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Webinar: Protection Advancements to Benefit Generators of All Sizes and Types
Jul 1, 2020

Advanced protection, monitoring and communications are a critical part of protecting the substantial investments made in generating facilities. These capabilities allow facility operators to detect faults earlier, limit generator damage and return to service faster.

SEL President asks President Trump to reverse course on immigration
Jun 23, 2020
SEL President asks President Trump to reverse course on immigration
White paper—how to improve capacitor bank control using wireless sensing technology
Jun 16, 2020

A new SEL white paper provides insights into capacitor bank management and control. It describes the function of capacitor banks in the distribution system and identifies common methods for controlling capacitor banks, including their benefits and challenges.

Lighting up the desert nation—second-oldest tribally owned utility makes electric power history
Jun 16, 2020

The Tohono O’odham Utility Authority (TOUA) is a small utility nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in the Southwest U.S. They were one of the first to add the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection to their transmission line system with contacts ready to trip.

SEL releases the first capacitor bank control with wireless current sensing technology
Jun 5, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-734W Capacitor Bank Control and SEL-8340 Wireless Current Sensor solution, offering utilities a safer, simpler, and more cost-effective way to improve distribution power quality and efficiency.

Letter to the Community
Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Ed Schweitzer's letter to the community.

New protocols and more for SEL-700 series protective relays
May 21, 2020

New enhancements for the SEL-751, SEL-710-5, SEL-700G, and SEL-787-2/-3/-4 protective relays are now available. These enhancements save power system operators time by simplifying testing, allowing remote access, and offering additional onscreen controls.

New session of transmission pilot protection SEL University course
May 8, 2020

SEL University will host a new session of WBT 103: Transmission Pilot Protection Application of Power Line Carrier—the popular web-based training (WBT). WBT 103 teaches students how to apply power line carrier (PLC) communications in transmission pilot schemes. Some of the topics include coupling the PLC channel to the transmission line, recognizing how frequency affects the channel, calculating the channel’s performance, and mitigating performance issues.

SEL and U of I Launch $2.5M Cybersecurity Partnership
Apr 29, 2020
Alexiss Turner, University of Idaho
SEL and U of I Launch $2.5M Cybersecurity Partnership
Webinar: How source diversity improves control power supply reliability
Apr 28, 2020

DC control power can fail for a number of reasons—battery failures, dc control system faults, battery charger failures, testing or maintenance errors—leaving critical equipment without power. If a fault occurs when protection equipment are not energized, even a minor event can lead to damaged equipment, costly repairs and harm to personnel. Redundancy can help prevent a single point of failure in control power systems and help you avoid these outcomes.

Inventing his way
Apr 23, 2020
Elaine Williams, Lewiston Tribune
SEL CEO Dave Whitehead profile
SEL promotes two employees to vice president
Apr 21, 2020
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories employees Bryan MacDonald and Frank Harrill have been promoted to the level of vice president.
PROT 401 Course Is Now Online—Enrollment Open
Apr 21, 2020

SEL University is releasing an online version of their popular PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers course, ePROT 401.

17 new conference technical papers available
Mar 26, 2020

More than a dozen papers accepted by the International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP) and the annual Power and Energy Automation Conference (PEAC) are now published on the technical papers webpage.

Webinar: SEL-T400L real-world field performance
Mar 19, 2020

Senior Product Sales Manager Richard Kirby and Lead Product Engineer Greg Smelich will provide insights into the analysis of traveling-wave events, discuss the operation of time-domain protection, and explain how to perform traveling-wave-based fault locating.

Manufacturers are making adjustments for COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020
Elaine Williams, Lewiston Tribune
Clearwater Paper, Vista Outdoor, SEL, the region's three largest manufacturers are running with extra health precautions as coronavirus fears drive people to hoard toilet paper and ammunition, goods made at Lewiston’s biggest factories.
SEL response to COVID-19
Mar 16, 2020

SEL response to COVID-19

Partners in power: a special protection system for Belgium
Mar 11, 2020

The deadline was daunting. To avoid an energy shortfall, Elia—Belgium’s transmission operator—and SEL’s Engineering Services had only ten months to design, build, and test a special protection system (SPS) to manage the Elia power system and integrate new offshore wind turbines.

SEL microgrid wins big at R&D 100 Awards
Mar 5, 2020

The R&D 100 Awards Conference has recognized SEL’s Tactical Microgrid Standard (TMS) Open Architecture as one of 2019’s most inventive and inspired technologies.

Webinar: Securing substation network ports and services for NERC CIP compliance
Mar 2, 2020

An SEL webinar on March 11 introduced new solutions to automate data collection for NERC CIP-007-6 R1 reporting.

First product rolls off line at SEL Purdue, first company in Purdue’s Discovery Park District
Feb 19, 2020
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories new facility in Purdue's Discovery Park District build officially launches their manufacturing operation today.
State-of-the-art SEL technology keeps water flowing in Florida wetlands
Feb 12, 2020

Clean water is vital to community health. As communities grow, so does the challenge of obtaining enough water to meet increased demand since nutrient loading and groundwater withdrawal have damaged aquifers.

Webinar: How new SEL solution is simplifying capacitor bank installation
Feb 5, 2020

For years, utilities have relied on traditional time- and temperature-based capacitor bank switching. However, it has accuracy limitations and is difficult and expensive to upgrade to modern line post current sensors. A new webinar presented by SEL engineers Ben Rowland and Shane Reeves shares how utilities can now easily upgrade their system to more accurate current-based capacitor bank control.

Learn about SEL Grid Configurator Software in new webinar
Jan 9, 2020

acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software has been the standard configuration tool for SEL power system devices for almost 20 years. In 2020, SEL will begin rolling out SEL Grid Configurator, QuickSet’s replacement. In a January 15 webinar, Engineering Managers Michael Rourke and Tyler Dusek share a preview of Grid Configurator. 

