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PES Power System Relaying and Control (PSRC) Committee is responsible for the development of standards, guides and reports covering different aspects of protection and control of electric power systems.

The IEEE PES Power System Relay Committee (PSRC)meeting scheduled in January 2022 was successfully conducted in a hybrid manner, with in-person participation as well as a series of many webcasts for all the Working Group meetings, Subcommittee meetings, and Main Committee meeting. The slate of PSRC officers includes-Dr. Murty Yalla, Chair; Michael Thompson, Vice Chair: Gene Henneberg, Secretary; and Don Lukach, Standards Coordinator. The total attendees were 294 with 64 in-person. The PSRC is striving to eventually return to mainly face to face meetings and will continue to refine its hybrid meeting execution.

The Association Management System, supplied by MemberPlanet, will be a new system to replace 123Signup. The anticipated implementation will be in time to support the Sept 2022 PSRC meeting. Ongoing needs of committees include: GDPR compliant listserv function, GDPR compliant roster management, attendance and participation records, and importation of 123Signup records.

Because we believe that award recipients deserve peer recognition in a face-to-face ceremony, no PSRC awards will be announced or issued during virtual meetings. All new and pending PSRC awards will be issued at our next PSRC physical meeting during the previously announced new Awards Ceremony section of the Monday reception dinner. Future May and September PSRC meetings will feature this awards ceremony, not January JTCM meetings. Please take this into consideration when making travel plans for future PSRC meetings. Don’t miss recognizing or being recognized for the work our committee and fellow PSRC members do throughout the year. Please save the date for our PSRC/PSCC Awards Ceremony and welcome reception, Monday May 9, 2022, in Reno, NV.

Technical Paper Coordinator Report: For the 2022 T&D conference and exposition scheduled for April 25-28 in New Orleans, four papers were accepted, and one tutorial was proposed on Modeling of converter interfaced renewable sources for short circuit studies. For the 2022 IEEE PES General Meeting, to be held July 17-21 in Denver, CO, 33 papers were submitted; reviews will be conducted with only up to 16 able to be accepted. A half day tutorial has been accepted, Dr. Vasudev Gharpure and Dr. Mital Kanabar will be discussing the Application of PDC standard (C37.247-2019 for a large-scale WAMS.

Reviewing papers for IEEE Transactions and Conferences is a responsibility of all Main Committee Members.

Standards Coordinator’s Report: “Standards” include Guides, Recommended Practices, and Standards.

There are approximately 40 active PAR projects that also include the Joint Committee work. Completed PARs in 2021 include the following:

  • C37.91 IEEE Guide for Protecting Power Transformers
  • C37.235 IEEE Approved Draft Guide for the Application of Rogowski Coils Used for Protective Relaying Purposes
  • C37.242 IEEE Guide for Synchronization, Calibration, Testing, and Installation of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) for Power System Protection and Control
  • C37.108 IEEE Guide for Protection of Secondary Network Systems
  • C37.234 IEEE Approved Draft Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Power System Buses
  • C37.120 IEEE Approved Draft Guide for Protection System Redundancy for Power System Reliability

The IEEE P2800 Standard for Interconnection & Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Electric Power System has been submitted to RevCom in December of 2021. The latest ballot was successful with 90 % response rate and 94% approval rate. With publication of the P2800 in sight, the drafting of P2800.2 (Recommended Practice for Test and Verification Procedures for Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Bulk Power Systems) is expected to begin soon.

An IEEE 1547 Revision Study Group has convened to inform the numerous aspects required in the preplanning stages of the next revision. An important goal is to provide information to interested parties so they can develop their own internal engagement strategies for working group participation and revision implementation.

The PSRC’s Advisory, System Protection, Line Protection, Relaying Communications, Relaying Practices, Rotating Machinery Protection, and Substation Protection subcommittees have numerous working groups that are working on new and existing standards and guides. Updates on their work will be published in the June 2022 issue of the magazine.

Working groups, task forces and subcommittees will meet again 9-12 May 2022 in Reno, NV. The PSRC continues to recruit additional participants to offer their expertise and knowledge in the areas of power system relaying.

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Catherine Dalton is a Strategic AccountExecutive at EPRI. Shehas broad experiencein the electric utilityindustry. She is aSenior Member ofthe IEEE, and anactive participantin IEEE PES PSRC.She has a Master’sdegree in electricalengineering (OhioState University,) and a MBA from the University of Dayton. Previously she workedfor American ElectricPower, Basler Electric,SEL and BeckwithElectric.