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New wildfire mitigation solution cuts power to broken electric lines before they hit the ground
Mar 21, 2023
SEL partners with SDG&E on wildfire mitigation solution.
Dr. Ed Schweitzer talks about free enterprise and growth at local Chamber meeting
Mar 16, 2023
Dr. Ed Schweitzer talks about free enterprise and growth at local luncheon
SEL senior director of vertical integration honored by National Association of Manufacturers
Mar 1, 2023
SEL Senior Director of Vertical Integration Jessi Hall was named a 2023 Women MAKE Awards Honoree.
Production begins at SEL’s $100M printed circuit board facility
Feb 24, 2023
SEL will officially begin fabricating printed circuit boards in its new, state-of-the-art facility in Moscow, Idaho, next week.
New OT SDN switch increases speed, port count
Feb 8, 2023

SEL recently expanded its operational technology (OT) software-defined networking (SDN) switch portfolio with the introduction of the SEL-2741, a premium OT SDN Ethernet switch.

Secure and reliable stator ground protection, 100 percent of the time
Jan 26, 2023

The SEL-2664S Stator Ground Protection Relay is a robust option for generator stator ground protection. The relay uses neutral-overvoltage-based protection and multisine frequency injection to protect 100 percent of the stator winding, even when the generator is at a standstill.

Webinar: Innovation in IEC 61850 digital secondary systems
Jan 26, 2023

Process bus communications systems must maintain high availability for analog-to-digital data streams and control signals from protective relays. A webinar on February 22, 2023, will discuss recent innovations in IEC 61850-compliant digital secondary system devices that allow increased availability and reliability in process bus applications.

Curtiss-Wright signs agreement with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Jan 19, 2023
Nuclear Engineering International
US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) have signed a teaming agreement whereby Curtiss-Wright will serve as a channel to market SEL’s digital protective relays and engineering services for the global commercial nuclear market.
Webinar: Automate SDN configuration with RTAC and IEC 61850 files
Jan 11, 2023

The SEL-5056 Software-Defined Network Flow Controller optimizes software-defined networking (SDN) network configuration and management for critical infrastructure. Join us for a webinar on January 25, 2023, to learn about the File Import application recently added to SEL-5056 version 2.12.

Software-Based Password Rotation With DMA Credential Management
Dec 21, 2022

Join us on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, to learn about SEL’s solution for software-based password management on the SEL Blueframe platform.

Upcoming webinar: Moving meter data analysis and reporting into the future
Nov 18, 2022

Join us on Wednesday, December 14 as SEL technical experts discuss the future of meter data analysis and reporting software with SEL. This webinar will discuss a phased approach to transitioning from PC-based acSELerator Meter Reports SEL-5630 Software to server-based SEL-5705 Synchrowave Reports. 

SEL Cybersecurity Center focuses on advancing ICS/OT security discussion
Oct 21, 2022

SEL has created an online hub dedicated to advancing conversations around the cybersecurity of industrial control systems (ICSs) and operational technology (OT). The Cybersecurity Center explores ideas related to improving the inherent safety of critical infrastructure and establishing more robust cybersecurity fundamentals.

Broken conductor detection added to SEL-411L
Oct 21, 2022

SEL has added broken conductor detection to the SEL-411L Advanced Line Differential Protection, Automation, and Control System.

Long-time SEL employee celebrated as Idaho Women of the Year honoree
Sep 23, 2022
SEL's Adina Bielenberg among the 50 honorees celebrated at Idaho Business Reviews' 2022 Women of the Year gala. 
SEL named one of the nation’s largest employee-owned companies
Sep 1, 2022
SEL is the 22nd largest employee-owned company in the United States, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). 
Register to attend the SEL Technical Seminar at the 2022 Western Protective Relay Conference in person
Aug 26, 2022

Join SEL executive leadership and product developers in person at the SEL Technical Seminar at the 2022 Western Protective Relay Conference (WPRC), the first in-person technical seminar since 2019. The seminar agenda will include solutions designed to address key challenges facing the electric power industry today.

Webinar: Falling conductor mitigation for distribution systems
Aug 25, 2022

Join us for a webinar on September 14, 2022, where presenters from SEL and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will discuss a falling conductor mitigation solution designed specifically for distribution circuits. Through case studies and real-world examples, you’ll explore how these algorithms detect, isolate and locate falling conductors while providing capabilities that improve situational awareness.

Webinar: Detecting and locating a broken conductor before it converts into a fault
Jul 26, 2022

Join our webinar on August 24, 2022, to learn about broken conductor detection on transmission and subtransmission lines.

Chipping away at our economic and political freedom
Jul 22, 2022
Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III opposes the CHIPS Act
SEL names new VP of Engineering Services
Jul 18, 2022
SEL names new VP of Engineering Services
Enroll in a Synchrowave Operations demonstration
Jun 3, 2022

SEL is offering no-cost, personalized demonstrations of SEL-5702 Synchrowave Operations software. Participants will learn about the software’s capabilities and have their questions answered by an SEL technical expert.