Color touchscreen coming soon to SEL meter
Jan 8, 2020

Personnel who depend on accurate real-time power system condition information will soon have even more control at their fingertips with the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter’s new color touchscreen display option. The capacitive 5-inch, 800 × 480 color touchscreen simplifies metering power, from commissioning through daily management, and it is available now for preorder.

SEL University releases 2020 course schedule
Dec 11, 2019

SEL University has released its 2020 course schedule for locations in the United States and Canada. The list of comprehensive, classroom-based courses range from fundamental power system protection, control, and monitoring principles to hands-on SEL product application and testing.

Learn best practices for supply chain security at SEL webinar
Dec 10, 2019

In a December 11 webinar, SEL Director of Security Frank Harrill and Senior Engineer William Edwards share strategies, processes, and best practices for supply chain security.

SEL 2020 catalog now available
Dec 10, 2019

The 2020 SEL Catalog is now available. In addition to providing an overview of SEL’s most popular products and solutions, the catalog also provides example applications, feature comparisons, product functions, prices, and information about the latest SEL technology.

SEL CEO Dave Whitehead receives honorary doctorate from UI
Dec 6, 2019
SEL CEO Dave Whitehead receives honorary doctorate from University of Idaho
SEL names new chief executive officer
Nov 18, 2019
Schweitzer Engineering names new CEO
New SEL webinar: best practices for successful IT/OT network convergence
Nov 11, 2019

A new SEL webinar shares how a utility successfully implemented a converged information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) network for their power system communications.

Nepalese village gains power with help from SEL
Nov 4, 2019

System engineer Mark Stambaugh has been working hard volunteering his time in a remote Nepalese village. His goal? Pilot a new way of implementing hydroelectricity for remote villages in Nepal and other developing countries. His design addresses reasons why hydroelectric plants typically fail in Nepal and reduces the time and money needed to replicate those plants. The system also allows the village residents to maintain it themselves.

How'd he do it? With the help of SEL technology. Our team donated seven SEL products to bring safe, reliable power into the village. Check out this video for the full story!

SEL releases new book on generator protection and control
Oct 23, 2019

SEL has published a new book comprised of technical papers on synchronous generator protection, control, and monitoring. The book, Synchronous Generator Protection and Control—A Collection of Technical Papers Representing Modern Solutions, discusses strategies for dealing with scenarios that threaten the secure, reliable operation of power-generating stations.

SEL webinar teaches users how to create graphics-rich meter reports
Sep 26, 2019

A new SEL webinar available now teaches power industry personnel how to generate graphics-rich energy and power quality reports based on granular-level data gathered from SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meters.

SEL hosts annual Wellness and Education Expo
Sep 18, 2019

SEL hosts annual Wellness and Education Expo

Free admission, free flu shots, door prizes, interactive workshops, and more!

SEL names new vice presidents
Sep 12, 2019
Gerardo Urrea has been named vice president of Sales & Customer Service and Sai Raghupathula will take on the role of vice president of Engineering Services.
Montclair State University chooses SEL for microgrid control system
Aug 14, 2019

SEL Engineering Services recently installed a microgrid control system at Montclair State University that is estimated to save the New Jersey college over $4 million per year. The system, which runs in tandem with the university’s 5.4 MW heating, cooling, and power production plant, is designed to reduce emissions and ensure energy-efficient delivery of steam for heating, chilled water for air conditioning, and natural gas for electricity.

Learn advanced cybersecurity strategies at SEL webinar
Aug 13, 2019

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos are teaming up to present a webinar that provides insight into protecting the critical infrastructure that helps commerce and communities function. To secure operational systems, electric utilities must quickly identify vulnerabilities, build cyber defense, detect threats, and quickly recover.

How to reduce wildfire risks in power distribution systems
Aug 2, 2019

A newly published white paper coauthored by SEL and G&W Electric engineers explores how power distribution protection technologies can reduce wildfire risk.

White paper analyzes how power system benefits from relay replacement
Jul 26, 2019

Making electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical can often involve upgrades to the power system. In a new white paper, SEL Engineering Services Director Peter Allen discusses the benefits of relay replacement and how they outweigh the initial capital investment.

SDN provides new solution for interconnecting IEC 61850 Ethernet networks
Jul 5, 2019

A newly published white paper from SEL, SDN Advantages for Ethernet-Based Control, describes the use of software-defined networking (SDN) technology at Itaipu Dam, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric facilities.

International utilities rank SEL No. 1 in price, service and support
Jun 28, 2019

SEL is rated one of the top overall relay manufacturers internationally in a new protective relay market report published by Newton-Evans.

SEL ranked top protective relay manufacturer in industry survey
Jun 12, 2019

According to a recently released report by the Newton-Evans Research Company, SEL is North America’s favorite protective relay manufacturer. When it comes to technology, price, service and support, ease of use, and cybersecurity, utilities across Canada and the United States rank SEL best-in-class above 14 major competitors, ranging from ABB and Beckwith to Siemens and General Electric.

From testing to security: microgrid system design webinar shares best practices
Jun 5, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12, at 11 a.m. PDT, SEL will host “Microgrid System Design, Control, and Modeling Challenges and Solutions.” During this webinar, we will share our experiences with designing, installing, and testing microgrid control systems.

SEL to build a new event center on its Pullman Campus
May 29, 2019
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced today it will build a new event center on the southeast portion of its 132-acre Pullman campus. While the project is still in the design stage, the footprint of the facility is expected to occupy 80,000 sq. ft. 
SEL paper wins top award at Georgia Tech Conference
May 9, 2019

On May 2, 2019, SEL engineers Ariana Hargrave, Michael Thompson, and Brad Heilman were presented the Walt Elmore Best Paper Award by the organizers of the Protective Relaying Conference at Georgia Tech University. Their technical paper, Beyond the Knee Point: A Practical Guide to CT Saturation, was one of 42 papers in competition. This is the second straight year that Hargrave, who presented the paper, has authored a Walt Elmore award-winning paper.

