Speakers & Topics

(as of Oct 2, 2023)

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Ahmed, Usama

Transmission Solutions Manager, Shemar Power, Canada

Towards Ultimate Compaction of Overhead Transmission Lines: Integrating CICA & EGLA Technologies

Mr. Ahmed received his M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. He started his professional work in the field of transmission lines and insulation design with NESPAK. In 2020, he was appointed Transmission Solutions Manager for composite insulated cross-arms and compact lines in Shemar Power (Canada)....  » READ MORE

Al-Thagafi, Ahmad

Manager, Insulator Tests Stations, Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), Saudi Arabia

Performance of Silicone-Coated Porcelain & Glass Insulators at GCCIA After 15 Years Experience

Mr. Al-Thagafi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. He has had 15 years experience at the Saudi Electricity Company in asset management of overhead power lines and cable systems. Currently, he is responsible for maintenance and managing test stations for outdoor insulators whose goal is to optimize the performance of transmission lines in desert areas....  » READ MORE

Arora, Neelesh

CEO, Epsilon Asia Group, India

Climate Change-Resilient Insulators: Design Optimization for Increased Transmission Reliability Based on Environmental Conditions in India

Mr. Arora is an expert in standardization and deployment of RTV high voltage insulator coatings for AC/DC applications up to 1200 kV and has contributed to introduction and adoption of this technology across India. He is co-author of the CIGRÉ WG B2.69 ‘Coatings for Power Networks’ and has also been nominated by India to IEC 36/63432 “RTV Coatings for outdoor insulators”....  » READ MORE

Arrigoni, Ricardo

Business Development Manager for Components, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, Germany

Interchangeability of Traditional MV Porcelain Bushings with Composite Polymeric Bushings

Mr. Arrigoni has over 20 years experience in the transformer industry as well as in the bushing and accessory business. He started his career working for Siemens Power Transformers Brazil in the Mechanical Design Department for large power transformers. Subsequently, he moved to Comem Brazil in Technical Sales for components....  » READ MORE

Asto Soto, Samuel Arturo

Transmission Line Coordinator, Power Grid of Peru, Peru

Composite Insulator Performance in Distinct Service Environments: Coastlines, Mountains & Forests

Mr. Asto Soto is an Electrical Engineer, graduated in 2000 from the National University of the Center of Peru (UNCP 2000) with a Masters of Business Administration from the University Ricardo Palma. He has detailed experience in management, planning and supervision of electrical maintenance and projects in mining,...  » READ MORE

Mohd Azraei Bin Pangah

Sr. Researcher, Asset Performance Unit, TNB Research, Malaysia

Online PD Measurement as Early Condition Health Assessment for Massive Underground Power Cable Networks

Engr. Ts. Mohd Azraei received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power System & Master of Electrical Engineering from Tenaga Nasional University in Malaysia. He is registered Professional Electrical Engineer with Board of Engineer and Professional Technologist in Electrical with Malaysian Board of Technologists....  » READ MORE

Baer, Christiane

Application Engineer, Wacker Chemie, Germany

Comparative Evaluation of the Erosion Resistance of Silicone Elastomers Under DC Stress

Dr. Baer received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz and a Dr.-Ing. Degree from the Technical University of Munich. She has worked for the past five years as Development Engineer for polymeric insulators and sets and Head of Material Development for composites....  » READ MORE

Beuting, Ralf

Global Head of Sales for Surge Arresters & Components, Siemens Energy, Germany

Ground Lead Disconnectors Without Dangerous Goods Classification

Mr. Beuting holds an MBA and B.Sc. degree and entered the world of Siemens surge arresters in 2004. Since then he has been participating in the ramp up of the cage design portfolio, tending to numerous countries as a regional sales manager, account manager to HVDC system partners and managing various sales groups....  » READ MORE

Bhurat, Puneeth

Vijaya Sales Corporation, India

Application of Line Surge Arresters for Switching Overvoltages in UHV Transmission Systems

Mr. Bhurat completed his Bachelors in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Vishveshwaraya Technological University and his Masters in Electrical Engineering from CPRI Research Center. He later worked as Jr. Research Fellow in the HV Div. of CPRI during which he performed insulation coordination studies on EHV &...  » READ MORE

Borsari, Enrico

Head, Condition Monitoring Project, South East Asia, Prysmian Group, Singapore

Online Partial Discharge Detection with Ultra-Wide Band Antennas: Case Studies from South East Asia

Mr. Borsari holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering from the University of Bologna and the Polytechnic of Turin. He joined Prysmian Group’s condition monitoring unit in China, specializing in high voltage partial discharge online testing requirements and best practices in Southeast Asia and Oceania....  » READ MORE

Butler, Jeff

Principal Engineer, Transmission, Hubbell Power Systems, United States

1. Polymer Insulators for HVDC Applications
2. Enhanced Corrosion Protection for High Voltage Transmission Lines

Mr. Butler graduated from Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) in Mechanical Engineering before entering the power utility industry in 2006. Since then, he has held various roles of international and U.S. domestic responsibilities in engineering, business development, sales and marketing....  » READ MORE

Carreira, A. J. (Tony)

President, K-Line Insulators, Canada

Insulators and Live Line Work

Mr. Carreira received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and held engineering and management positions at a major electric utility before becoming President of K-Line Insulators. He serves on committees in CIGRE, IEC, CSA and IEEE and, with 40 years industry experience, has authored and presented technical papers on topics ranging from latent transmission power line hardware damage to insulator technology to the state-of-the-art of live line work....  » READ MORE

Cejka, Gregor

CEO, onsite hv international, Switzerland

Partial Discharge On-line Condition Monitoring System for Distribution & Transmission Power Cable Systems

Mr. Cejka received his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering at the ABB Engineering School. He later worked at Seitz Instruments in Switzerland developing OEM systems for major international companies, including many years spent abroad, particularly in Asia. After returning to Switzerland, he worked in sales and development of non-destructive testing....  » READ MORE

Chisholm, William

T&D Consultant, Canada

1. Balancing the Budget for Renovating Lines: Groundwires, OPGW, Insulation, Earthing & Arresters
2. Selecting Insulators by Adapting & Calibrating Satellite & Ground-Based Measurements of Air Pollution

Dr. Chisholm is an expert in the effects of adverse weather on overhead power lines, including lightning and grounding, icing on insulators and thermal rating. He has been an IEEE Fellow for a decade – a distinction given after his long career at Ontario Hydro and Kinectrics....  » READ MORE

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