Webinar: Preventing PT failures and locating generation loss with Synchrowave Operations
Jun 2, 2022

Synchrowave software improves wide-area situational awareness for operations environments. Through high-resolution time-series data, SEL-5702 Synchrowave Operations Software offers greater system visibility and insights that enhance the decision-making abilities of grid operators and engineers. Join us for a webinar on June 22, 2022, to learn about new features that expand the benefits Synchrowave Operations offers to users.

SEL’s next-generation FLISR solution
Jun 1, 2022

SEL recently released a next-generation solution for fault location, isolation, and service restoration (FLISR). The first software package to release in the Distribution Management System (DMS) application suite on SEL Blueframe, FLISR redefines simplicity and reliability in distribution automation. An intuitive user interface and a modern display offer unparalleled transparency and ease of use for minimizing customer outages, improving reliability metrics, and providing fault detection and system restoration within seconds.

Webinar: Introducing next-generation FLISR software on Blueframe
May 20, 2022

Join us for a webinar on June 8, 2022, to learn about SEL’s next-generation software solution for automating fault location, isolation, and service restoration (FLISR). This webinar will discuss and demonstrate the recently released Distribution Management System (DMS) application suite on the SEL Blueframe software platform.

SEL president receives honorary doctorate degree from Purdue University
May 16, 2022
SEL president receives honorary doctorate degree from Purdue University
Webinar: Monitoring harmonics with IEEE 519 compliance reporting
May 6, 2022

Aspects of the modern power system, such as the rise of distributed generation, have led to an increase in undesirable harmonic distortion. IEEE 519-2014 compliance can help utilities maximize power system performance and efficiency.

Atotech and SEL announce business partnership
May 3, 2022
SEL to utilize Atotech’s Uniplate® equipment at SEL’s new PCB manufacturing facility in Idaho, USA
Webinar: Secure engineering access and resource management tools on Blueframe
Apr 22, 2022

Managing a large fleet of devices across multiple substations can be difficult with limited access from a central location. The new Direct Resource Access tool on the SEL Blueframe application platform for utility and industrial systems makes fleet management simple and secure.

Coming to WSU—Schweitzer Engineering Hall
Apr 18, 2022
Washington State University

$20 million gift from Schweitzers, SEL among largest in university history.  

SEL releases enhancements to Grid Configurator
Apr 8, 2022

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has released a substantial update to its SEL Grid Configurator software, with visual and functional enhancements that will make it easier for users to configure and review device settings.

Webinar: Applying the SEL-487E for centralized protection and control
Mar 25, 2022

Join us for a webinar on April 13, 2022, that will discuss how the SEL-487E Transformer Protection Relay can simultaneously protect lines, transformers and feeders in a centralized protection and control (CPC) scheme using newly added distance elements.

New cards and feature enhancements for the SEL-751 Feeder Protection Relay
Mar 18, 2022

SEL recently released two new field-upgradable cards for the SEL-751 Feeder Protection Relay, along with several enhancements that will allow it to support a wider range of applications.

SEL launches OT SDN Virtual Pilot Program
Mar 18, 2022

SEL has launched a no-cost virtual pilot program for its operational technology (OT) software-defined networking (SDN) solution.

SEL hosts open house to fill 100+ assembler openings
Mar 15, 2022
SEL hosts open house to fill 100+ assembler positions.
Webinar: Falling conductor mitigation
Mar 11, 2022

Join us for a webinar on March 30, 2022, where project engineers will discuss features and benefits of SEL’s advanced falling conductor detection algorithms, how to apply hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing for seamless commissioning and training, and the value of real-time monitoring, data visualization and archiving for situational awareness.

SEL announces promotions within its executive team
Mar 7, 2022

SEL promotes 4 members of its leadership team.

Webinar: How to evaluate the cyber risk of emerging technologies—an ICS attack framework
Mar 4, 2022

Emerging power system technologies have the potential to lower costs, increase performance and improve reliability, among many other benefits. However, it is crucial that power system entities thoroughly assess potential security risks before implementing new technology.

Automate IEEE 519 harmonic compliance reporting
Feb 28, 2022

SEL has released SEL-5705 Synchrowave Reports, a new browser-based meter reporting tool. It offers IEEE 519 power quality compliance reporting that alerts customers if harmonics exceed IEEE 519 limits, allowing them to address sources of harmonic distortion and increase the efficiency and performance of their system.

Webinar: OT SDN—the simplest way to engineer your IEC 61850 network
Feb 25, 2022

Operational technology (OT) software-defined networking (SDN) delivers cybersecurity and performance advantages that make it the best networking solution for IEC 61850 substation applications. It's also the easiest way to engineer IEC 61850 networks.

Introducing SEL Automation News
Feb 18, 2022

SEL recently released Automation News, a webpage where our product development engineers and leaders post about the latest updates and enhancements to our automation products and solutions. With a mySEL account, you can visit this page to read the latest posts and subscribe for email updates.