Edmund Schweitzer joins legends with induction into National Inventors Hall of Fame
May 8, 2019
Amy Edelen, Spokesman Review
Edmund Schweitzer joins legends with induction into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Bob Morris receives Montana Tech Distinguished Alumni Award
May 7, 2019
SEL Chief Engineering Services Officer Bob Morris has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Montana Tech. The Award recognizes the achievements of alumni who have brought outstanding recognition and distinction to themselves and their alma mater. 
Learn proven ways to protect workers at SEL arc-flash mitigation webinar
May 3, 2019

The danger of an arc-flash event occurring in an electric power system is very real. Ignoring options for arc-flash mitigation can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment damage, injuries, and even death; preparation is vital.

SEL partner Dragos wins SCADA security award
Apr 26, 2019

The working partnership between SEL and industrial cybersecurity leader Dragos, Inc. helps electric utilities counter digital attacks on critical infrastructure. The efforts of that partnership were recently recognized with the award for Best SCADA Security Solution at the 23rd annual SC Awards gala in San Francisco.

The Schweitzer center begins
Apr 23, 2019
Justyna Tomtas
Schweitzer Career and Technical Center breaks ground
New SEL-651R capabilities provide a smarter way to interconnect DERs
Apr 2, 2019

Distributed energy resources (DERs) and microgrids are growing rapidly, and utilities and power producers need simple, safe, reliable, and affordable methods to connect these resources to the main grid. To meet this need, SEL has added point of common coupling (PCC) capabilities to the SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control.

The end of analog: learn how to quickly and easily make the switch to digital for substation protection
Mar 6, 2019

Telecommunications carriers are rapidly phasing out the leased analog services that utilities rely on for protection schemes. Moreover, most digital alternatives to analog cannot provide the guaranteed low latency and synchronous performance that protection applications require. A new SEL case study shows how Consumers Energy, a Michigan-based electric utility, used SEL ICON virtual synchronous networking (VSN) technology to migrate from leased analog circuits to digital circuits with no loss in protection scheme performance.

SEL COO Urges Senate to Take a Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity
Feb 21, 2019
SEL COO testifies at Senate hearing on cyber security in the energy industry.
Enhancements to SEL-FT50 make fault detection more accurate, efficient
Feb 11, 2019

SEL has released several important enhancements to the SEL-FT50 Fault Transmitter, making the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System even more accurate in detecting faults, more power-efficient, and easier to install.

Now, it’s easier to adopt SDN for substation networking
Feb 6, 2019

SEL recently released enhancements to the SEL software-defined networking (SDN) solution that make it simpler than ever for utilities to design substation communications networks.

SEL Pledges $1.5M in funding and equipment to Montana Tech
Jan 23, 2019
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has pledged $1.5M in cash and equipment to fund the construction and operation of four power-system laboratories in the Natural Resource Research Center (NRRC) on the Montana Tech campus. 
Noel Schulz named Schweitzer Chair
Jan 23, 2019

Noel Schulz has been named the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems at Washington State University

New Mexico newspaper features PNM and SEL modernization project
Jan 14, 2019

The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper recently featured Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and SEL’s first-of-its-kind transmission system modernization project.

SEL founder inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Jan 8, 2019
SEL founder inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
New technology from SEL propels distribution system reliability improvements
Dec 28, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. today released the SEL-FLT and SEL-FLR Fault and Load Transmitter and Receiver System. The system allows utilities to detect and respond to faults quickly, making distributions systems more reliable.

SEL releases new cellular router for secure power system communications
Dec 4, 2018

SEL recently released a new cellular router that helps utilities securely use public cellular networks for communication with remote equipment and devices. This new router allows utilities to upgrade from older 3G technology and extend communications to previously unreachable areas of their power systems.

Thirteen new IEEE PES Schweitzer Meritorious Scholars Chosen
Nov 15, 2018

Thirteen new IEEE PES “Schweitzer Meritorious Scholars” Chosen

Dr. Steven Pekarek Named First Edmund O. Schweitzer III Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University
Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Steven Pekarek Named First Edmund O. Schweitzer III Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University
Schweitzers Accept Purdue University 2018 Distinguished Pinnacle Award
Nov 15, 2018
SEL Founder and President Ed Schweitzer and his wife Beatriz receive the Distinguished Pinnacle Award from Purdue University
Sampled Values support now available in more SEL relays
Nov 7, 2018

SEL’s lineup of IEC 61850-9-2 Sampled Values (SV) protective relays has expanded, allowing substation designers to apply an interoperable network-based digital secondary system (DSS) solution that reduces copper, saves money, and increases safety.

Long-time SEL employees move into vice presidential roles
Oct 29, 2018
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) promotes four employees to the level of vice president.
University of St. Thomas builds microgrid research facility using SEL technology
Oct 25, 2018

The University of St. Thomas (UST) in St. Paul, Minnesota, is constructing an innovative microgrid research and testing facility with the help of technology from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The new facility will provide a flexible and configurable platform for third parties to test microgrid controls and software and help advance the field of alternative energy solutions.

Continuous improvement reduces lead time on popular SEL products to five days
Oct 23, 2018

An ongoing process improvement campaign in SEL manufacturing factories is helping SEL ship custom-made products within days of receiving orders. For many popular SEL products, this lead time is just five days.

New SEL book offers cybersecurity solutions for modern power systems
Oct 23, 2018

SEL has published a new book on power system cybersecurity. Sensible Cybersecurity for Power Systems is a collection of 28 technical papers by industry experts that offers an overview of challenges, opportunities, and solutions for modern power system cybersecurity.

New SEL book shares latest in ultra-high-speed fault detection, location technology
Oct 17, 2018

SEL has released a new book that explains the latest innovations in using traveling waves and instantaneous incremental quantities for ultra-high-speed line protection and fault locating. The book is a compilation of 15 technical papers on applying time-domain technology.

SEL, PNM are first to apply time-domain technology for protection of high-voltage transmission lines
Oct 2, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is partnering with Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the state’s largest electricity provider, to be the first to protect high-voltage 345 kV transmission lines using time-domain technology. The SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection is enabling the utility to achieve operating speeds and accuracy impossible through conventional means.

