2013 GM Tutorials Instructor Bios

 

DOE’s 7 Traits of a Smart Grid

Wanda Reder is Vice President of Power Systems Services at S&C Electric Company as well as the Global Architect for S&C’s global service operations. She has over 27 years of expertise in the electric utility industry and is the Immediate Past President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). Wanda has served on the IEEE PES Governing Board since 2002 and is also the chairperson of IEEE Smart Grid. She is a member of the Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s DOE Electricity Advisory Committee, recently appointed as Chairperson of the Smart Grid Sub-Committee. Wanda also provides leadership for the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative which provides scholarships and internships to undergraduate power engineers. Wanda is an IEEE Fellow.

Jim McClanahan brings more than two decades of electric utility and telecommunications experience to the S&C Electric. He leads S&C’s Smart Grid Services team within the Power System Services division. This role includes services supporting S&C’s leading-edge products but additionally includes a broad range of offerings which provide utility customers with complete solutions for their needs. Jim has helped pioneer advanced metering infrastructure and many telecommunications technologies that will be used in Smart Grid. He is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy society and he has served as an IEEE officer at the local chapter level.

Ernst Camm has been actively involved in the Power Industry for the last 20 years. He is currently Manager of Consulting and Analytical Services at S&C Electric Company. His experience include consulting and engineering analyses in areas such as microgrids, voltage stability, large wind and solar plant modeling and interconnection, transients and power quality, and application of large-scale reactive power compensation and power quality equipment solutions. He is the current chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Subcommittee on Integration of Renewables into the T&D Grids. He holds a B.Sc (Eng) degree from the University of Cape Town and a MSEE from THE Ohio State University.

Shay Bahramirad, PhD is a system integration engineer in Power Systems Services at S&C Electric Company in Chicago, Illinois. Her responsibilities include system engineering and integration/coordination studies in automation, communication and power quality of Smart Grid projects. Shay holds multiple advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the U.S. representative of power quality monitoring in CIGRE (International Council of Large Electric Systems) and leads the development of the IEEE P1815 Standard: Smart Distribution Application Guide. She has published and presented several technical papers and seminars on power systems topics, primarily exploring demand response and practical applications of energy storage systems. She is a reviewer of numerous IEEE Transactions and international conferences, and has active memberships in the IEEE Power & Energy Society. Previous experience includes power system analysis, generation interconnection study and transient study.


Smart Grid Implementations and Lessons Learned

Andrew Kunze, PE. is a project engineer in Power System Services at S&C Electric Company in Chicago Illinois. His responsibilities include substation physical design, protection and control system design, coordination studies, and the design and commissioning of distribution system protection and automation projects involving High-Speed Fault Clearing System technologies. His projects include wind power plants, solar power plants, data centers, and universities and his Relaying experience includes performing setting calculations for various protective relays and programming microprocessor-based relays. Andrew holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.

Wanda Reder is Vice President of Power Systems Services at S&C Electric Company as well as the Global Architect for S&C’s global service operations. She has over 27 years of expertise in the electric utility industry and is the Immediate Past President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). Wanda has served on the IEEE PES Governing Board since 2002 and is also the chairperson of IEEE Smart Grid. She is a member of the Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s DOE Electricity Advisory Committee, recently appointed as Chairperson of the Smart Grid Sub-Committee. Wanda also provides leadership for the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative which provides scholarships and internships to undergraduate power engineers. Wanda is an IEEE Fellow.

Ernst Camm has been actively involved in the Power Industry for the last 20 years. He is currently Manager of Consulting and Analytical Services at S&C Electric Company. His experience include consulting and engineering analyses in areas such as microgrids, voltage stability, large wind and solar plant modeling and interconnection, transients and power quality, and application of large-scale reactive power compensation and power quality equipment solutions. He is the current chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Subcommittee on Integration of Renewables into the T&D Grids. He holds a B.Sc (Eng) degree from the University of Cape Town and a MSEE from THE Ohio State University.