SEL’s new falling conductor mitigation solution
Feb 18, 2022

SEL recently released a new broken conductor mitigation solution, which detects breaks in overhead distribution lines and de-energizes them before they hit the ground, preventing wildfires and other hazards. This falling conductor mitigation solution was developed in collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and Quanta Technology.

SEL’s printed circuit board facility takes shape, team receives early delivery of specialized equipment
Feb 16, 2022
SEL’s printed circuit board facility takes shape, team takes early delivery of specialized equipment
Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer Team Up with SEL to Support Boys & Girls Club Expansion
Feb 4, 2022
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley
Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer donate $2.2M and SEL pledges $1M to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley
Webinar: Enhanced cybersecurity for SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Controls
Jan 28, 2022

Ethernet-based communications are becoming more prevalent in recloser controls—so SEL is developing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for new and existing installations.

Anterix and SEL Announce Collaboration to Support Advancing of Wildfire Mitigation Technology Over 900 MHz Private LTE Platform
Jan 25, 2022

Anterix and SEL have jointly published white paper documenting the application of falling conductor protection (FCP) for wildfire mitigation when enabled by a private LTE network using Anterix's low-band 900 MHz spectrum. 


Webinar: A better test point voltage sensor for switchgear
Jan 21, 2022

Join our webinar on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, to learn about the new SEL-3780 Test Point Voltage Sensor, designed to be a more reliable and economical OEM component in source-transfer switchgear.

SEL microgrid controls lead the pack again in new Guidehouse Insights report
Dec 17, 2021

A recently released Guidehouse Insights leaderboard report marked Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) as the world’s leading vendor of microgrid control systems. The previous leaderboard report, released in 2018 by Navigant Research (now Guidehouse Insights), also scored SEL as the global market leader.

Webinar: Achieving resiliency at any scale with SEL microgrid controls
Dec 2, 2021

Join our webinar on Wednesday, December 15, to see how SEL creates control systems that reduce capital expenditures, simplify microgrid integration and commissioning, and improve overall system resilience—for microgrids of any scale.

Webinar: Analyzing transformer relay event reports
Nov 19, 2021

Join our webinar on December 8, 2021, for an introduction to the powerful tools available within our synchroWAVe Event software. This webinar will focus on tools designed to aid in the analysis of transformer relay event reports, including the Custom Calculations engine.

How protective relay data can help cut costs
Nov 18, 2021

Modern process control systems for industrial plants use both analog and digital sources of information to perform routine functions such as protection and automation. Data collected and intended for one purpose often can provide substantial benefits when applied in other ways. For example, consider modern digital protective relays. They gather data for electrical protection, sampled at frequency rates as high as 1 MHz, that is used to quickly detect atypical electrical conditions and deactivate a problematic section of circuit. Most of the information not being used for protection is discarded. By unifying the process control and power distribution systems, however, that data instead can be used in operational control and troubleshooting to improve reliability and reduce downtime.

Webinar: Mitigate transmission wildfire risk
Nov 18, 2021

SEL offers solutions to help electric utilities mitigate the risk of fires caused by electric power transmission systems. Our solutions range from detecting incipient faults, so transmission problems can be addressed before large faults occur, to applying situational awareness tools, so system operators and line crews can respond to events more quickly. Join us for a webinar on December 1, 2021, to learn how these solutions can be deployed to mitigate fire risk.

Webinar: Converged Industrial Edge — Simplify and secure IT and OT information exchange
Nov 5, 2021

Join our webinar on November 17, 2021, about the new Converged Industrial Edge (CIE), a network architecture solution developed by SEL, Juniper Networks and Dragos as the best approach for securely sharing information between IT and operational technology (OT) networks.

SEL Vaccine Clinics
Nov 3, 2021
SEL vaccine clinics are taking place in collaboration with local health departments and healthcare providers.
Webinar: New to the SEL Axion — touchscreen interface for bay control applications
Oct 29, 2021

Join our webinar on November 10, 2021, to learn about the functions and features of SEL’s new bay control solution. The Axion Bay Controller combines the scalable architecture of the SEL-2240 Axion with a fully integrated, 7-inch touchscreen display and the logic engine of the SEL Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) for a complete bay control and monitoring solution.

Webinar: Simplifying recloser applications using high-density coordination
Oct 22, 2021

Adding recloser controls is one of the best ways to improve distribution system reliability—but traditional time-overcurrent protection schemes impose a limit on the number of reclosers that is practical to deploy on any given feeder. Join our November 3, 2021, webinar to learn how SEL’s High-Density Coordination solution removes that limitation, makes the protection scheme simpler and more straightforward and enables the deployment of virtually any number of reclosers on a feeder.

SEL Releases the Axion Bay Controller
Oct 18, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories recently released the Axion Bay Controller, which adds a touchscreen display to the SEL-2240 Axion, enhancements to acSELerator RTAC SEL-5033 Software and more. This new solution offers comprehensive bay control and monitoring with an intuitive interface, modular design and simple configuration software.

