April 4 - 5, 2018

OMICRON Academy Training Center



3rd Annual Recloser & Distribution Automation Workshop

April 4 - 5, 2018

OMICRON Academy Training Center



This two-day workshop will take place at the OMICRON Academy in Houston, TX and will include a combination of presentations by utilities and manufacturers, a technical tour at CenterPoint Energy, and the opportunity for live hands-on demonstrations showing the latest approaches and technologies that OMICRON has to offer. Come and learn from numerous industry expert speakers.

Meet manufacturers of reclosers and recloser controls, distribution automation solutions, and much more. They will present their solutions, answer your questions, and provide technical information during breaks and lunches.

David Costello, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) will be our keynote speaker. His presentation will be about "The past, present, and invention of the future of distribution protection and automation".

Numerous technical presentations including:

  • Distribution automation: DER integration, Volt/VAR optimization, and FLISR
    (Babak Enayati, National Grid)
  • Evolution in distribution automation strategy and challenges at ComEd
    (Tiffany Wynne and Ricardo Carrera, ComEd)
  • Planning for the future: The nation’s first cyber-secure utility microgrid at Ameren
    (Paul Pabst, S&C Electric)
  • Increasing reliability by implementing an overhead fast auto transfer scheme
    (Jeff Helton, AEP Texas and Nic DiFonzo, G&W Electric)

Technical tour at CenterPoint Energy

At the Energy Insight Center (EIC), visitors enjoy an unforgettable multi-sensory learning experience, and explore the value the Smart Grid offers in customer information and self-service. The center provides consumer-oriented videos, portals, energy management systems, smart appliances, a demonstration of the self-healing grid, and more.

Have a look at the agenda

Have a look at the photos to get an impression of the Recloser Workshop 2017.


David Costello

Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)

Ashok Gopalakrishnan

Principal Advisor and Regional Manager at Quanta Technology

Babak Enayati

Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid

Bob Roy

Director of the Major Underground Department at CenterPoint Energy

Dan Wycklendt

Business Development Manager at G&W

Danny Ee

Director, Smart Grid and System Operations at Austin Energy

Jacob Chacko

Utility Marketing Manager at Eaton

Jeff Helton

Reliability, Principle Engineer at AEP Texas

Juan Gers

Founder and President at GERS

Dr. Julio Romero Agüero

Vice President, Strategy and Business Innovation at Quanta Technology

Nic DiFonzo

Sr. Automation Engineer at G&W

Paul Pabst

Assistant Manager of Engineering Services at S&C Electric

Ricardo Carrera

Reliability Engineer at ComEd

Robert Wang

Regional Application Specialist at OMICRON

Tiffany Wynne

Reliability Engineer at ComEd

More information 

OMICRON Academy Training Center 3550 Willowbend Blvd., Houston, TX 77054 Phone: 713-830-4660

Register early and save
Early bird full registration price: $ 495.00 (offer ends March 1, 2018)
Full registration price: $ 595.00 per person for 2 days
The registration fee includes the technical tour at CenterPoint Energy, welcome reception, all meals, course material, and 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Hotel information
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston S - Medical Ctr Area
9300 S Main Street Houston, Texas 77025
Phone: (832) 371-9300

OMICRON has arranged a special group rate courtesy block.
Use this group booking Link to make your reservation and enter group code OEC.
Just follow the link and click "Book now" at the right corner of the registration site. 
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