Protection And Control of Power Transformers

#Transformer #Protection

PES / IAS / LM Joint Meeting

This seminar presents protection of power transformers. It details the reasons for transformer failures, cost of the failures, IEEE/IEC and CIGRE standards and guides on transformer protection. Specifically, it provides details on protection of transformers from internal faults, through faults and overexcitation conditions. Suggested settings for some of the protection functions are also discussed.

The seminar also covers transformer LTC control basics, voltage reduction, line drop compensation and transformer paralleling.

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  • Date: 28 Oct 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 4000 Hadley Road
  • South Plainfield, New Jersey
  • United States 07080
  • Building: PSE&G - Hadley Road Facility
  • Room Number: Auditorium
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  • Starts 07 October 2022 06:00 AM
  • Ends 27 October 2022 05:00 PM
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Dr. Murty Yalla of Beckwith Electrric


Protection And Control of Power Transformers


Dr. Murty V.V.S. Yalla has been with Beckwith Electric since 1989 and presently holds the position of Vice President – General Manager. Dr. Yalla earned a diploma in electrical engineering from Andhra Polytechnic in 1976; a BSEE from JNTU, Kakinada, in 1981; a MSEE from IIT, Kanpur in 1983 (all located in India); and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of New Brunswick, Canada in 1987.


From 1988 to 1989, Dr. Yalla taught and conducted research on digital power system protection at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. After joining Beckwith Electric in 1989, Dr. Yalla held various leadership roles, including company president from 2005 through December 2020.


Dr. Yalla is the chairman (2015-2024) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC, Geneva, Switzerland) technical committee (TC95), measuring relays and protection equipment. He leads subject matter experts from 34 countries in the development of international standards in power system protection and control.  Dr. Yalla is also the chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), Power System Relaying and Control (PSRC) committee from 2021 to 2022 where IEEE standards, guides and reports related to power system protection are developed.


He served as a U.S. delegate to the international council on large electric systems (CIGRE, France), working groups on protection of generators and power transformers. He was a member of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) System Protection and Control Subcommittee (SPCS). Presently he is a member of the Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee (ITSLC) of the IEEE PES, serving as a liaison between IEEE PES and NERC. He also serves on the planning committee of the Georgia Tech protective relaying conference.


Dr. Yalla was the chairman of the working group that developed IEEE Standard C37.102-2006 “Guide for AC Generator Protection.” He co-authored an IEEE PES tutorial on the “Protection of Synchronous Generators.” He was the organizer of the IEEE PES GM Tutorial on Distribution Volt VAr Control and Optimization in 2015, 2016 and 2018, as well as the IEEE PES GM Tutorial on Cybersecurity of the Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Systems in 2017, 2019 and 2020.


Dr. Yalla has published several research papers in IEEE Journals and various conferences. He holds seven U.S. patents in power system protection and control. He was elevated to the IEEE Fellow grade in 2006 “for contributions in computer relays for power systems.” He also received various other awards including the IEEE Florida Council Outstanding Engineer Award in 2005 and 2018, the IEC 1906 Award in 2010, and the Indo-U.S. Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year Award in 2013.


In 2021, Dr. Yalla was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for contributions to digital protection and control devices for the grid.”


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The seminar fee includes lunch, refreshments and handouts.  Non-members joining IEEE within 30 days of the seminar will be rebated 50% of the IEEE registration charge.

Four hours of instruction will be provided.  If desired, IEEE Continuing Education Units (0.4 CEUs) will be offered for this course - a small fee of $55 will be required for processing.

Please pay attention to the “Registration Fee” and choose the appropriate choice either with or without CEUs.

At this time, our attendance is being limited to fifty (50).  Please only register if you know you are going to attend, and you must be registered to participate.

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