Webinar: Multifaceted monitoring—how to achieve the rated operating life of your transformer
Oct 14, 2021

Join our October 27, 2021, webinar to learn how a multifaceted monitoring device allows you to operate critical transformers and properly load them without exceeding their loss-of-life limits.

SEL releases enhanced SEL-2725 Five-Port Ethernet Switch
Oct 5, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released numerous enhancements for the SEL-2725 Five-Port Ethernet Switch that provide additional flexibility when it is used utility and industrial applications.

SEL releases SEL-851 Feeder Protection Relay
Oct 4, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-851 Feeder Protection Relay, which provides overcurrent, voltage and arc-flash protection for utility and industrial applications.

SEL raises starting hourly wage to $18
Sep 30, 2021
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is raising its starting hourly wage for U.S. employees to $18 per hour, effective October 1. 
SEL launches Converged Industrial Edge solution with Juniper Networks and Dragos
Sep 29, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has released a new solution in collaboration with industry leaders Juniper Networks and Dragos called the Converged Industrial Edge (CIE).

SEL creates virtual manufacturing tour in celebration of Manufacturing Day
Sep 27, 2021

SEL creates virtual manufacturing tour for Manufacturing Day


SEL’s David Whitehead Named to Manufacturers Association Board of Directors
Sep 24, 2021
National Association of Manufacturers
SEL’s David Whitehead named to manufacturers association board of directors
Two new field interfaces available for the SEL-734W Capacitor Bank Control
Sep 23, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released two new field interface options for the SEL-734W Capacitor Bank Control—a 7-pin connector and a terminal block—to offer increased installation versatility for the SEL-734W and SEL-8340 Wireless Current Sensor solution. This solution delivers a quicker, simpler and safer way to provide accurate current-based control for capacitor bank installations.

Webinar: New to SEL Blueframe—virtualization and credential management
Aug 27, 2021

Join our upcoming webinar on September 29, 2021, to learn about the features added to the recently released Blueframe application platform. SEL engineers will provide an overview of the innovation this platform brings to operational technology (OT) computing environments.

New touchscreen option for SEL-2411 Programmable Automation Controller
Aug 19, 2021

The SEL-2411 Programmable Automation Controller now comes with the option of a five-inch color touchscreen display. This easy-to-use display features an application-driven control structure and intuitive screen designs, allowing for efficient device monitoring, management and control.

Dr. Ed Schweitzer launches new website to promote free enterprise
Aug 18, 2021
Dr. Ed Schweitzer launches new website to promote free enterprise
Enclosure now available for SEL-FLT and SEL-FLR Fault and Load Transmitter and Receiver System
Aug 18, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released an enclosure for the SEL-FLT and SEL-FLR Fault and Load Transmitter and Receiver System, which improves distribution system reliability through accurate fault indication and load monitoring.

Construction of SEL’s printed circuit board facility in Moscow surges ahead
Aug 12, 2021
Construction of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ state-of-the-art printed circuit board facility is in full swing.
New SEL-3390T Time and Ethernet Adapter Card for SEL automation controllers
Aug 12, 2021

Now available, the SEL-3390T Time and Ethernet Adapter Card is a PCI Express (PCIe) expansion card that adds precise time synchronization and distribution functionality to SEL automation and computing devices such as the SEL-3355 and SEL-3360 Automation Controllers. It provides two Ethernet ports, one BNC input and one BNC output, allowing customers to source and distribute time from IRIG-B and Ethernet devices without the need for cable adapters.

Webinar: Expanding situational awareness with new Synchrowave software
Aug 12, 2021

The amount of time-synchronized power system data available to operators and engineers has grown rapidly over the past two decades—including relay event reports, synchrophasor data and now time-domain data streaming at kHz and MHz rates. This information can provide powerful insights, but effectively managing and analyzing the sheer volume of data poses a challenge.

SEL President speaks out about Washington's new long-term care act
Aug 6, 2021
Ed Schweitzer calls upon Governor Inslee to put a stop to Washington Cares Act
SEL refreshes SEL-2414 transformer monitor and expands its capabilities
Jul 29, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released numerous enhancements for the SEL-2414 Transformer Monitor, further expanding its abilities to manage and protect critical substation assets.

SEL software-defined networking solution certified by Department of Defense
Jul 29, 2021

As of July 2021, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ OT SDN solution is certified on the U.S. DoDIN APL. The DoDIN APL (Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List) is a consolidated list of network communications products and applications that are approved for use in DoD information networks and control systems. When a product makes this list, it is the result of rigorous and extensive testing, validation and certification to ensure that the solution meets the cybersecurity and interoperability standards for the Defense Information System Network and Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Webinar: Simple and scalable—fault location, isolation and service restoration solutions
Jul 29, 2021

Fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) solutions can have a big impact on distribution system reliability by automatically restoring power to customers and minimizing the size and duration of outages. Join us for a webinar on August 25, 2021, to learn how FLISR is applied to different distribution system setups using SEL recloser controls, communications devices, automation controllers and software.

SEL adds TiDL and Sampled Values technologies to SEL-411L line protective relay
Jul 19, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has added both Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology and Sampled Values (SV) technology to the SEL-411L Advanced Line Differential Protection, Automation and Control System. As part of its normal functionality, the SEL-411L provides line current differential and distance protection for transmission lines. With these newest SEL-411L additions, SEL’s digital secondary system portfolio expands to include a line current differential solution for substation modernization efforts.

Webinar: Zero trust for industrial control systems
Jul 16, 2021

In a webinar on August 11, 2021, SEL engineers will discuss the concepts of trust and zero trust. They will explain how ICS and critical infrastructure networks can benefit from a modified zero-trust architecture and will explain how to strategically incorporate zero trust in an OT environment so it does not impact the availability of protection and control devices.

Making Sure the Lights Stay On, No Matter What
Jul 13, 2021
Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, founder, president and chief technology officer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, for RMEL's Electric Energy
Dr. Ed Schweitzer write about reliability and making sure the lights stay on, no matter what.
Webinar: Solutions for optimizing energy metering and demand management
Jul 1, 2021

When it comes to industrial plants, commercial buildings, transportation hubs and multibuilding campuses, like manufacturing facilities and universities, take a system-focused approach to energy metering. Doing so will improve efficiency, increase uptime and decrease operating costs. Join us July 28, 2021, for a webinar about SEL campus metering systems, which are completely scalable and use the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter as a foundation.

Webinar: Finding simplicity in the complex world of feeder protection
Jun 25, 2021

Adding more features to a basic feeder protection relay can make it more complex—but it doesn’t have to. Join us July 14, 2021, for a webinar about the new SEL-851 Feeder Protection Relay, which offers comprehensive protection and advanced communications in a simple, compact package. During the webinar, you will learn how the relay protects low- and medium-voltage feeders, improves system visibility, increases safety and easily integrates into systems. You will also see an in-depth demonstration of the new SEL Grid Configurator software, which helps you quickly create, manage and deploy device settings.

SEL finishes construction of new health and wellbeing center in Lewiston
Jun 15, 2021
SEL finishes construction of new health and wellbeing center in Lewiston
SEL offers system-hardening solutions to reduce cyber risk
Jun 11, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has introduced system-hardening solutions that improve the security of electric power protection and control systems.

Webinar: Improve system visibility and reliability with SEL’s wireless fault indication system
Jun 4, 2021

Learn how wireless fault indication systems help improve system visibility, reduce outage durations and improve overall system reliability during our webinar on June 23, 2021. SEL experts will teach attendees about the SEL-FLT and SEL-FLR Fault and Load Transmitter and Receiver System, which quickly identifies faults and accurately monitors loads.

SEL breaks ground in Moscow
Jun 3, 2021
Elaine Williams, for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Governor Brad Little joins SEL at groundbreaking for 140,000-square-foot printed circuit board factory in Moscow, Idaho


SEL releases enhanced TiDL line protection relay
Jun 1, 2021
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-421 Protection, Automation, and Control System with enhanced Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology. TiDL is a protection-centered digital secondary system that replaces secondary system copper connections with fiber to decrease costs and increase safety. Its enhanced features include a purpose-built merging unit, data-sharing capabilities and modern configuration software.
SEL president calls on Governor Inslee to reconsider employer vaccine verification requirement
May 24, 2021
SEL president says employer vaccine verification requirement is an overreach by the government.
Engineering a rapid response
May 17, 2021
Elaine Williams, Lewiston Tribune
SEL organizes clinics that provide thousands of COVID-19 immunizations
SEL releases SEL-RP50 Fault Repeater to complement SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 system
May 13, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the new SEL-RP50 Fault Repeater, complementing and adding flexibility to the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System. The system enhances distribution protection by helping relays make better tripping and reclosing decisions based on the location of a fault.

SEL releases enhanced SEL-487B bus protection TiDL relay
May 4, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-487B Bus Differential and Breaker Failure Relay with enhanced Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology. TiDL is a protection-centered digital secondary system that replaces secondary system copper connections with fiber to decrease costs and increase safety. Its enhanced features include a purpose-built merging unit, data-sharing capabilities and modern configuration software.

Webinar: SEL Blueframe—a secure application platform designed for operational technology systems
Apr 30, 2021

Learn how to manage data and automate processes using SEL’s new user-friendly, modular operational technology (OT) application platform, SEL Blueframe. On May 26, 2021, SEL Product Manager Cailin Ventresco will share details about how Blueframe simplifies and centralizes user access permissions, security parameters and IED data management.

SEL raises starting hourly wage to $16, announces 50 new manufacturing career openings
Apr 29, 2021
SEL raises its starting hourly wage to $16 per hour and announces 50 open positions in Pullman and Lewiston.
Webinar: Enhance distribution protection with the SEL fault transmitter, repeater, and receiver system
Apr 16, 2021

Learn how to enhance protection on your distribution system during this May 12, 2021, webinar, which will focus on the new SEL-RP50 Fault Repeater and highlight how it expands the capabilities of the SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System. During the webinar, you will hear about the new SEL-RP50 Fault Repeater; review several SEL-FT50, SEL-RP50, and SEL-FR12 applications; and see results from utility installations. You will also gain an understanding of how these devices work together with a utility’s existing recloser controls or protective relays to provide a simple, cost-effective solution for improved distribution protection.

SEL introduces new approach for substation time synchronization
Apr 1, 2021

SEL has released a new precise timing solution using the SEL ICON that is distributed via WAN to reduce the impact of localized GPS outages. This new approach is enabled through the ICON Enhanced Protected Line Module (EPLM), released March 12, which supports IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Telecom input for WAN-based time synchronization over packet-based transports.

Webinar: SEL powerMAX for utilities—advancing remedial action schemes
Apr 1, 2021

Learn about advancements in remedial action schemes (RASs), which can help meet NERC PRC-012-2 requirements and integrate renewables like wind and solar into the transmission system.

SEL releases enhanced SEL-487E transformer protection TiDL relay
Mar 24, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-487E Transformer Protection Relay with enhanced Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology. TiDL is a protection-centered digital secondary system that replaces secondary system copper connections with fiber to decrease costs and increase safety. Its enhanced features include a purpose-built merging unit, data-sharing capabilities and modern configuration software.

Webinar: No test set? No problem—Event playback simplifies testing of ultra-high-speed relays
Mar 24, 2021

Learn how to test an ultra-high-speed relay’s protection and fault-locating functions without a physical test set simply by using transient records and the built-in event playback function available in the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection and the SEL-T401L Ultra-High-Speed Line Relay.

SEL adds line monitoring to the SEL-T400L time-domain line protection relay
Mar 17, 2021

Line monitoring is now available in the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection, further enhancing the ultra-high-speed relay’s capabilities. This new feature detects, locates, tabulates and alarms for recurring disturbances on the line, including low-energy events and faults. This helps utilities improve line maintenance efforts and costs and can reduce the number of line faults by identifying low-energy precursor events before they become faults.

‘No wonder the lights went out’
Mar 12, 2021
Scott Jackson
A lack of preparedness and mismanaged regulation are at least partly to blame for the power crisis that took place mid-February in Texas, according to local business leader Ed Schweitzer.
Webinar: SEL powerMAX commercial microgrids — sustainable, economical and resilient
Mar 10, 2021
On March 24, 2021, SEL Engineering Services experts will present a webinar about the system architecture, hardware, and functionality of SEL powerMAX commercial microgrid control systems.
SEL partners with DOE CyTRICS program to aid supply chain security
Mar 9, 2021

SEL recently joined the Department of Energy (DOE) Cyber Testing for Resilient Industrial Control Systems (CyTRICS) program, which focuses on identifying vulnerabilities in the technology supply chain.

SEL releases Blueframe — a secure OT application platform
Mar 4, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released SEL Blueframe — a new operational technology (OT) platform designed to run Blueframe-enabled applications and provide users with a reliable, secure web-based platform that simplifies the management of security vulnerability patches while easily integrating with their systems.

SEL celebrates Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Feb 22, 2021
SEL hosts activities for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Nearly 6,000 doses and counting: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories supports vaccine rollout
Feb 22, 2021
Andrew Lenderman
The company has hosted 10 mass vaccination clinics so far that have led to the distribution of about 5,700 vaccine doses.
Webinar: New ways to time-synchronize substations over WAN
Feb 12, 2021

Learn about a new, resilient approach to time synchronization in substations using the SEL ICON for time distribution over WAN.

Webinar: SEL powerMAX Power Management and Control System for industrial applications (Part 2)
Jan 29, 2021

In November 2020, SEL engineers presented the first webinar in a two-part series about how SEL powerMAX power management solutions work. On February 24, 2021, the second webinar in the series will demonstrate how to prevent blackouts and keep critical processes running with the advanced high-speed protection and control technology in powerMAX.

SEL enhances TiDL technology and releases new merging unit
Jan 15, 2021

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has begun rolling out its enhanced Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology solution, which is a protection-centered digital secondary system that replaces copper with fiber to decrease costs and increase safety. It now features a purpose-built merging unit, data-sharing capabilities and modern configuration software.

SEL expands eLearning portfolio with new protection course
Jan 13, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted SEL University to shift course design efforts to eLearning. Last week we expanded our eLearning portfolio to eleven courses with the release of ePROT 200: Applied Symmetrical Components, a 13-hour self-paced virtual course.
Top Biden Economist: Encouraging Employee Ownership Could Improve Job Quality, Increase Workers’ Wealth & Productivity
Jan 12, 2021
Jared Bernstein
New Jared Bernstein Study Examines Benefits Of Employee Stock Ownership Plans & Barriers To Entry
New, versatile SEL-3350 Automation Controller now available for order
Jan 8, 2021

 SEL has released the SEL-3350 Automation Controller. This new addition to the automation controller family, designed to complement the SEL-3355 and SEL-3360 Automation Controllers, provides a lower price point and a smaller 1U form factor. The SEL-3350 is ideal for applications that require midlevel I/O and computation.

