Our seminar leader has over 20 years of experience in the electricity supply industry. He is currently an Asset Strategies Engineer at a large utility company in Queensland and has extensive knowledge and practical experience in Voltage Control and Reactive Power Plants (SVC and STATCOM), SCADA and Automation Systems, and covering a wide range of disciplines including technical specification, design, contract and project management, construction, commissioning, investigation and training. He was the Technical Project Manager, Technical Superintendent Representative and SVC Subject Matter Expert for 16 SVC projects with total project budget in excess of $145M. He successfully led a number of major technical investigation tasks identifying the major contributing factors to a wide range of equipment and power system faults associated with SVCs and STATCOMs
He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland and an International Professional Engineer, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours), Master of Systems Engineering – Specialised in Large and Complex Electrical Systems, and is finishing a PhD research in the field of Power System Harmonics and Power System Network Modelling. He is a member of Standards Australia committees and Joint Standards Australia/New Zealand committees, and a member of IEC TC 57 / WG 10 (Australian Delegate). He presented a number of papers on the subjects of SCADA, Automation Systems, Power Systems Harmonics, Voltage and Reactive Power Control and SVC projects at CIGRE and CIRED conferences. He currently delivers training courses and provides consultant services to utilities and industrial customers.