T&D World features SEL digital secondary systems technical paper
Sep 26, 2018

David Shadle, the grid optimization editor for T&D World, recently called out SEL in his story on designing simple digital substations. He describes how SEL’s “sharp group of authors” impressed him with a technical paper presented at Texas A&M’s 70th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers.

SEL adds color touchscreens to SEL-700 series relays
Sep 14, 2018

Operating a relay should be as easy as operating a smartphone, and now it is. SEL has added an optional 5-inch, 800 x 480 color touchscreen display to the SEL-700G, SEL-710-5, and SEL-787-2/-3/-4 relays.

Early installations prove the value of software-defined networking
Sep 12, 2018

SEL released the first software-defined networking (SDN) solution specifically designed for electric utility substations in 2016. Now, operators at real-world installations are realizing the benefits of this new wired Ethernet technology.

Learn how to address your distribution trouble spots in PAC World’s June issue
Aug 20, 2018

A new article in PAC World magazine written by SEL engineers describes how to reap the benefits of high-speed, wireless fault transmitter and receiver systems.

SEL names new Chief Research & Development Officer
Jul 23, 2018

SEL has named Tony Lee the Chief Research and Development Officer.


SEL webinar shows how to solve distribution protection challenges
Jul 19, 2018

With advanced recloser controls, distribution protection engineers can solve challenges that have historically been considered acceptable anomalies. By addressing these challenges, utilities can improve grid performance and predictability.

SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meters now offer more memory, functionality, and value
Jul 17, 2018

A mainboard and firmware update in the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter increases device memory, enables digitally signed firmware, and more.

SEL’s TCO Calculator demonstrates the bottom-line impact of reliable computing
Jul 13, 2018

SEL has launched a new tool to make choosing the right industrial computer easier than ever: the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator. This intuitive, web-based tool lets you compare the true costs of industrial computers over their entire lifecycles and demonstrates how much can be saved by investing in reliable equipment up front.

How a North Carolina utility applied the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 System to ensure reliable power
Jul 11, 2018

The town of Clayton, North Carolina, recently installed the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System to improve their power system protection by blocking reclosing for underground faults. The system will minimize power outages for the town’s residents and protect expensive equipment from damage.

SEL, Schweitzers invest in career technical training at LCSC
Jul 9, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) will give $2 million to fund Lewis-Clark State College’s new Career & Technical Education (CTE) Center to be built in the Lewiston Orchards. SEL Founder and President Ed Schweitzer and his wife, Beatriz, will also donate $1 million to the project.

Two SEL switch models receive KEMA certificates
Jul 6, 2018

The SEL-2730M Managed 24-Port Ethernet Switch and the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch have received KEMA Type Test Certificates after evaluation by KEMA Laboratories. The certificates validate conformance to IEC 61850-3 environmental standards and IEC 61850-90-4 Ethernet networking performance standards.

Enhancements make online ordering easier, faster
Jun 20, 2018

Ordering through the SEL website is even easier with the introduction of new features to improve the online ordering experience.

SEL-3620 and SEL-3622 now have more flexibility and better performance
Jun 8, 2018

SEL released new firmware for the SEL-3620 and SEL-3622 Security Gateways on June 8. This release (Version R206) enhances the AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) proxy feature set and proxy performance. These customer-requested enhancements make the SEL-3622 and SEL-3620 more flexible and easy to use.

Experience SEL’s newest webinar featuring recent WAN case study
Jun 8, 2018

As telecom carriers focus increasingly on digital services and phase out analog leased line services, many utilities face escalating fees for analog services or compromised performance for protection circuits when migrating to digital leased lines. SEL’s newest webinar, “WAN Case Study—Addressing Analog Leased Line Obsolescence,” details how one public utility, Consumers Energy, confronted these challenges and implemented an innovative solution based on the SEL ICON.

Enhancements to several SEL fiber-optic transceiver models simplify installation
Jun 6, 2018

SEL has redesigned several multimode serial fiber-optic transceiver models to meet new CE requirements and make them easier to install and use.

SEL names VP of Manufacturing
Jun 2, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has named Leith Sorenson vice president of Manufacturing. 

Dean of SEL University recognized as international expert in power system protection
May 31, 2018

Dr. Héctor J. Altuve, an SEL Distinguished Engineer and the Dean of SEL University, has been published in the newest edition of the McGraw-Hill Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers. This industry-standard reference provides “up-to-date coverage of every facet of electric power in a single volume” and includes input from over 100 internationally recognized power system experts.

Upgrading RTUs can be easy—new video shows how
May 21, 2018

SEL recently worked with Pend Oreille Public Utility District (PUD), an electric and water utility in Northeast Washington State, to upgrade an aging communications system with a simple and affordable solution.

SEL technical paper analyzing substation outage wins award
May 15, 2018

Two SEL authors were awarded the 2017 Best Paper Award at this year’s Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference for their paper "A Current Story – When Primary Met Secondary." SEL engineers Swagata Das and Ariana Hargrave wrote the paper with Genardo Corpuz of Lower Colorado River Authority.

Improved fault detection method wins SEL Engineer Design Challenge
May 10, 2018

A pioneering fault-detection application by John Oliveira of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro earned top honors in the SEL Engineer Design Challenge.

SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 System now certified for use in EU countries
Apr 30, 2018

The SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System uses wireless technology that must be certified by each country’s communications regulatory agency. With the recent certification in the European Union, SEL has added 28 certified countries for a total of 36.

SEL names new Chief Sales & Customer Service Officer
Apr 26, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has named David Costello their Chief Sales & Customer Service Officer. Costello steps into the newly created position to guide the company’s S&CS organization worldwide, with a special focus on quality, service and customer relationships.

Video shows how New York substation will stay dry in next superstorm
Apr 24, 2018

A new video shows how SEL helped Central Hudson Gas and Electric, a utility in New York State that serves 300,000 electricity customers, harden their Danskammer substation so that it can survive storms with limited or no damage.

