IEEE PSRC Update Industry Updates


by Catherine Dalton, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 

Associate Management System Update: PSRC members should create a new profile on MemberPlanet.  If you haven’t created your profile, please do so.  It is required to update yoursrlf on the PSRC activities and maintain voting member status on any roster. 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Functional Update: Dashboard and Tools anticipated rollout mid-September; you will be able to View all committees or just your interest. Members can view other committee members details in shared views. Discussions allow posting new or adding to existing threads. Complete view of all committee events including RSVP. Documents allows administrators to upload files and post to members. Announcements provides committee news. Committee Admins controls administrative access. Add members through IEEE search or excel file upload.   Be sure to sign up/update profile at

Technical Paper Coordinator Report: PSRC participation at July 2023 IEEE General meeting:  Four PSRC Panel sessions:

  • Integrating Relay Models with RMS Dynamic Simulations – Protection Perspective, Evangelos Farantatos, Session Chair
  • Developing AI/ML applications for power system protection & control – Opportunities and Challenges, Yi Hu, Session Chair
  • Augmenting power system protection & control – Industry perspectives and case studies of practical AI/ML applications, Abder Elandaloussi, Session Chair 
  • New developments to mitigate power line induced wildfire ignitions, Jonathan Sykes, Session Chair
  • 21 Papers Accepted; Two papers nominated as best PSRC papers;Six papers selected for the paper forum.

PSRC participation for May 2024 T&D conference:  One eight-hour tutorial will be held on “Inverter Based Resource (IBR) Short Circuit Modeling.”  Presenters will include: Evangelos Farantatos, Sukumar Brahma, Aboutaleb Haddadi, Sherman Chan, Mohammad Zadeh, Yazid Alkraimeen.

There will also be five Two-hour panel sessions:

  • Augmenting traditional utility P&C approach with AI/ML for Solving Challenges for the grid of the Future–Abder Elandoussi, Sukumar Brahma, Yi Hu, Joerg Blumschein
  • Wildfire Mitigation for Electrical Power Systems–Jonathan Sykes, Daqing Hou, Jeff Dagle, Hugh Borland, Dan Ransom
  • Inverter Based Resource Interconnection and Penetration Issues –Jonathan Sykes, Jason Eruneo, Rich Bauer, Paul Martini, Juergen Holbach, Bogdan Kazstenny
  • Industry Viewpoints on IEC 61850–Rich Hunt, Phil VanSat, Bill Winters, John Bettler, John Hart
  • Improving Protection of Low-Voltage Networks with High DER—Matt Reno, Zheyuan Cheng, Chris Jones, Aadityaa Padmanabhan, Juval Bothe, Joseph Azzolini

B11Working Group Report:  SC21 and P1547:  numerous standards are under review and/or development including most parts of IEEE 1547.  Active projects are underway for several parts of IEEE 2030.  Contact Ben Kazimier and Sean Carr if you have interest in participating. There is a new SC21-Sponsored IEEE Industry Connection “Electric Energy Resources Interconnection Standards Collaborative (ISC).  The ISC encourages collaboration across IEEE Committees managing the development of standards for the interoperability and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DERs) with the grid and the entities that reference and apply these standards. The goal is to deliver IEEE 1547 standards to ready DERs with capabilities that enable future utilization with increasing DER penetrations and to support industry stakeholders in the adoption of these standards. The ISC is open to any stakeholders with subject matter expertise or strategic interest.

Standards Coordinator’s Report:  PSRC Standards-65+ Standards, 35+ Active PARs.  These standards impact product designers and manufacturers. A new O&P manual will be adopted. 

NERC Report: A new definition for “Protection Systems” is under review (PRC-005-7.  Disturbance monitoring and reporting requirements for inverter-based Resources, the new PRC-028-1 is being developed. PRC-019-3 draft for coordination of generating unit or plant capabilities, voltage regulation control and Protection, is being reviewed for comment.  PRC-023-6 Transmission relay loadability is under review.  And several joint NERC and Staff reports are now available Panhandle Wind Disturbance, 2022 Odessa Disturbance, and 2023 Southwest Utah Disturbance.

Renewable Systems Integration Coordinating Committee Report: The role of RSICC is to serve as a focal point within the PES, to identify challenges associated with the integration of renewable energy resources, related energy carriers (storage, fuels, heat) and related electrification applications (transportation, buildings, industry.) RSICC is leading the drafting of PES road map chapter one – renewable integration.

Specific PSRC Subcommittee updates will be in the next issue of PACWorld. 

Future Meetings: 

  • Jan. 7-11, 2024 New Orleans, LA
  • May 11-18, 2024, Buffalo, NY
  • September 9-12, 2024, Scottsdale, AZ


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.