Jim McClanahan brings more than two decades of electric utility and telecommunications experience to the S&C Electric. He leads S&C’s Smart Grid Services team within the Power System Services division. This role includes services supporting S&C’s leading-edge products but additionally includes a broad range of offerings which provide utility customers with complete solutions for their needs. Jim has helped pioneer advanced metering infrastructure and many telecommunications technologies that will be used in Smart Grid. He is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy society and he has served as an IEEE officer at the local chapter level.


Microgrids – Designing Their Role in Smart Grid

Steven W. Pullins, President of Horizon Energy Group, has more than 30 years of utility industry experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, and renewables project development. He previously led the nation’s Modern Grid Strategy for DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. Mr. Pullins is leading two renewables startups, one in biopower and one in solar system applications. He has worked with more than 20 utilities in Smart Grid strategies, renewables strategies, power system optimization, operations transformation, and RTO/ISO operational processes. He has led five utility or state Smart Grid implementation planning efforts. Mr. Pullins is the chair of the IEEE PES Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee and a member of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and the OpenSG (Smart Grid) group. He holds a BS and MS in Engineering. Horizon Energy Group was listed in 2008 as a “Company to Watch” in the book Perfect Power by Bob Galvin and Kurt Yeager. Horizon was listed in 2009 as one of the “Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Smart Grid Movement” by GreenTech Media. Horizon Energy Group is focused on Smart Grids and actively architecting and designing microgrid and energy storage solutions.


Distribution Overcurrent Protection and Coordination

Shay Bahramirad, PhD is a system integration engineer in Power Systems Services at S&C Electric Company in Chicago, Illinois. Her responsibilities include system engineering and integration/coordination studies in automation, communication and power quality of Smart Grid projects. Shay holds multiple advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the U.S. representative of power quality monitoring in CIGRE (International Council of Large Electric Systems) and leads the development of the IEEE P1815 Standard: Smart Distribution Application Guide. She has published and presented several technical papers and seminars on power systems topics, primarily exploring demand response and practical applications of energy storage systems. She is a reviewer of numerous IEEE Transactions and international conferences, and has active memberships in the IEEE Power & Energy Society. Previous experience includes power system analysis, generation interconnection study and transient study.

James Niemira, PE is a Principal Engineer in Power Systems Services, S&C Electric Company, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Niemira has over 20 years of technical and project management experience. In his tenure, he has fulfilled the roles of project manager, project engineer, and lead engineer in a wide range of power engineering disciplines, including system analysis, equipment analysis, testing, product research, design, application engineering, substation controls, substation physical design, and technical instruction. Mr. Niemira has been responsible for application engineering, transient analysis, fault current studies, coordination studies, ground grid analysis, seismic qualification of equipment, harmonic analysis, reliability analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and equipment testing and certification, including test program design to assure compliance with applicable industry standards and other objectives. He is a registered professional engineer in over ten states. Mr. Niemira has a BSEE from University of Missouri — Rolla, and an ME in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Smart Grid 203: Distribution System

Doug Houseman is the VP of Technology and Innovations at EnerNex. He is a long time member of the smart grid industry, and has done work on projects around the world. He has developed many of the IEEE Smart Grid Tutorials and is working on the IEEE 2050 Grid Vision Project. Doug is a member of the NIST/EPRI smart grid framework architecture team and helped develop the NIST smart grid framework model. Doug was the lead investigator on one of the largest studies on the future of distribution companies over the last 5 years working with more than 100 utilities and 20 governments. He is routinely invited to speak at international events in the industry and has been widely quoted in a number of international publications. Doug has facilitated over 40 single utility smart grid road map sessions in 14 countries.


Smart Grid 308: Distributed Energy Resources

Doug Houseman is the VP of Technology and Innovations at EnerNex. He is a long time member of the smart grid industry, and has done work on projects around the world. He has developed many of the IEEE Smart Grid Tutorials and is working on the IEEE 2050 Grid Vision Project. Doug is a member of the NIST/EPRI smart grid framework architecture team and helped develop the NIST smart grid framework model. Doug was the lead investigator on one of the largest studies on the future of distribution companies over the last 5 years working with more than 100 utilities and 20 governments. He is routinely invited to speak at international events in the industry and has been widely quoted in a number of international publications. Doug has facilitated over 40 single utility smart grid road map sessions in 14 countries.


