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Turning the Corner on Cyber-Secure Protection Testing

Turning the Corner on Cyber-Secure Protection Testing

Matters of NERC PRC and NERC CIP compliance intersect during protection system testing on substation networks. In the modern regulatory environment, the benefits of computer-based relaying are challenged by the ...
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Quick Guide to Discharge Testing

Quick Guide to Discharge Testing

Batteries serve as the main source of power in a substation in the event of an AC outage. They power critical loads and equipment like relays, indicator lamps, circuit-breaker control, ...
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What Is This NERC?

What Is This NERC?

We find ourselves in a time where everyday life has become principally reliant on the uninterrupted supply of electricity. Powering our homes, sustaining mass transit infrastructure, and keeping the lights ...
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An Intelligent System for Condition Assessment of Power Transformers

An Intelligent System for Condition Assessment of Power Transformers

The health index (HI) approach has been adopted widely as a tool to help asset managers prioritize their plans and actions. However, the conventional computation of HI, which is based on scoring and ranking, has several drawbacks. In this work, ...
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Advancements in the Industry: Traveling Wave Relay Application, Commissioning, and Initial Experience

Advancements in the Industry: Traveling Wave Relay Application, Commissioning, and Initial Experience

Traditional line protection incorporates elements in the phasor domain. Phasor-based line protection uses a full cycle of data and is ...
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ANSI/NETA Standards Update

ANSI/NETA Standards Update

ANSI/NETA ETT–2018 REVISION SCHEDULED FOR 2022 ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians, 2018 Edition is in the process of revision. The initial ballot was completed July 2021. Suggested comments and revisions will be reviewed by the Standards ...
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Luke Leifeste: When Troubleshooting Is Mission-Critical

Luke Leifeste: When Troubleshooting Is Mission-Critical

Chief Petty Officer Luke Leifeste is a MUSE Technician (Mobility Utility Support Equipment) deployed by the U.S. Navy to create, ...
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NETA Membership Meeting Charts Progress and Looks Ahead to 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022

NETA Membership Meeting Charts Progress and Looks Ahead to 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2022

The NETA Board of Directors and NETA staff met face-to-face in mid-September for the first time since March 2020. The ...
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