Mar

12-17

Hands-On Relay School (Mar 12-17)

This professional training course designed for relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians, engineers and protective relay test specialists offers students the opportunity to exchange ideas, resolve problems in open forums, and learn preventative and corrective methods through hands-on labs. Seven tracks are available: Basic, Distribution, Transmission, Generation, Electromechanical, Automated Relay Testing and Theory. Students also attend six hours of open classroom lectures covering system protection topics, where they can select from 12 topic choices. The school is co-sponsored by Western Energy Institute and Washington State University. CEU credits available.

General Details

School Location
Washington State University
Conferences and Professional Programs
PO Box 645222
Pullman, WA 99164

School Mission Statement
To increase the level of knowledge and expertise in the field of system protection by providing the highest quality hands-on and theory training available.

For more information contact Diana Zoren at 971.255.4965.

Who Should Attend
• Relay technicians
• Electrical/power plant technicians
• Engineers
• Protective relay test specialists

Objectives of the Hands-On Relay School
• Become familiar with manual or automated test methods for a variety of protective relays and test equipment
• Gain valuable knowledge relating to relay application and operating characteristics
• Exchange ideas and resolve problems in an open forum
• Learn preventative and corrective maintenance methods

Agenda

Sunday, March 12

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Facilitator Lab Station Set-up

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Registration & Reception

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Facilitator Meeting

Monday, March 13

6:45 AM – 7:30 AM
Registration

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Opening Welcome

8:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Track Overview Lectures

9:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Concurrent Open Lectures

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Open Lectures

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch
Lunch is on your own.

1:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Basic Introduction to System Protection Lecture Series (cont.)

1:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Hands-On Experience in the Lab Concurrent Track labs

3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Continue Laboratory Testing

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Optional Social
Dinner on your own and an optional social event at Birch & Barley

Tuesday, March 14

7:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Concurrent Open Lectures

8:40 AM – 9:50 AM
Concurrent Open Lectures

9:50 AM – 11:00 AM
Concurrent Open Lectures

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Open Lectures

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch
Lunch is on your own.

1:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Hands-On Experience in the Lab

3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Continue Laboratory Testing

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Supplier’s Showcase
University Inn, Moscow, Idaho
Dinner on your own

Wednesday, March 15

7:30 AM – 10:10 AM
Hands-On Experience in the Lab

10:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Continue Laboratory Testing

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch
Lunch is on your own.

1:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Hands-On Experience in the Lab

3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Continue Laboratory Testing

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Social, No Host Bar
University Inn, Moscow, Idaho

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Banquet and Entertainment
University Inn, Moscow, Idaho

Thursday, March 16

7:30 AM – 10:10 AM
Hands-On Experience in the Lab

10:10 AM – 12:00 PM
Continue Laboratory Testing

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch
Lunch is on your own.

1:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Hands-On Experience in the Lab

3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Continue Laboratory Testing

Friday, March 17

7:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Review of the Week

7:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Feature Presentation

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Feature Presentation

10:30 AM
Adjourn

Hotel + Travel

Please make your own travel and hotel reservations once you have received registration confirmation. The Pullman/Moscow Airport is served by Alaska/Horizon Airlines. Spokane International Airport is 80 miles north of Pullman.

Rooms have been blocked for this event and all will provide local transportation upon request at:

University Inn Best Western (Room Block)
208-882-0550
Moscow, ID

Holiday Inn Express (Room Block-pending)
509-334-4437
Pullman, WA

Quality Inn Paradise Creek
509-332-0500
Pullman, WA

La Quinta Inn & Suites
208-882-5365
Moscow, ID

Hilltop Inn
509-332-0928
Pullman, WA

Super 8 Hotel
208-883-1503
Moscow, ID

Residence Inn
509-332-4400
Pullman, WA

Fairfield Inn & Suites
208-882-4600
Moscow, ID

Application Process

Application is available online.

School fee of $650 includes electronic copies of lecture notes, Sunday night reception, Tuesday night Vendor Showcase, Wednesday night banquet meal, break refreshments, and parking fees.

Priority is given to utilities providing lab facilitators, lecturers, steering committee support, and Western Energy Institute member utilities, if the application is received by January 25, 2017. Remaining slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants select which track they wish to attend in order of preference. Every effort will be made to place students into their preferred track, but track placement is by availability and subject to the priorities as described above. Many tracks will fill up and students may not be able to get their preferred track. If we are unable to place you in a track you have selected, or in an acceptable substitute track, your full application fee will be refunded.

Students will be notified in writing no later than February 5, 2017, of their acceptance into the school and track placement. You are not accepted to attend unless you receive the confirmation of acceptance from WSU.

Cancellation Policy
Your complete application fee will be refunded if WSU receives your written cancellation notice by February 22, 2017. Cancellations made after February 22 are subject to a processing fee of $325. Students who do not attend and have not cancelled by March 11th are responsible for the full application fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.