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SEL Events at the Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers


SEL is excited to participate in Texas A&M’s 70th Annual Conference for Protective Relay Engineers. We will host a number of activities associated with the conference, including a complimentary, full-day technical seminar. SEL engineers will present 17 technical papers at the conference on topics such as simplicity for substation design, high-speed reclosing, and cybersecurity. In addition, we will participate in the vendor exhibition at the Memorial Student Center, and we will host our annual SEL ICON Fun Run. We look forward to having you join us!

Location and Details

Monday–Thursday, April 3–6
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Session Information
Professional Development Hours: 7

Technical Seminar

Monday, April 3
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Memorial Student Center
Gates Ballroom

Join us at our preconference seminar, where SEL engineers will discuss specific topics related to power system protection, monitoring, control, communications, and integration. You will learn about the latest developments from SEL, such as high-performance time-domain line protection that securely and dramatically reduces relay tripping times. You’ll also hear about the new, simple, secure SEL Time-Domain Link (TiDL) technology to modernize your substation. In addition, we will show you how to build fast, secure, and deterministic Ethernet communications networks for high-speed protection with game-changing, software-defined networking (SDN) technology—and more!

The SEL seminar is complimentary, and breakfast and lunch will be included. All attendees will receive 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for their attendance. Select the PDH certificate option when registering to receive your certificate electronically the week following the event.

Learn more about the Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers at the official websiteRegister here for the SEL Technical Seminar!

Morning Session
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Technology Update

Time-Domain Protection—Ready Here and Now

  • Learn and review basics of time-domain and traveling-wave protection (e.g., speed and reset simplicity).
  • Learn how and where the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection can fit into new and existing applications, with focus on improved speed, traveling-wave fault location, and high-resolution oscillography.
  • Learn how the SEL-T400L can accommodate hybrid lines that combine underground cables and overhead conductors.

Fault Transmitters Accelerate Tripping

  • Learn how SEL’s new class of overhead line sensor is improving feeder protection speed, solving challenging coordination problems, and enhancing feeder monitoring.
  • See how easy the overhead line sensor integrates with any SEL protection and communications products that incorporate Mirrored Bits communications technology.
  • Learn how to extend equipment life and reduce stress by reducing the fault duration while minimizing the customer impact during system faults.
  • See specific applications and key features that allow quicker power restoration times.

SDN Delivers Breakthrough Performance for Substation Ethernet Networks

  • Review the communications channel performance requirements for communications-assisted protection schemes.
  • See the importance of dependable communications for critical protection traffic.
  • Discuss the challenges of using Ethernet for teleprotection.
  • Receive an overview of current high availability network solutions (e.g., the Parallel Redundancy Protocol [PRP] and high-speed reclosing [HSR]) for substation local-area network (LANs), and learn about their advantages.
  • Show how SEL is using SDN to provide a breakthrough solution that solves the limitations of using Ethernet for mission-critical teleprotection services within the substation.
  • Learn how SDN delivers microsecond failover, greater security, simplified network design and testing, and centralized network visibility.

Practical Implementation of Microgrid Control, Protection, and Communications

  • Understand how microgrid controllers and protective relays function together to increase grid reliability.
  • Learn what functionality and testing requirements to specify in a microgrid control and protection system.
  • Understand how to use a single SEL relay for synchronization, decoupling, monitoring, and protection at a point of common coupling (point of interconnection) with a microgrid.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

New SEL Protection Technology: Built for Speed, Security, and Simplicity

  • Learn how to apply and set the SEL-T400L Time-Domain Line Protection.
  • Learn how to test traveling-wave protection and fault location.
  • Learn to commission the SEL-T400L.
  • Commission an SEL TiDL and Sampled Values (SV) solution.
  • Compare an IEC 61850-9-2-based system and SEL TiDL technology.
  • Learn the innovations SEL brings to SV solutions.
  • Discuss the advantages in the simplicity of TiDL.

Building Dependable and Secure Ethernet With Software-Defined Networking

  • Learn how to build a protection-class high-speed network with SDN.
  • Simplify critical IEC 61850 GOOSE signal connections with packet- and path-level engineering.
  • Improve protection performance, and create a reliable, secure SDN substation network.

