2019 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications, and Technology Conference (LISAT)

Power & Industrial Track

Friday May 3 (9:15 AM – 5:45 PM)


Topic / Presenter / 0.15 CEU or 1.5 PDH per session : 0.6 CEU or 6 PDH MAX


9:15am -



0.15 CEU or

1.5 PDHs

Session PD-1:  Protection and Control Commissioning of Substations

Presenter: Tim Walker, Applications Engineer, Omicron Electronics

This presentation will show how commissioning of substations has changed over the years and provide solutions and answers to the following questions:

·        Do you test Current Transformers and the wiring of CT circuits?

·        Have your testing procedures changed from 20 years ago?

·        Are you testing the functionality of the relay and not just the elements?

·        Are you changing outputs to monitor only one element during testing?

·        Do you manipulate the magnitude and phase angle of currents and voltages to achieve a desired test outcome?

·        Are you testing the logic programmed in the relay?

·        Is your company ready for the big change of implementing IEC 61850?

10:45am -

BREAK — Roosevelt Hall Multipurpose Room


11:00am -



0.15 CEU or

1.5 PDHs

Session PD-2: Energy storage and solar programs with smart inverters

Presenter: Babak Enayati, Distinguished lecturer-IEEE PES

Many countries have implemented renewables portfolio standards (RPSs) to accelerate the pace of deployment of renewables generation, which are distributed across the distribution power system. As the penetration of renewable power generation increases, electricity grids are beginning to experience challenges, which are often caused by intermittent nature of some common renewable generation types, sudden changes of the output power due to grid disturbances, low short circuit duty of the inverter-based generators, and impact on the transmission and distribution system protection. This presentation will address potential solutions to the grid power quality issues utilizing energy storage and solar generation with smart inverters. The participants will also learn about concerns/solutions to adopt the IEEE 1547- 2018 standard. National Grid’s experience with smart inverters i.e. how to set power factor and Volt/VAR based on the location of the solar facility will also be presented at this session.


LUNCH Roosevelt Hall Multipurpose Room


1:45pm -



0.15 CEU or

1.5 PDHs

Session PD-3:  Nuclear Power, An Engineers Perspective

Presenter: Ed Gellender, PE

In the past few years, the effect of power generation on global warming has become big news. Many formerly arcane terms such as fracking, fossil fuels, renewables, plug-in hybrids, and many others are now part of everyday conversation. Meanwhile, the perennial monster-under-the-bed that everyone loves to hate, nuclear power, has also risen, phoenix like, as historic enemies have banded together against the common foe: the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, climate change, and global warming. Some avid environmentalists have even reconsidered their position on the risks of nuclear power and nuclear wastes, seeing a viable carbon-free transition to the inevitable, but painstakingly slow, changeover to renewable energy.

3:00pm -

BREAK — Roosevelt Hall Multipurpose Room


3:15pm -



0.15 CEU or

1.5 PDHs

Session PD-4:  Systems Theory and Systems Thinking

Presenter: Dr. Stephanie White, Senior Professor, LIU-Post

This talk discusses several important concepts in cybernetics, including organized complexity, transformation, feedback, and control. The talk concludes with a brief overview of three important systems thinking approaches: Jay Forrester's System Dynamics, Peter Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), and Stafford Beer's Viable Systems Model (VSM). Using causal loops and System Dynamics, the analyst can model and simulate interactions among system elements and avoid emergent problems when a system or organization becomes operational. Using SSM, the analyst learns about the whole problem under study, the criteria for success, and all the influences and constraints. Using VSM the analyst diagnoses and controls the organization and works towards improving it.

The IEEE is a NYS Education Department Authorized Sponsor. Registration for the LISAT Conference is required to attend the CEU track

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