Operation of Electricity Markets-Technical and Economic Aspects

Kankar Bhattacharya obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, in 1993. He was in the faculty of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India, during 1993-98. During his tenure at IGIDR Mumbai, he also held visiting faculty appointments at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, to work on IIASA-World Energy Council Project on Long-term Energy Scenarios for South Asia. In 1998, he moved to Sweden to join the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, at Gothenburg as the first holder of the Frederik Lamm Chair of Assistant Professor (1998-2001), was awarded the Docent (2001) and promoted to the rank of a tenured Associate Professor in 2002. In January 2003, he joined the faculty of the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and was promoted to the rank of a full Professor in July 2007. Professor Bhattacharya’s research interests include power system operations, planning and economics- particularly in the context of restructuring of the power industry, power system dynamics, stability and control, and emerging issues in power sector deregulation. He has been involved in Ph.D. supervision, industrial research projects, power-engineering curriculum development and education at under-graduate, graduate, Ph.D. levels as well as conducting external (industrial) courses. Professor Bhattacharya received the Runner-up Award for Application of Operations Research to Development from International Federation of Operational Research Societies (1996), the Best Paper Award at the IEEE T&D Conference (2001), the Gunnar Engstrom Foundation Award from ABB Sweden(2001) for his research in power system economics. He has also been awarded the Distinguished Performance Award (2004) and the Outstanding Performance Award (2006) by the University of Waterloo. Professor Bhattacharya is the author of the well received book- Operation of Restructured Power Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers (2001). He is one of the Editors of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2005-present) and IEEE Power Engineering Letters (2005-present).


Power Quality - From Lightning and Harmonics to Variable Energy Resources

Surya Santoso earned his MSE and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He joined the same university as an assistant professor in fall 2003. His research lies in the broad area of electric power quality, time-domain modeling and simulation of electrical systems, and wind power integration. He was a consulting engineer with Electrotek Concepts in Knoxville, TN between 1997 and 2003 where he performed a wide range of power quality studies. He has authored Fundamentals of Electric Power Quality, 2008; a book-chapter on Power Quality and Reliability in Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, 15th edition, McGraw-Hill (2006), and co-authored a professional series engineering book with Roger C. Dugan, Mark F. McGranaghan, and H. Wayne Beaty, Electrical Power Systems Quality published by McGraw-Hill in 2003. He has published over 60 technical papers in electric power quality and wind power systems.

Roger C. Dugan has over 35 years of combined experience in distribution engineering with EPRI, Electrotek Concepts, and with Cooper Power Systems. He holds the BSEE degree from Ohio University and the Master of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Roger has worked on many diverse aspects of power engineering over his career because of his interests in applying computer methods to power system simulation. Beginning with a student internship with Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co, his work has been mostly in distribution engineering. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions in harmonics and transients analysis. Recently, he has been very active in distributed generation, particularly as it applies to utility distribution systems and distribution system analysis. He is coauthor of Electrical Power Systems Quality published by McGraw-Hill, now in its 2nd edition. He serves on Distribution System Analysis Subcommittee and is currently Chair of the Distribution Test Feeders WG.

Mark McGranaghan is a Director in the EPRI Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector. His research area responsibilities include overhead and underground distribution, advanced distribution automation, Intelligrid, and power quality. He is also directing EPRI’s extensive smart grid demonstration initiative. Mr. McGranaghan joined EPRI Solutions in 2003 as an Associate Vice President in charge of System Studies and Monitoring Systems. He assumed the Director role as part of the merger of EPRI Solutions with EPRI in 2007. At EPRI Solutions, he coordinated a wide range of services offered to electric utilities and critical industrial facilities throughout the world. Before joining EPRI Solutions and EPRI, Mr. McGranaghan worked for Electrotek Concepts for 14 years and McGraw-Edison/Cooper Power for 11 years. These jobs also involved supporting utilities in system performance assessments and studies. Mr. McGranaghan has BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Toledo and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught seminars and workshops around the world and is very active in standards development and industry activities (IEEE, CIGRE, IEC).


