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March 13, 2024

Another Year, Another Texas A&M Protective Relay Conference

Join us at the Texas A&M University Conference for Protective Relay Engineers on March 25-28, 2024! The conference will feature cutting-edge industry news, research, and presentations on protective relay applications and technology. SynchroGrid will be participating by teaching a pre-conference seminar, presenting a paper, and exhibiting at our booth.


Pre-Conference Seminar

March 25th | 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Memorial Student Center Room 2500

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Join us for a practical and informative session on the future of power systems with SynchroGrid. We’ll start with a guest presentation from ASPEN on the latest features that are relevant to relay settings.

We’ll continue by discussing how SARA templates can be used to automatically develop relay settings alongside Oneliner and demonstrate methods of optimizing their performance. We’ll then delve into the use of data scientific approaches for automating the integration of Powerbase relay settings into the correct positions in Oneliner.

The session will conclude with a discussion on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can be applied to address emerging challenges in the Power Systems industry. This talk aims to highlight the potential of AI/ML in enhancing SynchroGrid’s offerings. Be part of this important conversation that is shaping the future of power systems!



March 27th | 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Memorial Student Center Room 2400

Come listen to our paper presentation titled “Employing Graph Traversal Techniques to Simplify Three- and Multi-Terminal Line Applications.”

Developing relay settings for three-terminal applications can be challenging, as protection engineers need to account for different system variables that can add complexity to their calculations. These variables could be considerations for strong and weak sources, mutual coupling, sequential tripping, tap lines, forks of different lengths, looped topology, etc. The application can get even more complex when the application becomes a multi-terminal system, meaning three plus terminals, as in the case of parallel three terminal lines. Adding to the complexity of the system, the setting engineer must consider all events under an N-1 contingency expanding the amount of work that needs to be done to achieve proper settings.

In this paper, we present the implementation of graph traversal algorithms to intelligently graph the grid to properly automate line setting calculations for three- and multi-terminal line applications. By expressing the grid and related calculations as a graph data structure, the complexity of the application can be greatly simplified by providing engineers with an automation template engine. A template-based system allows each engineer to specify all setting calculation requirements and system conditions, allowing the engineer to run the template on any multi-terminal system to calculate settings with minimal effort. Solutions, such as the one being presented in this paper, are imperative for engineers in order to keep up with the high demand of output they are currently facing due to the fast-growing grid and NERC compliance requirements.


Exhibit Hall

Visit us at booth 5 in the Memorial Student Center Bethancourt Ballroom to discover how we’re pushing the boundaries of innovation in the power industry!

The exhibit hall will be open at the following times:

Monday, March 25th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.