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Developments in Power System Protection 17th International Conference

DPSP 2024
4 – 7 March 2024 | Manchester, UK

Over 200 engineers from 23 countries attended DPSP 2024.

The programme of specially invited and peer-reviewed presenters included thought leadership, technical updates and strategic insight from Ofgem, Elia, National Grid ESO, the NationalHVDC Centre, Omicron Electronics, Texas A&M University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Manchester.

Attendees also enjoyed panel sessions, exploring areas including integration of renewables into the grid, protection and DERs, the role and application of IEC61850, and recruiting a diverse workforce. Two sessions looked to the future and what might be on the horizon for the sector.

Conclusions from the closing session were: the challenges of inverter-based resources is a particularly important topic, discussion of power system stability has ignited the room, awareness of diversity, especially neurodiversity, enables a more productive workforce, and most importantly - this is the most exciting time to be a protection engineer!

Take a look at some of the conference highlights in our photo gallery.

View the DPSP 2024 photo gallery

Congratulations to the DPSP best paper and poster award winners

Best paper

Felipe Lopes, Professor, Federal University of Paraíba, for:

'Enhancing fault location on transmission lines by combining travelling wave-based functions available in real devices.'

Best poster:

Dinesh Babu Nagalingam, Megger for:

'Testing of complicated bus bar protection using smart testing methodology'

Speakers at DPSP 2024 included

Principal Engineer & Professions Lead, Engineering Hub, Ofgem

Product Manager (Phasor Data), National Grid ESO

Director of the Power System Research Institute, Tsinghua University

HVDC Technology Manager, The National HVDC Centre