Monday Protection Seminar:

Transmission Line Protection

Russ Patterson, Owner, and Craig Holt, Protection Consultant at Patterson Power Engineers, will lead this informative and practical full-day seminar. The seminar will focus on transmission line protection with an emphasis on loadability and NERC compliance.

This full day session is eligible for .7 CEU or 7 PDH credits.

In this seminar we will learn the basics of transmission line protection from overcurrent to pilot protection schemes. Topics will include ground time-overcurrent coordination, distance protection, pilot schemes, backup and breaker failure considerations. Directional elements, arc resistance coverage, and mho expansion will also be presented. NERC PRC compliance will be incorporated into the topics above, guiding engineers through a complex world of compliance.

This seminar will be beneficial for protection engineers with all levels of experience. It will lay the foundation for new engineers, while introducing advanced topics such as Mho expansion. Engineers who attend will take away a better understanding of power system protection as a whole, and leave with new challenging considerations that are still being vetted today.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity for professional development.

About Russ Patterson

Elmo Price

Russ has twenty-four years of experience in utility generator and transmission protection and managed the system protection department for TVA until his retirement in 2008 to enter full time consulting. He is a member of the IEEE Power System Relay Committee where he is Secretary as well as past chair of the Line Protection subcommittee and is a member of the Rotating Machinery subcommittee. He is a senior member of IEEE, an active member of CIGRÉ, and a registered professional engineer. He is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee in the electrical engineering department. Russ owns Patterson Power Engineers, a consulting firm located in Chattanooga, TN.

Russ has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Craig Holt, P.E.

Protection Consultant

Craig Holt has over ten years of experience working in the power system industry. During this time, he has performed distribution planning studies, tested numerous relays, commissioned generation and arc-flash installations, and performed protection studies, ranging from voltage levels 2.4kV to 500kV. He also has experience in project management, management, setting protective relays for various applications, providing engineering calculations, preparing technical reports, and extensive experience developing client standard and customized relay logic files for numerous protection and control applications. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

Craig has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University of Fresno and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

Location:  Eagle Crest Conference Center

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, June 25
Price: $595

Includes full breakfast and lunch

This session is eligible for .7 CEU or 7 PDH credits.

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Monday June 25


8:30 - 9:00 - Registration
9 am - Welcome and introductions
10:30 am - Break
12 - 1 pm - Lunch provided
3 pm - Break
4:45 pm - Summary

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