IEEE Texas Panhandle Section

IEEE Pandhandle Section PES Meeting Announcement: “Practical Communications Considerations for Mission Critical Applications”

The Panhandle Section of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

The Power & Energy Society



Topic:       “Practical Communications Considerations for Mission Critical Applications”

Speaker:  Adrian Zvarych, Power Grid Engineering Company

When:       Thursday, May 22, 2014
11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Where:        Amarillo Club Sunburst room, 30th floor Chase Tower
600 South Tyler St
Amarillo, TX 79101

Attire:          Business Casual

Cost:            $15.00 per person
payable to IEEE Panhandle Section at the door

Meal:           Buffet Style Lunch

RSVP:         Please make reservations by COB on Wednesday, May 21 with Mohsen Ghavami at (806) 378-2787 or by e-mail at “”.

Adrian Zvarych Bio

Adrian Zvarych received his BSEE from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1982.  Over his first 24 years, he developed Protection & Control, SCADA, and IT-Telecom skills at FPL, Oglethorpe Power Corp, and Duke Energy  Florida.  He has been in the consulting industry since 2007, working for TRC, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and now Power Grid Engineering.  Adrian has been fortunate to support utility projects including network-wide migrations from pilot-wire systems to fiber networks.  He has developed and implemented secure, network-wide and substation architectures as utilities are migrating from serial data to packet-based data connectivity for SCADA and other functions.  Adrian is a professional musician and volunteers at the local United Methodist Children’s Home and at church.  He resides in Debary FL, where he shares life with his wife of 32 years , Sharon, and their daughter Tina.

About the Presentation

Technology in the IT and Telecom industry has been rapidly changing for the past 15 years.  Today’s electric utilities are under rising pressure from local telephone companies to migrate toward packet-based communications systems to transport data between sites.  Yet, some mission-critical applications such as transmission line relaying can present performance challenges to packet-based networks.  Find out more about the fundamentals of legacy Time Division Multiplexed (TDM), Synchronous Optical NETwork (SONET) and packet-based data delivery methods, and what it can mean to the performance of a protective relay system or other applications.

About Power Grid Engineering

Power Grid Engineering, LLC (PGE) specializes in engineering design and consultation for the power systems industry. Our corporate headquarters, located in Central Florida and our offices in Birmingham, AL, Raleigh, NC and Wichita, KS are equipped with the most current computer technologies, software, equipment and resources available in the industry.

The founders of PGE are dedicated to providing the highest quality services and product design to our clientele. The members of our corporate leadership team provide our clients with experience and qualifications earned over decades of providing utility-grade engineering services to some of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the U.S.

PGE is proud to have developed in-house project teams comprised of highly-qualified technical engineers and operational professionals, with exceptional Quality Assurance (QA) processes assuring our clients superior levels of service and excellence.

From inception, our team has banded together with our clients and partners to exceed all expectations  whether related to service, quality or revenue generation  PGE has enjoyed healthy and consistent growth despite turbulent economic conditions. We are honored to work with various utility companies, across the country and abroad, from small industrial entities to Fortune 250 investor-owned utility companies.