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Join our upcoming Digital Innovations Days to learn how ETAP’s digital twin platform facilitates every step of your power system digitization journey, from design to automation.

We dive deep into industry best practices; experts share their insights in presentations and panel discussions and our product specialists demonstrate the latest technologies.


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May 10, 2022 06:00 am

Welcome

John Francis
VP Business Development / Marketing, ETAP

Welcome to ETAP’s Digital Innovations Conference 2022!  

Day 2, Transmission, Distribution & Microgrids, will explore how ETAP provides a unique 360-degree network view and allows efficient & optimal design using operation knowledge, while empowering operators to dispatch the electrical system with design knowledge.

 

May 10, 2022 06:04 am

Opening Remarks ETAP CEO

Tanuj Khandelwal
CEO, ETAP

Welcome to ETAP’s Digital Innovations Conference 2022! 

Grid modernization and sustainability efforts, increased distributed generation and demand response require an integrated network design, analysis, operation and management solution.

Join us as Industry Experts will discuss smart grid implementation strategies and lessons learned. Explore how ETAP provides a unique 360-degree network view and allows efficient & optimal design using operation knowledge, while empowering operators to dispatch the electrical system with design knowledge.


Highlighted Topics

  • Network Modeling, Visualization, Analysis & Optimization
  • Network Safety & Protection
  • Asset Management
  • ADMS: Model-Driven Planning, eSCADA, DMS & OMS
  • Distribution Load Shedding
  • Operator Training
  • Microgrid Controller & Energy Management System
  • Power Plant Controller & Grid Code Compliance
May 10, 2022 06:20 am

An Energy Transition in Trouble: ​Will Sustainable Grids Rescue Net Zero?​

Gary Lawrence
President Power & Grid, Schneider Electric

May 10, 2022 06:35 am

Applying ETAP to Calculate, Analyze and Install BESS in the Vietnam Power System

Vu Duc Quang
Deputy Director of Training, Research and Development Center, PECC2

Peaking electricity consumption in North - and high penetration of renewable energy sources in South Vietnam pose great pressure on the grid. PECC2 utilized ETAP to model Vietnam's power system, calculate and analyze power systems scenarios, identify the optimal location and install capacity of Battery Energy Storage Systems based on the criteria of reducing/avoiding overload of the power grid and peak shaving. This presentation will demonstrate how BESS solutions with capacity and location calculated with ETAP have shown a clear effect in reducing the power system’s overload. 

May 10, 2022 06:55 am

Reactive Power based LCOE Analysis

Jaydeep Suryawanshi
Subject Matter Expert, SgurrEnergy

Mohammed Usama Shaikh
Subject Matter Expert, SgurrEnergy

High penetration of solar PV energy fed into an electrical grid brings its share of challenges making the grid volatile which requires stabilizing variable energy. This presentation addresses one such challenge, of voltage profile improvement with reactive power compensation at the point of interconnection. A solar PV plant is rated in terms of power (either AC or DC) and is typically not rated for their reactive counterparts (MVAr). IEEE 1547/UL 1741 compliant inverters will typically not have reactive power capability and operate with a unity power factor. Although modern inverters have a capacity to supply reactive power in the range of +0.9 lead/-0.9 lag, the PV plant is rated based on the AC power supplied by the inverter at unity PF. Operational data sourced from various plants in India suggest that a typical utility-scale PV plant provides reactive energy in the range of 7% to 10%. This leads to an inherent error in the per-unit cost calculation, as when the inverter providing the reactive power, the active power is hampered. This paper showcases a cost-to-benefit analysis of various scenarios, such as unity power.

May 10, 2022 07:20 am

Using ETAP to Evaluate Ground Fault Trips in a Microgrid

Jesse Hoffman
Consultant, Energy Systems Group

Adding distributed generation sources to existing power distribution systems and the implementation of islanding microgrid capability introduce protection and control challenges if not properly designed.  Each new generator may present a new source ground fault current to the system, which can result in unanticipated breaker operation. Using ETAP to model the system and check coordination of local and remote breakers can reduce downtime and troubleshooting. 

 

May 10, 2022 07:45 am

Remote Management of Protection Relays

Anilkumar Karabhai Ravat
Technical Expert, Oman Electricity Transmission Company

This presentation defines and demonstrates the importance of remote data collection of protection relays for the security and reliability of large power system networks.  

