The Guru

Biography:  Eric A. Udren has a 47-year distinguished career in design and application of protective relaying, substation control, and communications systems.  He began his career at Westinghouse, and held technical leader and manager positions at ABB, Eaton Electrical, and KEMA.  He programmed the world’s first digital relay, and led development of the first LAN-based substation P&C system. He works with major utilities to develop new substation protection, control, communications designs and remedial action schemes based on Ethernet, IEC 61850, and synchrophasor techniques. Eric is IEEE Life Fellow, and twice the former chair of the Relaying Communications Subcommittee of the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee.  He is US Technical Advisor for IEC TC 95 relay standards; and is member of the IEC TC 57 WG 10.  Eric serves on the NERC System Protection and Control Subcommittee (SPCS) and the NERC Rely Maintenance Standard Drafting Team.  He has written and presented over 90 technical papers and book chapters and has 7 patents. Since 2008 he has served as Executive Advisor with Quanta Technology, LLC of Raleigh, North Carolina; with his office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More

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