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Recorded Webinar

Advanced Solutions for Reducing Wildfire Risk

Date held: October 23, 2019
Duration: 60 min

To address the focus in our industry on reducing wildfire risk, this webinar offers information on two strategies—enhanced system protection and system hardening.

Learn how you can use SEL distribution control products to enhance your system protection and to reduce the likelihood of wildfires. SEL technological advancements, such as downed conductor detection, adaptive reclosing, and fast fault-clearing schemes, help utilities balance system reliability with fire risk reduction.

The G&W recloser provides system hardening to help create a more robust, fire-resistant grid. We review how flashover mitigation solutions, transitioning overhead circuits to underground, and site-ready reclosers can help with wildfire challenges.

Topics include the following:

  • SEL-651R Advanced Recloser Control with Arc Sense technology for high-impedance fault detection
  • SEL-FT50 and SEL-FR12 Fault Transmitter and Receiver System for enhanced protection
  • G&W Viper’s dead tank construction, increased phase spacing, and higher-rated insulators for reduced flashovers

Learn From the Experts

Anthony Rahiminejad
Anthony Rahiminejad

Lead Product Sales Manager

Anthony Rahiminejad is a lead product sales manager at SEL in the distribution controls and sensors group. He joined SEL in 2015 as an industrial solutions engineer and has since held roles as an application engineer and as a sales engineer. Prior to joining SEL, he held a position as a senior power system engineer for Eaton Engineering Services. Anthony received his B.S.E.E. degree from North Carolina State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina.

Nick Nakamura
Nick Nakamura

Product Manager, G&W Electric

Nick Nakamura received his B.S. in Electronics Engineering from DeVry University in 2002 and joined G&W Electric in 2011. He currently holds the position of product manager for sensors and has previously held positions as product manager for overhead switchgear and senior engineer for aftermarket support. Nick held earlier engineering roles in the printed circuit board, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Today, his work is focused on projects associated with new product development. Nick is involved in professional organizations including the IEEE Switchgear Committee and is an IEEE PES member.