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Georgia Tech Protective Relay Conference

The 76th Annual Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference was held 3-5 May 2023 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, USA. 

This specialized annual protection and control conference brought together protection and control specialist from utilities, manufacturers, consultants and some academics. 

As usual the two and a half days conference program included presentations of the papers selected by the technical committee mostly in parallel sessions. The presented papers were an interesting mix of discussions of many traditional protection topics and issues related to the development and implementation of new protection and communication technologies. 

The conference lunch on Thursday was preceded by a Keynote presentation “Protective Relaying and the Transformation of the Grid” by Mark Lauby from NERC.  Bogdan Kasztenny received the 2022 best paper award for “Distance elements for line protection near unconventional sources.

The last session of the conference as usual was Real World Experiences which provided a forum for presenters to share protection related events in areas of operations, lessons learned, best practices and information on unique events.

After the end of the paper sessions, the participants in the conference visited the numerous hospitality suites and exhibition areas to meet with manufacturers experts and discuss the latest protection, automation and control devices, systems, and tools.