PEG Conference 2024

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

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Learn the Best Methods to Protect Evolving Critical Communications Infrastructure

Improper network design can lead to millions of dollars wasted on damaged equipment and unnecessary downtime. Training network design and protection engineers is a critical issue in helping ICT improve its bottom line.

ATIS’ Protection Engineering Group (PEG) Conference is where top protection and network power engineering professionals gather to learn about the latest topics from the field’s leading experts. Here, you will find information of great interest and utility to communications and power service providers and their suppliers. The event features technical presentations with cutting-edge content, a networking reception, a supplier interaction/demonstration session, and in-depth technical panel discussions.

At the PEG Conference, operators, designers, and protection engineers learn how to design their networks for reliability and sustainability economically. This includes:

  • Proper grounding and bonding
  • Fault managed power systems
  • Fiber optic connectivity standards
  • Testing standards
  • AC/DC powering and storage technologies
  • Emergency backup methodologies
  • Safety for humans and equipment
  • Developments in artificial intelligence (AI), NEC, NESC,
  • And other standards. 

PEG is a unique educational conference that offers educational and training opportunities for experts in the communications, powering, and protection-related industries. With scores of industry SMEs and hundreds of years of experience in one place, this environment, with its focused discussions and catalytic candor among renowned industry experts, affords an unsurpassed opportunity for learning and insights.

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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
Oscar Martinez, 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: Fault Managed Power 101 (FMPS / NEC Class 4) NEC
NEC Intro by Ernie Gallo, NEBScore
Panelists: Ed Badon, Enersys; Charles Hume, Southwire; Steve Martin, AT&T; Ken McKinney, UL Solutions; Jim Pelegris, Senko
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
Oscar Martinez, 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
Jeff Jackson, 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: Progression of Telecom Infrastructure (Macro, Small Cell, Central Office, etc.) and the Road Map for The Evolution of the Central Offices in Telecom
Panelists: Ernie Gallo, NEBScore; Keith Lanning AT&T; Kerron Williams, Hubbell; Jim Wiese, Adtran
Moderated by John Fuller
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Conference Closing

2024 PEG Conference SPONSORS

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

David Gerstetter

Principal Engineer, Energy and Power Technologies
UL Solutions

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


Explore the ATIS PEG Conference archive for presentations from previous years. A valuable resource for both new and returning attendees. Dive in and catch up on past insights from the PEG community.


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