Eric Udren

Eric A. Udren, Executive Advisor, Automation & Testing, Quanta Technology Expert, has 42 years of experience leading design and application of protective relaying systems, substation control, wide-area monitoring and control systems, and communications systems.

Areas of Expertise

  • Protective relaying and substation control
  • IEC 61850 power system communications and modeling protocol
  • Remedial action scheme design
  • Protection system maintenance and condition monitoring
  • NERC PRC reliability standards
  • Communications systems and Ethernet networking for substation and power system control
  • Wide-area monitoring, protection, automation and control (WAMPAC)

Experience and Background

  • 43 years’ experience in the electric power industry (1969-2012)
  • Senior Principal Consultant, KEMA T&D Consulting (2004-2008)
  • Manager of Product Management, ABB/Westinghouse Relay Divisions (1969-1996)

Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

  • Fellow of IEEE, 1999
  • Chair, Relaying Communications Subcommittee, IEEE Power System Relaying Committee
  • Chair of two standards development working groups at IEEE PSRC
  • Recipient of two IEEE PSRC Distinguished Service Awards
  • Member of IEC TC 57 WG 10 developing IEC 61850 power system protocol
  • Member of NERC System Protection and Control Subcommittee
  • Member of NERC Protection System Maintenance Standard Drafting Team
  • Author of over 80 papers and chapters of books including IEEE Prize Paper, Walter A. Elmore Best Paper Award, chapters in 2012 PACworld Conference book, Westinghouse Applied Protective Relaying book, and two papers in IEEE Press Book on Relaying


  • MSEE, NJ Inst. of Technology, 1982; BSEE, Michigan State University, 1969; Certificate of Post Graduate Study, Cambridge University, UK, 1978

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