IEEE

Panel Sessions

2016 ESMO Panel Sessions
Mon, Sept 12

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Rm 170
Innovative Ideas

Chair: Brian F. Hattery, AEP

Panelists:
Michael Glueck, Nick Koehler, Elizabeth Decima, AEP

AEP's Energized Reconductor Project for the Lower Rio Grand Valley: This landmark achievement demonstrated that live-line re-conductoring over long distances is a safe and efficient construction method when outage and time constraints make conventional building techniques risky and expensive.
BOLD System and Performance Considerations: An overview of design and project application considerations for AEP’s BOLD (Breakthrough Overhead Line Design) technology. With enhanced capacity, higher efficiency, and increased aesthetic appeal, BOLD provides a cost-effective option in electrical transmission.
Mon, Sept 12

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Rm 171
Update on IEEE 1307 - Standard for Fall Protection for Electric Utility Transmission and Distribution Work on Poles & Structures

Chair: Eriks Surmanis, Power Delivery Consultants, Inc.

Panelist:
Bill McGough, Southern Company

IEEE 1307 is being updated at this time to address changes in the industry and regulations. This standard provides general recommendations for a fall protection program for T&D structures and equipment. The purpose of this standard is to provide guidance, work methods and equipment specifications to protect employees from being injured from fall. It also provides emphasis to encourage further development in equipment, work methods and training related to fall protection programs used for electric utility T&D work.
Mon, Sept 12

1:30pm - 3:00 pm

Rm 170
Practical Approaches to Reducing Transient Overvoltages Factors for Live Work

Chair: Kris Buchholz, ESCI

Panelists:
George Gela, BETC
Keith Wallace, Southern Company
David Wallis, ESCI

OSHA published new default transient overvoltage factors (T) for use in calculating the Minimum Approach Distance (MAD) for workers operating in the vicinity of energized transmission lines. These new default T values result in an appreciable increase in MAD at certain grid voltage levels that, in many cases, could render existing live-line work unviable. This paper will demonstrate practical values of T (and hence MAD) when certain practices and procedures are implemented during live work.
Mon, Sept 12

1:30pm - 3:00 pm

Rm 171
Update on IEEE 1654 - Guide for RF Protection of Personnel Working in the Vicinity of Wireless Communications Antennas Attached to Electric Power Line Structures

Chair: Eriks Surmanis, Power Delivery Consultants, Inc.

Panelist:
Samuel Stonerock, Southern California Edison

IEEE 1654 is being updated. This guide presents information on establishing an effective safety program to ensure compliance with the applicable regulations for radio frequency (RF) protection of personnel traversing or working in the vicinity of wireless communication antennas adjacent or attached to utility poles and structures. The guide provides information on RF exposure limits, power-frequency electric and magnetic field immunity of RFPM, and RF protective clothing.
Wed, Sept 14

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Rm 171
An Update on IEEE 1048 Guide For Protective Grounding of Power Lines

Chair: Kris Buchholz, ESCI

Panelists:
Keith Wallace, Southern Company
Gary A. Zevenbergen, WAPA
George Gela, BETC
Marcia Eblen, MLE Engineering, Inc.

IEEE 1048 provides guidelines for temporary protective grounding of electric power lines to aid in the protection of workers from voltages and currents that might develop at a de-energized worksite during maintenance of AC overhead and underground, transmission and distribution lines, cables and equipment. This guide suggests several practices, technical information, and safety criteria for temporary protective grounding of power lines during de-energized maintenance.
Wed, Sept 14

1:30pm - 3:00 pm

Rm 171
Modern System Responses

Chair: Jeffrey E. Momme, AEP

Panelists:
Sam Queeno, AEP
Wesley Oliphant, Reliapole Inspection Services
Stan Krause, AEP
John Liebrecht, AEP
Tommy Mayne, Entergy (retired)

Physical Security, Considerations and Current Thinking: A review of the issues and potential responses associated with Physical Security.
Drones, An Emerging Tool: Current state of the technology and application in reactive modes.
Hurricane Response: This is not your father’s restoration. It’s a whole new system out there and you have to be ready for it.