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Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual Beckwith Electric Protection & Control Seminar

Largo, Florida – October 10, 2019 – Beckwith Electric is now accepting registrations for the 2020 Protection & Control Seminar to be held July 27-30, 2020, at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The seminar is divided into two program tracks, Power Plant Protection and Distribution Protection & Control. The Power Plant Protection Track provides an in-depth study of Generator and Transformer Protection, Motor Bus Transfer, and more. The Distribution Protection & Control Track provides an in-depth study of Transformer Protection, Feeder Protection, DER/DG Operation, Protection & Control, and Distribution System Optimization: VVO/CVR.

The seminar includes four days of intensive training and instruction, course materials, up to 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), or 28 Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs), and the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable instructors in a casual classroom environment. Participant interaction is encouraged to gain from the shared experiences of others. Opportunities to discuss needs-based case studies and examples are available throughout the seminar.

The Protection & Control Seminar is designed for engineers and technicians at utilities, consultancies, integrators, packagers, and OEMs, as well as others who design, engineer and develop settings for protective relay and automation control systems. Relay technicians, and those responsible for testing and commissioning Beckwith protective relay systems are also encouraged to attend our Testing Lab Breakout Sessions.

  • The Power Plant Protection Track would benefit those involved with power system protection assets and who are looking for a deeper background on the subject.
  • The Distribution Protection & Control Track is designed for those who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for the protection and control of medium-voltage, utility-type distribution systems.

Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Sessions are also part of the seminar. These hands-on sessions are designed for individuals who are not required to learn complex setting equations, but want a solid understanding of proper test procedures.

The following is covered in the Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Sessions:

  • Learn skills required to test and commission Beckwith relays for generator, transformer, and distribution feeder/recloser control protection.
  • Gain familiarity with the operating principles of Beckwith relays and controls.
  • Hands-on experience with Beckwith IPSCom to assist in the testing process.

Deadline for registration is Thursday, July 2, 2020. The seminar cost is $1,350 and includes all course materials, breakfast, lunch, and evening activities. 12% group discount applies for 2+ attendees from the same company.

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About Beckwith Electric

Founded in 1967, Beckwith Electric introduced the first solid state tapchanger control in 1968, and was the first to develop the microprocessor protective relay in 1981. Today, Beckwith Electric has thousands of protection and control units in service worldwide, with a reputation for cutting-edge technology, defined by its customers and refined by Beckwith. This success starts with Beckwith Electric Employees and their commitment to quality in the products, all 100% designed and manufactured in Largo, Florida, U.S.A.

Beckwith’s field-proven smart distribution automation controls for transformers, regulators and capacitor banks incorporate unique control strategies, advanced microprocessor architecture and cyber security compliant communications. Power systems protection solutions include generator, transformer, feeder, recloser and distributed generation applications. Specialized synchronizing and motor bus transfer systems are also offered.

Beckwith Electric’s customers include power utilities, heavy industrial and large institutional markets, and their consultants.

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For more information, contact:

Beckwith Electric Communications
(727) 544-2326


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October 10, 2019