Speakers & Topics

(as of June 8, 2021)

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1. Selecting Insulators for Metallic Earth Return on HVDC Lines
2. Developing Global Consensus: IEEE Standard 1820, Guide on Selection of T&D Insulators

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

Chmura, Lukasz

Product Development Engineer, Royal Lovink Enertech, Netherlands

Testing MV Cable Accessories for DC Networks

Dr. Chmura received his M.Sc. Degree from Warsaw University of Technology and later joined Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands where he completed doctoral research in asset management. His post-doctoral study was on impregnation optimization of transformer insulation. He has since been working on aspects of HV and MV insulation such as ageing,...  » READ MORE

Condon, Tim

Quality Manager, Network Engineering, ESB Engineering, Ireland

Insulation Design & Inspection Experience at ESB (Irish TAO): Lessons Learned

Mr. Condon received his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering from National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland and has over 22 years of experience in high voltage equipment manufacturing and the power utility industry. His current role with ESB Engineering and Major Projects includes such areas as substation design,...  » READ MORE

de Nigris, Michele

Director, Sustainable Development & Energy Sources, RSE, Italy

Monitoring, Mapping, Modelling & Mitigating Pollution: Application Experience on the Italian Transmission System

Mr. de Nigris received his Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genoa and now serves as Director of Sustainable Development & Energy Sources Department at RSE. He was elected Chairman, IEA Technology Collaboration Program International Smart Grids Action Network at the first Executive Committee Meeting....  » READ MORE

de Santos, Héctor

R&D Engineer, La Granja Insulators, Spain

Dimensioning Silicone-Coated Glass Insulators for Polluted Environments

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

Dubé, Frédéric

Product Engineer, Arresters, Hydro-Québec, TransEnergie, Canada

Experience Detecting Faulty Arresters Using Thermal Imaging

Mr. Dubé graduated from Laval University in Québec and started his career at Hydro-Quebec as a Substation Designer involved in grounding, both permanent and temporary, working methods and later on short-circuit management. He moved towards high voltage apparatus around 2010, since which he serves as Product Engineer for arresters,...  » READ MORE

Mohd Fairouz Mohd Yousof

Lecturer, Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Application of Frequency Response Analysis to Assess Condition of Power Transformers

Dr. Fairouz obtained his B. Eng. and M. Eng. from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and then completed his Ph.D. at the University of Queensland in Australia. He was appointed Visiting Researcher at TNB Research from 2018 to 2019 and since as Principal Consultant at Xair Energy....  » READ MORE

Freeman, Ryan

Product Manager, Hubbell Power Systems, United States

Latest Developments in Fire Mitigation Products

Mr. Freeman received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Univ. of South Carolina. He joined Hubbell Power Systems in 2011 as a Design Engineer. Since 2016, he has been an Application Engineer responsible for the design and market of distribution and transmission line arresters. He is a member of the IEEE 693 Seismic Design for Substation WG....  » READ MORE