How software-defined networking can protect against software supply chain attacks
Dec 22, 2020

Supply chain security has been top-of-mind for a while now, but with the recent SolarWinds cyber attack, many organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about the security of their systems. SEL’s operational technology (OT) software-defined networking (SDN) offers a solution.

Framatome and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories team up on nuclear
Dec 16, 2020
Nuclear Engineering International
Framatome and US-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) have signed a teaming agreement to provide digital protection relays to nuclear power plants.
SEL expedites development of product to help with ultra-cold vaccine storage
Dec 15, 2020
SEL has developed a new product that provides specialized temperature monitoring and logging for the cold and ultra-cold environments required to properly store new COVID-19 vaccines.
Introducing the SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor Digital Data Logger for COVID-19 vaccine storage
Dec 15, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is proud to announce the immediate release of the SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor Digital Data Logger, designed specifically for use in the cold chain storage of COVID-19 vaccines.

Webinar: Securing OT networks with the SEL UTM firewall
Dec 10, 2020

Learn how to strengthen network security for operational technology (OT) applications with the new SEL Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewall. On January 13, 2021, SEL engineers will provide an overview of the SEL UTM solution, which is customized to your exacting specifications by the SEL Engineering Services team.

SEL awards $25K in scholarship funding as part of new program
Dec 3, 2020
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories launches new scholarship program
SEL to build new manufacturing facility in Moscow, Idaho
Nov 23, 2020
SEL to build new manufacturing facility in Moscow, Idaho
SEL-400G generator relay now supports QuickSet software
Nov 20, 2020

In August 2020, SEL released the SEL-400G Advanced Generator Protection System with the new software tool SEL Grid Configurator. The relay now also supports acSELerator QuickSet SEL-5030 Software, providing another option for configuring, commissioning and managing devices.

SEL powerMAX Power Management and Control System for industrial applications (Part 1)
Nov 19, 2020

SEL powerMAX prevents blackouts and keeps critical processes online using advanced protection and control technologies. On December 9, 2020, SEL engineers will present the first webinar in a two-part series about how SEL powerMAX works.

SEL broadens cybersecurity solutions portfolio
Nov 17, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewall, a new security solution that is customized to your specifications by the SEL Engineering Services team. This firewall broadens SEL’s portfolio of cyber-defense solutions for critical operational technology (OT) networks. For utilities and industrial customers looking to build stronger security perimeters around their substations, SEL UTM provides advanced firewall and router capabilities.

Purdue Polytechnic High School Gets New Name
Nov 16, 2020
Gerry Dick, Inside Indiana Business
Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer featured on Inside Indiana Business
SEL releases color touchscreen meter
Nov 10, 2020
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the color touchscreen display on the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter to streamline commissioning, testing and daily use for operators and technicians.
SEL releases motor bus transfer relay
Oct 30, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-700BT Motor Bus Transfer Relay, a purpose-built relay which offers comprehensive bus transfer and protection for critical process environments that require a continuous and reliable supply of electric power.

Webinar: Time-domain relay functions — looking beyond protection
Oct 30, 2020

SEL time-domain relays offer more than ultra-high-speed line protection. On November 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), SEL engineers will look beyond the protection functions in the new SEL-T401L Ultra-High-Speed Line Relay to discuss its additional capabilities. Attendees will learn about high-fidelity transient recording, locating faults within one tower span with traveling-wave-based fault locating and continuous line monitoring for detecting incipient events.

Lifting the curtain on LCSC center
Oct 24, 2020
Justyna Tomtas

Schweitzer CTE Center celebrates grand opening 

SEL releases redundant power module
Oct 23, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-RPM Redundant Power Module, a reliable and simple multisource module to power protection, monitoring and control equipment.

SEL broadens SDN portfolio with the SEL-2742S
Oct 21, 2020

SEL has released the SEL-2742S Software-Defined Network Switch. With this release, utility and industrial network engineers have a choice of 19" rack mounting (with the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch) or DIN-rail or surface mounting (with the SEL-2742S) for their software-defined networking (SDN) switch hardware.

New protocols for SEL-849 Motor Management Relay
Oct 20, 2020

Three new protocols are now available for the SEL-849 Motor Management Relay: EtherNet/IP, the IEC 62439 Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) and DNP3. With these additions, the multipurpose protection and control relay can more easily be applied in industrial and utility applications.

Case study: Creating a protection scheme without compromise
Oct 14, 2020

To reduce line clutter around their substations, North Carolina’s Clayton Public Power constructed their distribution system like many other utilities: underground cables carry power to overhead lines outside the substation, which then provide service to the utility’s customers. In order to rapidly restore power and provide consistent, high-quality service, their protection scheme was programmed to automatically reclose in order to clear momentary faults on the overhead lines.

