Substation and Distribution Automation

January 25-26, 2021


Monday, January 25, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Session 1 - Automation Definition & Characteristics

Substation Automation

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Break for Lunch

1:30 – 5:30 p.m. :: Session 2

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a. m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Session 3 - Distribution Automation


Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant, Pike Engineering

Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from North Central College. During his 30+ year career with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems, Jerry served in a variety of engineering capacities. Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (2012) and GLEMS Distribution Equipment/Controls (2013-2014). Presently, Jerry coordinates Pike Engineering Professional Development Program.

David Farmer, PE Director of System Planning & Grid Technologies, Pike Engineering

David Farmer, PE, is the Director of System Planning & Grid Technologies for Pike Engineering.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. Since 1983, Mr. Farmer has worked with electric utilities in power delivery planning, load forecasting, reliability analysis, engineering and operations, construction and design, training, and project management. David has worked for both investor owned utilities and electric cooperatives.


We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.