Oman Electricity Transmission Company grid stations contain more than 5000 rapidly expanding protection relays installed. In case of tripping incidences, the protection system would isolate the faulty primary equipment by actuating the switchgear. These isolated equipment restorations can be done faster if protection relays’ fault records and events can be retrieved through remote access at any time. ETAP and OETC jointly worked to provide remote relay access and data retrieval. The protection system model and relay data feed in a relay management system solution, is called ETAP eProtect. This system is connected through IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-103 protocol to linked relays, events, and fault records. Fault records are stored in a database for detailed analysis and validation. This presentation discusses the challenges faced, technical requirements, and benefits of the solution.  

May 10, 2022 08:10 am

Konexa's Digital Grid Journey

Ibitayo Banigbe
Vice President Technology, Konexa

Konexa rolling out its integrated distribution model with multiple DISCOs across Nigeria. In its sub-concession area, Konexa will develop embedded generation capacity (solar PV), and invest in the distribution network (medium voltage line, distribution transformers, injection substations) and last mile reticulation (low voltage lines, smart metering infrastructure). In addition, Konexa will invest in and implement IT & OT systems and processes to drive operational efficiency and significantly reduce ATC&C losses. The first phase of the project would serve about 7,000 customers (C&I and residentials).  

Konexa is engaging with EPCs, consultants and various OEMs like ETAP for Distribution Network Analysis and future Digital Protection and Smart Grid applications. These applications would be integrated with other business systems to be implemented by Konexa.  

May 10, 2022 08:30 am

Azusa Light & Water Substation SCADA

Hien Vuong
Assistant General Manager - Electric Operations, City of Azusa

City of Azusa's Department of Light and Water serves approximately 17,000 electric , and 23,000 water customers and strives to provide reliable electricity and quality water.

The Electric Division operates and maintains the distribution system which consists of two substations and twenty feeders. Recently, the Electric Division has completed the implementation of ETAP Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (“SCADA”) system for its two substation. We strongly believe that ETAP SCADA is the tool needed to accomplish our mission in providing reliable service to our valuable customers.

May 10, 2022 09:10 am

Digital Twin with Generation, Transmission, Distribution & Microgrid Applications

Hossain Shaikh

ETAP Electrical Digital Twin is a unified engineering and real-time platform to accelerate productivity and increase efficiency. Learn how it enables the digitization of your Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Microgrid System; at every stage of the electrical installation life cycle, from design and build, to operate and maintain. 

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May 10, 2022 10:00 am

Transmission & Distribution Network Analysis

John Francis
VP Business Development / Marketing, ETAP

Learn how utility engineers use ETAP’s transmission & distribution system analysis and optimization solutions to optimize capacity planning, improve reliability and safety using schematic or geospatial views. 

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May 10, 2022 10:30 am

AC & DC, from LV to HV Arc Flash - ArcSafety

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

Experience ETAP ArcSafety, an all-in-one AC & DC arc flash solution for LV, MV & HV systems that improves safety, reduces risk, minimizes equipment damage, and validates mitigation techniques.

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May 10, 2022 11:00 am

Centralized Enterprise Protection Asset Management - eProtect

Derek Dean
Principal Automation and Controls Engineer, ETAP

Discover eProtect™ , a centralized enterprise protection asset management solution that communicates with field protection relays and ETAP Protection & Coordination modules to manage location, information and settings throughout the lifecycle of protective relays and substation assets.  

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May 10, 2022 11:50 am

Advanced Distribution Management System - ADMS

Hugo Castro
VP Real Time, Senior Principal Electrical Engineer, ETAP

Discover ETAP ADMS™, a combined planning and operation solution to manage, control, visualize, and optimize electrical power distribution networks comprising of:     

  • Geospatial Information System (GIS)
  • Electrical Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)    
  • Distribution Management System (DMS)   
  • Distribution Network Applications (DNA)    
  • Outage Management System (OMS)   

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May 10, 2022 12:20 pm

Intelligent Distribution Load Shedding - iDLS

Carlos Tlalpan
Real Time Manager, Senior Automation Engineer, ETAP

In this session, we will demonstrate  ETAP iDLS, an integrated model-driven controller with real-time operational digital twins to validate, optimize, predict, and manage load shedding for geographically dispersed systems such as Transmission & Distribution networks and Industrial production fields. 

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May 10, 2022 12:50 pm

Operator Training Simulator - eOTS

Hossain Shaikh
Sr. VP & Global Director – Product & Strategy, ETAP

Discover how ETAP eOTS, model-driven power system training simulator helps to develop and improve operator competency through real-world simulated learning.  

