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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 expands recloser control offerings
Mar 11, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced a new addition to its recloser control family. Designed for distribution automation (DA) systems, the new SEL-651RA Recloser Control provides advanced protection and communications for 14-pin reclosers at an economical price point.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power Metering: Monitoring Usage for Savings
Nov 5, 2015

Florida Keys utility improves operational efficiency to offset decrease in revenue

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEL hosts annual Education and Wellness Expo
Sep 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEL Australia celebrates its 15th anniversary
Jul 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEL senior vice president retires
Jun 22, 2015

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

SEL to pave Mosher Drive
Jun 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, the airplanes work for everyone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Schweitzer on opportunity and economic freedom

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