Our seminar leader is Principal Engineer with Electrical Consulting Engineers, P.C. in the U.S. He has over 29 year’s of experience focusing underground transmission and distribution cables in the areas of analysis, design, research and education. His expertise has been applied to the construction of new underground cable circuits as well as advancing the continued successful operation of existing underground systems. He co-authored the underground cable system section of the last four editions of the McGraw-Hill Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, and reviewed the 1992 edition and was the principal author for Chapter on Ampacity, in the 2006 edition of the EPRI Underground Transmission Systems Reference Book.
He is active in the IEEE’s Power & Energy Society, Standards Association, and is the 2018-2019 chair of the insulated Conductors Committee, he is U.S. alternate representative to CIGRE Study Committee B1, and is the U.S. representative to CIGRÉ Group s B1.35, B1.50, B1.56 and B1.72. He holds an A.S. degree in Engineering Science from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, a B.S. and M.E. degrees in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and an M.B.A. degree from the State University of New York in Albany. Mr. Bascom is a licensed professional engineer in the U.S., has authored over 60 technical papers and publications and holds one patent.