Users Group Conference


Established in 1991, the annual CDEGS Users’ Group meeting provides a medium for technical exchange between SES Software users and SES employees. We endeavor to enhance our engineering expertise and exchange valuable knowledge in the field of grounding and electromagnetic effects. Both the participants and SES representatives provide valuable technical presentations based on user experience in the software and enhancements.

2021 - Virtual Users’ Group Conference

The 2021 Users’ Group Conference will be an online event to take place over a three-day period, from June 15 to June 17, beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm (EDT) each day.

Due to the technical level of the presentations provided at the CDEGS Users’ Group meeting, SES offers 1.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units) or 15 PDH (Professional Development Hours) to each participant.

Participation in the meeting is open to CDEGS users who are employed or contracted by a company that maintains at least one current license of the CDEGS software.

The executive of the CDEGS Users’ Group would like to invite participants to register and join us online for the next meeting. Furthermore, you are invited to submit a technical paper on work you have done with the CDEGS Software or on related topics such as power system grounding, AC interference, electromagnetic effects, lightning, safety etc. Whether theoretical or practical, the submissions for publication in the official CDEGS Conference proceedings will be an asset.


Conference Officers Contact Information

This year’s meeting is an online event, taking place from June 15-17, 2021.

The conference officers are:


Users Group Conference Chronology
Year Location Host
2022 Montreal, Quebec, Canada (to be confirmed) Safe Engineering Services
2021 Online (Virtual Event)
2020 Canceled
2019 Golden, Colorado, USA SR3 Engineering LLC.
2018 Charleston, South Carolina, USA HDR Inc.
2017 Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA Black & Veatch
2016 Boulder, Colorado, USA SR3 Engineering LLC.
2015 San Diego, California, USA Pacific Gas & Electric Company
2014 Newport, Rhode Island, USA National Grid
2013 Lake Tahoe, California, USA Sargent & Lundy LLC.
2012 Rock Creek Resort, Montana, USA HDR Inc.
2011 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A. South Carolina Electric & Gas
2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Safe Engineering Services
2009 Rock Creek Resort, Montana, USA HDR Inc.
2008 San Francisco, CA, USA Pacific Gas & Electric
2007 Myrtle Beach, SC, USA South Carolina Electric &Gas
2006 Houston, TX, USA Corrpro Companies Inc
2005 New Orleans, LA, USA Beta Engineering
2004 Denver, Co, USA Black & Veatch
2003 Boston, Ma, USA Ark Engineering
2002 Los Angeles, California, USA Lyncole XIT
2001 San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
2000 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Safe Engineering Services
1999 Portland, Oregon, USA T&D Engineering
1998 Columbia, South Carolina, USA South Carolina, Electric & Gas
1997 Chicago , Illinois, USA Commonwealth Edison
1996 Austin , Texas, USA Lower Colorado River Authority
1995 Gaithersburg , Maryland, USA Bechtel
1994 San Ramon , California, USA Pacific Gas & Electric
1993 Juno Beach , Florida, USA Florida Power & Light
1992 Calgary , Alberta, Canada TransAlta Utilities
1991 Montreal , Quebec, Canada Safe Engineering Services


Pictures Gallery (Golden, Colorado, USA)

Photos from the last in-person Users' Group Meeting (2019):