Energy Forecasting in the Smart Grid Era

Dr. Tao Hong, SAS Institute, USA is an Industry Consultant at SAS Institute, where he leads the forecasting vertical of the utilities business unit. His major areas of expertise are in forecasting and optimization. He has applied various statistical and optimization techniques to the development of algorithms and tools for utility applications of analytics, such as energy forecasting, power system planning, renewable integration, reliability planning and risk management, etc. He has been providing consulting services to numerous large and medium utilities in Americas, EMEA and AP. The long term spatial load forecasting methodology implemented in his MS thesis and the short term forecasting methodology proposed in his PhD dissertation has been commercialized and deployed to many utilities worldwide. Dr. Hong currently serves as the Founding Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting, where he leads the efforts of improving the forecasting practice of the utility industry. He has organized, chaired, and participated in many forecasting related sessions in several major conferences sponsored by IEEE Power and Energy Society and INFORMS. He is the General Chair of Global Energy Forecasting Competition and the Guest Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid – Special Issue on Analytics for Energy Forecasting with Applications to Smart Grid. Dr. Hong is an adjunct instructor at NC State University teaching load forecasting and demand response related topics at both Electrical & Computer Engineering department and Advanced Analytics Institute. He is also an instructor at SAS Institute teaching the Business Knowledge Series course "Electric Load Forecasting: Fundamentals and Best Practices". Dr. Hong received his B.Eng. in Automation from Tsinghua University, Beijing, a M.S. in EE, a M.S. with co-majors in OR and IE, and a Ph.D. with co-majors in OR and EE from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Shu Fan, Monash University, Australia received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. From 2004 to 2006, he was doing postdoctoral research work sponsored by Japanese Government in Osaka Sangyo University. He was a visiting assistant professor at the Energy Systems Research Center of The University of Texas at Arlington from 2006 to 2007. Presently, he is a senior research fellow at Business and Economic Forecasting Unit, Monash University. His research interests include energy system forecasting, power system control, stability analysis, and power electronics. In the past years, he has published extensively in the prestigious academic journals, including IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, IEEE Transaction on Industry Application, IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion, Energy Conversion and Management, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, etc. He has engaged in forecasting practice with electric regulators and utilities worldwide in developing load forecasts and wind generation forecasts. Currently he is providing short-term and long-term load forecasting advice for Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for all the regions of the National Electricity Market (NEM). As an international recognized researcher, he is invited as referees for major academic journals in electrical engineering and forecasting. Dr. Shu Fan is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).

Dr. Hamidreza (Hamid) Zareipour, University of Calgary, Canada received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and 1997 from K.N. Toosi and Tabriz universities, Iran, respectively. He was a university lecturer at Persian Gulf University, Iran, from 1997 to 2002, where he also served as the Manager of IT and Director of Research. During this period, he was also an independent consulting engineer in the area of power systems. He then joined the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2003, where he received his PhD degree in 2006. He has been with the University of Calgary from 2007, where he is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a Research Fellow of the University of Calgary’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, and a Research Fellow of University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Dr. Zareipour’s research is generally concerned with the operation, management, and planning of electric energy systems in a deregulated electricity market environment. In particular, his research interests include optimal power system operation and planning under uncertainty in competitive markets, electricity price/demand forecasting, wind/solar power modeling and forecasting, impact of renewable inflexible generation (RIG) on power markets, energy storage for mitigating variability of RIG, operation scheduling of carbon capture and storage power plants, and energy management under uncertainty, Dr. Zareipour is the recipient of several teaching and research awards within the University of Calgary’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, including: Award for Excellence in Supervision of Graduate Students, Teaching Excellence Award, Professor of the Year Award, and Excellence in Early Career Research Award. Dr. Zareipour is an active volunteer with IEEE’s Power and Energy Society (PES) and has served as: Technical Activities Organizer for the Power Engineering/Industrial Applications Chapter, Southern Alberta Section (SAS), IEEE; SAS Vice-chair, the Co-chair of 2008 North American Power Symposium in Calgary, and Member of Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 IEEE PES General Meeting in Calgary. Further, he currently serves in a number of IEEE PES technical activities including: he is the Secretary of Working Group on Energy Storage, he is the Secretary of Working Group on Energy Forecasting, and he chairs Electricity Market Economics Subcommittee. Dr. Zareipour is a senior member of the IEEE.

