3AC Engineering provides protection and control services to the electric power industry.

Our expertise is protection systems for transmission, distribution, and generation. 3AC is owned and operated by licensed professional engineers with extensive industry experience.

Services

  • Protection and control design engineering
  • Relay evaluation and upgrades
  • Short circuit and coordination studies
  • Relay settings and logic development
  • Emergency services, event analysis, and troubleshooting
  • NERC PRC compliance
  • Owner’s engineer services

About Us

Brent Carper - 3AC Engineering

Brent L. Carper, P.E.

Principal Engineer

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Brent is a professional engineer with 23 years of experience in the electric power industry. During his 8 years at Washington State’s largest utility and 11 years at engineering firms R.W. Beck, RAI, and 3AC Engineering Brent has engineered a wide variety of protection and control projects at substations, switchyards, and power plants. In addition to traditional design engineering, Brent’s experience includes work in utility operations and engineering management. Brent teaches protective relaying at Washington State University, and has been an invited lecturer at the annual Hands-On Relay School every year since 2010.

Expertise

  • Relay selection
  • Panel layout design
  • Protection and control schematic design
  • Protective relay logic
  • Relay-based automation
  • NERC PRC compliance
  • Emergency response and troubleshooting
  • Event analysis and root-cause investigations
  • Project management

Education & Licensure

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Registered Professional Engineer: CA, KS, ME, OH, OR, SD, TX, WA
  • Member IEEE and PES

Professional Experience

  • Since 2017 Principal Engineer – 3AC Engineering, PC
  • 2011-2017 Engineering Manager – Relay Application Innovation, Inc.
  • 2003-2011 Supervising Engineer – Puget Sound Energy
  • 1999-2003 Electrical Engineer – R. W. Beck, Inc. (now Leidos)
  • 1997-1998 Quality Engineer – Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  • 1996-1997 Production Manager – Brayden Automation Corp.

Outside of work, Brent enjoys travel and camping with his family, and cheering on WSU athletics (Go Cougs!). His current life goal is to get his children’s LEGO bricks confined to a single room of the house.

Martin Moon - 3AC Engineering

Martin H. Moon, P.E.

Principal Engineer

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Martin is a professional engineer with 27 years of experience in the electric power industry including positions at Sierra Pacific Power (now NV Energy) and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). Martin specializes in protection and control and has worked on transmission, distribution, renewable generation, substation, and switchyard projects. In addition to protection and control, Martin’s experience also includes field application support, medium voltage switchgear manufacturing, and substation design.

Expertise

  • Relay scheme design
  • Fault and coordination studies
  • Digital relay programming
  • Development of custom relay-based protective and automation logic
  • Emergency response and troubleshooting
  • Event analysis and root-cause investigations
  • NERC PRC compliance
  • Utility and independent power producer interconnects

Education & Licensure

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno
  • B.A. Physics, Grinnell College
  • Registered Professional Engineer: CA, KS, ME, NY, OK, TX, WA
  • Member IEEE and PES

Professional Experience

  • Since 2017 Principal Engineer – 3AC Engineering, PC
  • 2005-2017 Lead Protection Engineer – Relay Application Innovation, Inc.
  • 1998-2005 Field Application Engineer – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
  • 1996-1998 MV Requisition Engineer – General Electric
  • 1991-1996 Engineer – Sierra Pacific Power Company (now NV Energy)

Martin lives in Boerne, Texas, with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling and water-related activities with his family.

Contact

Brent Carper
brent.carper@3ac-eng.com
509.339.7626

Martin Moon
martin.moon@3ac-eng.com
830.537.3494

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