Gonzaga's T&D courses are taught by engineers in the power industry with decades of research and design experience. Here are some of the research topics they are involved in.
Gonzaga T&D Faculty Research and Publications:
Cummins, H. PI-Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) administered by the Department of Energy. Avista
Cummins, H. The Distribution System of the Future...Today. Webcast Event, Thursday Mar 31, 2011. Energy Central. http://www.energycentral.com/events/23444/The-Distribution-System-of-the-Future-Today
Cummins, H. Building a Network for Distribution Automation - Case Study and Best Practices for Smart Grid Deployment. Smart Grid Virtual Summit. June 29-30, 2011
Flerchinger, W., et al. Solar Generation Control With Time-Synchronized Phasors. PV Powered, Northern Plains Power Technologies, and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. 20100914 TP6453-01. http://www.selinc.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=8494
Gers, J. Arc Flash Protection, TECSUP IV International Symposium of Energy, Lima Peru, August 2010
Gers, J. Distribution System Automation - Pennsylvania State University - Annual course given in November each year since 2001 in Monroeville, PA Campus
Gers, J. Distribution System Automation and Analysis - Pennsylvania State University - Course given to PEA engineers in Thailand in 2002 and 2010
Gers, J. Generator Protection Setting Criteria, TECSUP Course, Arequipa Peru, May 2006
Gers, J. Generator Protection Fundamentals and Settings, Course on Protections for PEMEX, Tula Mexico, Februrary 2010
Gers, J. Setting of Power Swing Blocking & Out 0f Step Relays Considering Transient Stability Conditions, MEGGER Technical Seminar, Dallas TX, October 2006
Gers, J. Protection of Distribution Systems, TECSUP Course, Lima Peru, August 2007
Gers, J. Protection of Distribution Systems, Beckwith Relay School, Clearwater FL, August 2010
Gers, J. & Holmes, E. (2011, 3rd Ed.) Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Herts, UK. 1998, 2004
Gers, J., & Ariza, J. Setting and Testing of Power Swing Blocking and Out of Step Relays Considering Transient Stability Conditions, IET Conference on Protections, Glasgow U.K., March 2008
Gers, J. Stability Concepts and Setting of OOS Relays, III Seminar on Operation, Control and Stability of Power Systems, Barranquilla Colombia, September 2010
Haldar, A. Yenumula, P., Bursey,A., & Tucker, K. Residual life assessment of existing transmission line with particular reference to grillage foundation corrosion problem. Electrical Transmission in the new age, A specialty conference on the design, maintenance and constructability of Electrical Transmission Line and Substation structures, Organized by ASCE, Omaha, Nebraska, 2002, pp. 373-381.
Haldar, A. Yenumula, P., Estimation of probabilistic longitudinal load on a Transmission Tower due to ice shedding using Monte Carlo Method. 18th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM -2001), St. John's, Canada, pp. 19-20, 2001.
Haldar, A., Yenumula, P., & Chari, T.R., "Full scale tests on directly embedded steel pole pole foundations," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Vol. 37, No.2, pp. 414-437, 2000.
Haldar, A. Yenumula, P., Field observation of In-cloud icing on a test transmission line. IWAIS, Iceland, 1998.
Haldar, A., Yenumula, P., & Chari, T.R., Moment rotation behavior of directly embedded steel pole foundation,. Paper presented to CIGRE SC22 (WG07) on Foundations, 1999 (Presented by first author).
Henville, C. 2006 RAS and Stretched Power Systems, Western Protective Relaying Conference, October, 2006.
Henville, C. A Trial Application of Optical Transducers for Protective Relaying, IEEE Power Systems Conference and Exposition, 2006.
Henville, C. One Utility's Experience in Justification and Implementation of Relay Replacement projects. IEEE Power Systems Conference and Exposition, 2006.
