Conference Schedule: Monday


7:00 AM-5:00 PM | Registration Desk Open

Please stop by the Check-In Desk to print your name badge and confirm your registration. From there, you will be directed to the Materials Pick-Up Desk, where you will receive a conference bag and any other custom items.

7:00 AM- 8:00 AM | Breakfast

Join us for breakfast Monday morning to kick-off your full week of high- powered learning.

8:00 AM-9:15 AM | Welcome Address & Keynote Speaker

Speaker: Dr. Todd Conklin


“Safety is the ability for workers to be able to do work in a varying and unpredictable world.” Dr. Todd Conklin speaks all over the world to executives, groups and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationship between the workers in the field and the organization’s systems, processes, and programs.  He has brought these systems to major corporations around the world.  Conklin practices these ideas not only in his own workplace, but also in the event investigations at other workplaces around the world. As the world continues to navigate through COVID-19, explore the importance of safety in the workplace by joining us for the PowerTest 2021 Keynote Address!

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Technical Presentations

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Electrical Safety Track
Safety Management: Risk Assessments and the Risk Management Process
Speakers: Stephen Hester, Saber Power Services

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Equipment Reliability Track
Grounding Test Screening
Speakers: Kenneth Peterson, Hampton Tedder Technical Services

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Relay Track
The Importance of Overexcitation (V/Hz) Protection for Power Transformers and Generators
Speakers: Drew Welton, Intellirent

9:30 AM-10:15 AM | Case Studies Track
Medium Voltage Equipment Installation: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
Speakers: Mike Bryan, Hood Patterson & Dewar

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Technical Presentations

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Electrical Safety Track
How Attitude Can Affect Job Safety
Speakers: Jim White, Shermco Industries

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Equipment Reliability Track
Testing Electric Motors Using NETA Testing Standards - What You Need to Know
Speakers: Calvin Earp, Shermco Industries

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Relay Track
When to Repair/Replace/Upgrade Electromechanical Relays
Speakers: Bruce Horowitz, American Electrical Testing Co., LLC

10:30 AM-11:15 AM | Case Studies Track
State of the Electrical Testing Sector in 2021
Speakers: Paul Seppanen, A-Rent Test Equipment

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Technical Presentations

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Electrical Safety Track
Are we Overlooking Hazards? Do We Know how to Respond to an Emergency?
Speakers: Andrew Holt, Premier Power Maintenance Corporation

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Equipment Reliability Track
To Be Determined
Speakers: To Be Determined

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Relay Track
Electromechanical Differential Relays Misoperation and Investigation
Speakers: Alexandro Rangel Werdene, Saber Power Services

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Case Studies Track
On-line Leak Repair – Oil, SF6 and Nitrogen Leaks
Speakers: Gary Brown, The COLT Group

12:15 PM-2:00 PM | Attendee/CAP Meet & Greet Luncheon*

Open to all attendees, join NETA Corporate Alliance Partners for a complimentary meet and greet luncheon. 

*To ensure distancing guidelines are met, please note that preregistration is required for this event.

2:15 PM-3:00 PM | Technical Presentations

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Technical Presentations

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Electrical Safety Track
Incident Avoidance by Ground Grid Testing
Speakers: Keith Wallace, safearth

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Equipment Reliability Track
System Reliability is a TEAM Effort
Speakers: Alan Holt, Premier Power Maintenance Corporation

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Relay Track
How CT and VT Connection Errors Affect Protection
Speakers: Karl Zimmerman, SEL

3:15 PM-4:00 PM | Case Studies Track
Driving Employee Engagement and Retention with Career Path Opportunities in the Electrical Testing Field
Speakers: Chris Campbell, CE Power Engineered Services

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Technical Presentations

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Electrical Safety Track
A New Approach to Safely Testing Common Circuits in a Substation Environment
Speakers: Tim Walker, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Equipment Reliability Track
Advanced Power Factor Analysis of Transformers and Bushings
Speakers: Charles Sweetser, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Relay Track
Implications of an Improperly Installed On-Load Tap-Changer and Protection Considerations
Speakers: Alexandro Rangel Werdene, Saber Power Services

4:15 PM-5:00 PM | Case Studies Track
Testing a Protection Relay as a "Black Box" - System Testing Explained
Speakers: Will Knapek, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA

5:00 PM-6:00 PM | New Product Forum

In sixty minutes, preview the newest products and services shaping the power systems industry from PowerTest 2021 exhibitors. All conference registrants are invited to attend.

6:00 PM-9:00 PM | PowerTest Block Party

Safely mingle on the outdoor veranda of the Rosen Shingle Creek with colleagues and a host of leaders at Monday night’s Block Party. Attendees can expect complimentary food and drinks, as well as lively entertainment.