Items of Interest
October 2012 - Russ will be presenting at
Western Protective Relay Conference in Spokane the week of October 15th.
The paper is "Directional
Comparison Blocking System Fundamentals" which he co-authored with Elmo
Price and Miriam Sanders.
October 2012 - Russ will be teaching
Transmission Line, Tansformer, and Capacitor bank protection in the
Georgia Tech Power System Relaying short course October 22-25 in
August 2012 - Josh Perkins joints PPE as a
Principal Consultant. Josh brings over five years of protection and
control design experience and PPE is very happy to have him on our team!
March 2012 - Russ and Meyer taught Basic Relaying Philosophy and Testing for
Click here to see writeup in TVA Today.
March 2012 - John Allen Bradley joins PPE
as a Principal Consultant. John spent the last decade in System
Protection & Analysis at TVA in Chattanooga where he calculated setpoints
for relays protecting generation and transmission assets. PPE is very
pleased that John Allen has decided to join our team!
March 2012 - Russ Patterson was nominated
and accepted as a U.S. representative to CIGRE Working Group B5.47 – Network
Protection Performance Audits. The WG pertains to Wide Area
Coordination studies covering vast numbers of relays studied in aggregate
using tools such as CAPE. More information can be found at
October 27, 2011 - PPE was pleased to host a meeting with Dr. Chul-Hwan Kim
from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul Korea, Mr. Jong-Hyuk Lee assistant
director at Korea Power eXchange, and protection engineers from the
Tennessee Valley Authority. The core discussion centered around
automatic reclosing practices at the transmission level as Dr. Kim and Mr.
Lee are investigating changes to the reclosing practices in the country.
meeting was very productive and beneficial.
August 2011 - Charlie Sufana joins PPE as a
Principal Consultant. Charlie brings a wealth of experience with him
including decades at Commonwealth Edison in Chicago. Charlie is a
member of the IEEE PSRC and has taught many classes on power system
protection and analysis. PPE is very happy to have Charlie on our
Meyer Kao chairing IEEE PSRC Line Protection working group D3 - "Considerations for Choice of Polarizing Methods for Transmission Line Directional Ground Elements." More information at http://pes-psrc.org
- Russ Patterson
is now chairman of the IEEE PSRC
Line Protection subcommittee. More information at http://pes-psrc.org