Dr. Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark holds a M.Sc. In Applied Mathematics, as well as Ph.D. in Energy from Ecole des Mines de Paris, France. He is the Associate Professor in Stochastic Energy Systems at the Technical University of Denmark, having also been a visiting researcher at University of Washington (Seattle), University of Oxford, as well as a consultant at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF – the world-leading research and operational weather forecasting center). He is involved as principal scientist and workpackage leader in several Danish (eg. Radar@Sea) and European projects (eg. SafeWind) related to the optimal management and integration of renewable energy in power systems and electricity markets. He acts as editor for Wind Energy and for IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He has a published numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals and is a regular speaker at international conferences. With co-authors, he is working on 2 books focusing on wind power prediction, and on integration of renewable energy in electricity markets, to be published in 2013-2014.


Synchrophasor Fundamentals and Applications: Leveraging the Investment

Dan Brancaccio, Principal Consultant at BRIDGE Energy Group, has over 30 years of experience in Systems Engineering and Integration, development, developer management, and project management. He has developed large scale, mission critical, enterprise applications for energy utilities and corporate clients. Mr. Brancaccio is presently supporting the Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program (WISP) in all aspects of technical delivery from phasor measurement device, through high availability wide area network, data integration, archiving, visualization and analysis. Mr. Brancaccio has developed applications for the utility, medical, and manufacturing sectors to improve use of legacy data systems based on industry standard development practices. In addition he has developed systems used for asset risk assessment, power quality analysis, energy analysis, energy pricing, substation instrumentation, and protective relay testing. He is currently the co-chair of the Data and Network Management Task Team (D&NMTT) for the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI), whose mission is to improve power system reliability through wide area measurement and control. Mr. Brancaccio is an expert at retrieving data from Intelligent Electronic Devices and storing the data in a normalized structure for visualization and analysis and has spent the last 18 years designing and implementing SOA based SmartGrid systems, before SmartGrid was a buzzword.

Joe Chow is a Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering and the Campus Director, NSF/DOE CURENT ERC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He received his BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He worked at General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY, before joining RPI in 1987. His current research includes Voltage-Sourced Converter based Flexible AC Transmission Systems, and the analysis, modeling, and control of large power systems using synchronized phasor measurements. His research is supported by NSF, DOE, EPRI, NYPA, and several power grid operators. He has received several awards in control and power systems, and is a fellow of IEEE.

Fred L. Elmendorf is Manager, Grid Solutions Services, and a Senior Project Manager at GPA. Mr. Elmendorf has developed and supported applications in many electric power system areas, and prior to joining GPA, spent over 30 years with TVA. Mr. Elmendorf was Power Quality Manager for TVA’s Power Systems Operations and was responsible for all long-term power quality monitoring projects within TVA, lightning data systems and applications, and data integration of substation IEDs. He has authored numerous papers on power quality, lightning, and data integration and has been an invited speaker at international research conferences. Mr. Elmendorf has been an active Power Quality Advisor for EPRI research projects, is a member of IEEE, and has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

R. Matthew Gardner is an electric transmission planning engineer at Dominion Virginia Power where he is responsible for the company’s transmission-related smart grid deployment and application development strategies. Matthew received his doctorate from Virginia Tech in 2008 where he collaborated on the efforts to develop a distribution-level solution for the monitoring of the bulk electric power grid.

Scott Ghiocel is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from RPI in 2007 and 2010, respectively. His latest research involves power system monitoring, dynamics, and control using synchronized phasor measurements, including applications in state estimation, voltage stability, and damping control. Other research interests include optimization methods, numerical methods, and control theory.

Kevin Jones received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA in 2009 and 2011, respectively. As a Harry Lynde Bradley Fellow, he is scheduled to complete the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA in May 2013. His research interests include synchrophasors and wide area measurement, but more specifically, synchrophasor-only state estimation. His work experience has been with Blue Ridge Electric, Lenoir, NC, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, Fairfax, VA, and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery, Baton Rouge, LA. He is currently an Engineer III in Dominion's System Operations Center in Richmond, VA.

