This presentation will review the protection requirements for customer generation connections. Customer generation added to a radial system introduces unique problems that need addressed by both the interconnecting utility and the customer. This presentation will identify these issues and discuss how they directly relate to wind farm connections.


Speaker Bio


Jack G. Hochheimer, P.E.

Transmission Manager, Florida Power and Light Energy


Jack Hochheimer is a 35-year Power Systems Engineering veteran, with the bulk of experience in Transmission Planning. In his current assignment as Transmission Manager at FPL Energy (FPLE), in Juno Beach Florida, he is responsible for all transmission-related technical and contractual activities associated with FPLE generation projects, including interconnection of new projects and resolution of operational issues for existing assets.


Prior to joining FPLE, Jack worked at FPLE's regulated affiliate, Florida Power & Light (FPL), in the areas of Transmission Planning, Substation Design, Construction and Project Management, and Transmission Operations. Prior to FPL, he worked as a Transmission Planner for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, and for Niagara Mohawk in upstate New York.


Eric Shotton

Consulting Engineer, System Protection, Ameren Corp


 Eric Shotton is a System Protection Engineer for Ameren. Eric started with Central Illinois Public Service Company 15 years ago and has spent the last 12 years in the relaying/system protection group.


Eric has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois for the last 10 years. He also graduated from Southern Illinois University with a MS degree in EE in 1990.