November 14th - 17th 2017

Hotel Seminar

Sumatron is sponsoring a comprehensive 4-day electrical engineering seminar (November 14th - 17th 2017) at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Aliso Viejo, CA, entitled: “Generating Station and Industrial Plant Protection, Operation, Maintenance and Design”. 

The course is based on the presenter’s 2011 book (CRC Press) “Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Stations and Industrial Plants”, associated EE Helper Power Engineering software program, and an IEEE transaction paper entitled "Improving Bulk Power Electrical System Reliability at Large Generating Station Locations" (Presented at the 2014 Texas A&M Conference for Protective Relay Engineers). 

The seminar covers over 130 calculations in support of protection, operations, maintenance, and the design of generating stations and other large industrial facilities.  It is also approved for continuing education credit by both IEEE (3.2 Units) and NETA.

This is our 16th hotel seminar and we have completed 27 on-site presentations of the course for utility protection engineers, nuclear generating stations, municipal utilities, cooperatives, investor owned power producers, and engineering companies.

Target Audience

The seminar is designed for protection engineers, protective relay technicians, distribution engineers and generating station and large industrial plant design and support electrical engineers.

Course Presenter: Tom Baker

Tom is currently a consulting engineer for Sumatron in support of large generating stations.  He has performed protection reviews on over 35,000 megawatts of nuclear, coal, oil, and gas generating units and consequently, is well aware of protection oversights that can impact the production of large generating stations.  He is the author of the 2011 CRC Press book “Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Stations and Industrial Plants” and was the developer of the “EE Helper Power Engineering” software program. 

Previously he worked for Southern California Edison (SCE) for 36 years and had progressive responsibility as a protective relay technician, metering engineer, protection engineer, distribution engineer, apparatus engineer and for the last 15 years with SCE he was the principal electrical engineer for 12 large fossil fuelled generating stations.

Tom completed a master’s degree in electrical power engineering and management and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.