Events

2021 Beckwith Protection & Control Seminar

August 16-19, 2021
Clearwater Beach, FL

The 24th Annual Beckwith Electric Protection & Control Seminar will be held August 16-19, 2021, at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The seminar is divided into two program tracks:

  • Power Plant Protection Track
    • Generator Protection (IEEE C37.102)
    • Fault Fundamentals
    • Generator Protection Calculations & Settings
    • Transformer Protection (IEEE C37.91)
    • Transformer Protection Calculations & Settings
    • Motor Bus Transfer
    • Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Sessions (Generation & Transformer Protection)
  • Distribution Protection & Control Track
    • Distribution Feeder Protection & Control (IEEE C37.230)
    • Distribution Automation: FLISR
    • Feeder Protection Calculations & Settings
    • Distributed Energy Resources Operation, Control & Protection (IEEE 1547)
    • Paralleling
    • Transformer Protection (IEEE C37.91)
    • Transformer Protection Calculations & Settings
    • Distribution System Optimization: VVO/CVR
    • Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Sessions (Distribution Feeder/Recloser Protection & Transformer Protection)

Each participant will receive daily breakfast and lunch, comprehensive course materials, and the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable instructors in a casual classroom environment and at evening receptions. Participant interaction is encouraged to gain from the shared experiences of others. Opportunities to discuss needs-based case studies and examples will be available throughout the seminar.

  • Tablet or Printed Materials: Based on your learning preference, you have the choice of receiving seminar materials either printed or loaded on a tablet that you get to keep. Included with the tablet is a table stand for comfortable viewing.
  • Earn CEUs, PDHs, or CTDs: Earn up to 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), or 28 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). The Protection Seminar provides CEUs through IEEE.
  • Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Sessions: Learn skills required to test and commission Beckwith relays for generator, transformer, and distribution feeder/recloser control protection.
  • Hospitality & Demo Expo: Beckwith Electric and Special Guests will host a Hospitality & Demo Expo for a time of networking and information sharing including food and drinks.
  • Optional Post-Seminar Product Training (Free!): Attend free product training on Beckwith Electric products with a special interest in testing and commissioning procedures.
  • Factory Tour & Product Demo: At Beckwith Headquarters

Who should attend?

The seminar is designed for engineers, consultants, managers, and technicians at utilities, integrators, packagers and OEMs, as well as others who design, engineer, maintain and test protective systems, voltage/VAR control systems, and FLISR schemes. Relay technicians, and those responsible for testing and commissioning are encouraged to attend our Testing Lab Breakout Sessions.

  • The Power Plant Protection Track would benefit those involved with protection of power plant assets in both utility, cogeneration, and heavy industrial environments, as well as those looking for a deeper background on the subject.
  • The Distribution Protection & Control Track is designed for those who need a comprehensive understanding of the protection and control of medium-voltage, utility-type distribution systems, including solutions for the challenges due to the high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER).

Seminar Location

The Protection & Control Seminar will be held at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Surrounded by the powder white sand and crystal blue waters of Clearwater Beach, the AAA Four-Diamond Sandpearl Resort blends the natural beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast with premium comforts and warm, personalized service.

Seminar Cost

  • $1,350 per person by Friday, July 23, 2021, 5 PM EST. (Includes all course materials, breakfast, lunch, and evening activities.)
  • 12% group discount for 2+ attendees from the same organization.
  • The seminar fee does not include hotel accommodations or transportation.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, you can receive a full refund with no fees up until our registration deadline of Friday, July 23, 2021.
  • If Beckwith cancels the seminar for any reason, registration fees will be fully refunded.