Electric Power Systems have been one of the most reliable
large-interconnected-operating systems in the world. For
many years, "the grid" was operating with excess
capacity (generation, transmission and distribution) and
as a single business unit. Load growth, deregulation,
public concerns and the recent events have demonstrated
that we need to take a new look at the ways we monitor,
protect and operate the power system.
this talk, we will explore new advancements on Intelligent
Electronic Devices (Relays, Digital Fault Recorders, Phasor
Measurement Units) that, supported with GPS timing, permit
the assessment of the state of "health" of the
network. We will also propose changes in the protection
paradigm with the hope that we can, in a more secure way,
operate the system with less interruptions and/or mitigate
the effect of faults and conditions that in the past could
propagate and grow to catastrophic events.
Jaime De La Ree received his BsEE from
Monterrey Tech (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico in 1980 and
his MsEE and PhD EE from University of Pittsburgh in 1981
and 1984 respectively. In 1984 he joined the faculty of
The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Virginia Tech where he is today Professor and Associate
teaching and research interest is in Electric Machinery
and Power Systems Area with special emphasis in advanced
monitoring, operation and protection.
the area of academics, he is the recipient of the Wine
Award and Sporn Award at Virginia Tech for teaching undergraduate
introductory level courses in engineering. He was also
nominated by the President of Virginia Tech for the National
Faculty of the Year Award.
Dr. Jaime De La Ree
Associate Department Head and Associate Professor
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111
(540) 231-6625 Office
(540) 231-3362 FAX
(540) 250-2502 Cell
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:45 PM
Presentation: 7:30 PM
and Guests: $20, Students $10
us know if you have special dietary restrictions (vegetarian,
dairy or gluten allergy, etc.)
Holiday Inn - Roanoke
3315 Ordway Drive
Roanoke VA 24017
to Holiday Inn - Roanoke:
Directions to Holiday Inn: From I-581 take exit 3W Hershberger
Rd. Turn right at the first traffic light (near WDBJ-7
studios & Zaxby's) onto Ordway Drive. Continue past
Big Lots and the Holiday Inn is on the right.
Continuing Education Credit will be awarded for this meeting.
Please see a member of the executive committee to sign
up for this credit.
RSVP by 5 PM, Monday March 23 to George Williams, Vice-Chairman,
specify the number of attendees and any dietary restrictions.