Speakers & Topics

(as of March 24, 2023)

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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

De Fina, Laura

R&D Expert for Bushings, GE Grid Solutions, Italy

Comparing Composite & Porcelain High Voltage Dry Bushings for Severe Service Conditions

Dr. De Fina received her M. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Milano Polytechnic University in 2003. After graduation, she joined different companies in Energy and Automation business, working in technical area. Since 2017, she has been working as R&D Expert at GE Grid Solution for HVDC and RIP AC bushings and also in charge of development of HVDC bushings....  » READ MORE

de Santos Yubero, Héctor

R&D Engineer, La Granja Insulators, Spain

Diagnostic Techniques for Assessing Silicone-Coated Glass Insulators

Mr. de Santos received his Electrical Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Madrid and later completed his M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering. He is currently concluding the Ph.D. degree at the ICAI Engineering School of the Comillas Pontifical University. After working for different Spanish utilities as project engineer in the field of power lines,...  » READ MORE

DING Yujian

Senior Engineer, High Voltage Department, China Electric Power Research Institute, China

Altitude Correction for Air Gaps & Clean Insulators: Research Progress in China

Dr. Ding has participated in extensive research on air gap discharges, high voltage test technology, live-line working, high altitude discharges, etc., As Convenor, he has led compilation of Chinese industry standards including GB/42001 dealing with methods for altitude correction for external insulation flashover voltage of high voltage power transmission projects....  » READ MORE

Dollinger, Frédéric

Area Sales & Marketing Manager, Haefely, Switzerland

Best Practices for Bushing Installation & Diagnostics

Mr. Dollinger received a Master’s Degree in Mechatronics from the renowned French engineering school, INSA, and has worked for Haefely successively as Product & Marketing Manager and now Area Sales & Marketing Manager. His extensive travel to meet customers worldwide has allowed broad application experience and deep product knowledge....  » READ MORE

Dubé, Frédérick

Product Engineer for Arresters, Studies & Standards, Hydro Québec, Canada

IEC TC37: Major Developments in Standards for Substation & Line Surge Arresters

Mr. Dubé graduated from Laval University in Quebec in 2008 and started his career at Hydro-Quebec as a substation designer, initially involved in grounding (permanent and temporary), working methods and short-circuit management. He moved towards high voltage apparatus around 2010 and became the Product Engineer for arresters where he works in apparatus specifications,...  » READ MORE

Mohd Faris Ariffin

Specialist, Distribution Engineering Centre, Asset Management Dept., Distribution Network Div., Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia

Application of Line Lightning Protection Device onto 33 kV Overhead Lines with High Soil Resistivity to Mitigate Transient Interruptions Due to Lightning

Ir. Ts. Mohd Faris Ariffin earned a Masters in Electrical Engineering from UNITEN, Malaysia (2006) and before that graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona with a BSc. in Engineering (Electrical). He has been working with TNB for 32 years within various Departments including Transmission Lines/Substations Maintenance,...  » READ MORE

Fenger, Mark

Sr. Global Technical Director, Kinectrics, Canada

Asset Condition Assessment of Aged HV & EHV Cable Systems

Mark Fenger graduated with an M.Sc.E.E from the Technical University of Denmark and also holds an MBA from York University. In his role as Sr. Global Technical Director with respect to underground transmission cables, he has over 20 years’ experience in condition assessment of insulation systems via field diagnostics and has also been involved with prequalification and type tests of HV &...  » READ MORE