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ABB Protective Relay School webinar

ABB Protective Relay School webinar

Free protection and control fundamentals training provides you with valuable information you can put to use immediately.


Now in its seventh season, the ABB Protective Relay School webinar series is coming to a computer near you. These educational 90 minute sessions are presented live and encourage interaction between the instructor and the participants. In addition to the protection and control fundamentals sessions, several new topics have been added to this year's schedule.

Find out for yourself why the ABB Protective Relay school webinar series has become a trusted instructional resource for literally thousands of industry practitioners. And, benefit from the depth of understanding and insight that can only come from a leading authority with expertise across the power system. Click on the date links below to register for one or more of these informative webinars today.

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  • Meet your host:
    Steven Kunsman

    Cyber Security - Securing your critical substation assets

    Dec 6th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    Everyday utilities are faced with the changes and challenges around grid security. Cyber security creates fear in our industry as mentioning NERC/CIP compliance can lead to the wrong behavior. The information available in our utility systems is essential for advancing system performance, proactive control and improved operations and maintenance. Cyber security standards provide the framework and requirements either towards compliance or technical solutions. The educational benefits to understanding these requirements is paramount in the adoption and embracing cyber security as a key enabler to our modern monitoring and control systems.






  • Meet your host:
    Roger Hedding

    Watch On Demand: Introduction to protection & control

    Jun 14th
    This webinar will define power system protective relaying and its purpose. A general overview of key concepts, protective relay classifications, operating principals, operating reliability and relaying philosophy will be presented. Also provided is a brief review of terminology, ANSI C37.2 device function numbers and IEC 61850 logical nodes (device function models).









  • Meet your host:
    Bharat Vasudevan

    Watch On Demand: Input sources for protective relays

    Jun 21st
    A Relay is only as good as the analog input information it has to work with. Having knowledge of the devices that provide the analog inputs to a relay is necessary. This webinar will explore analog conventional voltage and current instrument transformers. Other issues such as transient response, and stray flux will also be discussed.







  • Meet your host:
    Jack Chang

    Watch On Demand: Bus protection fundamentals

    Jul 12th
    Bus faults tend to be very robust, and therefore easy to detect. This robustness may cause current transformers to saturate in the event of close in external faults. Bus protection schemes must recognize current transformer saturation and restrain from operating for external faults while operating quickly for internal faults. This webinar will discuss the various schemes used for bus protection.






  • Meet your host:
    Samuel Morbin

    Watch On Demand: Line protection fundamentals

    Jul 26th
    This webinar will introduce the basic principles of line distance relaying. Topics like operating characteristics, fault loops, faulty phase identification and all the other basic principles utilized in a today's numerical relays will be discussed in detail. Communication assisted directional schemes will also be discussed.  The webinar will showcase all the applications that can be designed to protect the transmission line using these principles. In addition, this webinar will present the concept of line current differential relaying, and review scenarios where its application makes the protection scheme much simpler than distance protection pilot schemes.





  • Meet your host:
    Jack Chang

    Watch On Demand: Generator protection fundamentals add solutions and link to campaign for critical generation assets

    Aug 9th
    Generator protection schemes are unique in many ways, and usually involve many breakers and auxiliary equipment, encompassing the entire generation unit. This webinar will address the basics of generator protection principles and the dynamics of synchronous generators. Protection and detection principles for typical generator faults and abnormal operating conditions will be discussed.  Advanced numerical measuring and signal processing technologies employed by modern IEDs have enabled other versatile and reliable generator unit monitoring and fault detection techniques.  They will also be shared in this webinar.






  • Meet your host:
    Galina Antonova

    Watch On Demand: Fundamentals of communication for protection

    Sept 13th
    The webinar encourages protection engineers to learn enough about communications to be able to formulate protection-imposed requirements to communication engineers and work jointly on implementing these. Fundamental concepts of communications are discussed, including communication media (copper, fiber, wireless) and channel types (dedicated, multiplexed, switched). Multiple communication technologies used for protection applications and their characteristics are covered: Power Line Carrier (PLC), digital microwave, audio tone, spread spectrum radio, SONET/SDH, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet. The importance of ownership of protection-imposed communication requirements by protection engineers is emphasized as without involvement of protection engineers, reliability of the overall power system could be unnecessary compromised.






