Protective Relaying Conference

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Protective Relaying Conference

Course Description

This annual conference provides a forum for you to learn about operational practices and the application of new techniques and devices in protective relaying and control. There will be over 41 technical papers presented on various subjects.

Mark your calendars and plan to join other power systems experts and professionals to network and exchange ideas for the Protective Relaying Conference, May 3-5, 2023.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 3/30/2023.

To submit a one-page abstract for a proposed paper for the 2023 PRC, download the Author Instructions.

Course Content


  • Processes, issues, trends, and quality control of relay systems
  • AEP's experiences in implementing standardized protection and control solutions in its transmission system


  • Remote resting and fleet maintenance for numerical relays
  • Status on the first IEC61850 based protection and control, multi vendor project in the United States
  • Near real-time analysis of operating conditions affecting protective equipment reliability relay compensation


  • Advanced sequence elements for line current differential protection
  • Multi-phase autoreclose function installed in line differential relay


  • Performance of synchrophasor function within microprocessor based relays
  • Load-shielding in distribution systems during wide area disturbances
  • High-speed control scheme to prevent instability of a large multi-unit power plant
  • A history of validating a HIF downed conductor detection system
  • How to test distance protection relays


  • Fifteen years of experience with 100% generator stator ground fault protection -- what works, what doesn't, and why
  • Ground distance relays -- understanding the various methods of residual compensation, setting the resistive reach of polygon characteristics, and ways of modeling and testing the relay
  • Why we should measure line impedance
  • Arc flash mitigation through use of voltage controlled/voltage restrained overcurrent elements
  • Protection application which achieves fast tripping times for bus faults and faults close to a bus to reduce the hazard risk of arc flashing


  • Logical nodes and their relationship to protection and control of substation apparatus
  • ANSI device number 16 -- Ethernet switches and routers
  • City of Naperville embraces IEC 61850 philosophy, a case study of implementation
  • Functional testing of IEC 61850 based protection relays


  • Tutorial: from the Steinmetz model to the protection of high-intertia drive motors
  • Reclosing and tapped motor load
  • Inside the cybersecurity perimeter
  • Input source error concerns for protective relays
  • Effects of CCVT secondary circuit Ferroresonance on protective relaying


  • Tutorial on microprocessor transformer differential portection
  • Practical experience in setting transformer differential inrush restraint
  • Protection and practices to avoid transformer failures and improve protection
  • Lessons learned through commissioning and analyzing data from transformer differential installations


  • Application of modern line relays to dual-breaker terminals
  • Overcurrent protection of relaying, potential, and control circuits
  • The power of modern relays enables fundamental changes in protection and control system design
  • Auxiliary DC control power system design for substations


  • Transformer fault analysis using event oscillography
  • Distance relay response to transformer energization: problems and solutions
  • A paradigm shift to meet the protection and control challenges of 21st century
  • Advances in breaker-failure protection
  • A comparison of line relay system testing methods
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

Book your hotel reservations below for Fault Disturbance Analysis (FDA) on May 1-2, 2023 and Protective Relaying Conference (PRC) on May 3-5, 2023.

Non-smoking King and Double bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.

Booking Deadline: 03/20/2023

For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability.

For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $21 per night with unlimited in and out access to the garage.

Protective Relaying Conference PRC/FDA Fault Disturbance Reservations

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for protective relaying engineers, power engineers, consultants, technicians, managers, and others who are integral to the field.

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What You Will Learn

  • Operational practices
  • Application of new techniques
  • Devices in protective relaying and control
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn about operational practices.
  • Apply new techniques and devices in protective relaying and control.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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