Authors: Eric A. Udren, Quanta  Technology LLC, and Catherine Dalton, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The third meeting of the IEEE PES Power System Relaying and Control Committee in 2018 was held 10-14 September 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
There were 266 attendees at the meeting.
Membership Activity:  26 newcomers attended the PES PSRC orientation session on September 11, 2018.  Eight service awards were presented at the Main Committee meeting.
Publicity Activity:  PSRC has a new mobile APP, in addition to its updated website.  This APP is for meetings and contains the schedule for each meeting and allows the user to customize his or her own schedule.  The newly developed PSRC marketing flyer was distributed at the annual PES General Meeting in July 2018.

C Subcommittee Highlights:   These are some highlights from the C Subcommittee work from the September 2018 meeting (provided by Gene Henneberg):

  • C37.246 IEEE Guide for Protection Systems of Transmission to Generation Intercon-nections produced by WG C-18 was published on May 17
  • C37.247, IEEE Standard for Phasor Data Concentrators (PDC) for Power Systems, is in the recirculation ballot now and should be available by early next year
  • Working Group C24 is planning to present their work Modeling of converter-interfaced renewable sources for short circuit studies in a panel session at the PES 2019 General Meeting, including WG members and software vendor representatives

K Subcommittee Highlights:  These are some highlights from the K Subcommittee work from the September 2018 meeting (provided by Don Lukach).
K Sub has been very busy in the last few months with several guides and reports expected to finish up in the near future.  We also provide liaison relationships with other IEEE committees.

The following Guides are expected to be approved at REVCOM in 2018 and published within the next 6 months:

  • K1    PC 37.245  Guide for the Application of Protective Relaying for Phase Shifting Transformers

Chair: Lubomir Sevov, Vice-Chair: Brandon Davies

  • K13  PC37.116 Guide for Protective Relay Application to Transmission-Line Series Capacitor Banks;

Chair: Ilia Voloh, Vice Chair: Luis Polanco

  • K21   PC37.112  IEEE Standard Inverse-Time Characteristic Equations for Overcurrent Relays

Chair:  Randy Crellin, Vice Chair:  Mike Thompson

The following Reports are expected to be finished and published within the next 6 months:

  • K11   Methods for Analyzing and Detecting an Open Phase condition of a Power Circuit to a Nuclear Plant Station Service or Startup Transformer;

Chair: Charlie Sufana, Vice Chair: Mike Urbina

  • K17   Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Impactes on Protective Systems

Chair: Qun Qiu, Vice Chair: Luis Polanco

The following Guides are expected to be in the balloting stage within IEEE-SA within the next few months:

  • K16   PC37.91 Guide for Protecting Power Transformers;

Chair: Will English, Vice Chair: Steve Conrad

  • K18   PC37.108, Guide for Protection of Secondary Network Systems

 Chair: Adi Mulawarman, Vice-Chair: Roger Whittaker

The following group provides continuous coordination with SCC21 and P1547 organizations to provide synergistic collaboration with the DER aspects of our power industry.  An incredible amount of work in ongoing in this emerging technology.

  • K10   SCC21 Distributed Resources standard coordination;

Chair: Ben Kazimier, Vice Chair:  Mark Siira

K Sub also maintains the following liaison relationships:
T&D Committee, Capacitor Subcommittee, Pratap Mysore,
TX Committee, Fred Friend



Eric Udren held different positions at ABB, Eaton Electrical, and KEMA.  He programmed the world’s 1st digital relay, and led development of the 1st LAN-based substation P&C system. Eric is IEEE Life Fellow, and twice a chair of the RCS of the IEEE PSRC.  He is US Technical Advisor for IEC TC 95; and a member of the IEC TC 57 WG 10.  Eric serves on the NERC SPCS and Relay Maintenance Standard Drafting Team.  He has over 90 papers and book chapters and 7 patents. Since 2008 he is Executive Advisor with Quanta Technology, LLC.

Catherine Dalton is a Strategic Account Executive at EPRI. She has broad experience in the electric utility industry. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and an active participant in IEEE PES PSRC. She has a Master’s degree in electrical engineering (Ohio State University,) and a MBA from the University of Dayton. Previously she worked for American Electric Power, Basler Electric, SEL and Beckwith Electric.

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