Innocent Kamwa (S’83–M’88–SM’98–F’05) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Laval University, Laval, QC, Canada, in 1988. He is with the Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ), Power System Analysis, Operation and Control, Varennes, QC, Canada, where he is currently a Principal Researcher in bulk system dynamic performance. He has been an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Laval University since 1990. Dr. Kamwa has been active for the last 13 years on the IEEE Electric Machinery Committee, where he is presently the Standards Coordinator. A member of CIGRÉ and a registered professional engineer, Dr. Kamwa is a recipient of the 1998, 2003, and 2009 IEEE Power Engineering Society Prize Paper Awards and is currently serving on the Adcom of the IEEE System Dynamic Performance Committee.

David M. Laverty (S’07) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1984. He received the M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees from Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. His placements as an undergraduate were with Northern Ireland Electricity and Universität Paderborn, Germany. He is currently a Lecturer with the Energy, Power and Intelligent Control Cluster at Queen’s University Belfast, with research interests in anti-islanding detection, telecommunications and Synchrophasor measurement. Dr. Laverty is a member of the IEEE and a member of and volunteer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Ken Martin is a consulting engineer with the Electric Power Group (EPG). He has over 35 years experience in the electric utility industry working at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in communication, precise timing, instrumentation, and testing. He initiated the first PMU tests with the original units that were introduced in 1987 and built the first phasor data concentrator. He developed the phasor measurement system at BPA and supported similar developments at many utilities. Mr. Martin chaired the development of the current synchrophasor, C37.118-2005 and currently chairs the IEEE working groups that developed the new revisions for these standards. He is also a lead for IEC task teams that developed synchrophasor standards in TC57 (IEC 61850-90-5) and TC95. He consults and lectures on synchrophasor technology worldwide including Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, China, and India. Mr. Martin is a Fellow of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer. He has authored or co-authored over 50 articles and technical papers. He continues to support and develop synchrophasor technology at EPG, in consulting, and through IEEE and NASPI.

Mario Paolone (M’07–SM’10) was born in Italy in 1973. He received the M.Sc. degree (with honors) in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2005, he was appointed Researcher in Electric Power Systems at the University of Bologna where he was with the Power Systems Laboratory until 2011. In 2010, he received Associate Professor eligibility from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he accepted the EOS Holding Chair of Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory. He is secretary and member of several IEEE and Cigré Working Groups. He was cochairperson of the technical committee of the ninth edition of the International Conference of Power Systems Transients. His research interests are in the area of smart grids, with particular reference to real-time monitoring and operation, power system protections, power systems dynamics, and power system transients with particular reference to LEMP-interaction with electrical networks

Scott Stapels has over 13 years of project management experience in the utility space. Currently he leads the Utilicast Synchrophasor practice overseeing work at two of the largest RTO grant recipients. He has implemented one of the first custom Complex Event Process (CEP) and visualization solution, based on the OpenPDC platform it is currently processing and storing 175 billion data elements a day. He has participated as a subject matter expert as well as technical lead in number of projects in the retail deregulation, RTO formation and RTO Market design/implementation before focusing on synchrophasor technolgy.

James S. Thorp (LF’02) was the Hugh P. and Ethel C. Kelley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department Head of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2004 to 2009. He was the Charles N. Mellowes Professor in Engineering at Cornell University from 1994-2004. He was the Director of the Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1994 to 2001, a Faculty Intern, American Electric Power Service Corporation in 1976-77 and an Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University in 1988. He was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation National Scholar and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1989 and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1996. He received the 2001 Power Engineering Society Career Service award, the 2006 IEEE Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, and shared the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Medal with A.G. Phadke.

Kjetil Uhlen (M’95) was born in 1961. He received the Sivilingeniør degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in control engineering from the same institute in 1994. Since 1987 he has worked at SINTEF Energy Research in Trondheim, as team leader and senior research scientist. From 2009 he is Professor in Power Systems at NTNU, the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology.

