5th Annual Recloser & Distribution Automation Workshop
This two-day workshop will take place on April 1-2, 2020 at the OMICRON Academy in Houston, TX and will include a combination of presentations by utilities and manufacturers, 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.
This seminar is truly unique in our industry because it brings together all of the leading manufacturers for Reclosers and Recloser Controls along with the “who’s who” from utilities to share their experiences and knowledge in Reclosers, testing, and distribution automation.
- Implementation of new distribution automation equipment into a utility system
- Commissioning and maintenance of distribution automation schemes
- Purpose of distribution automation and why it is becoming more popular
- Recloser/Distribution automation theory and design
- Update on IEEE Standard 1547
- Power Quality
Attend this seminar and earn valuable NETA CTD's (Continuing Technical Development Credits).
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Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Massoud Amin, IEEE and ASME Fellow, is a professor of electrical & computer engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota. He is on leave from the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI.umn.edu), where he served as the Director and the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership since March 2003. In part, to complete his forthcoming book on “Powering Progress and Fueling Prosperity: Resilience & Sensitivity in Face of Chaos,” to continue his R&D in this area and to develop/deliver training, simulations, and new courses with a focus on proactive resilience and security of Complex Interactive Networks/Systems.
He is Chairman Emeritus of the IEEE Smart Grid, and, from June 2010 to August 2017, was a member of the Texas Reliability Entity (as board chairman), a utility industry regional entity that oversees reliability of ERCOT region. From January 2013 to August 2017, he also served as a board member of the Midwest Reliability Organization.
Before joining the University of Minnesota in March 2003, Dr. Amin was with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, Calif. He pioneered R&D in smart grids in 1998, and led the development of 24 technologies that transferred to industry. After 9/11, he directed all security-related R&D for U.S. utilities. He has led research, development, and deployment of smart grids, and the enhancement of critical infrastructures’ security during this period. He is considered the father of the smart grid (https://tli.umn.edu/tli-blog/inspiration-behind-smart-grid-series-defining-moments).
At EPRI he received several awards including six EPRI Performance Recognition Awards for leadership in three areas, the 2002 President’s Award for the Infrastructure Security Initiative, and twice received the Chauncey Award, the Institute’s highest honor.
He has been recognized by his alma maters, receiving the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award at Washington University, and the 2013 Outstanding Senior Alumni Award at the University of Massachusetts. He was the inaugural Thought Leader of the Year, Energy Thought Summit 2015 (ETS ’15); inducted into the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2008); President’s Award for the Infrastructure Security Initiative, EPRI (2002) twice – received the Chauncey Award, EPRI; Professor of the Year, Washington University in St. Louis (1992-1995). He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and served on the editorial boards of six academic journals.
Dr. Amin’s professional contributions have primarily been in three areas:
- Defense networks, combat & logistics systems – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), and Intelligent Transportation Systems (1982-1997),
- Modernization, efficiency, security & resilience of interdependent national critical infrastructures, including power, energy, communications, finance, and transportation (1997-present), and
- Technology/business/policy foresight & strategy (1997-present).
Dr. Amin holds B.S. (cum laude), and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In summary, Dr. Amin has made transformative contributions in the areas of defense, critical infrastructures, technology, policy, and business. His passion is developing leaders and powering progress.
Product Manager, Distribution Automation, G&W
Employed by G&W Electric since 2008.
Currently serves as the Manager for Power Grid Automation and previously, a Supervisor for the production electronics engineering group which supports sales orders from quote stage to aftermarket. She is also a G&W internal ISO auditor. Kate held earlier roles with Ohmite Manufacturing as an Application Engineer/Technical Support and Maplechase as a Design Engineer.
She is actively involved in a number of professional organizations including IEEE (10 years), IEEE PES (6 years) and NEMA (3 years). Kate spoke at the Omicron Recloser and DA Conference in Houston, TX during 2016, 2017, and 2019, the Omicron Conference in Toronto December 2018, and at the Survalent Users Forum in Destin, FL in 2018.
Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid
Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He is currently a Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, Waltham, MA. He joined IEEE in 2006 and currently is Senior Member, IEEE and the IEEE PES Governing Board Member-At-Large. Babak is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21) and IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems. Babak is also the Chair of IEEE PES Distributed Resources Integration working group. Babak is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts.
Sr. VP - Engineering
Michael J. Hyland is currently the Senior Vice President of Engineering Services for the American Public Power Association in Washington, DC. His department covers the majority of engineering issues faced by public power, including Research & Development; Engineering and Operations; Distributed Resources; Safety; Smart Grid; Cyber and Physical Security and all other items that tend to be listed under ‘Operations’ of an electric utility.
Prior to coming to APPA in 1996, he worked in various engineering positions with Public Service Company of New Hampshire and Philadelphia Electric Company. Mike’s background includes a BSEE from Drexel University, and he’s a registered Professional Engineer. Mike is the former Chair of the IEEE National Electric Safety Code for the 2012 and 2017 editions, and has served on a variety of committees ranging from NERC’s Planning/Engineering Committee to Task Forces at DOE, DHS, OSHA, etc.
The registration fee includes course material, breakfast, breaks, lunch, Continuing Technical Development Credits (NETA CTD’s), Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and networking reception.
OMICRON Academy Training Center
3550 Willowbend Blvd.
Houston, TX 77054
713 830 4660
Holiday Inn Express
Houston Medical Center
300 S Main Street
Houston, Texas 77025
832 371 9300
781 672 6221