Protection and Control for Power Distribution Systems Considering Renewable Sources and Wildfires

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Join us for an enlightening seminar featuring two esteemed experts from Ulteig. Julianna DeLong-Unruh will explore the complex world of protection and control design, specifically aimed at renewable substations with voltage ranges between 34.5kV and 500kV.

In parallel, Ethan Unruh will illuminate the subject of grid modernization, with a focus on integrating solar energy at the distribution level. He will also address the challenges and strategies involved in planning distribution systems in areas that are highly susceptible to wildfires.

Beyond the technical discussions, both speakers will take you through their personal career arcs—navigating from their early days as power engineering students to becoming seasoned power engineers.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from professionals deeply embedded in the field!

  Date and Time




  • Date: 25 Sep 2023
  • Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • 501 E St Joseph St
  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • United States 57701
  • Building: EEP
  • Room Number: 208

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Julianna Julianna of Ulteig


Ms. Julianna DeLong-Unruh is currently a Graduate Engineer for Ulteig doing protection and control design for renewable substations. She started with Ulteig as an intern in May of 2021 and continued with them until she graduated from SD Mines in Dec 2021. 


Ethan Ethan of Ulteig


Mr. Ethan Unruh is a Design Engineer for Ulteig doing grid modernization, which consists of mostly distribution level solar connections and updating distribution systems in areas with high-risk of wildfires. He started with Ulteig as a graduate engineer in Feb 2022 and was promoted in March 2023 to a design engineer. Before that, He worked for Olsoon in Omaha, NE doing distribution line design as an assistant power delivery engineer.