Jammie Lee, relay applications engineer at Megger, strives to immediately and quickly solve customers’ problems to allow them “to get back to work.”
He will be bringing that enthusiasm to Megger’s Best Practices Seminar on March 2 in Denver, Colorado, by presenting two sessions: Efficient Procedures for Current Transformer Testing and Introduction to Teleprotection. The current transformer testing session will cover the reasons for testing CTs, recommended tests to be performed, best practices when performing tests on CTs, and a checklist of tasks to be completed before putting CTs back into service. The teleprotection session will cover the value of using communication in line protection and bus protection. Several implementation schemes such as permissive over-reaching transfer trip and directional comparison blocking will be discussed in detail.
Students can earn up to four hours of NETA CTDs or CEUs for free at the seminar. Co-located with the NETA PowerTest conference at the Denver Hyatt Regency, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Best Practices seminar will focus on substation testing technologies including battery, CT, power transformer and circuit breaker testing. Powertest conference attendance is not required. Lunch will be served and after the technical presentations you will have the opportunity to perform some hands-on testing with Megger equipment.
“Teleprotection and CT testing are absolutely crucial when it comes to proper operation of transmission lines,” Lee said. “And as an applications engineer for Megger, I have a lot of knowledge to draw upon from others in the organization. Also, as a former relay setting engineer for a major utility, I have deep insight into protection.”
Lee was a consultant at a major utility and worked on various projects focused on the development of protection and control equipment and on the proper operation of relays before joining Megger. He has presented more than a dozen different subjects in the past, including protection topics such as line protection, buss protection, and sequence component theory.
Theory is what Lee enjoys. He said he has always wanted to be a power engineer, and he chose protection because it is “heavy in theory and mathematics.”
He also cares for the people in the industry, and encourages classroom audiences to participate in the lectures if they feel they have anything to contribute. “We are all there to learn.” He also tells his students that safety is crucial. “The most important thing in a substation is you,” Lee said.
His spare time is an extension of his career since it is essentially problem solving and then implementing the solution: “I am a gearhead and love working on vehicles.”