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May 10, 2022 01:30 pm

Microgrid Solution - ETAP μGrid™

Mohammad Zadeh
Senior VP Protection and Control, ETAP

Learn about ETAP μGrid, an advanced electrical digital twin model combined with intelligent automation and system protection maximizing system resiliency and energy efficiency for simple or complex electric and thermal systems  

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May 10, 2022 02:00 pm

ETAP Grid Code Solutions

Christophe Durant
ETAP

Experience ETAP GridCode™ for the design, analysis, protection, optimization, operation & maintenance of renewable energy systems and how it ensures the compliance with grid codes, interconnection, or evacuation criteria during the proposed system design and under grid-connected operation.

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May 10, 2022 02:25 pm

Power Plant Controller - ePPC

Aslan Mojallal
Senior Power Engineer, ETAP

ETAP Power Plant Control solution includes an advanced electrical digital twin model combined with intelligent automation via ePPC Power Plant Controller, system monitoring via model-driven eSCADA™ platform, and grid compliance auditing via eTESLA™ Dynamic System Monitoring Recorder. 

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May 10, 2022 02:55 pm

Outage Management System - OMS

Derek Dean
Principal Automation and Controls Engineer, ETAP

Discover our integrated outage management and mobile workforce management solution that minimizes outage disruption by enabling faster detection and quick restoration through enhanced situational awareness, automation, and efficient and highly effective use of field crews.

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May 10, 2022 03:25 pm

Closing

John Francis
VP BD & Marketing, ETAP

Conference Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending, we look forward to seeing you at our next Digital Innovations Day in June, with a focus on Mission Critical Facilities & Transportation Infrastructure.

 

Improved Protection Testing with Typhoon HIL

Justin Smith
Power System Analytics

Justin Smith, Power Systems Protection and Control expert - joined the Typhoon HIL team to discuss the difficulties related to protection testing on today’s increasingly complex grids with high penetration of power electronics-based distributed generation.

The talk will go over use cases on how to verify and validate protection relay settings and coordination and on how to test the entire protection layer against different fault scenarios for both utility-tied and islanded operation of microgrids. The fault scenarios covered are multiple short circuit types, phase losses, voltage and frequency ride throughs, anti-islanding as well as component failures. Furthermore, the presentation will cover how to connect the physical protection relays to your Hardware-In-the-Loop real-time replica of the microgrid on both the signal and communication protocol levels.

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Testing a SEL Protection Relay in a Real-Time HIL Simulation of a Microgrid

Chris Genganantha
OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing has been adopted as a standard technique for the development, validation and integration of power systems control and protection equipment.

In this presentation, we will show why HYPERSIM® is a powerful real-time electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation tool for HIL testing of power systems protection equipment. The GHOST microgrid model, based on the BANSHEE distribution network developed at MIT and NREL, is a distribution level power system model comprised of three feeders having various Distributed Energy Resources, including solar, diesel, and battery energy storage systems.

The model is run on an OPAL-RT Real-Time Simulator, which sends voltage and current measurements in real-time to a physical protection relay from SEL interfaced to the simulation. Using IEC 61850 GOOSE protocol, the demo will feature fault and islanding scenarios to highlight the ease and utility of HYPERSIM® as a real-time simulation tool.

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Utility Management Platform

Abdelrahman El Garf
Sales Manager, Pylon

April 12, 2022 07:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

John Francis
VP Business Development & Marketing, ETAP

Tanuj Khandelwal
CEO, ETAP

Welcome to ETAP’s Digital Innovations Conference 2022! 

April 12, 2022 07:44 am

Keynote: Electricity 4.0: Powering the Digital Energy Landscape

Olivier Blum
Executive VP, Energy Management & Member of the Executive Committee, Schneider Electric

Today we are on the brink of Electricity 4.0. A convergence of digital + electric, with its scale, scope, and complexity driving a transformation unlike any in history. In the face of heightened climate change, the old electricity system is being ushered out, leading us to a more efficient, sustainable, and resilient New Electric World. Learn how Schneider Electric and ETAP accelerate the Digital Transformation of Power to support customers and partners in their sustainable transformation.

April 12, 2022 08:10 am

Introduction to ArcSafety - Case Study Presentations

Albert Marroquin
Senior VP Dynamics & Safety, ETAP

Solution overview and introduction of the presenters. 

