Eric Udren

Eric Udren, Executive Advisor, Advisory Services, has over 40 years of experience leading design and application of protective relaying systems, substation control, wide-area monitoring and control systems, and communications systems. Among his many accomplishments, Eric holds 12 US patents and is author of over 90 papers and book chapters including an IEEE Prize Paper, a Walter A. Elmore Best Paper Award, chapters in the 2012 PACworld Conference book and the Westinghouse Applied Protective Relaying book, and two papers in IEEE Press Book on Relaying.

 

Areas of Expertise

·     Protective relaying and substation control design and application

·     Remedial action scheme (RAS) design and application

·     Communications systems and Ethernet networking application for sub-station and power system control

·     WAMPAC and distribution synchrophasor applications

·     IEC 61850 power system communications and modeling protocol

·     NERC PRC and other reliability standards

·     Protection system and power apparatus condition monitoring for maintenance

·     Technical support of utility legal cases involving relaying design, performance, or practices

Experience & Background

·     Years of experience in the electric power industry............................................................. 1969–Present

·     Executive Advisor, Advisory Services,, Quanta Technology .............................................. 2008–Present

·     Senior Principal Consultant, KEMA T&D Consulting.......................................................... 2004–2008

·     Engineering Manager, Relays and Metering, Eaton Electrical............................................ 1996–2003

·     Manager of Product Management, ABB/Westinghouse Relay Divisions............................ 1969–1996

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

·     Life Fellow of IEEE; Fellow since 1999

·     Past 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

·     Technical Advisor to US National Committee of IEC for TC 95 measuring relay standards

·     SME Member of NERC System Protection and Control Subcommittee (SPCS).

·     Member of IEC TC 57 WG 10 developing IEC 61850 power system protocol

·     Member of NERC Protection System Maintenance Standard Drafting Team (PRC-005-6)

·     PACworld Magazine Industry Guru, September 2016.

Education

·     MS, Electrical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1982

·     Certificate of Post Graduate Study, Cambridge University, UK, 1978

·     BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1969

 

Eric can be contacted at EUrden@Quanta-Technology.com