36th Annual Hands-On Relay School

March 11-15, 2019
Pullman, Washington

The Hands-On Relay School is a professional development short course to train protective relay technicians, electrical/power plant technicians, engineers and protective relay test specialists.

  • Students are enrolled in one of seven tracks for the duration of the school:
  • Basic
  • Distribution
  • Transmission
  • Generation
  • Electromechanical
  • Automated Relay Testing
  • Theory

Students participating in these tracks will:

  • Become familiar with manual or automated test methods for a variety of protective relays and test equipment.
  • Gain valuable knowledge relating to relay applications and operating characteristics.
  • Exchange ideas and resolve problems in an open forum.
  • Learn preventative and corrective maintenance methods.
Attend the Conference

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Friday, March 15, 2019
Meet the Experts from Beckwith Electric

 Visit our Demo Exhibit
Best Western University Inn
1516 W Pullman Rd, Moscow, ID 83843

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    6:30-9:00 PM
Beckwith Technical Presentation

Distributed Generation: Interconnection, Operation, and Protection

  • Presenters:
    • Wayne Hartmann
      Beckwith Electric Senior Vice President of Customer Excellence

This session provides solid background on distributed generation (DG) from multiple aspects: industry history, types, operational sequences, benefits to Utilities and Owners, control, example guidelines, IEEE 1547 and point-of-common coupling (PCC) interface to culminate and focus on protection aspects at the PCC as well as impact on distribution protection. Lab sessions include examination of documentation for a DG installation to culminate on typical protection settings. Various relays will be used to accomplish the protection mission, settings made on the relays, and impact of settings discussed.