Webinar: Building better substation networks with SDN — field results
Oct 9, 2020

SEL software-defined networking (SDN) is delivering real-world benefits for operational technology (OT) networks, such as substation LANs. SEL SDN has been shown to strengthen cybersecurity, improve network performance for IEC 61850-based protection systems and streamline data collection for NERC CIP compliance audits. On November 4 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time), SEL engineers will share the results from utility deployments worldwide.

SEL president encourages a return to civility in politics at candidate forum
Oct 2, 2020
SEL president encourages a return to civility in politics at candidate forum
SEL Fall Virtual Seminar
Oct 2, 2020

On October 27, 2020, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) is hosting the first-ever Fall Virtual Seminar, which will highlight the latest SEL solutions, features and technologies designed to help increase the efficiency, speed and simplicity of electric power systems.

Flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School center named to honor $4M gift from business leaders Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer
Oct 2, 2020
Grant Flora, Purdue

Flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School center named to honor $4M gift from business leaders Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer

Webinar: Improving process reliability with motor bus transfer
Sep 30, 2020

At 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) on October 21, 2020, SEL engineers will present a webinar that focuses on how facilities can improve power reliability by applying the new SEL-700BT Motor Bus Transfer Relay, which transfers critical loads from a primary source to an auxiliary feeder during faults or outages on the primary feeder.

Webinar: From copper to fiber — four keys to successful substation modernization
Sep 15, 2020

Protection, robustness, maintainability and cybersecurity — these are four key factors to successfully modernizing your substation with a digital secondary system (DSS). On October 7, 2020, SEL engineers will present a webinar to discuss how these factors apply to SEL Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology, one of SEL’s DSS solutions.

SEL launches COVID-19 awareness campaign
Sep 10, 2020

SEL encourages employee and community to remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19.

SEL purchasing 150 acres south of Moscow
Aug 31, 2020
SEL purchasing 150 acres south of Moscow
SEL releases ultra-high-speed transmission line relay
Aug 31, 2020

In power system protection, every millisecond counts. Faster fault clearing improves public and utility personnel safety, widens transient stability margins, limits equipment wear, improves power quality and confines property damage. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-T401L Ultra-High-Speed Line Relay, which combines the field-proven traveling-wave-based and incremental-quantity-based technologies pioneered in the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection with a complete suite of phasor-based protection functions that you expect in a line protection system.

Webinar: Reducing wildfire risk with high-impedance fault detection
Aug 28, 2020

For utilities looking for ways to mitigate wildfire risk due to downed conductors, SEL can help. High-impedance fault (HIF) detection is a key technology for detecting downed conductors, a critical component of a complete wildfire risk mitigation program.

SEL, Juniper Networks, Dragos team up to create new solution to securely manage IT, OT with one platform
Aug 26, 2020
SEL teams up with Juniper Networks, Dragos to create a new way for the electric utilities and industrial operations to securely and reliably integrate their enterprise and OT networks.
SEL CEO launches new podcast
Aug 20, 2020
SEL has launched a new podcast hosted by CEO Dave Whitehead
SEL to begin construction on a new health and wellbeing center in Lewiston
Aug 17, 2020
SEL to break ground today on a new health and wellbeing center in Lewiston, ID
Webinar: Overcoming performance degradation when migrating protection to packet-based networks
Aug 12, 2020

For utilities faced with converging information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks, there are many challenges to consider. These challenges include performance for protection applications, security, demarcation of responsibilities and more. On August 26, 2020, SEL engineers will present a webinar that describes how SEL ICON virtual synchronous networking (VSN) helps utilities address convergence challenges.

SEL releases Flow Auditor, a new SDN application
Aug 10, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released Flow Auditor, the first application in the new SEL-5057 SDN Application Suite. Flow Auditor streamlines data collection for NERC CIP compliance reporting.

New advanced relay protects generators of all sizes and types
Aug 3, 2020

Advanced protection, monitoring and communications are critical when it comes to safeguarding the substantial investments made in generating facilities. The new SEL-400G Advanced Generator Protection System offers primary and backup protection for generators of all sizes and types, including hydro, pumped-storage hydro, steam turbine and combustion gas turbine generators.

Colombian utility innovates busbar protection with TiDL technology
Jul 24, 2020

When Enel-Codensa—one of Colombia’s leading electric utilities—encountered a major obstacle to upgrading their hydroelectric facility’s busbar protection scheme, they decided to partner with SEL to find a solution. SEL’s proposal featured Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology, which would not only solve Enel-Codensa’s problem but also improve the safety, security, and efficiency of their substation.

Webinar: Simplify meter commissioning, troubleshooting, and more with a touchscreen
Jul 16, 2020

Power system complexity continues to increase as nonlinear devices, such as variable-frequency drives, power supplies, and inverters, are added. However, increased visibility of the real-time power system status while in the field can make work simpler for operators, technicians, and engineers alike. The SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter will soon be available with a color touchscreen display, improving real-time system visibility.

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.
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.

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.