Protection & Control Event Overview
The key focuses of the 8th Annual Protection and Control Conference are to assist electric utilities in identifying the best practices and processes for management of protective relaying and control systems, introduce new technologies and methods to optimize power system operational efficiency, provide possible solutions and discussions for current P&C challenges, offer training, and provide support for compliance obligations.
Protection practitioners are constantly being challenged as the demands of the power system evolve. Some of the biggest drivers of such change are the proliferation of distributed generation connected onto the network, technological advancements in microprocessors, the replacement of electromechanical devices with digital ones, and more readily available communications systems that tie these devices/systems together. There is a digital transformation taking place in the industry, and a move to digital solutions. There is an increase in demand to comply with many more reliability mandatory standards that impact P&C system design, maintenance, performance, and security.
There is a paradigm shift affecting protection and control systems. The protection and control discipline involves multidisciplinary utilities, and P&C systems are required in distribution, transmission, generation, automation, operations, and cyber security.
This conference was organized to include all utility P&C asset groups. It is a platform for gaining knowledge by sharing experiences and lessons learned, and keeping abreast of new technologies and innovative applications. Supported by 32 participating utilities, the Protection and Control Conference brings together leading subject-matter experts from around the world, while providing an exceptional opportunity for networking with consultants, manufacturers, and representatives from electric utilities.
- Distribution Protection and Automation
- Protection System Compliance (NERC – PRC & CIP as it relates to P&C Assets)
- Generation Protection and Control and Modernization
- Substation P&C: General, Digital Stations, Good Utility Practices, Asset Management, and Applications
Smart Grid Event Overview
The 6th Annual Smart Grid Conference is a broad industrial event that will assist electric utilities in identifying the best practices and processes essential for modernized operation of the grid. Engineers and specialists working in the smart grid space are constantly being challenged as the demands of the power system evolve. Some of the biggest drivers of such change are the proliferation of DERs and EV connected onto the network. In addition, integrating emerging technologies such as ADMS, OMS, DERMS, SCADA, field sensors, and enterprise IT systems that tie these devices/systems together are constantly evolving and impose various challenges.
This conference was organized to include all utility distribution groups. It is a platform for gaining knowledge by sharing experiences and lessons learned, and keeping abreast of new technologies and innovative applications. Supported by many participating utilities, the Smart Grid Conference brings together leading subject-matter experts from around the world, while providing an exceptional opportunity for networking with consultants, manufacturers, and representatives from electric utilities.
Some of the specific objectives of this conference are to:
- Learn how utilities are preparing for widespread transformation, from gasoline cars and diesel powered transportation to electric vehicles and electrified transportation
- Learn how utilities are preparing for the connection of widespread renewable energy DERs
- Discover innovation in load forecasting and load management due to the growth in electrification of vehicles and transportation
- Learn about utility organizational and job skills transformations to support modernized operation of the grid
- Examine the use of AMI and metering data analytics for informed distribution system operation and decision making
- Learn from others who have already adopted or investigated the use of DERs as a non-wires alternative
- Examine the use of energy storage as a means to improve distribution system reliability
- Identify opportunities to use faulted circuit indicators and line sensors to improve distribution system reliability
- Provide information on innovative techniques and technologies employed in distribution system outage management
- Preparation for Widespread Charging of Electric Vehicles and Electrified Transportation
- Organizational and Job Skill Transformation to Support Modernized Operation of the Grid
- Preparation for High Penetration DER/Integration of DER as a Non-Wires Alternative
- Outage Management in the Modern Grid
The 8th Annual Protection & Control Conference and 6th Annual Smart Grid Conference will be hosted online and mirror our in-person event with seamless transitions between activities, including:
- The main stage, with technical presentations
- Breakout rooms for interactive sessions
- Event-wide and room-based live chat with presenters and other attendees
- Impromptu one-on-one video calls with other attendees
- Side discussions with up to four other attendees
- Exhibition booths
We have selected Hopin (hopin.com) as our browser-based platform. Attendees will be invited and required to set up a free Hopin account to complete their registration for this event.
Hopin system requirements:
- Minimum Internet speeds of 5mbps for download and 2mbps for upload are recommended
- Use of Chrome or Firefox is recommended – make sure your browser is up-to-date
- Webcam and microphone (to participate in breakout sessions and one-on-one video calls)
- Disabling use of any VPN, as VPNs can cause internet instability and negatively impact user experience
As the Protection & Control and Smart Grid tracks will be co-located, all attendees will have full access to attend all sessions from both tracks.
This conference is an industry open event, with registration available to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
CEATI Program Participants
This event is organized in coordination with the following program participants:
|21 May 2021||Abstracts due|
|22 June 2021||Presenter award/regret notifications|
|6 July 2021||Presenter acceptance of opportunity due|
|21 September 2021||Deadline for draft presentations|
|1 October 2021||Deadline for presenter registration|
|21 October 2021||Deadline for final presentations|
Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint (PPT) format using a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF) format
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each 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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