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February 25, 2022

Visit Us at Texas A&M for the Conference for Protective Relay Engineers

The 2022 Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers (CPRE) will take place in-person from March 28-31, 2022 and 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. See you there!

Pre-Conference Seminar

March 28 | 1-3 PM | Rudder Tower 410

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Join us for our pre-conference seminar as we discuss autonomous intelligence in system protection. In this free seminar, SynchroGrid will demonstrate how utilities can move beyond assisted intelligence and start considering augmented and even autonomous intelligence, unlocking numerous new benefits and opportunities.

Many utilities across the country currently use assistive intelligence to aid engineering efforts in system protection. This intelligence takes forms such as standardization of drawings, settings templates, and processes, each of which promote consistency and reduce the chances of error. Basic assistive intelligence is relatively easy to achieve in these cases, as drawing and setting tasks tend to be well-defined, rule-based, and repetitive. However, most utilities have not moved beyond this basic level of standardization to further address both growing resource constraints and, more importantly, reduce the potential for errors in the face of rapidly growing grid complexity.

In this seminar, SynchroGrid will demonstrate how utilities can now move beyond assisted intelligence towards augmented intelligence, allowing them to accomplish tasks that were formerly unachievable. We will show how utilities can adapt intelligent relay setting calculation programs to receive recommended settings when calculating settings for a transmission line. We will also discuss how utilities can easily create rule-based setting templates that adapt to the utilities’ preferred philosophy. This level of intelligence has the power to completely disrupt and redefine existing processes, allowing utilities to dramatically reduce costs and, more importantly, reduce human error.

We will conclude by looking to the near future with autonomous intelligence that will emerge in the years to come. Software agents will work on behalf of protection engineers, constantly monitoring the short-circuit model to further guard against the introduction of errors and significantly reduce the time and effort expended to uncover them. SynchroGrid will show the latest developments in integration processes between Doble PowerBase, ASPEN OneLiner, and SARA that serve as the foundation for these autonomous systems by reducing the software barriers between settings data storage, short-circuit model, and philosophy calculations.


March 31 | 9:10 AM | Memorial Student Center 2406B

Come watch our paper presentation, “Interoperability of System Protection Software,” as we present with Oncor Electric.

In this presentation, we will discuss how interoperability between system protection software packages provides a sophisticated process to efficiently produce relay settings, seamlessly interchange data between software packages, and simplify NERC PRC-027-1 R1 and R2 compliance requirements. We will present a case study of system protection integration at Oncor, describe the methodology employed, and explain the benefits realized.

View our past papers by clicking here.

Exhibit Hall

Come see us at Booth 5! The exhibit ball is in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center. Meet our team and learn about the innovative services and tools we have to offer.

We will also be providing demonstrations of our relay setting automation software tool, SARA.

The exhibit hall will be open at the following times:

• Monday: 4:00-7:30 PM
• Tuesday: 12:00-1:30 PM & 5:00-7:30 PM
• Wednesday: 12:00-1:30 PM