Hands-on Relay School PDT

The Hands-On Relay School Steering Committee is comprised of volunteers from across different operational functions within the electric utility industry, and also includes representatives from Washington State University and WEI. The Steering Committee plans, organizes and facilitates all aspects of the school. Each year they bring together equipment manufacturers, lecturers, instructors and other volunteers in a coordinated effort to ensure the school remains the industry leader in relay training.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Diana Zoren at zoren@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4965

Committee Members

Karl Cabrera

Salt River Project

Lead Relay Technician
Member
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Graduated from Westview HS in Avondale, AZ 1994
United States Navy 1994-1998
Joined SRP in Oct. 2000
Served 4yr Relay Apprenticeship 2002-2006
Started Lead role in 2013.
Currently a Lead Relay technician for the Protection, Automation, and Control dept., Relay C/M Central.

David Downing

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Relay Specialist
Member

Bryan Focht

Portland General Electric

Testing and Energization Engineer
Member

Chris Gallacher

Avista Corp.

System Protection and Control
Chair Elect

Scott Hanson

Washington State University

Member

Cliff Harris

Idaho Power Company

System Protection Specialist
Chair

Tamara Kirk

Washington State University

Program Coordinator
Member

Stephen Marx

Bonneville Power Administration

Dist Operations & Maintenance Manager
Member

Patrick Phillips

Seattle City Light

PACE 2
Member

Travis Rider

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Power Gen Test Supervisor
Member

Greg Sharpes

Avista Utilities

Senior PCM Technician
Member

Tanyl Tinhof

PacifiCorp

Relay Support Staff - Principal
Member

Randy Turnley

Puget Sound Energy

Lead Relay Technician
Member

Bill Unbehaun

Tacoma Power

Senior Meter/Relay Technician
Member

Darryl Walker

Puget Sound Energy

Supervisor, Relay Operations
Member

Louis Wright

Bonneville Power Administration

SPC Training Coordinator
Member

Diana Zoren

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager