Speakers & Topics

(as of June 22, 2022)

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Mohd Faris Ariffin

Specialist, Overhead Systems Design & Diagnostics, Asset Management Dept., Distribution Network Div., Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia

Testing & Certification Procedures for MV Premoulded Aerial Bundled Cable Straight Through Joints

Ir. Faris obtained a B.Sc. in Engineering (Electrical) from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from UNITEN, Malaysia. He joined TNB in 1991 where he worked on transmission lines and substations, regional control centre, SCADA and distribution network services. Since 2003,...  » READ MORE

Asto Soto, Samuel Arturo

Transmission Line Coordinator, Power Grid of Peru, Peru

Composite Insulator Performance in Aggressive Service Environments: Comparison vs. Coated Glass Insulators

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

Condition Assessment of Long Length Medium Voltage Underground Cable
Using Dual Side Offline Partial Discharge Measurement

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

Head of Material Development, Pfisterer, Switzerland

Optimizing Silicone Rubber-Based Housing Materials for HV Composite Insulators in Outdoor Applications

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

Bakhshi, Hassan

Overhead Trasmission Lines Expert, Kerman Regional Electricity Company (KREC), Iran & Energy Management, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Canada

Impact of Climate Change on Overhead Transmission Lines

Mr. Bakhshi received his M. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Azad University in Iran. He has had 15 years of experience supervising and Designing Overhead Transmission Lines, ranging from 63 kV to 400 kV at the Kerman Regional Electricity Company (KREC) in Iran. He is a member of the SC B2 Overhead Lines Study Committee of CIGRE Iran and also Secretary for translating the CIGRE Overhead Green Book....  » READ MORE

Bell, Steve

Engineering Manager, K-Line Insulators, Canada

1. Framing With Composite Insulators
2. Interphase Spacer Applications

Mr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Applied Science ME degree from the University of Toronto and works as part of the engineering and development team devoted to new composite insulator and interphase spacer designs and applications. Among his current goals is further improving insulator performance through research and product testing....  » READ MORE

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