Jovanovic, Ivan

Chief Product Management Officer, KUVAG Group, United States

Jovanovic, Ivan

Chief Product Management Officer, KUVAG Group, United States

Biography

System vs. Component Approach for Qualification of HV Cables & Accessories

Mr. Jovanovic has been working in various Engineering, R&D, Marketing and Product Management positions in Power Systems industry for the last 25 years. He obtained his electrical engineering degree from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and his MBA degree from University Chicago.
His focus was on development and market introduction of MV and HV terminations and joints for extruded and oil-impregnated paper cables up to 500 kV, covering all aspects of cable systems, from design to field application. In 2022 he joined KUVAG Group where he has global responsibility for product management, leveraging KUVAG’s different insulation technology platforms to serve energy, mobility, and industrial sectors. He has authored numerous papers, been a speaker at local and international conferences and represents the U.S. in CIGRE and IEC advisory boards and technical committees. He is Vice Chair of PES Insulated Conductor Subcommittee B (Cable Accessories) and leads the IEEE Standard for Cable Terminations and Joints.

Asset managers and system operators as well as cable and accessory manufacturers look for economic and technical solutions to specify, provide, operate and maintain underground cable systems. There are number of challenges, including many different cable, termination and joint designs, Also, manufacturers must qualify their products following specifications that have a low level of harmonization. This presentation looks at existing qualification requirements for transmission-class cables, terminations and joints and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of different approaches. It also examines component and system qualification methodologies with the goal of promoting improved industry-wide discussion.

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