PEG Conference 2024

March 19 – 20, 2024 | Hosted by ADTRAN | Huntsville, AL

Presented by

Learn the Best Methods to Protect Critical Communications Infrastructure

Improper network design can lead to millions of dollars wasted on damaged equipment and unnecessary downtime. This makes the training of protection engineers a critical issue in helping companies in the ICT industry improve their bottom line. ATIS’ Protection Engineering Group (PEG) Conference is where the top protection engineering professionals gather to learn about the latest topics from the field’s leading experts.

At the PEG Conference, operators, designers, and protection engineers learn how to design their networks for reliability and sustainability. Topics typically covered include proper grounding and bonding, fault managed power systems, fiber optic connectivity standards, understanding testing standards, AC/DC powering and storage technologies, emergency backup methodologies, safety for humans and equipment, developments in NEC, NESC, and other standards.

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Broadening your expertise on these topics helps increase the availability of critical networks, data centers and remote edge computing to help keep our communications networks up and running at their best.

Media Sponsor


Registration is open until March 18, 2024. 

Registration Rates: the registration rates are below and include all sessions, breaks, lunch, and welcome reception for the days attending.

Accommodations: No hotel room blocks have been reserved. There are numerous hotels located within a 5-10 minute drive.

Registration TypeEarly Bird (until  2/23/24)Regular rate (2/24/24 – 3/18/24)
ATIS Member$600$775
One-Day Pass$300$350

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 19 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Registration Desk Open
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Conference Opening
John Fuller, PEG Advisory Board Chair
Jim Wiese, Adtran
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.Hands On Session: Reliability and Testing of Fiber Optics Interconnect
Andrei Vankov, Senko
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.Networking Break
10:40 – 11:20 a.m.Leveraging Hybrid (Fiber/Copper) Connectivity for Real-World Networks
Jim Pelegris, Senko
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Reason and Importance of Bonding on Telecom Towers
Rohit Narayan, nVent
11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.Catered Lunch
12:50 – 1:30 p.m.Implementing Nanogrid into the Critical Facility- Improving reliability, Efficiency, and Future Adaptability
Ron Slutter, EnerSys
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.Networking Break
1:50 – 3:30 p.m.Panel Discussion: Progression of Telecom Infrastructure (Macro, Small Cell, Central Office, etc.) and the Road Map for The Evolution of the Central Offices in Telecom
Panelists: Jim Jackson, Southwire; Dan Ashton, Lumen; Kerron Williams, Hubbell; Ernie Gallo, NEBScore; Jim Wiese, Adtran and moderated by John Fuller
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.Vendor Exhibits & Demos and Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 20

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.Registration Desk Open
8:30 – 9:10 a.m.Arc Flash state-of-the-art
Curtis Ashton, American Power Systems
9:15 – 9:55 a.m.Ensuring Reliability and Resiliency of your Network: Grounding Standards for Cable Broadband Critical Facilities
Mike Glaser, Cox Communications
10:00 – 10:20 a.m.Flexible Busbar System
Rohit Narayan, nVent
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.Networking Break
10:40 a.m. – 11:20 p.m.National Electrical Safety Code NESC (IEEE C2)
Trevor Bowmer, Bunya Telecom Consulting
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.Seismic Bracing of Fire, Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Rohit Narayan, nVent
12:10 – 12:50 p.m.Catered Lunch
12:50 – 1:30 p.m.National Electrical Code NEC (NFPA 70)
Ernie Gallo, NEBScore
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.Panel Discussion: Fault Manage Power 101 (FMPS / NEC Class 4). NEC
NEC Intro by Ernie Gallo, NEBScore. Panelists: Charles Hume, Southwire, Jim Pelegris, Senko; Jim Wiese, Adtran. Moderated by John Fuller
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Conference Closing

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Advisory Board


John Fuller | Chair


Ernest Gallo | Vice- Chair


Jim Pelegris | Secretary

Business Development and Applications Specialist
SENKO Advanced Components

Board Members

Curtis Ashton

Training Director
American Power Systems LLC (a wholly owned DC services subsidiary of EastPenn Manufacturing [Deka Batteries])

Daniel Ashton

Senior Operations Engineer
Critical Infrastructure Technical Support

Richard Chadwick

Electrical Protection Consultant

Lurch Farley

Senior Engineer Electrical Protection

David Gerstetter

Principal Engineer, Energy and Power Technologies
UL Solutions

R. Bruce Melton, Jr.

Engineering and Technical Support
Telco Sales

Will Newton

Trimm, Inc.

Wolfgang Oertel

Bourns Inc.

Joe Randolph

Randolph Telecom, Inc.

Jim Wiese

Senior Compliance Engineer

Kerron Williams

Director of Business Development-Communications
HUBBELL Electrical Solutions

Darrin Wilson

PMTS – Maintenance
Engineering Standards


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