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Date: August 28, 2015

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Location: Room 525 Min H. Kao Building, Knoxville, TN

Title:  Applications for Precise Time in the Power Industry


Presenter: Mr. Bill Dickerson, Arbiter Systems, Inc.

Abstract:   Precise time has many uses in the power industry. This presentation will discuss applications of precise time, accuracy requirements, time scales and time zones, sources of precise time, methods of time distribution, and recent advances in substation clock technology. There will be time for questions and answers.

Bio:  Bill Dickerson is Chairman of the Board of Arbiter Systems, Inc. in Paso Robles, California. Bill received his BSEE from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975 and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1979. Bill worked at Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California and Spokane, Washington from 1979 until 1986, when he and his current partners bought Arbiter Systems, Inc.

Arbiter Systems is the industry leader in precise measurements for power systems and in accurate, reliable timing products for the power industry. Bill was the original product designer for Arbiter’s GPS timing product line and the Model 1133A Power Sentinel, the industry’s most accurate Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU).

Time in the Power Industry (pdf)