Paper Presentation Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Paper Presentations during the conference. We provided it in a downloadable file if you prefer that format. See you there!

Tuesday Morning (TUM)

TUM01Operation of VT fuse fail due to mutual coupling on an EHV feeder – Paul Keller, Eskom System Operator, South Africa
TUM02Empowering Substation Automation System Verification: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Directions – Daniel Katongo, ZESCO, Zambia; Arulraj Irudayasamy, OMICRON electronics Middle East, Bahrain
TUM03Implementation of a cyber-secure Privileged Access Management system for the Remote Access Management of OT Intelligent Devices – Indrek Künnapuu, Elektrilevi OÜ, Estonia; Hando Luus, Eesti Energia AS, Estonia; Rene Voog, Enefit Connect OÜ, Estonia; Ameen Hamdon, SUBNET Solutions Inc., Canada
TUM04User-generated COMTRADE files for frequency protection IED testing – Stuart van Zyl, Eskom Transmission, South Africa
TUM05Architecture for a Full Implementation of IEC61850 Process Bus for ENOWA’s Transmission Grid Substations – Angus Kerr, Anthony Fretwell, ENOWA – NEOM, Saudi Arabia
TUM06Automating the load shedding process at eThekwini Electricity – Resham Singh, Deshan Chetty, eThekwini Electricity, South Africa

Tuesday Afternoon (TUA)

TUA01Securing Process & Station Buses in Substations Using Cybersecurity Concepts – Kgomotso Manyapetsa, Ronny Lehutso, Shandukani Vhulondo, Pitso Sekhoto,Eskom, South Africa.
TUA02IEC 61850 GOOSE application for recloser control scheme for a 22kV distribution network – Sikho Ntshiba, Senthil Krishnamurthy and Sinawo Nomandela, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
TUA03The Application Of Integrated Support Tools For Configuring And Testing Substation Automation Systems On A Real-Time Simulator Platform To Engineering Education – Bruce S Rigby, etalumiSe (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
TUA04Demonstration of Complex Distance Relay Zones in a Digital Real Time Simulator – Jagannath Wijekoon, Dinesh Rangana Gurusinghe, RTDS Technologies Inc., Winnipeg, Canada
TUA05Effects of GOOSE heartbeats on the Substation Automation Network – R. Lehutso, P. Sekhoto, K. Manyapetsa, T. Ramulondi, M. Mathe Eskom, South Africa
TUA06Enhancing Grid Reliability through AI-Powered Knowledge Sharing – Juan Carlos Sánchez, Florian Fink, OMICRON electronics, Austria
TUA07Eskom Transmission Feeder Transfer Scheme: Legacy Buswired Scheme vs IEC61850 GOOSE Implementation – Makgatle Lentsoane, Stuart Van Zyl, Kashveer Jagdaw, Eskom Transmission Division, South Africa
TUA08Functional Security – a New Way To Protect the Grid – Alex Apostolov, PAC World, USA

Wednesday Morning (WEM)

WEM01Implementation of Substation Automation in Eskom Generation Division with a Focus on Monitoring and Control of Station Electrical Reticulation – Tshilidzi Bruwer, Vonani Mathebula, Pitso Sekotho, Eskom, South Africa
WEM02Efficient and Simplified Testing and Commissioning of Large Bus-zone Protection Schemes – Alexander Dierks, Riaan Louw, Christo Venter, Alectrix (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
WEM03Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Enhanced Functionality in Electrical Power Grids Protection, Automation, and Control (PAC) Systems – Massimo Petrini,  Daniela Pellegrino, Emiliano Casale, TERNA RETE ITALIA s.p.a., Italy
WEM04The protection coordination and configuration for the interconnection of the first Eskom Distribution utility scale BESS Application: Hex Substation Study Case – Christopher Louw, Andrew Craib, Eskom, South Africa
WEM05Digital Substations: An outlook into the future – Manduleli Alfred Mquqwana, Senthil Krishnamurthy, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
WEM06When Ampere-Turn-Balance fails: A strange case of missing currents – Paul Keller, Eskom, South Africa
WEM07Improving Operational Efficiency and OT Security for Power Grids – Amro Mohamed, OMICRON, Bahrain
WEM08When Protection Systems and Business Processes Fall Apart – Incident Investigation of Multiple Failures Contributing to a Large Interruption of Supply. – Kgosietsile Mabalane, Malcolm Govender, Eskom, South Africa

Wednesday Afternoon (WEA)

WEA01IEC 61850 and the challenges experienced by eThekwini Municipality – Parusha Goorbhare-Naidu, Kerrylynn Chetty, eThekwini Municipality, Electricity Unit, South Africa
WEA02Breaker Fail misoperations in Eskom Transmission – Richard Mavuso, Stuart Van Zyl, Eskom Transmission, South Africa
WEA03Application of Vibro-Acoustic Method for Power Transformer’s Onload Tap Changer Advanced Diagnostics- Case Study – Sofiane Bakkay, OMICRON Electronics, Tunisia
WEA04Novel use of IEC61850 within Eskom Distribution in the Design of an Integrated Protection and Automation Solution – Marlini Sukhnandan, Eskom Distribution, South Africa; Matankiso Mohlokoana, Eskom Transmission, South Africa; Andrew Craib, Mpai Letebele, Eskom Distribution, South Africa
WEA05The Future of the electric power grid – Smart Grid PAC challenges of today and tomorrow – Bridgete Afrodite “Nosipho” Bodlingwe, Eskom, South Africa
WEA06Investigation and resolution of the maloperation of Distance Protection forward elements for close up reverse faults during major system disturbances with the use of Omicron Advanced TransPlay and TransView Tools – Suma Lungu, ZESCO Limited, Zambia
WEA07Detection of Circuit-Breaker Pole Discrepancies on Shunt Capacitor Banks using Single-Mechanism Circuit-Breakers in Eskom Transmission – Michael Pillay, Elizabeth Thekkekottaram, Eskom Transmission, South Africa
WEA08How virtual replica of protection relays increase the reliability of protection systems – Florian Fischer, OMICRON electronics Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Thursday Morning (THM)

THM01DRAFT – Future Proof Digital Substations
THM02Miscoordination of Feeder Protection on the ESKOM EHV Network – Senitra de Bruyn, Paul Keller, ESKOM, South Africa
THM03The Utilization of Authentication, Authorization and Accounting servers in an Operational Technology Environment to enforce accountability – Kgomotso Manyapetsa, Pitso Sekhoto, Ronny Lehutso, Thendo Ramulondi, Mpumelelo Mathe, Eskom, South Africa
THM04Commissioning tests in a 110 kV GIS substation with LPITs and process bus – Jakob Siemayr, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria; Gregor Policht, Netze BW GmbH, Germany; Marcus Stenner, Hubert Göbel GmbH, Germany

Expert Panel Discussion will follow the morning break.

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