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(as of Feb 24, 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

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

Garcia, Ricardo Wesley Salles

Researcher, Transmission Lines & Equipment Dept., Electrical Energy Research Center (CEPEL), Brazil

Using Environmental Parameters to Create Pollution Maps for Power Utilities: Experience in Brazil

Mr. Garcia received his Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and MSc in High Voltage Engineering from Rio de Janeiro Federal University. Since 1985, he has worked in the Transmission Lines and Equipment Department at Brazil’s Electrical Energy Research Center (CEPEL). His research activities are related to ageing and pollution tests on insulators as well as live line maintenance of overhead transmission lines....  » READ MORE

Gehrig, Michel

Engineer & Project Manager, Hübers Verfahrenstechnik Maschinenbau, Germany

Optimized Processing of High Viscosity Liquid Silicone Rubbers for Large Electrical Components

Mr. Gehrig studied material science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He then worked for 9 years as Leader of the Application Laboratory for Electrical Applications at resin supplier, Ciba-Geigy. He later worked as Managing Director of an equipment supplier and mold maker....  » READ MORE