April 12, 2022 08:25 am

Generator Brush Collector Ring’s Arc Flash Hazard - A Safety Concern!

Zia Salami
Sr. Electrical Engineer / SME Power Systems, CDM Smith

In some types of generator exciter systems collector rings and brushes are used to provide energy from the exciter to the rotating fields. Collector equipment wears down and needs to be replaced with the unit on-line. There are personal safety concerns, especially regarding possible arc flash during this maintenance activity. Currently, there is no established DC standard, guidelines, or methods to quantify potential energy levels and determine appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for this unique maintenance application. This presentation addresses this important and dangerous maintenance task, electrical safety, lack of standards and guidelines, and our first initial step (research by university students) for a calculation method using ETAP. 

April 12, 2022 08:40 am

High Voltage Arc Flash for Overhead Conductor Systems

Albert Marroquin
Senior VP Dynamics & Safety, ETAP

Arc-Flash analysis extends well beyond the scope of IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E methodology for transmission, distribution and renewable energy systems. For many years, the industry has been lacking an “all-in-one” solution for performing arc flash analysis on dc, LV, MV and HV ac systems. ETAP ArcFaultTMprovides a validated method for performing arc fault simulations in T&D open-air overhead conductor systems plus it provides two methods to determine the incident energy for arc-flash in 3-phase enclosed equipment for 15 to 38 kV renewable energy collector systems. This presentation explains the background and methods for arc fault simulations and explains how ETAP ArcFault helps utilities comply with OSHA requirements to perform arc-flash analysis for systems voltage above 1.0 kV.   

April 12, 2022 09:05 am

Methods for Evaluating DC Arc Incident Energy in PV Systems

Bill Sekulic
Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Peter McNutt
Solar/PV Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Albert Marroquin
Senior VP Dynamics & Safety, ETAP

Renewable energy systems continue to be one of the fastest growing segments of the energy industry. This paper focuses on the understanding of how photovoltaic (PV) technology behaves under dc arc conditions. A comparative analysis of the arc-flash incident energy calculation method developed in collaboration between National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ETAP details the effect of PV module I-V and P-V curves under arcing conditions. Examples of the application of the proposed calculation method to the test measurements are included.  

April 12, 2022 09:30 am

AC & DC Arc Flash Analysis for Renewable Energy Systems

Gabriel Molina, P.E.
Director of Engineering, Blue Oak Energy, LLC

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

This presentation will address the difficulties and lessons learnt on performing arc flash analysis using available methods (outside the voltage limits of IEEE 1584-2018 standard) on a 2.3 MW PV generation facility. The analysis includes system modeling, short-circuit, arc flash (both AC and DC) using various applicable calculation methods that best fit this application along with available tools in ETAP and generating worst-case arc flash deliverables. 

April 12, 2022 09:55 am

AC Arc Flash Calculations in a Data Center Network

Pierre-Antoine Claudel
Senior Power System Engineer, Schneider Electric

A major electrical facility manager has contracted Schneider Electric to perform Arc Flash Hazards Analysis on a new datacenter building in Italy. The datacenter network is composed of 4 identical and redundant segments with two step/down transformers from 132kV network local utility to 15kV distribution level. The analysis is aimed at calculating Arc Flash Incident Energy and Arc Flash Boundaries at several points of the installation from the main 15kV distribution switchgears down to the main LV distribution switchboard and divisionary panel boards in each segment. The ETAP network model is based on a complete data collection phase gathering all input data necessary to correctly conduct the study in compliance with the latest safety standard NFPA70E – 2021, and IEEE 1584- 2018.   

April 12, 2022 10:20 am

Expert Panel & QA

Albert Marroquin
Senior VP Dynamics & Safety, ETAP

Zia Salami
Sr. Electrical Engineer / SME Power Systems, CDM Smith

Daleep Mohla
Consulting Engineer, IEEE

Jim Phillips
Founder, Brainfiller

Bill Sekulic
Researcher IV-Electrical Engineering, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Peter McNutt
Solar/PV Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Gabriel Molina, P.E.
Director of Engineering, Blue Oak Energy, LLC

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

Live Q & A Panel with Presenters and Session Chair discussing Attendees' questions.

April 12, 2022 10:40 am

Intermission

It's breaktime, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and network with fellow attendees. Now is also a good time to - Get in the Game - collect points to win one of the many prizes. Go to Scoreboard to learn more!

