IEEE Power and Energy Society
Chicago Chapter 2017-2018
Reducing protection misoperations resulting from improper commissioning
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
About the Topic
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) System Protection and Control Subcommittee (SPCS) set about an effort to help reduce the number of misoperations resulting from improper commissioning. They approached the PSRCC to address the particular challenges in commissioning protection systems. The presentation describes a successful commissioning program and what is needed on a commissioning team. The core elements of the protection system commissioning process are identified and then detailed. The presentation then provides direction on how to commission specific protection schemes by identifying best practices and pointing out traps.
About the Speaker
Kevin Donahoe has spent 36 years working in the electric utility industry. The last 33 of those years has been spent on protective relaying, including testing, installing, trouble shooting, specifying, setting, estimating, designing, reviewing, and setting standards for protection and control schemes. He spent 20 years with Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon company, before moving to GE Power. Kevin has significant experience with transmission and distribution substations, generation and distribution protection, and interconnection protection requirements. Kevin is a senior member of the IEEE Power System Relaying and Control Committee and is a licensed professional engineer in 7 US states.
|Sargent & Lundy, 24th floor Conference Room
|55 East Monroe St
|| Lunch (optional)
|(Enter from Monroe or Adams, near Wabash)
|Chicago, IL 60603
Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 11 Dec 2017 via the
Online Reservation Form.
Directions to Luncheon Location
You can reach the 24th floor of 55 East Monroe Street from the South
(Adams Street entrance) elevator bank only.
Please bring your lunch with you. If you would like to purchase lunch,
then the Under 55 dining room, in the basement on the North end of the
building, is recommended, assuming the renovations are complete.
Take the elevator to 24 and sign in with the Sargent & Lundy
Receptionist. Please note that food is only permitted in the
Hospitality Area outside the Conference Room. Food is not permitted
in the Conference Room.
As you sign in, you may request a Discount Parking coupon. When you
depart, you must pay for parking at the Automated Pay Station in the
Parking Garage elevator lobby on the floor where you parked. First
insert the parking ticket, then insert the discount coupon, then make
payment. If you pay at the Garage Exit, then the discount is NOT
available. With the discount, parking is $18, without $40.
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Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be provided.
Updated 21 Nov 2017