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We had a great event on Feb. 13th regarding DC arc flash analysis. A number of great questions were asked by the audiences. We anticipate more future events from PES chapter.

Arc flash is one of the two hazards primarily associated with electrical power systems. Due to prevalence, the majority of arc flash research has been dedicated to alternating current (AC) electrical systems. However, direct current (DC) electrical systems are becoming increasingly common. Examples of DC systems associated with electrical utilities include Electrical Storage Systems (ESSs), solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, and high-voltage (HV) DC transmission lines. This session will review concepts, current models, and recent testing performed by AEP’s Dolan Technology Center regarding DC Arc Flash.

It will be given by Mr. Austin Gaunce from AEP. 1.0 hour of PDH/CPD credit will be provided to attendees as needed.


5:30 – 5:45 pm: Arrivals, Food & Networking

5:45 – 6:00 pm: Awards Presentation & 2020 Visions of Chapter

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A

Date: 2020-02-13

700 Morrison Road
Gahanna, Ohio
United States 43230

Please register through the link below:

Event URL

Speaker Biography:

Austin Gaunce graduated in 2019 with a MS degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is currently pursuing a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He works as an Engineer Associate in Station Engineering Design Standards at American Electric Power. He is a member of IEEE.

Look forward to seeing you!