Breakfast & Attendee Check-in

Please check-in for the seminar and pick-up your badge and seminar materials at the Beckwith Electric Help Desk.

7:00-8:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions

8:00-8:30 AM

Generator Protection
Instructor: Wayne Hartmann

(Based on IEEE C37.102)

Generators are subject to internal faults, external faults and abnormal operating conditions impressed by the turbine and excitation system issues, as well as power system events the generator has no control over but must cope with. False (nuisance) trips are costly as the generators output is lost. Inability to trip due to lack of sensitivity, lack of certain protections or deficiencies in protection application may cause severe damage to generators, resulting in prolonged outage and revenue loss, plus increased system instability risk. Achieving the ideal balance of secure and dependable protection involves use of an array of elements that protect the generator for all operating modes: off-line, start up, synchronizing, various levels of power output and when challenged by system faults and anomalies.

  • Generator construction and operation
  • Grounding and connections
  • IEEE standards for generator protection
  • Generator and power system interaction
  • Generator protection element overview
    • Internal faults (in the generator zone)
    • Abnormal operating conditions
    • External faults
  • Protection Application Exploration
    • Stator Ground Fault (27TN, 59N, 59D, 64S, 67N, 87GD)
      • Exploration of stator ground fault injection sensitivity and security
    • Rotor Ground Fault/Brush Lift Off (64F, 64S)
    • Stator Phase Fault (87G)
    • Turn-to-Turn Fault
    • Phase Unbalance/Open Conductor (46)
    • Overexcitation (24)
    • Abnormal Voltage (59)
    • Field Loss (40)
    • Loss of Synchronism (78)
    • Abnormal Frequency (81-U, 81A)
    • Inadvertent Energizing (50/27)
    • Blown VT Fuses (60FL)
    • Breaker Failure/Pole Flashover (50BF)
    • Loss of Prime Mover (32)
  • Tripping considerations and sequential tripping
  • Discuss tactics to improve reliability (security & dependability)
  • Generator protection upgrade considerations
    • Lessons learned from NE Blackout (2003)
    • Redundancy concepts
  • Explore Setting, Commissioning and Event Investigation Tools


8:30-10:00 AM


10:00-10:15 AM

Generator Protection (Continued)

10:15 AM-Noon


Noon-1:00 PM

Generator Protection (Continued)

1:00-2:45 PM


2:45-3:00 PM

Fault Fundamentals
Instructor: Dr. Murty Yalla

  • Fault Types
  • Short-Circuit Calculations
  • Calculations and Settings

3:00-5:00 PM

Beach Volleyball Tournament
Beach Volleyball Courts Beachside behind the Sandpearl Resort

5:45-8:00 PM (Attendee Guests and Families Welcome!)

Power Grid Engineering is sponsoring the 6th Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament starting at 5:45 PM at the Beach Volleyball Courts Beachside behind the Sandpearl Resort. All skills are welcome to play volleyball or join us for snacks, drinks and networking.

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