Mar

10-15

Hands-On Relay School (Mar 10-15)

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

Program Chair
Chris Gallacher, Avista Utilities

Program Location
Washington State University
Conferences and Professional Programs, PO Box 645222
Pullman, WA 99164-5222

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

For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Operations Programs at (971) 255-4965.

School Information
See more information about the Hands-On Relay School here.

General Cancellation Policy
Your complete application fee will be refunded if WSU receives your written cancellation notice by February 20, 2019. Cancellations made after February 20 are subject to a processing fee of $350. Students who do not attend and have not cancelled by March 5 are responsible for the full application fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Cancellations and substitutions should be emailed to: handsonrelay@wsu.ed

Participation Policy
Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.

Agenda

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

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

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Facilitator Meeting

Monday, March 11, 2019

6:45 AM – 7:30 AM
Breakfast

7:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Track Overview Lectures
Opening Remarks
Safety Presentation
Overview Lectures
Concurrent Open Lectures
Introduction to System Protection Lecture Series

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Lectures/Intro to System Protection Lecture Series

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

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Labs
Concurrent Track labs

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Break

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Hands-On Labs
Dinner on your own and an optional social event at Zeppo’s.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Concurrent Lectures

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Lectures

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

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Break

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
On their own

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Hands-On Labs

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

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

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Break

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
On their own

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Reception
University Inn, Moscow, Idaho

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Hands-On Labs

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

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

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Break

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Hands-On Labs

Friday, March 15, 2019

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Friday Presentation

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Break

9:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Friday Presentation 2

11:00 AM – 11:00 AM
School 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
208-882-0550
Moscow, ID

Holiday Inn Express
509-334-4437
Pullman, WA

Additional Hotel Options (no blocks are secured):

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

Courtyard Marriott
509-332-1500
Pullman, WA

The State Inn
509-334-6943
Pullman, WA

Application Process + Fees

Application is available online.

School fee of $700 includes electronic copies of lecture notes, Sunday night reception, Tuesday night Vendor Showcase, Wednesday night banquet meal, break refreshments, and parking fees.

Payment is due by the start of the school. There will be a $50 late fee assessed to any registrant that has not paid by 30 days after the school.

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 15, 2019. Remaining slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students will be notified in writing no later than February 5, 2019, 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 20, 2019. Cancellations made after February 20 are subject to a processing fee of $350. Students who do not attend and have not cancelled by March 7 are responsible for the full application fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Cancellations and substitutions should be emailed to: handsonrelay@wsu.edu