International electric power leader SEL to build 100,000-square-foot facility, create up to 300 new jobs in Purdue Discovery Park District
Apr 19, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) announces plans to build a 100,000-square-foot facility for electric power research in the Purdue Discovery Park District designed to support up to 300 new high-tech jobs.

PTP best practices outlined in new SEL white paper
Apr 17, 2018

Many modern power system applications require timing that is synchronized to less than a single microsecond. Synchronizing with this accuracy was previously impossible over an Ethernet network, but now it can be done with Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

SEL adds PTP support to SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch
Apr 17, 2018

The SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch improves cybersecurity, network performance, and traffic management in the substation LAN. And now, the SEL-2740S supports Precision Time Protocol (PTP), defined by the IEEE 1588 standard.

SEL microgrid controllers lead the pack in new report from Navigant Research
Apr 13, 2018

In the just-released 2018 Navigant Research report on microgrid controller vendor performance, SEL led a field of 15 prominent companies with a composite score of 84.3 on a 0–100 scale.

SEL meter exceeds newest and most stringent ANSI 0.1 Accuracy Class
Apr 11, 2018

ANSI, the organization that sets the North American revenue metering standards, recently updated their standards to include a new accuracy class that requires higher metering accuracy and better performance, even under challenging nonsinusoidal system conditions. The SEL-735 exceeds these new, tougher requirements.

SEL University course to help navigate NERC CIP regulations
Mar 30, 2018

To help compliance and management teams learn how to effectively navigate and implement North American electrical security regulations (including NERC CIP), SEL University is offering the course SEC 203: Electric Security Regulations for North America. It is region-independent and includes reliability standard audit worksheets (RSAWs), data requests and audit best practices.

SEL webinar introduces new wireless fault-locating solution
Mar 30, 2018

SEL’s newest webinar, “Chomping CAIDI With the Right Fault Indication System,” introduces the SEL-FLT and SEL-FLR Fault and Load Transmitter and Receiver System.

POWERGRID International article features SEL solution for better power system stability and visibility
Mar 30, 2018

POWERGRID International magazine has published an article by SEL authors that highlights the importance of implementing protection-class fault indicator systems in existing distribution protection systems to improve response times, increase system visibility, extend equipment life and reduce fault durations.

SEL hosts webinar on reliable and accurate power metering
Mar 20, 2018

With nonsinusoidal loads and sources becoming more common in modern electrical power systems, reliable and accurate energy metering is more important than ever. SEL metering experts presented a webinar on metering under all power system conditions on March 28.

SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 System now certified for use in 8 countries
Mar 19, 2018

Regulatory agencies in Peru, Australia, and New Zealand have recently certified the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System.

SEL and Dragos team up on utility cyber defense
Mar 19, 2018

SEL and Dragos, trusted names in digital power system products and cybersecurity, have jointly developed a solution that provides continuous monitoring, threat intelligence and active cyber defense for industrial control systems.

SEL announces Engineer Design Challenge
Mar 12, 2018

The SEL Engineer Design Challenge tasks entrants with creating power system designs that use the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System in new, innovative ways.

Out-of-the-box thinking featured in PAC World magazine
Mar 5, 2018

An article describing how SEL engineers partnered with Southern California Edison engineers to resolve a high-voltage transmission issue on a hybrid overhead/underground line in Chino Hills, Calif., was published in the latest issue of PAC World magazine.

SEL, Ciena experts discuss successful IT/OT network convergence in new video
Mar 1, 2018

A new video featuring SEL and Ciena networking experts describes how they partnered to address the challenge of converging IT and OT networks while maintaining the network performance requirements of OT power system applications.

NREL chooses SEL microgrid controller for their research lab
Feb 28, 2018

SEL’s controller chosen from five competitors following a 21-week competitive procurement program. 

IEB publishes SEL SDN white paper
Feb 26, 2018

Industrial Ethernet Book (IEB) has published the white paper Purpose-Engineered, Active-Defense Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems” authored by Rhett Smith of SEL and Roger Hill of Veracity Industrial Networks.

SEL ICON delivers top-tier performance in Ethernet tests
Feb 19, 2018

A Burns and McDonnell test report has confirmed that SEL ICON virtual SONET network (VSN) technology delivers strong network performance. The test results show that with this technology, network operators can now migrate to a converged information technology (IT)/operational technology (OT) network without sacrificing the performance and reliability of their critical protection circuits.

SEL-451 saves lives by preventing bushfires
Feb 16, 2018

Powercor, the largest electricity distributor in the Australian state of Victoria, is using the SEL-451 Protection, Automation, and Bay Control System to manage a new earth fault management system recently put into service. The purpose of this system is to minimize phase-to-ground fault current to prevent deadly bushfires.

Submillisecond Fault Detection in India
Jan 31, 2018

Time-domain and traveling-wave technologies are delivering dramatic reductions in transmission relay operating times.

SEL and Juniper Networks improve IT-OT convergence for utilities
Dec 15, 2017

Partnership ensures reliability and performance of critical OT protection circuits over an MPLS core network. 


SEL hosts annual Education and Wellness Expo
Sep 25, 2017

SEL hosts annual Education and Wellness Expo, Thursday, September 28.

SEL releases Sampled Values solution with protection functions integrated into the merging unit
Sep 20, 2017

Create a robust, flexible, and interoperable IEC 61850-9-2 protection system that saves copper, money, time, and lives. 

Community rallies for hurricane victims
Sep 12, 2017
By Taylor Nadauld, Daily News staff writer. Reprinted with permission of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Employees at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman are churning out disaster relief power restoration products in a tenth of typical production time and getting them out the door to Texas in 48 hours or less

SEL donates $150k to American Red Cross, discounts products for customers affected by Harvey
Aug 28, 2017

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories donates $150k to American Red Cross, discounts products for customers affected by Harvey

SEL wins USEA Project of the Year Award
Aug 21, 2017

U.S. Energy Association presented SEL with the 2016 Project of the Year award for its work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

SEL organizes around its roots in quality, innovation, customer service
Jun 20, 2017
SEL aligns its leadership team to address growing opportunities in new markets, technologies and geographies. 
New pump controller brings SEL quality to water and wastewater utilities
Jun 13, 2017

Simple, out-of-the-box configuration enables installation and use in new and retrofit applications 

DIY Way To Beat The Manufacturing Skills Gap: Schweitzer Engineering
Jun 1, 2017
Mary Josephs, Contributor

SEL's creativity and uncommon take on hiring, training and retention shine in Forbes article.

SEL and LightRiver Technologies team up to provide dependable communications solutions
May 19, 2017

Cooperative effort will broaden OT and IT service and technology offerings for applications across critical infrastructure industries 

SEL releases TiDL technology — a simple, secure solution for digital substations
May 18, 2017
Engineered with simplicity in mind, TiDL saves copper, time, money, and lives
SEL celebrates the opening of regional integration center in Saudi Arabia
May 9, 2017

SEL opens a Regional Integration Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Industry’s First Course on Applying Software-Defined Networking to Critical Infrastructure Networking
Apr 13, 2017

Learn how to apply SEL SDN technology to engineer a better network with SELU hands-on training 

SEL Fault Transmitter and Receiver System enables faster, more intelligent protection decisions
Apr 6, 2017

Trip in milliseconds, speed up restoration, and improve safety on distribution feeders. 

SEL sets deeper roots in Spokane Valley, continues to grow in the region
Mar 24, 2017

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has purchased a 28,000 sq. ft. building in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Leaders discuss investing in L-C Valley
Mar 9, 2017
Elaine Williams, used with permission of the Lewiston Tribune. Copyright 2017.

LC Valley business representatives tout the need for building new Lewiston High School.

Students learn high-tech manufacturing during SEL GREAT Day
Mar 4, 2017
by Alex Crescenti, KLEW

Pullman kids from all over the region got to learn about electric power systems and high-tech manufacturing at SEL's GREAT Day.

SEL announces 100 new assembler openings, increase in starting wage during Community Open House
Feb 27, 2017
SEL announces 100 new assembler openings and a starting wage increase to $13.50 per hour during a Community Open House celebrating the 5th anniversary of SEL Lewiston.
Increase your control system security expertise
Feb 14, 2017

 Use knowledge gained to implement more secure industrial control systems. 

DOE sponsors team to develop next-generation network security for critical infrastructure
Jan 20, 2017

New Ethernet communications technology aims to keep systems operational under cyberattack. 

Durable, wireless and submersible line-powered underground distribution sensor ready to deploy out of the box
Dec 5, 2016

 Improve underground reliability and speed up restoration in harsh subsurface environments 

SEL names new director of Quality
Nov 1, 2016
Joe Casebolt has been promoted to director of Quality at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
The Real Magic of Microgrid Controllers: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Oct 18, 2016
Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
Microgrid controllers are the talk of the industry because of their growing sophistication.
Electrifying career
Oct 17, 2016
Elaine Williams, Lewiston Tribune

Discovering she wanted to be an electrical engineer was a jolt to Jackie Peer's system; she now strives to lure more women and men to join her field.

Compact, expandable industrial computer includes 10-year warranty and delivers performance and durability
Oct 14, 2016

Made in the USA, the new SEL-3360E Compact Industrial Computer from SEL features the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, a –40° to +60°C operating range, no vents and no moving parts.

SEL head of manufacturing announces retirement
Sep 27, 2016

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories vice president of Global Factories announces retirement.

Building A Strong Company Culture From The Basement Up
Sep 27, 2016
SEL featured on the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA) blog.

SEL featured on the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA) blog.

SEL Radio Receives JF-12 Certification
Sep 21, 2016

 DoD shortlists SEL-3031 Serial Radio Transceiver for military applications. 

SEL hosts annual Education and Wellness Expo
Sep 15, 2016

SEL to host annual Education & Wellness Expo with Free glucose, cholesterol and fitness screening and more!

IEC 61850 MMS File Services available from SEL
Sep 6, 2016

IEC 61850 MMS File Services now available from SEL. Real-Time Automation Controllers (RTACs) expand versatility with support for new IEC 61850 communications capabilities.

Schweitzer Engineering plugs into rapid growth
Aug 31, 2016
Mike McLean, Spokane Journal of Business
Quantum leap in transmission line protection performance
Aug 4, 2016

The SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection trips securely in as fast as 1 millisecond to protect critical lines.

SEL completes successful on-site testing of first substation software-defined network
Aug 2, 2016

SEL has successfully completed onsite testing of its new software-defined networking (SDN) technology at the Ameren Illinois Technology Applications Center (TAC) in Champaign, Illinois, using their smart grid testbed.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories acquires engineering firm in Colombia
Jul 21, 2016

SEL acquires Sienco Energy Partners, an engineering and integration firm based in Bogota, Colombia.

North American utilities give SEL high marks in industry survey
Jul 14, 2016

SEL is North America’s preferred relay supplier according to the recently released Newton-Evans study “Worldwide Study of the Protective Relay Marketplace in Electric Utilities: 2016–2018.” In the survey, 84 percent of electric utilities chose SEL as their favorite protective relay provider.

SEL named a best place to work for millennials and boomers
Jun 30, 2016

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories made Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the 20 Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers.

Engineered for Health
Jun 30, 2016
Malia Jacobson

Onsite clinics create a healthier workplace.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories expands operation in Brazil
Jun 15, 2016

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is expanding its footprint and capabilities in Brazil. The company recently opened a 50,000 sq. ft. regional integration center in the Techno Park business park in Campinas, São Paulo.

SEL Director of International Ops appointed to DOC Council
Jun 15, 2016

Julian Alzate selected to participate in the newly formed U.S. Mexico Energy Business Council.

Pullman’s Schweitzer Engineering Labs keeps the lights on around the world
May 16, 2016
Michael Guifoil, The Spokesman Review

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories started in founder Ed Schweitzer's basement. Now it employs more than 4,300 people, with plans to hire 850 more, and sells products around the world.

A Global Reach From a Hometown Headquarters
Apr 8, 2016

Article for Textron's Journey website illustrates how SEL uses business aviation to continue to operate and grow from their rural location in Pullman, Washington.