April 12, 2022 11:00 am

Introduction to Power System Protection - Case Study Presentations

Victor Andrade
VP of Business Development, ETAP

Introduction to Power Systems Protection and the upcoming Case Study Presenters. 

April 12, 2022 11:15 am

Phase to Phase Fault Debacle: Fault Lasted 1.7s/108 Cycles. Protection Studies are quite Challenging

Thierry Espassa
Electrical Engineering Director, EEEngineering

"How a failure to properly perform protection studies led to a significant substation safety incident and outage: A look at the real-life data"  

A phase-to-phase fault occurred in a wind farm facility, and the relay in the primary zone of protection of the fault took 103 cycles/1.7 seconds to operate. 1 cycle delay is enough to cause a fire. The fault lasted so long that the relay captured 4 consecutive relays, and the initial phase to phase fault evolved to a 3-phase fault.   
The presentation shows the actual data from the relays during the entire fault and discusses how ETAP modeling and protection is used to simulate the fault events. Significant challenges in protection can be hidden for so long because the right/wrong fault has not occurred yet to reveal the shortcomings. This presentation also utilizes the ETAP arc flash calculator to calculate the incident energy of an evolving fault which could have resulted in a significant arc flash event. 

April 12, 2022 11:40 am

Review Process in Protection Coordination Studies

Giovanni Gambirasio
Electrical Engineer, Selecty

The adequate definition of protective device settings is crucial for effective operation, resilience, safety and continuity of service of any electrical installation. 
A careful review process is required to ensure calculated settings are consistent with equipment characteristics, expected balanced & unbalanced fault levels, protective devices capabilities to facilitate effective protection and maximize coordination. This presentation goes through a practical example of an internal review of a performed protection coordination study.  

April 12, 2022 12:05 pm

Protection Coordination at Panama Mina de Cobre

Raul Barrera
Lead Engineer, Voltex Power Engineers

The first Quantum Minerals Copper Mine project in Panama, located approx. 120 km west of Panama City and 20 km from the Atlantic coast, has large scale mining deposits and is furnished with ultra-class scaled mining equipment. Voltex Power Engineers had the rare opportunity to design and commission a green-site power system, encompassing an open-pit copper mine, processing plant, port and power station. Voltex conducted protection coordination for the entire site and implemented IEC61850 communications, inter-tripping, inter-locking and protection blocking schemes. This presentation focuses on protection coordination studies using ETAP. 

April 12, 2022 12:30 pm

Expert Panel & QA

Thierry Espassa
Electrical Engineering Director, EEEngineering

Giovanni Gambirasio
Electrical Engineer, Selecty

Victor Andrade
VP of Business Development, ETAP

Raul Barrera
Lead Engineer, Voltex Power Engineers

Live Q & A Panel with Presenters and Session Chair discussing attendee's questions.

April 12, 2022 12:45 pm

Intermission

It's breaktime, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and network with fellow attendees. Now is also a good time to - Get in the Game - collect points to win one of the many prizes. Go to Scoreboard to learn more!

April 12, 2022 12:55 pm

Cable EMF - Cable Magnetic Field Exposure Analysis

Walter Gonzalez
Senior Power Engineer, ETAP

Join to learn how ETAP’s cable magnetic field exposure analysis determines the worst-case magnetic field exposure produced by conductors in underground raceways. This presentation will explain how the Cable EMF tool integrates with the underground cable systems analysis module to determine the balanced or unbalanced currents which induce the magnetic fields. The presentation will show how the tool evaluates the field intensity against industry-accepted health-and-safety magnetic field intensity exposure limits.

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April 12, 2022 01:25 pm

Lightning Risk Assessment

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

In this session, we demonstrate how to use ETAP’s Lightning Risk Assessment (LRA) tool to assess the risk of a lightning strike and the probability of damage. Learn how to perform the LRA to comply with NFPA 780-2020, 2014 and IEC 62305-2 2010.

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April 12, 2022 01:55 pm

Short Circuit & Ground Grid Analysis

Victor Andrade
VP Business Development, ETAP

Yichen Bi
Sr. Electrical Engineer & Product Manager, ETAP

Discover ETAP’s Ground Grid Design module and how to create accurate and economical ground grid designs while efficiently conducting studies using integrated fault analysis tools such as the ETAP Short Circuit Analysis module.