Luigi Vanfretti (M’10) became an Assistant Professor at the Electric Power Systems Department at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2010 and was conferred the Swedish title of “Docent” in 2012. He received the EE Degree from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala in June 2005, and was a visiting researcher at The University of Glasgow, Scotland, also in 2005. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in 2007 and 2009, respectively, both in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. He has served, since 2009, in the IEEE PES PSDP Working Group on Power System Dynamic Measurements, where he is now Vice-Chair. In addition, since 2009, he has served as Vice-Chair of the IEEE PES CAMS Task Force on Open Source. His research interests are in the general area of modeling, simulation, dynamics, stability and control of power systems; while his main focus is on the development of applications of PMU data. He is an evangelist of Free/Libre and Open Source Software.

Austin D. White is a Lead Engineer at Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in Oklahoma City, OK. He is currently responsible for transmission/substation protective system settings and coordination, disturbance event/misoperation analysis, and system modeling/simulation. Recently, Austin has been leading the efforts to deploy a synchronized phasor measurement system for OG&E. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University in 2001, followed by a M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University in 2008. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Oklahoma.


Intelligent Communication

Jim McClanahan brings more than two decades of electric utility and telecommunications experience to the S&C Electric. He leads S&C’s Smart Grid Services team within the Power System Services division. This role includes services supporting S&C’s leading-edge products but additionally includes a broad range of offerings which provide utility customers with complete solutions for their needs. Jim has helped pioneer advanced metering infrastructure and many telecommunications technologies that will be used in Smart Grid. He is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy society and he has served as an IEEE officer at the local chapter level.

Shay Bahramirad, PhD is a system integration engineer in Power Systems Services at S&C Electric Company in Chicago, Illinois. Her responsibilities include system engineering and integration/coordination studies in automation, communication and power quality of Smart Grid projects. Shay holds multiple advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the U.S. representative of power quality monitoring in CIGRE (International Council of Large Electric Systems) and leads the development of the IEEE P1815 Standard: Smart Distribution Application Guide. She has published and presented several technical papers and seminars on power systems topics, primarily exploring demand response and practical applications of energy storage systems. She is a reviewer of numerous IEEE Transactions and international conferences, and has active memberships in the IEEE Power & Energy Society. Previous experience includes power system analysis, generation interconnection study and transient study.


Application of IEC CIM Standards in Power System Modeling, Smart Grid and Enterprise Integration

Mr. Jay Britton (CIM task force member) is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Princeton University. His career has focused on Information Technology applied to power system operations, and is currently an employee of Alstom Grid. He was a founder of ESCA Corporation in 1979. He was made Fellow of the IEEE in 1997, “for contributions to software architectures and to applications in electric utility energy management systems.” He is currently an active participant in developing CIM standards for EMS and Smart Grid systems as a member of IEC TC57 Working Groups 13 and 19 and the NIST SGIP Architecture Committee.

Dr. Alan McMorran (CIM task force member) received the B.Eng. in Computer & Electronic System and a Ph.D. in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 2002 and 2006 respectively. His research and development work has focused on model-driven architectures for data management, visualization and transformation and related technologies. Alan is currently a Director at Open Grid Systems Ltd. and the UK Principal Expert on three IEC working groups (13,14 & 19) under Technical Committee 57 and since 2006 he has participated in the development of international standards for information modeling, data exchange and systems integration for both distribution and transmission systems. His work has included collaborative research projects with EDF R&D, National Grid UK, Scottish Power and Alstom Grid.

Margaret Goodrich (CIM task force vice chair) Manager, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration Specialists Company, Inc. (SISCO). Ms. Goodrich has 28 years experience in project management and all support and production areas within the software industry. Margaret has provided Test Coordination/Test Direction for the CIM-GID Interoperability (IOP) Tests on behalf of EPRI and is currently the Test Director for all IOP tests. She serves on the IEC WG16 and WG14 standards groups, is active in the CIM Users Group, and participates in several of the working groups in that organization. She is the Vice-Chair of the IEEE-PES CIM TF. Margaret provides consulting services for CIM implementations to several clients including EPRI, CLECO, COES-SINIAC, ERCOT, KCPL, and other power utilities. These activities include project management, design, integration, training, and testing for the assigned projects. Margaret received her BA from the University of Texas and completed her Masters work in Computer Science at East Texas State University. She was awarded a patent in Feb. 2001 for the System and Method for integrating the CIM standard.

