15th Annual ETAP Nuclear Utility Users Group Conference

by dexter.galindo@etap.com1. May 2015 11:48

ETAP Nuclear Utility Users Group (NUUG) Conference has become a reunion of sorts, where industry veterans from around the world gather to discuss the unique electrical engineering challenges facing nuclear facilities with the overarching goal of improving facility design and safety.

This year’s meeting will be held on June 16-19 at the ETAP Learning Center in Irvine, California.  Over 50 users from around the world are expected to participate in this four-day event from about 30 companies, in addition to those from ETAP.

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A better & more feasible approach for Open-Phase Fault Analysis

by dexter.galindo@etap.com1. May 2015 11:00

As debuted in our October 2014 Newsletter edition, ETAP offers a comprehensive graphical Open-Phase Fault Analysis (OPFA) capability to simulate and analyze the effects of an open phase condition.  This feature was the result of a close collaboration between ETAP R&D division, ETAP Nuclear Utility Users Group (NUUG) and the nuclear industry.  The ETAP NUUG demonstrated that using ETAP for OPFA was far more feasible than alternative methods, i.e. using an Electro-Magnetic Transient Program (EMTP).  ETAP OPFA has in turn saved utilities millions of dollars that would have been required by more costly approaches.

Recently, based on the request and sponsorship by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) conducted a project aimed at benchmarking ETAP OPFA results against the results of elaborate physical models.  The conclusion of the research confirmed that ETAP OPFA results for transformers under open phase conditions were almost identical with the benchmark. This further validates ETAP as a superior choice for simulating open phase fault conditions.

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Upcoming Webinar

by dexter.galindo@etap.com1. May 2015 10:55

eTraX™ – Railway Traction Power Software – May 20, 2015

This webinar introduces the latest ETAP solution for analysis and operation of Rail Traction Systems. eTraX includes the most accurate, user-friendly and flexible software tools for analyzing and managing low and medium voltage rail power systems. Using advanced geospatial asset information, eTraX allows for the modeling, simulation, prediction and optimization of rail infrastructure.

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From Modeling to Operation

by dexter.galindo@etap.com23. February 2015 16:06

We are pleased to welcome the addition of new speakers from Aramco, Toshiba, and S&C Electric to our upcoming ETAP User Conference 2015. 

The impressive line-up of presentations already includes TVA, Duke Energy, Worley Parsons, EATON, HP EYP, Occidental, Kuwait Oil, Holcim Cement, Hyundai Steel, Asahi Kasei, Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority, University of California Irvine, ESRI, Intergraph, AVEVA, OSIsoft, PSCAD, CAPSIM, OPAL-RT, EMTP-RV as well as other users and partners worldwide.


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Don't miss your chance to participate in this informative and technical event.  Gain in-depth technical insights on application of ETAP solutions, user case studies, must-see technology showcases, hands-on workshops, interactive demonstrations and exclusive networking opportunities

We look forward to seeing you on April 20-22 in Irvine, California.

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Intelligent Load Shedding System

by dexter.galindo@etap.com17. February 2015 10:07

This webinar introduces the benefits and need of a fast and intelligent load shedding system. ETAP ILS is a model-driven load shedding system with predictive solutions optimization techniques that improves response time and makes fast, optimum, and reliable load shedding decisions, i.e., instantaneous response to disturbances, loss of generation, unplanned outages, and restoration.


February 18, 2015
9:00 - 10:00 am (PST)
5:00 - 6:00 pm (PST)


This webinar is FREE but registration is required.


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Intergraph and ETAP Partner for Smart Grid Management Solution

by dexter.galindo@etap.com17. February 2015 10:04

ETAP's strategic alliance with Intergraph® continues to result in industry-leading solutions for customers in a wide range of industries.

The two companies recently announced a new alliance that will combine the capabilities of Intergraph’s InService Outage Management System (OMS), including mobile workforce and ETAP’s SCADA & Distribution Management System (DMS), the companies will offer a fully-integrated advanced distribution management system that enables utilities to better visualize, manage, integrate and optimize the operation of their smart grid.


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ETAP MENA Expands to a New Office

by dexter.galindo@etap.com12. February 2015 15:48

ETAP is moving its Middle East headquarters to a new location in United Arab Emirates to facilitate the growing market demand. 

Situated in Dubai’s prestigious Jumeirah Lakes Tower development, the state-of-the-art facility will serve as ETAP Automation’s operational hub in the region.  In addition to ETAP Automation services, the office will also serve as for a center for ETAP training, technical support, and regional sales and marketing.


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ETAP at DistribuTECH 2015

by dexter.galindo@etap.com12. February 2015 13:57

In recent years, DistribuTECH has served as ETAP’s annual opportunity to demonstrate its power systems solutions for thousands of members the transmission and distribution community.


This year’s conference was held at the San Diego Convention Center, California; over the course of the three-day event, we showcased ETAP Grid, Advanced DMS, and ETAP 14 technology as well as other solutions for power system planning and analysis.  


There was great interest in ETAP’s model-driven approach, from modeling to operation, which enables utilities to ensure that their distribution operations function as they were designed to, while laying a technological foundation for network-wide power reliability and optimization.


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Agenda and Speakers Announced for upcoming ETAP User Conference

by Thomas Noack30. December 2014 14:27

Sign up for the next ETAP User Conference in 2015. Over 50 sessions will be presented at the conference from case studies to technical sessions. The user conference also features a one day workshop only available for conference attendees.

Check out all the topics on the user conference agenda http://etap.com/uc2015/user-conference-2015-agenda.htm 

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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.