Deadline to Submit:  Friday, November 15, 2019

The Protection Engineers’ Group (PEG) Conference is a vendor-neutral event that presents solutions based on the latest electrical protection practices and applications in today’s networks. Conference attendees get the latest information on the leading topics in protection engineering, delivered by the field’s top professionals.

Expert presentations cover all aspects of electrical protection including bonding and grounding, surge protection and back-up power systems. Topics also include changes in standards and technologies needed to meet ongoing challenges of providing reliable voice, data and video services in decentralized networks.

Presenting at this event positions your ideas in front of the top professionals in electrical protection community.

Submit an Abstract

Format and Topics

We are seeking industry experts to address the latest information on the leading topics in protection engineering. Presentations should address the interests of the audience, be 20 or 40 minutes in length, and should include time for audience questions. Presenters who are chosen to participate at PEG 2020 will be notified no later than December 5, 2019.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Speaker name, title and company
  • Session title
  • 150 – 200 words session description
  • Bullet list of 4 – 5 key points
  • Length of session:  20 or 40 minutes firm

Accepted submissions must include:

  • Speaker bio and photo
  • Signed speaker release form

Suggested Topics:

Codes and Standards

  • National Electric Code Update
  • National Electrical Safety Code Update
  • Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL) Updates

AC/DC Power Infrastructure

  • AC vs DC and Where are We Headed
  • 380VDC Deployment and Challenges
  • Updates to PoE Technology
  • PoE Reverse Powering Updates
  • Updates on DSL/G.fast Reverse Powering Technology
  • DC Power Supplies
  • Issues Using High Power on Communications Cables

Surge Protection

  • Circuit Protection Topologies in the Equipment
  • Coaxial Cable Protection
  • 5G Network Protection Updates
  • AC and DC Power Surge Protection Applications
  • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Customer Premises Applications and Power Protection
  • DC Power Supply and SPDs
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Protection
  • Surge Protective Device Success Stories
  • PoE Powering/ Reverse Powering Protection Issues
  • Protection on Hardware Associated with Next Generation Equipment

Grounding and Bonding

  • General Grounding & Bonding
  • Data Center Grounding and Bonding
  • Generator, UPS and Inverter Grounding
  • Bonding and Grounding Issues Around  Joint User Facilities – Power Utilities, Smart Grid Devices, Solar Farm Facilities, Wireless Facilities and Other Devices with Dual Functions of Powering and Communications

Field Applications and Challenges

  • Real World Problems and Solutions
  • Horror Stories of Bad Installation Practices
  • Protection and Field Problems Associated With New and Future Powering Architectures for Communications Services
  • Effects of “Green” Energy Power Generation on Communications Facilities

Emerging Technologies and Applications

  • G-Fast Issues

Wireless Infrastructure and  Deployment

Additional Requested Topics to be addressed by 2020 presenters:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Fiber Feed from Telco to Utility Scale Wind and Solar Projects
  • Evolving Powering Technologies/Systems and Smart Grid Components/Protection
  • Antenna Protection
  • Updates for Smart Meters and Solar Farms and Ttheir Impact on the Utility Grid
  • Non-MOV Surge Protective Devices
  • The Density of 5G in Residential Areas – Impacts, Requirements Related to GPR
  • Real Life Protection Testing
  • Pulsed DC Power
  • Future Trends, Products and Innovations

For more information, contact: Lois Rude, Education and Conference Manager, ATIS.

Content Guidelines

The PEG Advisory Board has observed that Conference attendees prefer presentations that provide technology content rather than sales/ marketing pitches. Our record of impartiality contributes to PEG being known as a leading conference on applying electrical protection principles to today’s network. To maintain this reputation, we ask that speakers respect the following guidelines:

  • Focus your presentation on problems, solutions and technologies, not specific company products.
  • Submissions will be carefully reviewed by the Advisory Board to ensure depth of information and relevance to the program.
  • Presentations emphasizing case studies, best practices, and real-world results are encouraged.
  • Presentations should address the interests of the audience and be either 20 or 40 minutes in length including time for audience questions and discussion.
  • The use of embedded videos and audio files is discouraged due to possible constraints of the available audio-visual equipment used at the conference.