Manufacturing M.D.: How Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Pioneers Health Care for Employees
Apr 1, 2016

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is one of the thousands of small and medium-sized manufacturers committed to providing employees with top-of-the-line health care.

Schweitzer Engineering expansion to bring more than 850 jobs to Pullman
Mar 18, 2016

SEL to construct two new buildings, adding over 200,000 additional square feet of space. The new facilities will enable SEL to hire more than 850 additional employee owners in Pullman over the next several years.

SEL powerMAX technology secures microgrid resiliency at UC San Diego
Feb 17, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. — A new microgrid control solution from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) marks the latest of University of California, San Diego’s ongoing improvements to its campus electrical utility system. The recently installed high-speed islanding detection and load shedding system integrates SEL intelligent controls and adaptive wide-area protection technology with the campus’ onsite generation, load and energy storage.

SEL is named a best workplace in manufacturing and production
Feb 16, 2016

SEL makes Fortune’s list of the 15 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production for the second year in a row.

SEL President Edmund Schweitzer addresses the U.S. Chamber
Feb 8, 2016

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, offered perspectives on employee ownership during a panel discussion on retirement security at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that took place in Washington, D.C. last week.

SEL Axion becomes first IEEE-certified PMU
Dec 17, 2015

The SEL-2240 Axion complies with IEEE Synchrophasor Measurement Test Suite Specification requirements and receives the first IEEE phasor measurement unit (PMU) certification in the world.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories opens third office in Saudi Arabia
Dec 16, 2015

PULLMAN, Washington – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia with the opening of an office in Jeddah. The new location will serve customers in the western half of the country. SEL also has offices in Khobar and Riyadh.

New release of SEL Meter Reports Software enhances site-wide resource visualization
Nov 11, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced a new release of its ACSELERATOR Meter Reports SEL-5630 Software. This latest version includes support for dynamic viewing tools, faster database interrogation and offline demonstrations.

Power Metering: Monitoring Usage for Savings
Nov 5, 2015

Florida Keys utility improves operational efficiency to offset decrease in revenue

How SEL Competes Against Global Giants to Attract Engineers
Oct 13, 2015
Mary Josephs for Electric Energy T&D

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), a manufacturer of sophisticated equipment for utilities and other power systems, is looking to hire scores of electrical engineers right now.

Schweitzer Engineering to pave road, improve access for service vehicles to Port of Whitman County
Sep 29, 2015

PULLMAN, Washington—Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has begun construction on a new roadway into the Port of Whitman County. The road, which is located on SEL property, runs parallel to NE Hopkins Court beginning at NE Terre View and ending at NE Hickman Court.

Schweitzer to open company-run health clinic in Lewiston
Sep 23, 2015
Anne Wallace Allen, Idaho Business Review

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories plans to open a medical clinic for employees at its Lewiston plant, modeled after a successful clinic the company operates at its Pullman, Wash. headquarters.

SEL hosts annual Education and Wellness Expo
Sep 14, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash.—Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories places the focus on self-improvement at the annual Education and Wellness Expo. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the SEL Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive. Admission is free.

Energizing innovation
Aug 27, 2015
Linn Parish, Spokane Journal of Business
Pullman-Moscow airport lands funding for new runway
Aug 26, 2015
Chad Sokol, The Spokesman Review

It took years of planning, some finessing in Congress and millions of dollars in donations, but this bustling college town finally has enough money to replace the small, outdated runway at its airport.

$2 million donation from Schweitzer, SEL fuels Pullman-Moscow airport expansion
Aug 24, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is donating $1 million to help fund the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Runway Realignment expansion. SEL Founder Ed Schweitzer and his wife Beatriz will also donate $1 million to the project.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Gives $2 Million to Establish Endowed Chair
Aug 10, 2015
University of Idaho

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has donated $2 million to the University of Idaho College of Engineering to create an endowed chair position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Building high availability into industrial computers
Aug 7, 2015
Tim Munro, Applied Automation

Industrial computer applications and specifications have evolved significantly over the last 30 years. The first industrial computers provided human-machine interface (HMI) support and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for automated machinery within factories.

How to Secure Your SCADA System
Aug 2, 2015
Tom Bartman and Kevin Carson, The JOURNAL

Learn cyber attack mitigation techniques and intrusion detection methods that can help protect your control system devices and network.

SEL Australia celebrates its 15th anniversary
Jul 31, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia- Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is celebrating the 15th anniversary of opening its first office in Australia. The Melbourne office opened its doors in August 2000 to provide sales and technical support to customers in the region.

SEL purchases building in Boise, anticipates growth in the region
Jul 27, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — After seven years of renting office space in the Treasure Valley, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is putting down deeper roots in Boise, Idaho, with the purchase of an office building on the Boise Research Center Campus. The company, which invents, designs and manufactures systems that protect power grids around the world, purchased the 16,940-square-foot facility located at 12754 West Lasalle Street in June.

California ISO certifies SEL RTAC as a Remote Intelligent Gateway
Jul 23, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. —Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has certified SEL as a third-party engineering firm and the SEL RTAC as a Remote Intelligent Gateway (RIG) for direct telemetry of participating generators and loads within the CAISO balancing authority area.

SEL to open health clinic in Lewiston for employees, their families
Jul 17, 2015

Visiting the doctor is about to get easier and more affordable for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ LC Valley employees. The company announced today that it will open an on-site health clinic in their Lewiston facility this February.

Schweitzer family, SEL give to Floyd medical education fund
Jul 17, 2015
Washington State University

Washington State University announced today that Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) contributed $100,000 to the Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founders Fund to honor the memory of a valued friend and community leader.

SEL senior vice president retires
Jun 22, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash.–After nearly 17 years, Ron Schwartz, senior vice president at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will retire at the end of June. Schwartz joined SEL in 1998 and has served in leadership positions in several divisions, including Quality, Research and Development, Marketing and Manufacturing.