Henville, C. An Out-of-Step Event in the Peruvian Power System, Western Protective Relaying Conference, October, 2007
Henville, C. Blackout Experiences and Lessons, Best Practices for System Dynamic Performance, and the Role of New Technologies, IEEE Task Force Report, May 2007
Henville, C. IEEE Standard C37.109 Guide for the Protection of Shunt Reactors, 2008
Henville, C. Secondary Arc Extinction and Detection - Real and Simulated, IET 9th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2008)
Henville, C. SIPS and Stretched Power Systems. Carilec conference July, 2008
Henville, C. Main 1 and Main 2 Protection - Same or Different?, Western Protective Relaying Conference, October, 2008
Henville, C. Application of Overvoltage Protection to the Peruvian power system, Western Protective Relaying Conference, October, 2008
Henville, C. One Utility's Experience with Class TPY Gapped Core Current Transformers, Omicron International Conference on Testing of Current Transformers, October, 2009
Henville, C. An Example Distance Protection Application with Complicating Factors, Western Protective Relaying Conference, October, 2009
Henville, C. Transients (Old and New) Affect Protection Applications, Western Protective Relaying Conference, October, 2009
Henville, C. Multifunctional Protection IEDs - How Much Functionality is Too Much?, PAC World Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 2010 and ISA Jornadas, Medellin, Colombia, August 2010.
Henville, C. Best Practices in System Simulation for Relay Testing, Omicron International Conference on Protection Testing, Salzburg, Austria, October, 2010
Henville, C. Evolution of Backup Protection in BC Hydro. Western Protective Relaying Conference, Spokane, WA, October, 2010
Osborn, M., & Flerchinger, W. Portland General Electric (PGE) Solar Highway, Project: Advanced Island Detection and Control. Electric Energy T&D Magazine Jan 2011
Reidt, J. Distribution Automation - Connecting the Next Smart Grid Frontier. PennWell Webinar. October 27, 2010. http://video.webcasts.com/events/pmny001/viewer/index.jsp?eventid=36237
Reidt, J. Avista Case Study: Considerations in Selecting a Distribution Area Networks. Smart Grid Road Show. November 2-3, 2010
Reidt, J. Building the Smart Grid Network from Visioning to Planning to Implementing to Training. DistribuTECH 2011. February 2, 2011
Reidt, J. A Wireless, Synchronized, Multi-point Distribution Feeder Monitor System. Western Power Delivery Automation Conference. March 30, 2011
Schaerer, R. Evaluating and Maintaining Existing Substation Grounding Systems. NorthWest Public Power Association. Engineering and Operations Conference, Reno, NV. April 2011
Schaerer, R. Substation Grounding Analysis and Testing. Energy Council of the Northeast. Engineering and Operations Conference, Killington, VT. October 2010
Schaerer, R. Substation Grounding System Design and Analysis, American Electric Power (Columbus, OH), December 2010
Yenumula, P., & Clairmont, B. EPRI Solutions Rating Study on 138 kV Line. EPRI Increased Power Flow Conference, Boston, MA, Aug 2006
Yenumula, P., & Adapa, R. Probabilistic Transmission Line Ratings. 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, IOWA State University, Ames, IOWA, Sept, 2004
Yenumula, P., Probabilistic ratings of transmission lines using Monte Carlo simulations. First Annual Increased Power Flow Conference By Electric Power Research Institute Bostan, USA, 2003.
Yenumula, P., Design guide for transmission line foundation design. A design guide prepared for American Transmission Company, USA, 2002-2003.
Yenumula, P., Haldar, A. Full scale tests on grillage anchor foundations for high voltage transmission lines. 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, September 2001.
Yenumula, P., & Callahan, Ryan, Life cycle Cost and risk assessment of steel & wood transmission poles. A design guide prepared for American Transmission Company, USA, 2002-2003.
Yenumula, P., Clearance study of transmission lines using PLSCADD. A design guide prepared for American Transmission Company, USA, 2002-2003.
Yenumula, P., & Haldar, A. Upgrading of Transmission lines under heavy icing areas, Presentation made to Working group on ‘loading, strength & line design' of Transmission lines at IEEE summer meeting, Seattle, USA, 2000