  • Meet your host:
    Douglas Wardell

    Watch On Demand: Protection (distance & differential) over modern Packet Switched (wide area) Networks

    Sept 20th
    Teleprotection, an electrical utility’s most critical application, poses challenging requirements,  especially when using Packet Switched Networks (PSNs). The performance of a power line protection system depends directly on the abilities of the communication network to transmit data fast, and reliably. The demanding requirements, that were fulfilled by TDM/SONET, need to be carefully reviewed when migrating to Packet Switched Networks (PSNs). Special measures are required to prevent incorrect operation or false tripping. In this webinar, the protection and telecommunication fields meet to guarantee the stringent channel performance required by distance and differential protection when coupled to innovative backbone PSNs with enhanced redundancy mechanisms, and strong monitoring capabilities.






  • Meet your host:
    Jared Gregory

    Watch On Demand: RTU Fundamentals

    Sept 27th
    Remote Terminal Unit's (RTU's) are used in a wide variety of utility applications. This webinar will address the basic functions of RTU's and how they are applied in utility applications.








  • Meet your host:
    Peter Rietmann

    Watch On Demand: IEC61850 compliant Digital Substation – Advanced features and benefits

    Oct 11th
    The digital substation portfolio encompasses state-of-the-art communication solutions, bay-level products, as well as process level equipment. Modern non-conventional-instrument-transformers with a digital interface increase safety and reduce footprint requirements, while stand-alone merging units open up a path to retrofits and upgrading existing substations and the ability to digitize information right at source, in the field. Building upon the international standard for communication networks and systems for power utility automation, IEC 61850The webinar will explain the main potential of this technology: increased safety, interoperability, ease of configuration, maximized reliability and availability, real-time performance, smart-grid communications capabilities and reduced cost of ownership. In the second half of the webinar an overview on advanced features related to simulation and testing is provided. Traditional substations require engineers to check wiring connectivity, voltage signals, control logic and other things using meters, etc.  With IEC61850 Edition 2 and digital substation these activities are  now handled by user friendly software tools such as ABBs IET600/ITT600.






  • Meet your host:
    Galina Antonova

    Watch On Demand: Wide area monitoring, control and protection using synchrophasor measurements

    Oct 25th
    This webinar will explain the basics of synchrophasor measurements in power systems. It will cover functions, requirements and operation of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and Phasor Data Concentrators (PDCs). It will focus on existing and emerging synchrophasor applications for monitoring angle differences, voltage stability, line temperature and oscillations, including low frequency monitoring, and dumping. Special attention will be given to emerging control and future protection applications, e.g. generation shedding based on angle differences and power flow.






  • Meet your host:
    Peter Rietmann

    Smart automation and data management

    Nov 8th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    The modern electricity grid is a complex, intelligent mechanism that is indispensable to modern life. Embedded sensors and intelligent devices provide grid operators with rivers of data, which ABB MicroSCADA Pro Historian’s data logging and reporting functionality now refines into valuable reports and analyses. This advanced capability effortlessly collects, archives and enables the observer to visualize and analyze the primary process data. ABB MicroSCADA Pro Historian is the tool that enables you to benefit from critical, accurate grid information. It is the way to understand what has happened, and what is happening in a power grid. This webinar will provide an overview on the MicroSCADA Pro product portfolio that enable smart and secure central automation and data management.






  • Meet your host:
    Bert Williams

    Wireless communication fundamentals

    Nov 15th - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
    Electric distribution utilities are recognizing the strategic role of communications as they implement their grid modernization plans. In the past, utilities and siloed organizations within those utilities chose to implement separate low bandwidth, proprietary communication networks for each application. However, utilities are finding that this approach to communications is no longer practical. Borrowing from the enterprise model, utilities are finding that, in most cases, it makes more sense to leverage a single private, modern, high-performance communications infrastructure that can scale, be securely shared by multiple applications and user groups, and be tailored to the specific requirements of applications, connected apparatus, and service territory geography. In this session, we will examine how modern private wireless communication networks constructed using a mix of broadband mesh and PTP/PTMP, narrowband mesh and PTP/PTMP, and cellular technologies can meet the overall needs of utilities as well as the requirements of specific applications.


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