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Georgia Tech Fault & Disturbance Analysis Conference

The 25th Annual Georgia Tech Fault and Disturbance Analysis Conference was held 2-3 May 2022 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The conference is jointly organized by the Transient Recorder Users Council and Georgia Tech.

After two years break due to the Covid-19 pandemic the conference brought together again specialists in the field of transient and disturbance recording technology and fault and disturbance analysis to discuss the latest developments in technology and analysis tools. Several papers presented the results from the analysis of protection operation during recent events and power system disturbances. Especially interesting was a presentation about the impact of short circuit faults on solar farms. Also, several papers focused on digital substations and the impact of IEC 61850 on fault and disturbance analysis.

As usual the conference program included a NERC update and the interactive presentation/discussion “Display and Discussion of Actual Fault Records Brought by Participants,” which challenges the attendees to figure out what had happened.

The User Forum at the end of Day 1 was attended only by utilities representatives to share their experience with equipment and tools.

After the end of the afternoon session the participants visited the hospitality suites to see demonstrations and discuss the latest technology.