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
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
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- 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) 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,
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
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.