8th Annual Protection & Control and Smart Grid Joint Conference

Online

The key focuses of the 8th Annual Protection and Control Conference are to assist electric utilities in identifying the best practices and processes for management of protective relaying and control systems, introduce new technologies and methods to optimize power system operational efficiency, provide possible solutions and discussions for current P&C challenges, offer training, and provide support for compliance obligations.

Protection practitioners are constantly being challenged as the demands of the power system evolve. Some of the biggest drivers of such change are the proliferation of distributed generation connected onto the network, technological advancements in microprocessors, the replacement of electromechanical devices with digital ones, and more readily available communications systems that tie these devices/systems together. There is a digital transformation taking place in the industry, and a move to digital solutions. There is an increase in demand to comply with many more reliability mandatory standards that impact P&C system design, maintenance, performance, and security.

There is a paradigm shift affecting protection and control systems. The protection and control discipline involves multidisciplinary utilities, and P&C systems are required in distribution, transmission, generation, automation, operations, and cyber security.

This conference was organized to include all utility P&C asset groups. It is a platform for gaining knowledge by sharing experiences and lessons learned, and keeping abreast of new technologies and innovative applications. Supported by 32 participating utilities, the Protection and Control Conference brings together leading subject-matter experts from around the world, while providing an exceptional opportunity for networking with consultants, manufacturers, and representatives from electric utilities.

Themes:

  • Distribution Protection and Automation
  • Protection System Compliance (NERC – PRC & CIP as it relates to P&C Assets)
  • Generation Protection and Control and Modernization
  • Substation P&C: General, Digital Stations, Good Utility Practices, Asset Management, and Applications

SMART GRID EVENT OVERVIEW:

The 6th Annual Smart Grid Conference is a broad industrial event that will assist electric utilities in identifying the best practices and processes essential for modernized operation of the grid. Engineers and specialists working in the smart grid space are constantly being challenged as the demands of the power system evolve. Some of the biggest drivers of such change are the proliferation of DERs and EV connected onto the network. In addition, integrating emerging technologies such as ADMS, OMS, DERMS, SCADA, field sensors, and enterprise IT systems that tie these devices/systems together are constantly evolving and impose various challenges.


This conference was organized to include all utility distribution groups. It is a platform for gaining knowledge by sharing experiences and lessons learned, and keeping abreast of new technologies and innovative applications. Supported by many participating utilities, the Smart Grid Conference brings together leading subject-matter experts from around the world, while providing an exceptional opportunity for networking with consultants, manufacturers, and representatives from electric utilities.

Some of the specific objectives of this conference are to:

  • Learn how utilities are preparing for widespread transformation, from gasoline cars and diesel powered transportation to electric vehicles and electrified transportation
  • Learn how utilities are preparing for the connection of widespread renewable energy DERs
  • Discover innovation in load forecasting and load management due to the growth in electrification of vehicles and transportation
  • Learn about utility organizational and job skills transformations to support modernized operation of the grid
  • Examine the use of AMI and metering data analytics for informed distribution system operation and decision making
  • Learn from others who have already adopted or investigated the use of DERs as a non-wires alternative
  • Examine the use of energy storage as a means to improve distribution system reliability
  • Identify opportunities to use faulted circuit indicators and line sensors to improve distribution system reliability
  • Provide information on innovative techniques and technologies employed in distribution system outage management

Themes:

  • Preparation for Widespread Charging of Electric Vehicles and Electrified Transportation
  • Organizational and Job Skill Transformation to Support Modernized Operation of the Grid
  • Preparation for High Penetration DER/Integration of DER as a Non-Wires Alternative
  • Outage Management in the Modern Grid
Event Sponsors

Supporting Industry Partners

Welcome/Plenary

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit
Dolor sit amet elit sit amet elit Lorem ipsum
Ipsum dolor sit amet elit amet elit
Sit amet elit Lorem ipsum dolor
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Dolor Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit

