Toronto skyline at sunset, Canada


December 3 - 5, 2019

The Westin Harbour Castle


Registration is Now Closed

4th Annual Canada Protection Symposium

December 3 - 5, 2019

The Westin Harbour Castle


Technical Agenda Highlights

  • Opening Keynote Address from Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, founder and President of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
  • Bulk Power System Transformation, Mark G. Lauby, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, NERC
  • Managing the New Grid from Damir Novosel, President of Quanta Technology
  • Keynote Speaker:  Andrew Spencer, Vice President Transmission and Stations, Hydro One
  • History of IEC 61850: Past, Present, and Future
  • Advances in Generator Protection
  • Engineering a Cyber-Resilient Smart Grid
  • ComEd’s Experiences Designing and Implementing IEC 61850
  • Presentation from John McDonald on Asset Performance Management
  • Lessons learned on a utility microgrid installation

Program Booklet

Optional Tutorial Sessions

We are happy to provide two optional half-day tutorials on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. You can choose the IEC 61850 Tutorial, the Distribution Automation Tutorial with G&W, or attend them both.
IEC 61850 Tutorial by OMICRON
Introduction to the IEC 61850 standard for participants with no or little experience. The tutorial includes a hands-on demonstration of configuring GOOSE messages between two protective relays of different brands, along with live visualization of GOOSE traffic using Omicron tools.

Distribution Automation Tutorial by G&W Electric
This training module will go over ABB, GE, and SEL relays and their uses with underground switchgear. Topics that will be covered are automation, capabilities, communications, protection and what needs to be considered when designing controls using each relay. There will be case studies for each relay covered such as fault location, isolation, service restoration and loss of voltage when using ABB relays and SF6 switchgear. The tutorial and the evening reception will be graciously sponsored by G&W.

Moments to Remember


Dr. Edmund Schweitzer

President, Chairman of the Board Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Alexander Apostolov

Editor-in-Chief, PAC World Magazine

Dr. Damir Novosel

President and Founder of Quanta Technology

Dr. Eman Hammad

Cybersecurity & Privacy, PwC

Dr. Bogdan Kasztenny

Protective Relay Design Expert Ph.D., D.Sc., IEEE Fellow

Dale Finney

M.ENG, P.ENG, Principal Power Engineer at SEL

Eugenio Carvalheira

Engineering Manager, OMICRON

Dr. Fred Steinhauser

IEC 61850 and Digital Substation Expert, OMICRON

John Bettler

Power and Protection Engineer, ComEd

John McDonald

Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Grid Solutions

Katherine Cummings

Product Manager, Distribution Automation, G&W

John Kumm

Vice President, Field Services and Director for Testing and Energization

More Information

Registration fee
4th Annual Canada Protection Symposium 
CAN$595.00 (plus 13% HST tax

IEC 61850 Tutorial
CAN$200.00 (plus 13% HST tax)

Distribution Automation Tutorial with G&W
CAN$200.00 (plus 13% HST tax)

Attend both Tutorial Sessions
CAN$300.00 (plus 13% HST tax)

The registration fee includes course materials, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), breakfast, lunch, breaks, and evening receptions.

Save your seat by November 16, 2019.

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
1 Harbour Square Toronto
ON M5J 1A6, Canada
+1 416-869-1600

To make your reservation call toll free at 1-888-627-8559. State that you are part of the OMICRON Canada Symposium or simply quoting the group code ‘OM1382’. You can also make a reservation online.

Special discounted group rate is available until November 15, 2019. Subject to availability. All unused rooms will be released after the cutoff date.

Nathan Herrera
781 672 6221

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