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Beckwith Electric Takes Part in the CEATI Protection & Control Conference



Wayne Hartmann exploring the use of VAr-Bias in on-load tap-changer controls.

Largo, Florida – June 11, 2018 – The CEATI Protection & Control Conference brings electrical professionals from the areas of hydropower and transmission under the same roof and provides an open forum for information exchange with a focus on technical presentations and experiences. The conference is targeted towards Protection & Control Engineers and explores a diversity of disciplines not found in typical protective relaying conferences.

This year’s conference was March 6-7, 2018, at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. Wayne Hartmann, Senior VP of Customer Excellence, discussed the merits of employing VAr-Bias as a control method to optimize LTC Transformer and Voltage Regulator Controls (OLTC Assets). The method involves dynamically changing the OLTC asset voltage setpoints to properly coordinate the switching of voltage-controlled line capacitors and the output of Volt/VAr droop controlled active-VAr DER (VAr Assets).

We look forward to presenting at next year’s CEATI Protection & Control Conference. Learn more about CEATI at www.ceati.com.

About Beckwith Electric

Founded in 1967, Beckwith Electric introduced the first solid state tapchanger control in 1968, and was the first to develop the microprocessor protective relay in 1981. Today, Beckwith Electric has thousands of protection and control units in service worldwide, with a reputation for cutting-edge technology, defined by its customers and refined by Beckwith. This success starts with Beckwith Electric Employees and their commitment to quality in the products, all 100% designed and manufactured in Largo, Florida, U.S.A.

Beckwith’s field-proven smart distribution automation controls for transformers, regulators and capacitor banks incorporate unique control strategies, advanced microprocessor architecture and cyber security compliant communications. Power systems protection solutions include generator, transformer, feeder, recloser and distributed generation applications. Specialized synchronizing and motor bus transfer systems are also offered.

Beckwith Electric’s customers include power utilities, heavy industrial and large institutional markets, and their consultants.

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For more information, contact:

Beckwith Electric Communications
727-544-2326
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