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April 12, 2022 02:25 pm

International Standards for Arc Flash and Shock Risk Assessment

Albert Marroquin
Senior VP Dynamics & Safety, ETAP

International standards define requirements for safe work practices by reducing the exposure to major electrical hazards. In this session, we introduce ETAP Arc Flash and Shock Risk
Analysis Software and demonstrate how to use the tool to easily comply with IEEE 1584-2018, NFPA 70E 2021, OSHA, NESC, DGUV-I 203-077, ENA NENS 09-2014 and more.  

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April 12, 2022 02:55 pm

DC Arc Flash Analysis for PV Systems

Gene Yong
Electrical Engineer, ETAP

Join to learn how ETAP DC Flash Analysis software calculates the incident energy for photovoltaic systems, while considering different methods such as Maximum Power, Stokes & Oppenlander, Paukert, DGUV-I-203-077. This presentation will show how ETAP applies the dc arc incident energy models developed in IEEE "Methods for Evaluating DC Arc Incident Energy in Photovoltaic Systems.”

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April 12, 2022 03:25 pm

eLabel™ Maker

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

ETAP Arc Flash Analysis Software includes a variety of arc flash hazard safety labels in multiple languages.  Experience some of the new label maker features such as two-incident energy result labels, QR codes and other nice label delivery capabilities of this new exciting label maker tool. 

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April 12, 2022 03:55 pm

Current Transformer (CT) Saturation

Jose Macias
Senior Electrical Engineer, ETAP

In this tutorial, we cover the fundamentals & theory of CT saturation, the effects on equipment, and instruct how to avoid CT saturation for certain applications. Gain insights performing CT saturation analysis and CT sizing using ETAP. 

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April 12, 2022 04:25 pm

Closing

Conference Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending, we look forward to seeing you at our next Digital Innovations Day in May, with a focus on Transmission, Distribution & Microgrid Systems.

June 14, 2022 06:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Tanuj Khandelwal
CEO, ETAP

John Francis
VP Business Development & Marketing, ETAP

Welcome to ETAP’s Digital Innovations Conference, focused on Mission Critical Facilities and Transportation Infrastructure. Join us as we learn how Users leverage ETAP, the only verified & validated high-impact software in its class, from design to automation to ensure critical 24/7 power availability, smooth operations, and business continuity. Discover the latest technology, demonstrated by our Subject Matter Experts.

June 14, 2022 06:20 am

Infrastructure of the Future: Transport Solutions for a Greener Mobility

Valerie Layan
Segment President Transportation, Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric’s and ETAP’s end-to-end integrated portfolio of software and services help governments, cities, and companies involved in public and private infrastructure projects to make them more sustainable, resilient, efficient, and inclusive. Together, we bring value across the entire infrastructure lifecycle, and help address and combat the challenges posed by climate change.  

June 14, 2022 06:20 am

Presenter Introductions

John Francis
VP BD & Marketing, ETAP

Presentation overview and introduction of the speakers. 

June 14, 2022 06:25 am

ETAP-based Modeling and Analysis of a Microgrid Power System for a Critical Facility

Abinet Eseye
Microgrid Power Systems Engineer, AECOM

Engineering and operation objectives of mission-critical facilities require a reliable and secure power supply system. Microgrids have become the leading technological solution for a resilient and sustainable supply of electricity for critical infrastructures. This paper presents ETAP-based power system studies of a microgrid designed for a mission-critical facility, a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The microgrid consists of a behind-the-meter (BTM) solar photovoltaic (PV) system, a battery energy storage system (BESS), a combined heat and power (CHP) generator, and standby diesel generators. We modeled this microgrid by leveraging the ETAP software and performed power system studies for both grid-connected and islanded modes of operation. Several scenarios were created based on different loading conditions and power source combinations, which are utilized to validate the power system studies. We will discuss the model of the power system investigated, operational strategy and sequences of operation, findings, challenges, lessons learned, and future works. 

June 14, 2022 06:45 am

Powering OT/IT Convergence for DC Management with ETAP

Hüseyin Doğa Emiroğulları
Founder and CEO, Otomatica

Electrical infrastructure can only be managed by including both equipment and data. Transforming electrical data to information and knowledge for decision-makers of mission-critical facilities requires IT-compatible software with the latest technologies’ integration capabilities. This presentation shows how ETAP enables end-users to achieve sustainable operations in their critical facilities by fulfilling OT/Site Management and IT Management requirements. ETAP’s unique features are configured with respect to data center topology and sustainable operation principles. These features are enriched as we have positioned ETAP in the corporate environment of end-users, where their corporate IT standards, services, and tools are integrated. As the title suggests, both OT and IT protocols are commissioned together, and the management of electrical infrastructure is powered by IT services via ETAP. 

