Georgia Tech Protective Relay Conference, 2010

The 64th Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference was held 5 - 7 May, 2010 at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown, Atlanta, USA. 

This is one of the annual specialized protection and control conferences that bring together every spring specialist from the protection and control field predominantly from the United States, but also from many other countries, to discuss the challenges of the industry and the latest technology applications.

The conference was held for the first time at the Renaissance hotel, which has usually only been the home of the vendors' hospitality suites.

The thirty eight papers accepted by the technical committee were presented mostly in parallel sessions, forcing the attendees to choose which of two papers they are more interested in. The benefit of this approach is that it increases the number of papers that can be presented at the conference. However, the attendees cannot hear and participate in the discussions of all presented papers.

The papers covered a wide range of interesting topics, such as:

  • Transmission lines protection
  • Generators and shunt capacitor banks protection
  • Reliability and security of protection systems
  • Communications for the Smart Grid
  • Application of IEC 61850 in protection and control

During the conference lunch Juergen Holbach from Quanta Technologies, received the 2009 Walter Elmore Best Paper award.

As usual, after the end of the paper sessions the participants in the conference visited the numerous hospitality suites and exhibition areas, where they were able to see and discuss the latest protection, automation and control devices, systems, and tools.  

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