Dr. Enamul Haq (CIM task force Chair) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Bangladesh Engineering University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1973 and 1977 respectively and the Doctor of Engineering degree from the Electrical Engineering Department of Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest, Romania in 1981. He also received a M.S degree in System (Computer) Science from LSU, Baton Rouge in 1989. Dr. Haq started his professional career with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (1974-1977) as a power system design engineer. Dr. Haq was a post doctoral fellow (1982-1983) and a visiting faculty with the Electrical Engineering Department of University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (1982-93) and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1984-85) respectively. Dr. Haq worked as a senior power system engineer with the Landis & Gyr Inc. (1989-1995) and as a senior software engineer with the Applied Materials Inc. (1996-2000). Dr. Haq is engaged with the Power System Technology Devekopment group, California ISO as senior advisor since July 2000. His interests are in power system dispatcher training simulator, network modeling using CIM and market interface and advanced power system applications. Dr. Haq is a senior member PES, IEEE.


Basic Tutorial on Gas Insulated Lines

Hermann Koch was born in Hauswurz in Germany, on November 8, 1954. He graduated from the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt as Dipl- Ing. in 1986 and received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) at the same University. His employment experience includes the Hoechst AG, Frankfurt and the Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany. His special fields of interest include gas insulated high voltage technology. Hermann Koch is a Fellow engineer of PES and has published more than 130 papers and two books in the field of gas insulated technology. He holds more than 30 patent rights most of them in the field of gas insulated transmission lines. Koch was chair of the PES Substations Committee and is now member of the PES Board for Long Range Planning.


Renewable Energy Plant Design and System Interconnection

Younan Lawando is a Project Manager with S&C Electric Company’s Power Systems Services group in Chicago, Illinois and has worked in the power industry for over 20 years. His experience includes EPC installations of wind farm collector systems, collector substations, transmission lines and reactive compensation systems. He is part of S&C’s Asset Management team evaluating and developing solutions for renewable customers to reduce risk of interruptions and life extensions for critical power equipment. Previous experience includes power system analysis, system studies, substation design engineering and field testing.

Paul Pabst, PE is a design engineer in the Power Systems Services division at S&C Electric Company in Chicago, Illinois. He is a licensed engineer in Illinois and Florida. His major responsibilities include technical lead of protection & control systems and SCADA integration design. He also has strong experience in control enclosure design, field start-up and commissioning of green field and brown field substations, and design and full-scale testing of distribution automation systems. Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2007, and became a registered professional engineer in 2011. He is heavily involved in the IEEE Power & Energy Society, holding many executive committee positions on the IEEE PES Chicago chapter, including chapter chair. Currently he is the IEEE PES Region 4 representative. In 2012 he was recognized with the “Outstanding Section Member Award” for the IEEE Chicago Section.

Ernst Camm has been actively involved in the Power Industry for the last 20 years. He is currently Manager of Consulting and Analytical Services at S&C Electric Company. His experience include consulting and engineering analyses in areas such as microgrids, voltage stability, large wind and solar plant modeling and interconnection, transients and power quality, and application of large-scale reactive power compensation and power quality equipment solutions. He is the current chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society’s Subcommittee on Integration of Renewables into the T&D Grids. He holds a B.Sc (Eng) degree from the University of Cape Town and a MSEE from THE Ohio State University.

Syed S. Ali, PE is the Manager of Engineering Services in the Power System Services of S&C Electric Company. His responsibilities include providing management and direction for wind and solar generation projects, battery storage, and substations and power delivery systems for utility and commercial clients like data centers and other industrials. The projects typically include protection and control system design, coordination studies, physical designs and the electrical design, procurement installation and commissioning of all electrical systems related to the projects. Mr. Ali has over 25 years of electrical power industry experience. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT and a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management Degree from Northwestern University. Mr. Ali is a member of IEEE Power & Energy Society and a member of PMI.