Protection & Control Seminar

Attendee Guide

The Beckwith Electric Protection & Control Seminar will be held Monday, July 26th through Thursday, July 29th, 2021, at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

  • Accommodations
  • Seminar Check-in and Materials Pick-up
    • Please check-in for the seminar and pick-up your badge and seminar materials sometime between 7:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, July 25th, or 7:00-8:00 AM on Monday, July 26th, at the Beckwith Electric Help Desk (In front of the Hunter Ballroom) at the Sandpearl Resort.
  • Beckwith Electric Help Desk
    • The Help Desk will be open on Sunday, July 25th, from 7:00-8:00 PM, and Monday, July 26th from 7:00 AM-5:00 PM in front of the Hunter Ballroom. Tuesday through Thursday, the Help Desk will be open beginning at 7:30 AM daily and will close at 5 PM.
  • Breakfast & Lunch
    • Breakfast will be available any time from 7:00-8:00 AM, and a buffet lunch will be available any time from Noon to 1:00 PM, starting on Monday and through Thursday.
  • Attendee Guests
    • We encourage you to travel with your family to make the most of your time in Clearwater Beach. If you plan on traveling with a family member, spouse or significant other, each guest needs to purchase a “Companion Guest Pass” if planning to attend breakfast and lunch with you. The breakfast and lunch are optimized for the number of registered seminar attendees and registered guests only. This is to ensure that we order enough food plus seating. Your guests can attend all evening activities and these do not require a “Companion Guest Pass.” The Companion Guest Pass must be purchased before the registration deadline and these are not sold on-site at the seminar. Click here to purchase the Companion Guest Pass.

Please review the information below for schedule details and special event reminders.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

 

Seminar Check-in and Materials Pick-up

  • 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Beckwith Electric Help Desk (In front of the Hunter Ballroom)
  • Please check-in for the seminar and pick-up your badge and seminar materials sometime between 7:00-8:00 PM on Sunday, July 25th, or 7:00-8:00 AM on Monday, July 26th, at the Beckwith Electric Help Desk (In front of the Hunter Ballroom).
Monday, July 26, 2021

 

Breakfast

  • 7:00-8:00 AM
  • A buffet breakfast is available starting at 7 AM in the Harbor Ballroom.

Seminar Check-in and Materials Pick-up

  • 7:00-8:00 AM
  • Beckwith Electric Help Desk (In front of the Hunter Ballroom)
  • If you didn’t get a chance on Sunday, please check-in for the seminar and pick-up your badge and seminar materials sometime between 7-8 AM on Monday, at the Beckwith Electric Help Desk.

Beach Volleyball Tournament

  • 5:45-8:00 PM
  • Beach Volleyball Courts Beachside behind the Sandpearl Resort
  • Attendee Guests and Families Welcome!
  • Volleyball players please be at courts at 5:45 PM for team selection!
  • Power Grid Engineering is sponsoring its popular Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament starting at 5:45 PM at the Beach Volleyball Courts Beachside behind the Sandpearl Resort. If you’re not a volleyball player, do not fret. Still come out to enjoy snacks, drinks and networking as you cheer your company, family or friends.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 

Hospitality & Demo Expo

  • 7:00-10:00 PM
  • Sandpearl Resort: Harbor Ballroom
  • Please join us on Tuesday evening, from 7-10 PM in the Harbor Ballroom. Beckwith Electric and Special Guests will host a Hospitality & Demo Expo for a time of networking and information sharing including food and drinks. Don’t miss the raffle at the Hospitality & Demo Expo! Visit all of the demos during the Expo and have each representative stamp a raffle card. When your card is full, turn it in at the raffle table. There will be a drawing for some great prizes at the end of the reception. Must be present to win!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 

Wednesday Evening Reception

  • Happy Hour at The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille
    Across the street from the Sandpearl Resort
    Attendee Guests and Families Welcome!
    • Join Beckwith Electric and your fellow conference attendees for a reception with food and cocktails at the Brown Boxer from 6:00-8:00 PM.
    • The Brown Boxer is located right across the street from the Sandpearl Resort at 483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767.
Thursday, July 29, 2021

 

Post-Seminar Product Training (Optional)

  • Attend free training with an in-depth study on the associated software with each of the following products. You will learn settings configuration, and how to setup, retrieve, and read oscillography, sequence of event records, and other valuable information within our software.

    • Power Plant Protection Track
      • 1:00-2:30 PM
        • M-3425A Comprehensive Generator Protection System
      • 2:45-4:00 PM
        • M-3311A (2, 3, or 4-Winding) Transformer Protection System
      • 4:00-5:00 PM
        • M-7651A D-PAC Protection, Automation and Control System for Power Distribution Applications

    • Distribution & Control Track
      • 1:00-3:00 PM
        • Application, Considerations, and Settings for VVO
          Learn how to implement IVVC/VVO methodology using the Beckwith M-2001D LTC Transformer Control and M-6200A Regulator Control. The VAR biasing effect used in controls will either allow or disallow the capacitors to switch based on voltage and VAR flow conditions on the feeder, and only employ a tapchange when voltage deviations are not based on excess or deficient VAR conditions. The resultant VAR and voltage feedback to the LTC/regulators is used in adaptive schemes for CVR and normal operation.
      • 3:15-5:00 PM
        • Transformer, Regulator, and Capacitor Controls
Friday, July 30, 2021

 

Beckwith Electric Factory Tour (Optional)

  • 8:30 AM-1:15 PM
    Visit the Beckwith Electric factory for a behind-the-scenes look at our advanced manufacturing and services capabilities at work. Discover how we turn raw material into cutting-edge technology. Experience the Beckwith Electric commitment to quality, equipment reliability, testing procedures, new product development, and customer service. Talk to Beckwith Electric technical and product support staff and learn first-hand about our technology through live product demonstrations.

    Includes transportation to and from the Sandpearl Resort. Estimated arrival back at the Sandpearl is 1:15 PM.

    • 8:30-8:35 AM
      Load Shuttle Bus for Beckwith Headquarters. Please go directly to the bus in front of the Sandpearl Resort on Mandalay Avenue. This is down the steps directly on the main road in front of the hotel. The Shuttle Bus will not load in the valet parking area.
    • 8:35-9:15 AM
      Travel to Beckwith Headquarters.
    • 9:15 AM-12:30 PM
      Beckwith Electric Factory Tour & Product Demo
    • 12:30-1:15 PM
      Travel Back to Hotel.
Additional Details

 

 

  • Sandpearl Resort Room Info and Maps
    • All Power Plant Protection Track sessions are held in Hunter B/C.
    • All Distribution Protection Track sessions are held in Hunter A.
    • All Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Sessions are held in The Cove.
    • Breakfast and Lunch are held in the Harbor Ballroom.
    • The Tuesday Hospitality & Demo Expo is held in the Harbor Ballroom.
    • The Thursday Optional Post-Seminar Product Training is held in Hunter A & B.