Event Analysis: Custom Calculations

  • Learn how to use the custom calculations feature of SEL synchroWAVe Event 2015 to aid in event analysis.
  • Become familiar with several advanced tools available to assist in modeling directional elements and transformer differential calculations.
  • Learn how to more accurately determine the location of a fault using custom calculations with event reports from both ends of a transmission line.
  • Bring your computer to practice applying these tools to real-world event reports and analyze relay operation.

SEL Technical Paper Presentations

April 4–6
Memorial Student Center

A Current Story—When Primary Met Secondary
Genardo Corpuz (Lower Colorado River Authority) and Swagata Das and Ariana Hargrave (SEL)

Advanced Generator Protection and Monitoring Using Transducer Measurements
Terry Foxcroft (Snowy Hydro Limited) and Normann Fischer, Dale Finney, Satish Samineni, and Yu Xia (SEL)

Apply a Wireless Line Sensor System to Enhance Distribution Protection Schemes
Kei Hao, Shankar V. Achanta, Jakob Fowler, and David Keckalo (SEL)

Beyond the Nameplate – Selecting Transformer Compensation Settings for Secure Differential Protection
Barker Edwards (PowerServices, Inc.), David G. Williams (FirstEnergy Corporation), and Ariana Hargrave, Matthew Watkins, and Vinod K. Yedidi (SEL)

Choose Simplicity for a Better Digital Substation Design
Greg Rzepka, Scott Wenke, and Sarah Walling (SEL)

Generator Motoring Protection—Are You Protected?
Dale Finney, Michael Thompson, Normann Fischer, and Amandeep Kalra (SEL)

High-Speed Reclosing, Switching Surges, and Bus Differential Protection Security—A Case Study
Jeff Iler (American Electric Power) and Ryan McDaniel (SEL)

If You Cannot Test It, You Cannot Use It—IEC 61850 GOOSE System Designed With Testing in Mind
Don Burkart (Consolidated Edison of New York) and William Edwards, Anne Atalay, and Stephen Snuggs (SEL)

Implementing a Microgrid Using Standard Utility Control Equipment
Tom Fenimore (Duke Energy) and Andy Gould and Larry Wright (SEL)

Integrating Synchrophasors and Oscillography for Wide-Area Power System Analysis
Dora Nakafuji (Hawaiian Electric Company), Laura Rogers (Hawaii Electric Light Company), and Jared Bestebreur, Michael Rourke, and Greg Zweigle (SEL)

Negative-Sequence Overcurrent Considerations for Induction Motor Loads
Miles Dupuis (Cleco Power LLC) and Nick Mahoney, Aadityaa Padmanabhan, and Krithika Bhuvaneshwaran (SEL)

Performance Comparison Between Mho Elements and Incremental Quantity-Based Distance Elements
Gabriel Benmouyal, Normann Fischer, and Brian Smyth (SEL)

Protection Challenges for North America’s First Combined Cable/Overhead Double-Circuit 500 kV Transmission Line With Mutual Coupling
Denis Bucco, Curtis Sanden, Arturo Torres, and Edward Wong (Southern California Edison) and Jordan Bell, Normann Fischer, and John Thompson (SEL)

Real-Time Circuit Breaker Health Diagnostics
Jason M. Byerly and Carey Schneider (American Electric Power) and Robert Schloss and Isaac West (SEL)

Ukraine Cyber-Induced Power Outage: Analysis and Practical Mitigation Strategies
David E. Whitehead, Kevin Owens, Dennis Gammel, and Jess Smith (SEL)

Understanding Design, Installation, and Testing Methods That Promote Substation IED Resiliency for High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Events
Travis Mooney, Tim Minteer, Sharla Artz, and David E. Whitehead (SEL)

Utility Implements Communications-Assisted Special Protection and Control Schemes for Distribution Substations
Michael R. Duff (City of College Station) and Dharmendra Prajapati, Payal Gupta, and Alex Langseth (SEL)

Solutions Exhibit

Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5
12:00–1:30 p.m.

Bethancourt Ballroom
Memorial Student Center

Meet with SEL experts to see the newest technology and real-world applications of SEL solutions and to learn about the latest technological developments for electric power systems.

SEL Icon Fun Run and Walk

Tuesday, April 4
6:00 a.m.
Meet at the fountain across from the Hilton College Station on University Drive East.

Join us for our seventh annual SEL ICON Fun Run in conjunction with the Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers. Bring your sneakers, and enjoy a refreshing 8K run or 4K walk.

All participants are required to sign a waiver of release before participating.