IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2017-2018

Advances in Wireless Protection Sensor Systems

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Jag Bakthavatchalam


About the Topic

SEL has developed a new technology in Distribution Automation - the FT50 and FR12 system. The new wireless protection sensor system from SEL provides recloser controls and protective relays with the speed and insight to make better tripping decisions that benefit the entire feeder. This presentation will cover some applications of the FT50 and FR12 to make distribution protection better - eg: tailoring the fuse saving and fuse blowing schemes, improving fast bus trip schemes, blocking unnecessary reclosing etc. Time permitting, a live demo can also be performed with the FT50 FR12 and 651R2 system.

About the Speaker

Jag Bakthavatchalam is an Associate Application Engineer- Distribution working out of the Lake Zurich office. Jag joined SEL in August 2015 after graduating with a Master's in Electrical Engineering degree (emphasis on Power Systems) from Missouri University of Science and Technology in May 2015. Prior to that, Jag did his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India.

Location       Time  
ComEd Commercial Center - Auditorium   5:30 PM   Social
1919 Swift Drive (park behind building)   6:00 PM   Dinner (optional)
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1850   6:45 PM   Presentation
(near I-290 & I-294 interchange)   8:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 8 Jan 2018 via the Online Reservation Form.

The cost of the optional family style dinner is $15 for IEEE members, $20 for non-members, payable at the event. Sorry, we are unable to process credit cards. Checks payable to "IEEE-PES Chicago Chapter" and cash are accepted, and receipts will be provided.

Security Procedure

You must present a government issued photo ID to the ComEd Commercial Center guard when you arrive. Please allow a few minutes for the guard to create a custom badge with your photo. ComEd employees and ComEd contractors may use their ComEd ID badges to enter the building.

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