North American IEC 61850 Tutorial and Workshop
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The North American IEC 61850 Tutorial & Workshop will focus on the engineering and commissioning of IEC 61850 in automation, control and protection of electrical power systems. It will highlight practical implementation aspects of an IEC 61850 based system.
Take the unique opportunity to attend the tutorial presentations by industry expert speakers and also experiences shared by utilities and manufacturers. The workshop also includes live hands-on demonstrations showcasing technologies and concepts being presented.
- Communications, SCADA and protection engineers
- Design engineers
- Commissioning and maintenance staff
- Anyone interested in learning and experiencing IEC 61850 applications
Dr. Alexander Apostolov
Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
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 42 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 Committee and Substations C0 Subcommittee. 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. He is Leader of the Task force “Functional testing of IEC 61850 based devices and systems”. He is Distinguished Member of CIGRE 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 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.
Product Development Manager at Siemens
Andre Smit graduated from the Vaal Triangle University in South Africa in 1988. He joined Siemens in 1989 has been working in the field of protective relaying for the past 26 years. He specialized in protection systems for base load generators. From 2004 to 2008 Managed and Directed the USA Siemens Protective relay business unit. Current position is Product Development & Engineering Manager of Distribution Feeder Automation products and systems. He has 4 patents and patents pending on new methods to protect and automate distribution feeders. He is a member of the IEEE.
Regional Technical Manager at ABB
Benton Vandiver III received BSEE from the University of Houston in 1979. He is currently the Regional Technical Manager for ABB in the Southeast Region located in Houston, TX. A registered Professional Engineer in TX, he is also an IEEE / PSRC senior member and IEEE SA member. He was with Houston Lighting & Power for 14 years, with Multilin Corp. for 4 years as Project Manager and with OMICRON electronics for 22 years in various sales, marketing, and technical roles. He has authored, co-authored, and presented over 95 technical papers and published numerous industry articles.
AMI Lab Manager at Entergy
Chan works as the AMI lab manager for Entergy. He was the Transmission Relay Settings Supervisor managing a team of engineers who focus on power system and smart grid implementation. In 2016, he led a team of young engineers and deployed the one of the first multi vendors’ substation automation based on the IEC 61850 9-2LE in New Orleans. His team started evaluating this technology since 2014 together with multiple vendors and worked closely with the IEC Working groups and IEEE Standard Committee.
He serves on the Entergy Technology Council, Entergy industry/academia engagement liaisons and Board of Advisor of Tulane Engineering. One of his career visions is to encourage and groom young engineers to become an accomplished leaders/influencer, big-picture thinker and confident interpersonal communicator who can be a respected role model for the upcoming generation young professionals.
Managing Director of Tesco Automation
Dustin Tessier is the Managing Director of Tesco Automation, which is a turn-key substation provider that specializes in the engineering, construction and commissioning of protection, control and automation systems; with a particular focus on IEC 61850 based systems. He was an early advocate for IEC 61850 during his days with a Canadian Utility, and eventually migrated to Australia to assist in the deployment of the first four IEC 61850 substation applications. Dustin has since opened an office in California to support one of their key clients, and continues to be involved with IEC 61850 on a global perspective, including leadership roles in a number of standards activities. He is the Canadian Chair of Technical Committee 57 and the Canadian Chair of Smart Energy Systems Committee, and has been appointed as the IEC 61850 task force leader for the new International Standard focused on HMI applications.
Managing Director at Outside The Box Consulting Services, LLC
Mr. Falk has been involved in numerous projects involving the application of information systems technology and real-time communications technology to automated manufacturing, electrical distribution and automation and power quality monitoring. Mr. Falk is a recognized expert on IEC 61850 and cyber security and is the lead for IEC 61850 security including Role Based Access Control (RBAC). He has been an involved in the determination of communication security needs and standardization since 1996. In 1998, Mr. Falk prepared the security specification for UCA. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Falk assisted in the design and implementation of SISCO’s first suite of “secure” communication products. In 2000, Mr. Falk completed an EPRI security assessment of the United States Electric Utility Infrastructure. Additionally, Mr. Falk is a technical leader within IEC TC 57 WG15 whose scope is “Data and communication security in the field of IEC/TC 57”. The scope includes assisting in the assessment and standardizing of communication security for ICCP/TASE.2, IEC 870-5, DNP 3.0, IEC 61850, and other IEC TC57 protocols and their potential derivatives.
Dr. Fred Steinhauser
Business Development - Power Utility Communication, OMICRON electronics
Fred Steinhauser was born in Austria. He 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 substation communication. Since 2014 he is responsible for Power Utility Communication business of OMICRON. 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). 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.
Senior Development Manager for the wide area communications and time product lines at SEL
Ken Fodero is currently a senior development manager for the wide area communications and time product lines at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), Prior to Ken’s current position he was the communications business development manager. Ken has held been with SEL for 20 years. Before coming to SEL, he was a product manager at Pulsar Technologies for four years in Coral Springs, Florida. Prior to Pulsar Technologies, Ken worked at RFL Electronics for 15 years, and his last position there was director of product planning. He is a member of IEEE and past chair for the Power Systems Relay Committee (PSRC), Communications Sub Committee and the current Vice Chair of the Power Systems Communications and Cyber Committee. Ken has authored and presented several papers on power system protection and communications topics.
Senior Technical Sales Staff Manager at GE Grid Automation
Matt Proctor is currently a Senior Technical Sales Staff Manager for GE Grid Automation. He joined GE in 2010 as a protection & control engineer, specializing in power system studies and protective relay applications. Matt has applied protective relays in applications ranging from 500kV utility substations to 480V industrial distribution and from electromechanical relays to modern digital relays using IEC61850. Matt earned Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA in 2001 and an MBA from LSU in 2005. He has been working in the electrical power field in various capacities since 1997.
Senior Program Manager at SEL
Paul Robertson is a senior product manager for the wired networking communications product line at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL). He has over 25 years of experience developing and marketing products for the telecommunications industry, spanning cellular wireless and wireline communications systems. Paul worked in various technical and marketing roles for Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies before joining SEL. He has a BEng in electrical and electronic engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
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Early bird full registration price: $ 495.00 (offer ends April 23, 2018) Full registration price: $ 595.00 per person for 2 days
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