Our seminar leader is currently a Technical Principal at SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation). He is a recognised specialist in Substation Design, Insulation Co-ordination and Earthing of Power Systems, both in Australia and internationally. He provides post-graduate professional development training on topics associated with power systems, with specific reference to Substation Design.
With over 40 years working experience in the electricity transmission and distribution industries. During this time, He has personally investigated and managed the risks associated with substation design, insulation co-ordination, earthing, lightning protection and interference. He has been involved in design, mitigation and implementation of insulation co-ordination schemes associated with Australia’ s electricity transmission and distribution networks. He has held various responsible positions in the Electrical Engineering discipline, consulting, design, project management, maintenance of power systems and has a special interest in studies for network connections, insulation co-ordination, power system augmentations, detail design, layout and refurbishments, covering primary, secondary and protection systems.
He has worked on projects for the power generation, transmission, distribution, traction, mining and heavy industries in a variety of commercial project and design management roles, with primary responsibility for substation design, installation and commissioning and has practical knowledge and experience working with LV, HV to EHV systems, renewables and switchgear systems, with extensive experience in electrical substation design, protection systems, HV cabling designs, transformers, NER/X’ s, capacitor banks and reactors, PLC ’ s, frequency drives and large motor control systems. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. He holds a Master of Engineering Science (Power Supply Engineering).