June 14, 2022 07:05 am

Analysis of Power Distribution Network in Airports & Datacenters

R Balakrishnan
General Manager & HEAD of MEP Design - EDRC, Larsen & Toubro

ETAP Power System Software, with its various analysis modules is used to validate the design of L & T – Buildings and Factories projects in airports, data centers, hospitals, office buildings etc. Network Analysis, such as Load Flow and Short Circuit Calculations, ensure load shedding and voltage drop within permissible limits, Transformer Sizing Analysis is utilized to meet standard requirements. Cable Sizing and Cable Pulling Modules, along with UG Thermal Analysis modules, validate cable routing at various underground locations. These tools allow for easy planning and approval at the initial project stage. 

On Safety and Protection – STAR curves help to find the correct protection and selectivity for prestigious projects with critical operations such as airports, data centers, office buildings and hospitals, to ensure smooth power flow without interruptions. Arc Flash Modules help us to quickly create & define Arc Flash Labels, as well as PPE requirements. Ground Grid Analysis is used for effective and economical earth mat design and sizing. Reliability Assessments are part of the design process to ensure the AIDI and CAIDI reliability metrics. Harmonic Analysis, for the sizing of active and passive filters allows for fine-tuning of filter design at the right locations.  

June 14, 2022 07:25 am

Sustainable Transportation - SCADA & Maintenance Planning – Project Update

Sushil Ojha
Manager, ADMS & Automation, ETAP

Today’s Transportation businesses call for sustainable mobility. The goal is to deliver an end-to-end digital solution throughout the asset lifecycle to optimize critical mobility infrastructure management for the optimal customer experience in rail, airports, roads, and ports. 

This case study for Mumbai Metro Rail covers Operator Training Simulator (OTS), a simulation environment to test operations in a real-time environment for the following reasons: error avoidance, communication enhancement & training of new crews, train inexperienced operators, certification and competency for operators, situational awareness & workload management. Learn about the scope of work, implementation requirements, lessons learned, and future developments of this project. 

June 14, 2022 07:45 am

Electrical T&D for Airport Project – From Design to Operation

Hamada Youssef
Electrical Engineer & Project Manager, KAFB Airport

This presentation discusses a large-scale airport project, from the design to the operation of the most critical components of the electrical transmission & distribution network. ETAP Software was utilized to enhance the electrical design, including cable sizing, which resulted in significant cost savings.  

June 14, 2022 08:20 am

GreeNext to Provide Sustainable and Resilient Energy-as-a-Service, in Collaboration with ETAP

This presentation introduces GreeNext, a joint venture providing sustainable and resilient energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers through solar and battery hybrid microgrid technology. Learn how and why GreeNext will utilize ETAP Software and controller hardware to increase deployment speed and provide an additional layer of reliability. 

June 14, 2022 08:05 am

Protection & Coordination for Traction Systems

Mohammad Zadeh
Senior VP Protection and Control, ETAP

ETAP Train Power Simulation - eTraX™ software includes validated, user-friendly and flexible software tools for designing, analyzing and managing AC and DC railway infrastructure. Learn how eTraX integrates with ETAP protection & coordination software to offer insights into line protection, protective relay performance & evaluation, troubleshooting false trips, and system-wide protective device operation. 

June 14, 2022 08:35 am

ETAP Power System Monitoring & Simulation (PSMS™)

Carlos Tlalpan
Sr. Automations & Controls Engineer, ETAP

Discover ETAP Power System Monitoring & Simulation (PSMS™), the core of the ETAP Real-Time power management system, and how it enables intelligent monitoring, event playback, load forecasting, predictive simulation, energy accounting, and data acquisition via open architecture and native communication. We will show its integration with Schneider Electric Power Monitoring Expert (PME) and Power Scada Operation (PSO). 

June 14, 2022 09:05 am

Design & Analysis of Underground Raceway Systems

Yichen Bin
Sr. Electrical Engineer & Product Manager, ETAP

Underground cable thermal analysis is essential for mission-critical facilities and renewable energy systems. Learn how to determine optimal cable sizes, physical attributes, and maximum ampacity using ETAP’s Underground Raceway System, on cables in duct banks or directly buried to ensure they are operating at their maximum potential capacity. We will demonstrate the following calculations: Steady-State Temperature, Ampacity Optimization, Automatic Cable Sizing, and Transient Temperature, permitting you to accelerate the time from design to installation while providing a layout and configuration that guarantees security and reliability. 