Plenary 2 or 3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit
Dolor sit amet elit sit amet elit Lorem ipsum
Ipsum dolor sit amet elit amet elit
Sit amet elit Lorem ipsum dolor
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Dolor Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit

Track Sponsors

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit
Dolor sit amet elit sit amet elit Lorem ipsum
Ipsum dolor sit amet elit amet elit
Sit amet elit Lorem ipsum dolor
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Dolor Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet elit

Related Videos

Commodi Nemo Maiores Aut
Commodi Nemo Maiores Aut
https://vimeo.com/45698221
Dolorem Et Omnis Non
Dolorem Et Omnis Non
https://vimeo.com/68481134
Vel
Vel
https://vimeo.com/37217621

CEATI Program Participants

American Electric Power

Arizona Public Service Company

ATCO Electric

BC Hydro

Bonneville Power Administration

Chelan County Public Utility District

Con Edison Inc.

ENMAX Power Corporation

EPCOR

FirstEnergy Corporation

FortisBC Inc.

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro-Quebec

Idaho Power Company

Manitoba Hydro

Maritime Electric

Nalcor Energy

National Grid

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Natural Resources Canada

NERC - North American Electric Reliability Corporation

New Brunswick Power

New York Power Authority

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Newfoundland Power Inc.

Ontario Power Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

San Diego Gas and Electric Company

Saskatoon Light & Power

SaskPower

Tennessee Valley Authority

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Presenter Timeline

Abstracts due: 21 May 2021

Presenter award/regret notifications: 22 June 2021

Presenter acceptance of opportunity due: 6 July 2021

Deadline for draft presentations: 21 September 2021

Draft presentation review call: 1 October 2021

Deadline for final presentations: 21 October 2021

Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International:

  • Presentations should follow a utility case study format: consultants, service providers, contractors and vendors are encouraged to present by partnering with a utility to provide real-life examples and experiences pertaining to the conference topics.
  • The level of maturity of asset management programs varies widely across the AMIG and SAMP membership. During the abstract review process, the CEATI Steering Committee may follow up with requests for presentation content to be framed to certain levels of maturity.
  • Presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint (PPT) format using a 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF) format
  • Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each slide
  • Each presenter will be allocated 40 minutes of presentation time, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A
  • Presenters may be asked to participate as panelists in an open discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation
  • Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend


Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.


When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.


By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.


By entering the event platform, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.


In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or accessing the event platform, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.


You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Professional Development

Professional Development Hours for CEATI Conferences

Did you know that you could be eligible to use your CEATI conference attendance towards professional development hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it to their requirements.

Young Professionals

The CEATI Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group of inspiring professionals who are new to the electric utility industry. All are welcome, but the target audience is those with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. The YPG virtual networking event on October 18 will provide a focused, industry-open forum for young professionals to network with their peers across the energy sector, discuss common challenges, and share experiences and strategies for positive career growth.

Sign up for this event by emailing yp@ceati.com.

Online Platform

The conference will be hosted online and mirror our in-person event with seamless transitions between activities, including:

  • Multiple sessions with technical presentations
  • Breakout rooms for interactive discussions
  • Event-wide and room-based live chat with presenters and other attendees
  • Impromptu one-on-one video calls with other attendees
  • Side discussions with up to four other attendees
  • Exhibition booths

The conference will be held virtually this year using Hopin, we will be holding an Orientation Session on October 14th, 2021 for all attendees and presenters. The Orientation will provide attendees with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Hopin platform. There will also be dedicated presenter practice sessions based on which session you are presenting in (details to come!).

Attendees will be invited and required to set up a free Hopin account to complete their registration for this event. Hopin system requirements:

  • Minimum Internet speeds of 5mbps for download and 2mbps for upload are recommended
  • Use of Chrome or Firefox is recommended – make sure your browser is up-to-date
  • Webcam and microphone (to participate in breakout sessions and one-on-one video calls)
  • Disabling use of any VPN, as VPNs can cause internet instability and negatively impact user experience

Location and accommodations