Webinar: Recommendations for the configuration of breakers in power substations to isolate feeder circuits of photovoltaic solar plants


 Presentation Program :

» 11:45 Webinar open
» 12:00 IEEE South Alberta announcements
» 12:05 Presentation
» 13:15 Q&A
» 13:30 Webinar close



Presentation Abstract:

Typically, the identification of maximum transient surges (TOV) for the Medium Voltage collector systems and the establishment of strategies for TOV suppression is performed via detailed engineering studies for wind farms but the experience is relatively new for large-scale solar plants. This presentation reviews this topic and offers recommendations on how the circuit breakers could be configured at the distribution level to provide acceptable levels of protection and reliability.

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  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 Nov 2021
  • Time: 11:45 AM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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The webinar link will be emailed to registrants on November 1st.

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada

  • Co-sponsored by Norden Energy
  • Starts 17 October 2021 11:01 AM
  • Ends 01 November 2021 11:59 AM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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Max Gutierrez, P. ENG., IntPE(Canada), PMP MIEAust CPEng APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Max Gutierrez, P. ENG., IntPE(Canada), PMP MIEAust CPEng APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) of Norden Energy


Max Gutierrez is the President of NORDEN Energy Inc. (NORDEN), an 
electrical and structural engineering services consulting firm based in 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada and with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, United 
States. NORDEN specializes in project management, design and 
integration as well as construction management for large-scale utility
solar and wind generation plants. NORDEN It also integrates the design 
of transmission lines and substations both in Canada and internationally. 
NORDEN's experience includes projects in Canada, the United States, the 
Dominican Republic, Mexico, France, England, Australia and Colombia, 
among others.
Mr. Gutierrez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from 
the University of Costa Rica (UCR) with specialized studies in Power 
Systems and Transmission Line Design; He also holds a certification in 
Project Management from the Project Management Institute of the 
United States (PMI). With more than 19 years of experience in the sector, Mr. Gutierrez maintains the following 
professional designations: 
1. Professional Engineer, P. Eng.
2. International Engineer of Canada, IntPE(Canada)
3. Professional Engineer in Australia, MIEAust CPEng APEC Engineer 
4. International Engineer of Australia, IntPE(Aus)
5. Professional Engineer of Costa Rica (CFIA)
6. Professional Project Management, PMP
His experience includes corporate management, strategic planning, business administration and consulting in 
detailed design of electrical power installations; including transmission lines, electrical simulations and 
Due to his extensive knowledge, Mr. Gutierrez has held the roles of Project Director, Project Manager and Lead 
Engineer. Some of the main projects in charge of Mr. Gutiérrez are: 
1. 240kV SATR Transmission Project in Alberta, Canada 
2. ILM 500kV Transmission Project in British Columbia, Canada
3. Extension of the Isquit 287kV transmission line in British Columbia, Canada 
4. 400kV substation in Escobedo, Mexico, 
5. Claresholm 138kV Solar Plant Substation in Alberta, Canada
6. Installation of reactive compensation equipment in 400kV for Australia.