 

June 14, 2022 09:35 am

Closing

John Francis
VP BD & Marketing, ETAP

Conference Closing Remarks

Thank you for attending, we look forward to seeing you at our next Digital Innovations Day in July, with a focus on Industrial Power Systems.

Cable EMF - Cable Magnetic Field Exposure Analysis

Learn how ETAP’s cable magnetic field exposure analysis determines the worst-case magnetic field exposure produced by conductors in underground raceways. This presentation will explain how the Cable EMF tool integrates with the underground cable systems analysis module to determine the balanced or unbalanced currents which induce the magnetic fields. The presentation will show how the tool evaluates the field intensity against industry-accepted health-and-safety magnetic field intensity exposure limits.

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Analysis & Operation of Rail Traction Systems - eTraX

Tanuj Khandelwal
CEO, ETAP

This webinar introduces ETAP eTraX, the latest integrated solution for design and operation of Rail Traction Systems. eTraX is utilized by railway owners, operators and engineering consultants as an integrated electrical traction power system design and management system to:

  • Design and study behavior and operation of railway systems
  • Perform multi-physics simulation of train mechanical energy and corresponding electrical demand in a single unified solution
  • Determine power and energy consumption of train services to design & analyze capacity of traction power supply
  • Safely optimize number of trains using minimum headways and running time calculations
  • Simulating contingencies (infrastructure failures, delays) and evaluating appropriate mitigation methods - Rolling stock evaluation and comparison
  • Effect of energy storage and regenerative braking

ETAP Digital Twin Solution for Data Centers

Smart Data Center Solutions for integrated power system modeling, analysis, and simulation have become critical in design and operation of Data Centers. Making proper design decisions early on during the system planning stages is paramount for energy efficiency strategies, reducing the total cost of ownership and improving the reliability of engineering and facility operations. In this webinar, we will present ETAP's Digital Twin solution for integrated design, analysis, real-time predictive simulation, and operation of Data Centers.

Lightning Risk Assessment

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

In this session, we demonstrate how to use ETAP’s Lightning Risk Assessment (LRA) tool to assess the risk of a lightning strike and the probability of damage. Learn how to perform the LRA to comply with NFPA 780-2020, 2014 and IEC 62305-2 2010.

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Short Circuit & Ground Grid Analysis

Victor Andrade
VP Business Development, ETAP

Yichen Bi
Sr. Electrical Engineer & Product Manager, ETAP

Discover ETAP’s Ground Grid Design module and how to create accurate and economical ground grid designs while efficiently conducting studies using integrated fault analysis tools such as the ETAP Short Circuit Analysis module.

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AC & DC, from LV to HV Arc Flash - ArcSafety

Raghu Veeraraghavan
Department Manager Safety, ETAP

Experience ETAP ArcSafety, an all-in-one AC & DC arc flash solution for LV, MV & HV systems that improves safety, reduces risk, minimizes equipment damage, and validates mitigation techniques.

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Centralized Enterprise Protection Asset Management - eProtect

Derek Dean
Principal Automation and Controls Engineer, ETAP

Discover eProtect™ , a centralized enterprise protection asset management solution that communicates with field protection relays and ETAP Protection & Coordination modules to manage location, information and settings throughout the lifecycle of protective relays and substation assets.  

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Operator Training Simulator - eOTS

Hossain Shaikh
Sr. VP & Global Director – Product & Strategy, ETAP

Discover how ETAP eOTS, model-driven power system training simulator helps to develop and improve operator competency through real-world simulated learning.  

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July 12, 2022 07:45 am

Industrial Power Systems

From oil & gas to metals & mining, ETAP enables intelligent situational awareness in all stages of an industrial facility’s life cycle - from original concept through specification, design, modeling, analysis, integration, commission and in-service support. During this one-day program focusing on industrial systems, industry & product experts provide insights in real world use cases & solutions.

Highlighted Topics

  • Power System Modeling & Visualization
  • Power System Analysis & Optimization
  • Power System Protection & Coordination
  • Power System Safety & Grounding
  • Power Management System
  • Load Shedding System



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