technologies and inspire new ideas for enhancing power systems efficiency and resiliency.
This conference will provide attendees with information regarding Transmission, Distribution and Generation Applications and Case Studies that could provide possible solutions for Utilities facing similar challenges; new protection and control technologies; Automation, Reliability Standards Compliance discussions, and provide a forum for new ideas and enhancements for power system protection efficiencies and practices.
Theme 1A: Protection Systems: Management, System Development, and Coordination Processes
Theme 1B: Power Quality and Advanced Technologies: Maximizing the Effectiveness and Return on Power Quality Programs
Theme 2:Protection Systems: Design, Standards, Maintenance, and Best Utility Practices
Theme 3:Automation/Smart Systems/Digital Solutions for T/D/G Applications
Theme 4:New and Emerging Protection System Technologies for T/D/G Applications
Theme 5: Protection Systems Compliance and Industry Standards: NERC, Cyber as It Relates to P&C Assets, Regional Standards, IEEE, and Others
Register before January 14, 2020 and save up to $100 with our Early Bird discount!
This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facility and Laboratory Personnel
CEATI Program Participants
This event is organized in coordination with the following Program Participants:
Call for Abstracts
We are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the CEATI 2020 Protection & Control Conference. Experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts on one of the five themes described below.
IMPORTANT – Abstracts are due by 4:00pm ET, October 31, 2019. A notification of acceptance will be provided no later than December 18, 2019. Abstracts shall be evaluated based on their applicability to the subject matter and their technical merits. Proponents are encouraged to emphasize work conducted for their electric utility clients. (Approx. 300 words)
Session 1A: Protection Systems: Management, System Development and Coordination Processes (T/D/G)
- Protection Settings Management Systems Tool
- Protection Systems, End of Useful Life Cases, or, Methodologies or, Practices
- Protection System Management Systems: Inventory, Age, Health Indices, etc.
- Protection Systems Investment Cases
- Protection Training
- Protective relay setting processes, standard guides etc.
- Utility processes for upgrading relays (business model)
- Distribution connected DERs planning: what is the maximum number of DER (capacity) before substantial infrastructure investments are required; Integration of small (<1MW) DERs, is SCADA /monitoring required?
Session 1B: Power Quality and Advanced Technologies: Maximizing the Effectiveness and Return on Power Quality Programs
- How to Prevent Power Quality Problems from Happening
- Coordination of Monitoring: Protection and Control, Power Quality, AMI, Reclosers and Transformers
- Operational Data Analytics, Big and Small
- Tips for Working with Customers on Power Quality Issues
- Harmonic Pollution: Current Trends and Benefits and Costs to Minimize Undesirable Future Impacts
Session 2: Protection Systems: Design, Standards, Maintenance, and Best Utility Practices
- Generator Controls: Governors, PSS, excitation – functions, settings, maintenance, application cases, etc.
- System Protection:, what is it/ RASs/UFLS, etc.
- Protection Maintenance: what needs to be tested for IEDs/ automated test scripts/ test equipment/good utility practices. Minimum required vs best practices for relay maintenance testing.
- Distribution feeder protection philosophies: fuse saving or not?
- Protection Asset Specific Application Cases
- Generator protection philosophies, upgrade cases, etc.
- GSU/substation protection philosophies, upgrade cases, etc.
- BES Elements (Lines, Buses, etc) protection philosophies, upgrade business cases, “heads up,” misoperations, practices etc.
Session 3: Automation/Smart Systems/Digital Solutions for T/D/G Applications
- IEC61850: applications, case studies, maintenance, training
- Distribution Automation: what is it, what functions provide the most benefits, application cases.
- Automatic IED data collection and Integration
- Distribution communication technologies for automation and smart grid solutions.
- Generator Distribution Control Systems (DCS); applications, and modernization,
- Station Networking: LAN architecture, training, etc.
- Upgrading and automating AC station service distribution systems with new P&C equipment, automatic transfers, monitoring, etc.
- Distribution feeder automatic restoration/sectionalizing using communication assisted tripping schemes.
- Remote access to substation LANs for event data collection for non NERC based assets..
Session 4: New and Emerging Protection System Technologies for T/D/G Applications
- New technologies for generator facilities replacement/refurbishments: control (governor/excitation); SCADA, DCSs, protections
- PMU applications
- MPLS for transmission Teleprotection applications
- DER Anti-Islanding Technologies
- Electronic Fuses
- Advanced generator ground protection schemes, R&D, cases studies, etc.
Session 5: Protection Systems: Compliance and Industry Standards: NERC, Cyber as it relates to P&C assets, Regional Standard, IEEE, and others
- There are several PRC, NERC standards that impact transmission and generators. Discussions, applications and guidance for compliance
- There are several MOD NERC standards that impact generators. Discussions, applications and guidance for compliance
- Cyber Security applicable to P&C systems: NERC compliance, good utility practices, application cases. Remote relay access, relay firmware version control and patch management, etc.
- Protection relay settings and compliance evidence for NERC, PRC requirements.
|31 October 2019||Abstracts Due|
|18 December 2019||Presenter Award/regret notifications|
|19 March 2020||Deadline for draft presentations|
|30 March 2020||Deadline for final presentations|
Presentations should adhere to the Guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted in 16:9 Power Point format (PPT) Download Sample Template.
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic form (PDF).
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each Power Point slide.
- Each Presenter will be allocated 25-30 minutes of presentation time, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A.
- Presenters may be asked to participate, as Panelists, in an Open Discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation.
- Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend.
Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.
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Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 7th Annual CEATI Protection & Control Conference.
Breaks, Meals & Reception
The conference, including all breaks and meals, will take place in the Grand Floridian Ballroom. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the event. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Each Exhibitor Registration Includes:
- Two Full Conference Registrations
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- Evening Reception
- Skirted Table & Two Chairs
- Discounted Additional Registrations
- Conference Proceedings Package
Sponsor Benefits Can Include:
- Recognition at Opening of Event Acknowledging Your Support
- Your Materials at the Main Registration Table
- Inclusion of Your Logo and Click-Through Link on Conference Website(s)
- Post-Event Exposure
- Sponsorship of Event Meals or Breaks
- Place Your Organization’s Stand-Up Banner in the Conference Room
Exhibitor & Sponsor Promotional Tool Kit
We wish to extend a warm thank you to those organizations participating as an exhibitor or sponsor at our 2020 Conference! If you have any questions or would like to inquire about additional marketing tools we could make available, please contact us at [email protected].
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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To receive the preferred rate, please mention the special convention rate for the CEATI Protection and Control Conference. Preferred rate only available until March 27, 2020.
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