Monday




8:00 AM-9:15 AM | Welcome Address & Keynote Speaker

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“Safety is the ability for workers to be able to do work in a varying and unpredictable world.”

Dr. Todd Conklin
speaks all over the world to executives, groups and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationship between the workers in the field and the organization’s systems, processes, and programs.  He has brought these systems to major corporations around the world.  Conklin practices these ideas not only in his own workplace, but also in the event investigations at other workplaces around the world. As the world continues to navigate through COVID-19, explore the importance of safety in the workplace and stream the PowerTest 2021 Keynote Address!

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Technical Presentations

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Electrical Safety Channel
Safety Management: Risk Assessments and the Risk Management Process
Speakers: Stephen Hester, Saber Power Services

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Equipment Reliability Channel
Grounding Test Screening
Speakers: Kenneth Peterson, Hampton Tedder Technical Services

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Relay Channel
The Importance of Overexcitation (V/Hz) Protection for Power Transformers and Generators
Speakers: Drew Welton, Intellirent

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Case Studies Channel
Medium Voltage Equipment Installation: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
Speakers: Mike Bryan, Hood Patterson & Dewar

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Technical Presentations

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Electrical Safety Channel
How Attitude Can Affect Job Safety
Speakers: Jim White and Jeremy Presnal, Shermco Industries

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Equipment Reliability Channel
Testing Electric Motors Using NETA Testing Standards - What You Need to Know
Speakers: Calvin Earp, Shermco Industries

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Relay Channel
When to Repair/Replace/Upgrade Electromechanical Relays
Speakers: Bruce Horowitz, American Electrical Testing Co., LLC

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Case Studies Channel
State of the Electrical Testing Sector in 2021
Speakers: Paul Seppanen, A-Rent Test Equipment

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Technical Presentations

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Electrical Safety Channel
Are we Overlooking Hazards? Do We Know how to Respond to an Emergency?
Speakers: Andrew Holt, Premier Power Maintenance Corporation

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Equipment Reliability Channel
Switch On To Fault
Speakers: Ryan McDaniel, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Relay Channel
Electromechanical Differential Relays Misoperation and Investigation
Speakers: Alexandro Rangel Werdene, Saber Power Services

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Case Studies Channel
On-line Leak Repair – Oil, SF6 and Nitrogen Leaks
Speakers: Gary Brown, The COLT Group

2:15 PM-3:00 PM | Technical Presentations

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Technical Presentations

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Electrical Safety Channel
Incident Avoidance by Ground Grid Testing
Speakers: Keith Wallace, safearth

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Equipment Reliability Channel
Partial Discharge Detection Using UHF
Speakers: Bill Higinbotham, EA Technology


3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Relay Channel
How CT and VT Connection Errors Affect Protection
Speakers: Karl Zimmerman, SEL

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Case Studies Channel
Driving Employee Engagement and Retention with Career Path Opportunities in the Electrical Testing Field
Speakers: Chris Campbell, CE Power Engineered Services

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Technical Presentations

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Electrical Safety Channel
A New Approach to Safely Testing Common Circuits in a Substation Environment
Speakers: Tim Walker, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Equipment Reliability Channel
Advanced Power Factor Analysis of Transformers and Bushings
Speakers: Charles Sweetser, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA


4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Relay Channel
Implications of an Improperly Installed On-Load Tap-Changer and Protection Considerations
Speakers: Alexandro Rangel Werdene, Saber Power Services

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Case Studies Channel
Testing a Protection Relay as a "Black Box" - System Testing Explained
Speakers: Will Knapek, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA