Power System Phasing

August 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
National Grid (Rooms: Valley A&B)
40 Sylvan Road

Power & Energy Society

Speaker: Steven Pericola PE, Principal Distribution Field Engineer, National Grid US

Refreshments start at 6pm, talk begins at 6:30pm

The phase relationships between voltages on the sides of transformers and between like voltages in different systems is critical for specifying transformers and maintaining backup ties between systems. Not having the correct phasing relationship can lead to disastrous errors in building new facilities and maintaining existing ones. There seems to be lately considerable confusion in engineers in distinguishing between transformer bushing designations and actual electricity phase designations. A method will be shown to help engineers determine existing phase relationships using this to specify transformers and make ties correctly.

Biography: Steven Pericola is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience in the electric business. He has been with National Grid and its predecessor New England Electric System since 1989. During this time, Mr. Pericola has held various positions in Planning, Substation and Equipment engineering.

Mr. Pericola received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1988 and his M.E. in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989. He is a member of IEEE, TBP, EKN.

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