December 2015

Burnaby/New West Branch Breakfast "Transmission Connections"

Non-Traditional Solutions to Tap Transmission Connections

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 7:30 AM-9:30 AM: Breakfast Seminar: "Transmission Connections" - Dec. 4, 2015
Location: Holiday Inn Metrotown, 4405 Central Blvd, (Cariboo Room) Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Mukesh Nagpal, P.Eng.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $40 for Members
$50 for Guests
$35 for APEGBC EIT’s and GIT’s
$30 for APEGBC Student Members

Cost includes hot breakfast.
Underground parking for attendees is complimentary.
Please join the APEGBC Burnaby/New Westminster Branch and guest speaker Mukesh Nagpal, P.Eng. for a presentation on "Non-Traditional Solutions to Tap Transmission Connections". The presentation will be targeted for the general audience and will also contain some technical content.

Historically, utilities owned generation and transmission systems. Utility resources were large and their connection to the existing transmission system used to be a part of an integrated planning process. Transmission tap-connected generators were typically not employed and the line protection systems were traditionally two-terminal schemes. Privately owned generators, especially those based on “green” technologies, are usually small- to medium-size generators and produce energy intermittently only. The high cost of interconnection using a conventional method, building either a new transmission circuit or a switching station, may sometimes destroy the business case of the generator which is of much smaller size than the traditional utility-owned generating stations.
BC Hydro developed creative non-traditional protection schemes which facilitated tap connections of more than 22 generators over the last two decades. Their interconnection costs were a fraction (typically one over twentieth or less) of the amount required by the conventional methods. The generators are not only supplying the “green” energy into the grid but also cultivating developmental opportunities in the remote communities. This presentation will describe some of these solutions.

7:30-8:00 am - Breakfast, Registration and Networking
8:00-9:15 am - Presentation
9:15-9:30 am - Question and Answer Period
9:30 am – Close

Mukesh Nagpal, P.Eng., is a senior member of IEEE and Power Energy Society, Distinguished lecturer, Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC and a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia. He received the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Currently, he is a Principal Engineer/Manager with the Protection and Control Planning Group within BC Hydro Engineering, Burnaby. He has more than 28 years of experience in electrical consulting, utility research, and power system protection.  Dr. Nagpal has written about 50 technical papers on power system relaying and contributed to several ANSI/IEEE sponsored standards or guides on relaying practices.

  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register by November 27.
  • If you have any questions please contact the Burnaby/New Westminster Branch at [email protected].
  • 50 seats available.

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