SEL to pave Mosher Drive
Jun 15, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will begin a project to pave the road on the southeast side of the Stanley E. Zocholl building on its Pullman campus the week of June 22.

SEL introduces reliable and secure microgrid control system
Jun 15, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced the release of its new line of microgrid control system solutions. The microgrid control system builds on the proven design and capabilities of SEL’s powerMAX Power Management and Control System and makes use of SEL’s decades of experience in power system protection and control.

SEL plans new terminal, hangar at Pullman-Moscow airport
Jun 10, 2015
Josh Babcock, Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is expanding its facilities at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

SEL brings performance-based optical networking to wider range of applications
Jun 9, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced a new addition to the SEL wired communications product line. Designed to cut the rack-mount space in half, the SEL ICON cube chassis offers the same functionality as the full-sized, 19-inch ICON chassis, but with a smaller footprint. Its reduced size allows wide-area communications to be brought to locations that are space-constrained, such as pad mounts, repeater sites and oil/gas platforms.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories: The Right Tool for the Job
Jun 1, 2015
Business Aviation Insider

At Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, the airplanes work for everyone.

Compact industrial computer with 10-year warranty delivers high performance and durability
May 28, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced the SEL-3360S Compact Industrial Computer. Designed for extreme environments and small spaces, the SEL-3360S features powerful Intel Core i7 dual- and quad-core processors. To ensure the highest reliability, SEL’s newest industrial computer supports two solid-state 2.5" SATA drives and RAID configurations and uses single-level cell NAND flash. Up to 16 GB of error-correcting code RAM provides ample memory for demanding applications.

Congressman Meehan visits SEL in King of Prussia
May 11, 2015

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.—Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ King of Prussia team discussed the benefits of being a 100 percent employee-owned company with Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) during his visit to their Pennsylvania office Monday.

Synchronize with submicrosecond accuracy using IRIG-B and PTP
Apr 22, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has added support for the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) to the SEL-2488 Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock. In just one clock, users can now synchronize end devices with submicrosecond accuracy using demodulated IRIG-B and/or PTP. The SEL-2488 can meet all the timing needs of industrial and utility applications.

SEL meter now provides wide-area visualization with synchrophasors
Apr 20, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) recently added synchrophasors to its popular SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter. With synchrophasors, users can now collect real-time measurements of electrical quantities from every SEL-735 Meter across their system. They can use synchrophasor data to perform wide-area control, validate system models, determine stability margins, maximize stable system loading, detect islanding, record system-wide disturbances and visualize dynamic system responses.

New SEL RTAC offers superior processing power for deterministic substation automation and control
Apr 8, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced the release of the SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC), the fastest and most powerful product in the RTAC family. The SEL-3555 provides an Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz dual-core or 2.1 GHz quad-core processor, making it ideal for the most demanding substation automation projects, and includes an integrated video port and a human-machine interface (HMI) for localized viewing and control.

SEL offers additional services for workers with new Family Center, SEL is one of few companies on Palouse to offer child and health care, workout facility
Mar 28, 2015
Josh Babcock, Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories' newly constructed facility is offering employees a mix of services that can't be found just anywhere on the Palouse.

Improbable Schweitzer Engineering ESOP Story: Growth Company That Stayed Put
Mar 21, 2015
Mary Josephs, Forbes Contibutor

Peoria, Ill., without Caterpillar (CAT)? Benton Harbor, Mich., without Whirlpool (WHR)? Columbus, Ind., without Cummins Engine (CMI)?

One of America’s under-appreciated relationships is the one between smaller cities and bigger companies, an often-happy exchange of quality-of-life for the combination of well-paying and skilled jobs, economic growth and stability, and corporate generosity to support cultural and educational institutions.

SEL security gateways ease migration from analog leased lines to Ethernet
Mar 16, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced the addition of bit-based, serial-to-Ethernet conversion capabilities to its security gateway and port server family. This new capability allows utility infrastructure owners and operators to migrate from analog leased lines to new Ethernet-based communications circuits without requiring the replacement of existing SCADA communications front ends (CFEs), remote terminal units (RTUs) and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs).

SEL-411L provides high-speed 87L performance over Ethernet for four terminals
Mar 4, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) recently released the new 87L-over-Ethernet feature in its SEL-411L Advanced Line Differential Protection, Automation, and Control System. The SEL-411L now supports data exchange over a dedicated Ethernet network to provide line current differential (87L) protection for transmission lines with as many as four terminals.

SEL motorMAX optimizes performance of low-voltage motor management
Feb 23, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has introduced a comprehensive, centralized control system that monitors, controls and protects low-voltage motor control systems. Scalable to any size motor control center (MCC), motorMAX is a turnkey system that ships to customers fully configured, tested and ready for immediate assembly into MCCs.

SEL helps prepare local students for STEM careers
Feb 18, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash.—Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will host local eighth‐graders who have been selected to attend a day of learning about the electric power system, high‐tech manufacturing and careers in engineering. “Getting Ready for Engineering and Technology (GREAT) Day” will take place Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the SEL manufacturing facility, located at 2440 NE Hopkins Court in Pullman.

SEL expands high-performance transformer differential protection for 2-, 3- and 4-terminal applications
Feb 12, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced three new additions to the popular SEL-787 family of differential protection relays, providing low-cost, versatile transformer differential protection for an expanded range of applications.

SEL named one of the best workplaces in manufacturing and production
Jan 21, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash.—Great Place to Work's Great Rated! has chosen Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., as one of the "People's Picks: 15 Great Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production."

SEL to deliver fast bus transfer technology to India’s largest power company
Jan 7, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., has been selected as a supplier for India’s largest power company, NTPC Limited, with its fast bus transfer system featuring the SEL-451 Protection, Automation, and Bay Control System. The SEL solution was chosen after a rigorous approval process that included a number of SEL’s competitors.

Dr. Schweitzer on opportunity and economic freedom

On February 9, 2016, Dr. Ed Schweitzer presented to an audience of more than 140 local business leaders at the Pullman Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. During the 30-minute talk, he discussed the importance of free enterprise and pursuing opportunity.