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Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC), 2012 IEEE

Date 15-17 April 2012

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    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):i - xiv
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  • Leveraging mandatory and enforceable Electric Reliability Standards for non-registered rural electric utilities

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):A1-1 - A1-5
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    The August 2003 blackout impacted over 50 million people and resulted in the loss of 61,800 megawatts (MW) of load in eight states and one Canadian Province. Following the blackout, the U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force made several recommendations, the number one being to “[m]ake reliability standards mandatory and enforceable, with penalties for noncompliance”. The Energ... View full abstract»

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  • Regulatory evolution and its effect on system operation and security

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):A2-1 - A2-4
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    Regulations governing electric system operation and security have evolved rapidly since the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the Federal Power Act. At that time, the North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) was given the authority to establish reliability standards for the nation's electric grid. In 2007, NERC published its first reliability standards under its new aut... View full abstract»

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  • Stray and contact voltage an update on IEEE PES P1695 Working Group activities

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):A3-1 - A3-7
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    In March of 2006 an IEEE Power and Energy Society Working Group, sponsored by the Transmission & Distribution Committee and attached to its Distribution Subcommittee, received approval to begin work on a “Trial Use Guide for Assessing Voltages at Publicly and Privately Accessible Locations”. When complete the “Guide” will address the normal and abnormal voltages tha... View full abstract»

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  • Bonding requirements for conductive poles

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):A4-1 - A4-6
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    Increasing load density at electric utilities has driven the trend toward larger distribution conductors and higher settings on overcurrent protective equipment. Not only are pickup values of feeder breakers and reclosers increasing, the protective curves are often slower to achieve coordination with downstream devices. Where there are larger conductors and slower protective settings you will ofte... View full abstract»

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  • NESC Wind and Ice load effects on wood distribution pole design

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):B1-1 - B1-9
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    The National Electrical Safety Code[1] has three basic structural loading conditions that may apply to various components of an overhead line. These load cases are defined in Section 25 and are generally referred to as District Loading (Rule 250B), Extreme Wind (Rule 250C) and Extreme Ice with Concurrent Wind (Rule 250D). Both the Extreme Wind and the Extreme Ice with Concurrent Wind pa... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing CVR through voltage regulator LDC settings

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):B2-1 - B2-5
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    Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) has been a hot topic in the industry for some time, particularly during the last few years. A number of methods and strategies have been employed on utility distribution systems to effectively lower the voltage with the objectives of decreasing coincident peak demand and/or energy over time. This paper will explore implementing CVR through the use of voltage re... View full abstract»

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  • Investigation load estimation methods with the use of AMI metering for distribution system analysis

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):B3-1 - B3-9
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    With the advent of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), new opportunities exist to improve loading estimates for distribution system analysis. These improvements in estimating customers' load can have a significant impact on both distribution planning and real-time distribution state estimation. Various techniques for load allocation are compared to a case with actual AMI data for all customers... View full abstract»

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  • Maximizing protection coordination with self-healing technology

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):B4-1 - B4-12
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    Much of the smart gid initiative includes the installation of new recloser and switch controls as part of an overall reliability improvement on the distribution system. These new controls offer communication options that support Fault Isolation and Restoration systems, Load Optimization, and Integrated Voltage and VAr control. These new controls often offer multiple setting profiles that, when uti... View full abstract»

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  • Solar plant modeling impacts on distribution systems PV case study

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):B5-1 - B5-10
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    With the vast increase of distributed energy resources (DER) on utility systems not only due to renewable portfolio standard requirements but also the potential to delay distribution upgrade expenditures, the distribution engineer is confronted with the very challenging task of fulfilling the scope of a system impact study to determine if there exists potential for the DER to create any adverse op... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated fault location system for power distribution feeders

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):B6-1 - B6-9
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    A fast, accurate fault location solution for power distribution feeders enables utility companies to clear a fault quicker and reduce the outage duration. Traditional impedance-based fault location methods assume that all feeder sections have the same impedance characteristics. This assumption introduces errors on feeders that have branches and line sections with different conductor types and towe... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating arc flash analysis with protective device coordination

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C1-1 - C1-11
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    This paper presents a novel method to integrate arc flash assessment with the important task of protective device coordination. Since the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) arc flash rules are now in force, there is a need for a consistent approach to continually assess the arc flash levels on a power system. By integrating arc flash analysis with Time-Current Coordination (TCC) analysis, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Power quality considerations in distribution engineering

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C2-1 - C2-6
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    Distribution engineers have many considerations on power quality design and measurement techniques and standards when dealing with residential, commercial, and industrial customers. This paper will focus on both ANSI and RUS publications regarding optimum voltage levels, flicker design tools, etc. The paper will begin by exploring the effects of the selection of minimum ground impedances on voltag... View full abstract»

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  • Electric energy workforce demographics: An essay

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C3-1 - C3-7
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    The root-cause of the workforce demographics gap related to electric power and energy industry in tracked back in the early 50's. The problem got amplified due to the lack of foresight by the industry, electric utility deregulation and restructuring efforts. The impact cascaded into the talent supply pipeline and university power engineering programs. A window of opportunity exists for a collabora... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of smart grids and green power generation on distribution systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C4-1 - C4-13
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    A significant amount of green power is being installed at the distribution level through the installation of green power generation facilities in the United States and Canada. This paper discusses green power generating sources (of 10 MW or less), which are connected to the utility system at the distribution level, and their impact on the distribution system. The paper also discusses the impact of... View full abstract»

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  • Progress in electric utilities risk management - emerging guidance

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):C5-1 - C5-4
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    The Department of Energy (DOE) in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the North American Energy Reliability Corporation (NERC) developed, conducted public review, and is in the process of releasing this summer the Electricity Sector Cyber Security Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline. The guideline takes the recently released NIST Special Publication (... View full abstract»

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