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14th Annual NUUG - June 17-20, 2014

14th Annual NUUG - June 17-20, 2014 14th Annual NUUG - June 17-20, 2014 14th Annual NUUG - June 17-20, 2014
The 14th anniversary gathering of the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group (NUUG) took place June 17-20, 2014 in Irvine, CA, where 52 members from 27 companies and 19 plant's shared presentations on their use of ETAP software on a variety of projects, and on models of future nuclear plants.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • Key Note Address on Crucial Role of Power System Analysis
  • Future ETAP Software Upgrades
  • Degraded Voltage Design Concepts
  • Open-Phase Fault Analysis
  • Nuclear Station Voltage Analysis
  • ETAP System Modeling
  • Transient Stability Analysis
  • Power System Elements
  • Dynamic Modeling Symposium

ETAP 2014 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

A special thanks to our presenters for their major contributions and dedication to the success of the NUUG Conference and Symposium.

13th Annual NUUG - June 18-21, 2013

13th Annual NUUG - June 18-21, 2013 13th Annual NUUG - June 18-21, 2013 13th Annual NUUG - June 18-21, 2013
The 13th anniversary gathering of the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group (NUUG) took place June 18-21, 2013 in Irvine, CA, where 55 members from 29 companies and 17 plant's shared presentations on their use of ETAP software on a variety of projects, and on models of future nuclear plants.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • Key Note Address from INPO
  • ETAP Modeling
  • Open-Phase Fault Analysis
  • Open-Phase Fault Analysis (cont.)
  • ETAP Modeling
  • ETAP 13
  • DC System Analysis

ETAP 2013 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

A special thanks to our presenters for their major contributions and dedication to the success of the NUUG conference and symposium.

12th Annual NUUC - June 19-22, 2012

12th Annual NUUG - June 19-22, 2012 12th Annual NUUG - June 19-22, 2012
The 12th anniversary gathering of the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group (NUUG) took place June 19-22, 2012 in Irvine, CA, where 57 members from 29 companies and 17 plant's shared presentations on their use of ETAP software on a variety of projects, and on models of future nuclear plants.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP 12 Release
  • Plant Model Review
  • Open-Phase Issues & Analyses
  • AC Coordination
  • Thermal Overload Sizing
  • Power System Analysis Program
  • Project Merge & License Checkout
  • DC Systems Analysis
  • Dynamic Paramter Estimation & Tuning
  • 3-phase vs. 1-phase
  • AC Analysis
  • Protective Device Analysis
  • Arc Flash

ETAP 2012 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

A special thanks to our presenters for their major contributions and dedication to the success of the NUUG conference and symposium.

11th Annual NUUC - June 21-23, 2011

11th Annual NUUC - June 21-24, 2011 11th Annual NUUC - June 21-24, 2011
The 11th anniversary gathering of the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Conference (NUUC) took place June 21-23, 2011 in Irvine, CA, where 40 members from 30 companies and 16 plants shared presentations on their use of ETAP software on a variety of projects, and on models of future nuclear plants.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP 11 New Capabilities
  • Plant System Analysis
  • Application to Plant System Analysis
  • ETAP Testing
  • Motor Starting Analysis
  • IEEE/Calculation Planning with ETAP
  • DC System/Lessons Learned
  • ETAP Real-Time
  • Assessment Report
  • User-Defined Dynamic Models - UDM
  • UDM/ETAP Future Enhancements

ETAP 2011 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

A special thanks to our presenters for their major contributions and dedication to the success of the NUUC conference and symposium.

10th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2010

10th Annual NUUC - June 21-24, 2010 10th Annual NUUC - June 21-24, 2010
The tenth anniversary gathering of the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Conference (NUUC) took place June 22-24, 2010 in Irvine, CA, where 44 members shared presentations on their use of ETAP software on a variety of projects, and on models of future nuclear plants.

“With the 2010 conference having the largest attendance in recent memory,” noted NUUC Chairperson, Doug Larson, an Electrical Manager at Sargent & Lundy, “it shows how proactive nuclear industry users are in sharing solutions and discussing issues with their knowledgeable peers.”

“From protective device coordination, arc flash, load flow and voltage profile calculations to transient analysis with auxiliary power systems interfaces,” explained Raj Patel, NUUC Technical Chair from Dominion Resources, “we must stay current with the latest in software technology, and this forum is a best practice in achieving that.”

“The effectiveness of the interaction is reflected both in the quality of concepts and deliverables requested by the end users and the resulting quality of ETAP software,” said Billy Roettger, President of Roettger Engineering, Inc.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • Device Coordination - Star
  • Auxiliary Power Systems
  • Application to Plant Analysis
  • Arc Flash
  • Cable Thermal Analysis
  • New Plant Design
  • Transient Analysis
  • Lessons Learned
  • Database Management
  • ETAP QA & User Support
  • Variable Frequency Drives

ETAP 2011 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

A special thanks to our presenters for their major contributions and dedication to the success of the NUUC conference and symposium.

9th Annual NUUC - June 16-18, 2009

9th Annual NUUC - June 16-18, 2009 9th Annual NUUC - June 16-18, 2009
The information packed agenda included presentations from 16 users sharing their experiences using ETAP on a variety of projects. Several ETAP senior engineers presented details of the new features in the release of ETAP 7.0.

Mark Bowman of Tennessee Valley Authority, and Bill Roettger of Roettger Engineering received the "Significant Contributor Award" in appreciation for their major contributions to the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group.

Kevin Gribbin of Intergraph received the "Special Recognition" Award for his presentation of SmartPlant Electrical (SPEL) interface with ETAP.

