Electric Substation

The Electric Substation track focuses on sharing experiences, solutions and current best practices in substation workforce development, new technology and its implementation, aging infrastructure, and changing security concerns.

Meet the Electric Substation Program Development Team.

April 15, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Arc-Flash Mitigation and Safe Work Practices
Speakers: Matthew Paiss, Technical Advisor, Battery Materials & Systems, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Eric Fell, Specialist EH&S Safety, Consolidated Edison
This session will cover arc-flash mitigation and a myriad of safe work practices.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Substation Security: Cyber and Physical Security Threats
Speakers: Nick Weber, Senior Security Consultant, Archer International
Michael Wilson, Senior Physical Security Analyst, Chelan County PUD
Rich Hyatt, Director, Security Division, Chelan County PUD
This session will cover both the physical and cyber threats to substation infrastructure.

April 16, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Distributed Energy Resource Impacts on Substation Operations
Speakers: Patrick Dalton, Distributed Energy Resources Manager, ICF International
Parag Upadhyay, Principal R&D Scientist – Electric Machines & Electromagnetics, ABB Inc.
This session will cover bi-directional power flow and the impacts on substation power transformers.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Cultivating the Growth of Substation Personnel
Speakers: PJ LeCompte, Supervisor of Apprentice Training Programs, Bonneville Power Administration
Jim Evans, Supervisor of Engineering, Puget Sound Energy
Farid Katiraei, Vice President, Advanced Technology Integration, Quanta Technology
In the frequently changing field of substations where a large variety of skills are needed to deliver effective results, this session aims to create a discussion on different ways utilities/consulting firms are providing training and resources to develop and retain substation engineering and operations personnel as well as adopt new technology.