Asia-Pacific Protection & Testing Conference 2018 (AP.PTC 2018)
Electric Power System in the 21st Century
The Asia-Pacific Protection and Testing Conference (AP.PTC) is organized by OMICRON together with PAC World. It serves as a neutral platform for the protection community to acquire knowledge and trend of the latest available technologies and to understand the possibilities and the risks involved. A focus is put on the learning about testing and verification of modern IEC 61850 based protection environments. Numerous real life implementation examples and case studies shall give participants insights on what is happening right now in the industry around the world.
PAC World Tutorial:
"Developments and applications of IEC 61850"
There will be an IEC 61850 Tutorial prior to APPTC, on October 30, 2018 which consists of both theory sessions and demonstration sessions. In the theory sessions, the latest development of the IEC 61850 standard with implementation examples will be examined while a few breakout sessions will be organized to aid understanding and demonstrate the latest testing techniques.
Dr. Alex Apostolov
Editor-in-Chief, PAC World Magazine
Dr. Alexander Apostolov received MS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has 40+ years’ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications.
He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying and Control Committee. He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Groups C2 “Role of Protective Relaying in Smart Grid”.
He is member of IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19 and Convenor of CIGRE WG B5.53 “Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications” and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups. He is Distinguished Member of CIGRE.
He holds four patents and has authored and presented more than 500 technical papers. He is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.
He is Editor-in-Chief of PAC World.
Dr. Fred Steinhauser
Business Development – Power Utility Communication, OMICRON electronics
Fred Steinhauser studied Electrical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology, where he obtained his diploma in 1986 and received a Dr. of Technical Sciences in 1991.
In 1998 he joined OMICRON, where he worked on several aspects of testing power system protection. Since 2000 he worked as a product manager with a focus on power utility communication. Since 2014 he is active within the Power Utility Communication business of OMICRON, focusing on Digital Substations and serving as an IEC 61850 expert.
Fred Steinhauser is a member of WG10 in the TC57 of the IEC and contributes the standard IEC 61850. He is one of the main authors of the UCA Implementation Guideline for Sampled Values (9-2LE). Within TC95 of IEC, he also contributes to IEC 61850 related topics. As a member of CIGRÉ he is active within the scope of SC D2 and SC B5. He also contributed to the synchrophasor standards IEEE C37.118.1 and IEEE C37.118.2.
President, it4power LLC
Christoph Brunner is the President and owner of it4power LLC, based in Switzerland and offering consulting services worldwide. He has over 25 years of experience with knowledge across several areas within the Utility Industry and of technologies from the Automation Industry. He has worked as a project manager at ABB Switzerland Ltd in the area of Power Technology Products in Zurich / Switzerland where he was responsible for the process close communication architecture of the automation system. He is the convener of IEC TC57 WG 10, the working group that creates and maintains the IEC 61850 standard. He is also member of WG 17, 18 and 19. He is senior member of IEEE-PES and IEEE-SA. He is an IEEE Fellow and he is active in several working groups of the IEEE-PSRC and a member of the PSRC main committee and the subcommittee H. He is international advisor to the board of the UCA international users group.
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It would be a pleasure for us to welcoming you to the event!