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(as of September 22, 2021)

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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

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