March 25-27, 2014

Location: CenturyLink
Mineral Facility
700 West Mineral Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120

CenturyLink Littleton, CO campus
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2014 PEG Conference Agenda


TUESDAY, MArch 25, 2014

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by Chairman

8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Network Reliability

Amador Lucero, Senior Vice President, Network Reliability and Operations Center, CenturyLink

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

National Electric Code Update

Ernie Gallo, Director, Ericsson and PEG Chairman

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

National Electrical Safety Code Update

Trevor Bowmer, Senior Analyst, Ericsson

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Requirements for Earthing Enhancing Compounds

Rohit Narayan, Director of Sales, ERICO

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Ethernet Protection: Latest Standards Work Update

Jim Weise, Senior Compliance Engineer, ADTRAN

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

IEEE 1692 Section 5.2 AC Power Isolation: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Daniel Ashton, Lead Technical Support Engineer, CenturyLink

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Grounding and Bonding - Telecommunications

James Crook, P-Engineer, Hydro-Quebec

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Challenges for Contractors Working on Tier 1 Carrier Cell Sites and Cell Site Protection Issues

Joe Pfau, Owner, Quality Power Services,LLC
Bruce Fountain, Consultant, Quality Power Services, LLC

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break
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3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Achieving Exceptional ECL Based Surge Protection in VDSL Applications with Minimal Impact on Performance

Andy Morrish, Chief Technology Officer, Semiconductor Division, Bourns, Inc.

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

A Modern Approach to Protecting Wayside Railroad Equipment from Lightning Damage

Dick March, Senior Business Development Manager, Phoenix Contact

James Schroeder, Owner, Schroeder Consulting Services

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Open Microphone

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

   
WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks by Chairman

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Bonding and Grounding Issues at Municipal Radio Sites: How Ugly Can it Get?

Dan McMenamin, President, Dan McMenamin and Associates

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Electrical Protection of 48 and 24 V Battery Strings and DC Plant Circuits

Curtis Ashton, Senior Lead Power Tech Support Engineer, CenturyLink

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

DC Surge Protection of Remote Radio Units or Remote Radio Head

Rohit Narayan, Director of Sales, ERICO

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Things You May Not Have Heard About Shielding

Al Martin, Principal Engineer, TE Connectivity

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

GbE Port Protection in Exposed Environments

Len Stencel, Applications Manager, Semiconductor Product Group, Bourns, Inc.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Fiber to Antenna Surge Protection

Nisar Chaudhry, Vice President and Chief Scientist, Tii Network Technologies

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Update on the Grounding Section of the Guide for the Application of Surge Protective Devices for Low Voltage AC Power Circuits

William Bush, Independent Consultant

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Vendor Demonstrations and Networking Break

   
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks by Chairman

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Lightning Parameters for Engineering Applications: CIGRÉ 2013 TB 549

Al Martin, Consultant

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Electrical Protection Considerations for an All Internet Protocol Network

Ernie Gallo, Director, Ericsson and PEG Conference Chair
Larry Payne, Network Design Engineer, AT&T

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Ground Grid Impedance of High Voltage Locations Using the Smart Ground Multimeter

Joe Boyles, Owner, Boyles Electronics

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Grounding Methodologies and Connections, and Writing Grounding Standards and Specifications

Joe Pfau, Owner, Quality Power Services, LLC
Bruce Fountain, Consultant, Quality Power Services, LLC

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER PROGRAM

Developing Safety Requirements and Designing Safe Products

Randy Ivans, Principal Engineer, High Tech/Telecommunications Product Safety, UL LLC

**Separate fee required to attend

**Schedule Subject to Change

**Professional Development Hours awarded to all PEG Conference and/or

Distinguished Lecturer Program attendees.