Free Technical Webinar Series: Register Today!

by dexter.galindo@etap.com30. October 2014 09:36

This fall, ETAP will be hosting a series of educational Webinars intended to help users maximize their productivity when performing detailed studies.

Ground Grid System Analysis
This technical session will present a case study on ground grid design using IEEE 80 Standard and Finite Element Method (FEM).  Learn how to take advantage of FEM to design and analyze irregular earthing mat configurations of any shape. Watch the video.

PD SQOP for Short Circuit & Arc Flash Studies
Learn about the features and benefits of using  Sequence-of-Operation (SQOP) to achieve an accurate and realistic Protective Device (PD) operating time under bolted and arcing fault conditions. Watch the video.

ElectroMagnetic Transient Program - EMTP
The webinar will demonstrate the ETAP – EMTP interface as well as the applications of  EMTP anaylsis for switching transient, insulation coordination, lightning surges, sub-synchronous resonance, etc. Watch the video.



IEEE Santa Clara Presentation by ETAP

by dexter.galindo@etap.com17. October 2014 07:30

ETAP is pleased to have been asked to present at a combined meeting of the IEEE PES and IAS chapters in Santa Clara, next Wednesday.

Our presentation is entitled, "Model-Based, Real-Time Analysis of Facility Power" for data centers and mission-critical facilities, and will be given by John Francis, P.E.

We hope you will join us for this informative discussion.  To register, please visit the IEEE registration page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TIME: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 p.m. / Presentation: 7:00p.m.
LOCATION: Biltmore Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Road, Sanata Clara, 95054
(408) 988-8411
RSVP: Registration required.

Click here to register

Global User Conference: Powering Your Success

by dexter.galindo@etap.com19. September 2014 09:02

We are proud to bring you ETAP User Conference, our global users event, April 20-22, 2015 in Irvine, California, USA! 

Hundreds of ETAP users from around the world – and representing many industries – will be attending to learn and share what's new in the world of power system design, analysis, and operation. 

ETAP UC is one of the most valuable learning experiences you could attend, in an environment where you will have plenty of opportunities to network with fellow ETAP users.

Make your plans now to participate in ETAP User Conference 2015.

Register Early and Save!

14th Annual ETAP Nuclear Utility Users Group Conference & Symposium

by Thomas Noack26. June 2014 08:47

The 14th Annual ETAP Nuclear Utility Users Group (NUUG) Conference & Symposium was held at the ETAP Learning Center in Irvine, California.

NUUG has become reunion of sorts, where industry veterans from around the world gather to discuss the unique electrical engineering challenges facing nuclear facilities; armed with their collective knowledge, participants then provide detailed suggestions to ETAP’s R&D group on specific software features and functions that would help address those challenges, with the overarching goal of improving facility safety.

This year’s meeting was held June 17-20 at the ETAP Learning Center in Irvine, California.  More than 50 users from around the world participated in four-day event, which featured presenters from more than a half-dozen companies, in addition to those from ETAP. 

But it wasn’t an all-work-no-play event: there were multiple opportunities for socializing, including the hotly-contested annual NUUG Bowl-A-Rama bowling competition.  The conference closed with an award ceremony honoring symposium organizers and speakers, including the presentation of the Big Daddy Award, given annually to members who made exceptional service contributions to NUUG.  


For more information on the 14th Annual ETAP NUUG, visit




NUUG | User Group

ETAP Southern California User Group talked about "How to Apply IEEE1584.1-2013 Arc Flash analysis using ETAP software"

by Thomas Noack11. June 2014 11:17

At the last ETAP Southern California User Group meeting on June 3, Albert Marroquin and Steve Chagolla kicked off the metting with a presentation on “How to Apply IEEE1584.1-2013 using  ETAP”. The presentation focused on how to interpret the information provided in the “Guide for the specification of Scope and Deliverables Requirements for an Arc-Flash Hazard Calculation Study in Accordance with IEEE Std 1584™”. 

Practical examples of analysis of simple and complex power systems were included in the presentation along with the options in the ETAP software which allow the formulation all the analysis scenarios suggested in the guide to find the worst-case results. 

In depth explanation, of how to consider items such as “Main PD Isolation” or “Device Duty Evaluation prior to Arc-Flash Analysis” was provided. 

The attendees benefitted by obtaining background information provided by the speaker on the formation of the guideline contents and gained deep understanding about the physical interpretation of the recommendations. 

The presentation also covered arc flash study deliverables and learned how to easily generate reports 

and label formats from the arc flash result analyzer tool in ETAP. Some label templates which are  acceptable based on the latest revisions of NFPA 70E-2012 and the upcoming NFPA70E-2015 were provided.  



About the Presenters

Speaker: Albert Marroquin, BScEE, PE, VP of Validation & Verification & Senior Principal Electrical Engineer at ETAP. He is an IEEE 1584 member with over 13 years experience in arc-flash analysis and software design. Albert Marroquin is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He is also the main designer and product manager for ETAP’s AC and DC Arc Flash products as well as a working group member of IEEE 1584, IEEE1814 and an active attendee of NFPA 70E seminars and meetings.

Co-Author: Steven Chagolla obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles. He currently works in the power system dynamics division of ETAP with experience in power system analysis including short-circuit, coordination and arc flash. He is also an active participant in ETAP workshops, IEEE electrical safety workshops and NFPA 70E training events.