Call for Papers for PEG 2023
Deadline Extended to:
Monday, February 6
, 2023

The Protection Engineers’ Group (PEG) Conference is a vendor-neutral event that presents solutions based on the latest electrical protection practices and applications in today’s networks. Conference attendees get the latest information on the leading topics in protection engineering, delivered by the field’s top professionals.

Expert presentations cover all aspects of electrical protection including bonding and grounding, surge protection and back-up power systems. Topics also include changes in standards, technologies and techniques involved in meeting the ongoing challenges of providing reliable voice, data and video services in decentralized networks.

Presenting at this event positions your ideas in front of top professionals in the electrical protection community.

Submit an Abstract

Abstract Format

We are seeking industry experts to address the latest information on the leading topics in electrical protection engineering. Presentations should address the interests of the audience and be 20 or 40 minutes in length, including time for audience questions. Presentations will be given in person on April 25-27, 2023 at the Lumen Event Center in Broomfield, CO. Presenters who are chosen to participate at PEG 2023 will be notified no later than February 25, 2023.

See “Topics” and “Content Guidelines” tabs (above) for suggested/requested topics and presentation guidelines. Historical presentation materials are also available in the PEG Library for your reference.

Submissions should include the following:

  • Speaker name, title and company
  • Session title
  • 150 – 200 words session description
  • Bullet list of 4 – 5 key points
  • Length of session:  20 or 40 minutes firm

Accepted submissions must include:

  • Speaker bio and photo
  • Signed speaker release form

For more information, contact Renee Stake, Marketing Manager, ATIS.

Topics


Key Requested Topics to be addressed by 2023 presenters:

  • 5G Protection Challenges
  • Operational Communications for Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Projects
  • Evolving Power Systems and Smart Grid Communication
  • Protection for Tower-Mounted Equipment
  • Surge Protective Devices
  • Fault-Managed Pulsed DC Power
  • Future Trends, Products and Innovations
  • Fiber Optic Connectivity Testing & Maintenance
  • Effects of Natural Disasters (hurricanes, floods, etc.) on Communication Services; Preparedness and Recovery

Traditional Topics:

Codes and Standards

  • National Electric Code Update
  • National Electrical Safety Code Update
  • Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL) Updates

AC/DC Power Infrastructure

  • AC vs DC and Where are We Headed
  • 380VDC Deployment and Challenges
  • Updates to PoE Technology
  • PoE Reverse Powering Updates
  • Updates on DSL/G.fast Reverse Powering Technology
  • DC Power Supplies
  • Issues Using High Power on Communications Cables

Surge Protection

  • Circuit Protection Topologies in the Equipment
  • Coaxial Cable Protection
  • 5G Network Protection Updates
  • AC and DC Power Surge Protection Applications
  • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Customer Premises Applications and Power Protection
  • DC Power Supply and SPDs
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Protection
  • Surge Protective Device Success Stories
  • PoE Powering/ Reverse Powering Protection Issues
  • Protection on Hardware Associated with Next Generation Equipment

Grounding and Bonding

  • General Grounding & Bonding
  • Data Center Grounding and Bonding
  • Generator, UPS and Inverter Grounding
  • Exothermic Welding
  • Bonding and Grounding Issues Around  Joint User Facilities – Power Utilities, Smart Grid Devices, Solar Farm Facilities, Wireless Facilities and Other Devices with Dual Functions of Powering and Communications

Field Applications and Challenges

  • Real World Problems and Solutions
  • Horror Stories of Bad Installation Practices
  • Protection and Field Problems Associated With New and Future Powering Architectures for Communications Services
  • Effects of “Green” Energy Power Generation on Communications Facilities

Wireless Infrastructure and Deployment

  • Powering 5G Cells in Urban Environments
  • Wireless Broadband for Residential Customers

Emerging Technologies and Applications

  • G-Fast Issues

Content Guidelines

The PEG Advisory Board has observed that Conference attendees prefer presentations that provide technology content rather than sales/ marketing pitches. Our record of impartiality contributes to PEG being known as a leading conference on applying electrical protection principles to today’s network. To maintain this reputation, we ask that speakers respect the following guidelines:

  • Focus your presentation on problems, solutions and technologies, not specific company products.
  • Submissions will be carefully reviewed by the Advisory Board to ensure depth of information and relevance to the program.
  • Presentations emphasizing case studies, best practices, and real-world results are encouraged.
  • Presentations should address the interests of the audience and be either 20 or 40 minutes in length including time for audience questions and discussion.
  • The use of embedded videos and audio files is discouraged due to possible constraints of the available audio-visual equipment used at the conference. Animated content is acceptable.