 

Farrokh Shokooh, ETAP President and CEO, presented "Certificates of Appreciation" awards to Doug Larson, NUUC Chairman, Rajendra Patel, NUUC Technical Chairman, and Neal Simmons, NUUC Associate Chair/Secretary for their major contributions and dedication to the success of the NUUC conference and symposium.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP Enhancements
  • Plant System Analysis
  • Arc Flash Analysis
  • Real-Time Simulation
  • Diesel Generator Analysis
  • System Protection & Coordination
  • Motor Starting Analysis
  • DC Systems
  • NERC Requirements
  • ETAP Future Enhancements

ETAP 2009 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

8th Annual NUUC - June 17-19, 2008

8th Annual NUUC - June 17-19, 2008 8th Annual NUUC - June 17-19, 2008 8th Annual NUUC - June 17-19, 2008
Over 40 attendees from 22 companies internationally participated in this year's conference. All attendees received certificates of participation. Twelve nuclear users presented a variety of topics using ETAP.

Presentations were also provided by several ETAP senior engineers discussing details of what's new in ETAP 6.0 and enhanced techniques of using ETAP more efficiently.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP Enhancements
  • Plant System Analysis
  • QA & V&V Tools
  • Diesel Generator Analysis
  • Device Coordination - Star
  • Arc Flash Analysis
  • Low Voltage & Single Phase Systems
  • Battery Systems & Transient Stability Analysis
  • Load Flow Analysis
  • ETAP Future Enhancements

ETAP 2008 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

7th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2007

7th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2007 7th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2007 7th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2007

With the addition of new attendees every year, this year's event hosted 35 representatives from 20 nuclear facilities worldwide. All attendees received certificates of participation and ETAP jackets.

Nine nuclear users presented an array of topics sharing experiences and diverse methods of using ETAP to manage, operate, analyze, and optimize nuclear utility facilities. ETAP senior engineers also presented valuable information regarding what's new in ETAP and how to get the most out of their ETAP modules.

This year's recipients of the "Jerry Nicely Big Daddy" Award was presented to Tom Moffitt and Tom Lillehei in appreciation for their contributions to the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group. Oliver Strempel received the "Traveled the Farthest Distance" Award for traveling the most miles to attend the conference.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP Enhancements
  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Transient Stability Analysis
  • Project Wizard/Data Revision
  • Diesel Generator Analysis
  • Offsite/Grid Analysis
  • Device Coordination - Star
  • ETAP Installation & Short Circuit Analysis
  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • ETAP Future Enhancements

ETAP 2007 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

6th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2006

6th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2006 6th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2006 6th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2006 6th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2006 6th Annual NUUC - June 19-21, 2006

The 6th annual ETAP Nuclear Utility User Conference (NUUC) was held June 19-21 at the ETAP Learning Center in Irvine, California with 29 ETAP users from 17 companies in attendance. The program included a variety of user presentations demonstrating ETAP success stories and best practices. Click here to view the program.

Jerry Nicely of TVA received The "Big Daddy" Award in appreciation for his contributions in starting the ETAP Nuclear Utility User Group which has developed into a successful annual conference with growing popularity.

Martin Nano of AREVA NP GmbH received the "Traveled the Farthest Distance" Award for traveling the farthest from Germany to attend the conference. Awards were presented by Doug Larson, NUUC Chairman, and Farrokh Shokooh, ETAP President and CEO.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP Enhancements
  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Device Coordination - Star
  • Output Reports/Data Revision
  • DC Control System Diagram (CSD)
  • DC System Modeling & Analysis
  • DC Device Coordination
  • System Modeling
  • Quality Assurance
  • ETAP Future Enhancements

ETAP 2006 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

5th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2005

5th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2005 5th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2005 5th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2005 5th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2005 5th Annual NUUC - June 22-24, 2005

The 2005 annual conference was attended by 22 users from 12 companies. The conference was information packed with a variety of presenters. Topics included: ETAP 5.0 & 5.5 Enhancements, Balancing the Load Flow Model with Plant Trend Data LTC Application Considerations, Device

Coordination (Star), Arc Flash - Enhancement and Star, TransientStability Modeling, Dynamic Parameter Tuning and Dependencies, Emergency Diesel Generator, Motor Acceleration with Motor Starting and Transient Stability Modules, Main Transformer Replacement Analysis with ETAP, Battery Sizing with Control System Diagram, DCSDM Database Conversion to ETAP, ETAP 6.0 Enhancements, Quality Assurance, and Roundtable Discussion.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP Enhancements
  • Load Flow Analysis
  • Device Coordination - Star
  • Arc Flash
  • Transient Stability
  • Emergency Diesel Generator
  • Motor Acceleration
  • Control System Diagram
  • Quality Assurance
  • ETAP Future Enhancements

ETAP 2005 NUUC Agenda Download the full agenda here.

4th Annual NUUC - June 23-24, 2004

4th Annual NUUC - June 23-24, 2004 4th Annual NUUC - June 23-24, 2004

The 4th annual ETAP NUUC agenda was packed with informational demonstrations and discussion topics, including ETAP 5.0 features and capabilities, wizards, database reporting, global tolerances, arc flash, revision control, libraries, source operating categories, MS alerts, control system analyses, single-phase analyses, Star and project management features. Presentation topics included Static vs. Dynamic Analysis and DC Calculations at Nuclear Facility. Speakers included ETAP Users sharing their experiences utilizing ETAP at their facilities. An informative roundtable session concluded the conference. The event hosted 18 users from 12 companies.

The Agenda was as follows:

  • ETAP Enhancements
  • Motor Acceleration
  • Transient Stability
  • DC Systems Analysis
  • Device Coordination - Star
  • Arc Flash
  • Quality Assurance
  • ETAP Future Enhancements