Power Transmission & Distribution Webinars

For more information about current or future webinars, please contact Jilliene McKinstry.

Wildfire Risk Reduction

January 20, 2021 at 12 p.m. (PT)

Join us for a free webinar presented by Scott Hayes, Principal Protection Engineer, Portland General Electric

The recent fires in California have caused a lot of discussion and action by utilities for wildfire risk reduction. Scott Hayes will discuss various topics on wildfire reduction such as:

  • Is Wildfire Risk Reduction Important? 
  • Electric Ignition of Fires – Causes 
  • Is this a distribution issue, a transmission issue or both? 
  • Technologies and Methods to reduce risk, and next steps

This webinar will offer tips for utilities to reduce wildfire risks. The speaker will focus on relaying and detection methods and offer a Q&A period.

Seating is limited.

For more information about current or future webinars, contact Jilliene McKinstry.

Vegetation Management

Wednesday, Feb. 26 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

John Tyler, Acting Chief Forrester, BPA, discussed vegetation management, particularly related to fire prevention. John offered suggestions on incorporating prevention into early project planning and design, and offered “best practice” tips for power engineers developing a Vegetation Management plan.

Cybersecurity for Power Engineers

Wednesday, Feb. 5 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

T&D alumnus Sam Chanoski, Director of Threat Intelligence and Countermeasures, Electricity ISAC at NERC.

Sam talked about the growing importance of cybersecurity for the reliable operation of power systems and what that means from an engineering perspective for the design and maintenance of SCADA and EMS systems. He also discussed power system operations, touched briefly on NERC CIP Standards, and talked about the threat environment that the power industry is up against.

Birds & Powerlines

Tuesday, Oct. 29 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).

Kara Donohue (SCE), Misti Sporer (Duke Energy), Eric Johnson (Evergy) and Rick Loughery (Edison Electric Institute) offered resources and best practices to avoid bird kills and the resulting power outages.

Microgrid 101

Thursday, Oct. 17 from noon-1 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

Dan Jones is a Senior Designer with POWER Engineers’ SCADA and Analytic Studies group and has worked on several microgrid design projects. His free webinar on microgrids and microgrid designs was followed by a Q&A session.