Date: Tuesday, May 24                              Time: 1

Name: Veselin Skendzic


Short biography: Veselin Skendzic is a fellow engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. He earned his BSEE. from FESB, University of Split, Croatia; MSc. from FER (ETF), Zagreb, Croatia; and PhD. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Veselin is an IEEE Fellow, has written multiple technical papers, has over 25 patents, and is actively contributing to IEEE and IEC standard development. Veselin is a convenor of TC38 WG37 (electronic instrument transformers), member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) and the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC).

Title: Time Synchronization in Power System Protection Applications – Current Technologies and Future Trends

Abstract: Time synchronization and network based communications are gaining an increasing role in power system protection and automation. While the IEC 61850-9-2 Sampled Values and communication based protection promise to bring system wide benefits, power engineers are justifiably concerned about ensuring that time distribution and communication problems do not interfere with protection system performance. Presentation asks: “Can time be made mission critical?”