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Smart Substation Utility Case Studies

Bjarne Tufte
Bjarne Tufte
Manager, Network Strategy Department
Agder Energi Nett

Bjarne Tufte was educated at The Norwegian Instituteof Technology, (NTH), Department of ElectricalPower Engineering, and received his M.Sc. in 1990.His present position is Manager of the Departmentof Network Strategies in Agder Energi Nett, wherehe is responsible for establishing strategies for grid developmentand coordinating the R&D activities within Agder Energi Nett. Thedepartment is also responsible for connecting new generation to thegrid at all levels. Until October 2010 he held the position of ManagerDepartment of Technical Analyses in AgderEnergi Production. Duringthis period he was responsible for: managing the NorGer HVDC cableproject (Norway-Germany);establishing a strategy and implementinga programme for maintenance and rehabilitation of the hydro powerplants and reservoirs operated by AEP; management and co-ordinationof rehabilitation projects related to the power plants operated by AEP.

Bert Heerbaart
Bert Heerbaart
Strategic Programme Manager, Smart Grids
Alliander

Within Alliander Bert is responsible for both theimplementation of Substation Automation and thedevelopment and testing of smart grid technology.The roll out of substation automation within Alliander’s electricity grid concerns a seven yearprogram in which all substations will be equipped with revolutionarysensor technology and advanced control systems. This advancedsubstation control technology results in substantial reduction of outageduration, improvement of power quality and significant cost reductions.Furthermore, this technology provides an important fundament for theroll out of a smart grid which will contribute significantly to Alliander’s sustainability objectives. Bert Heerbaart has significant experience withlarge transformation programmes, from development of the strategyto operational execution of the programme. His broad backgroundcomprises large international projects and programmes for a variety ofbusinesses, industries and governmental bodies.

Václav Janoušek
Václav Janoušek
Regulatory Affairs & Renewables Specialist
CEZ Distribuce

Václav Janoušek is a graduate of the Charles University in Prague, specialised in European Studies. 2007 – 2011 he was a specialist in charge of the EU Energy and Climate policies at the EU PoliciesCoordination Department of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. He was involved in negotiations on key EU legislativeinitiatives, represented public administration at various seminarsand workshops and cooperated with major Czech businesses on the EU legislative issues. From 2012 onwards, Václav has been working for CEZ Distribuce (major Czech DSO Company). He participatesin international projects on Smart Grid development on behalf of CEZ Distribuce and DSO working groups, which are operated by theEuropean Commission.

Armin Vielhauer
Armin Vielhauer
Head of Distribution Grid Technology
E.ON Avacon

Dipl.-Ing Armin Vielhauer started his career at E.ON Avacon AG on the field of strategic grid planning in 2006. Going along with the idea of OLTC-transformersin MV/LV substations from the very beginning,he assumed the management of the “e-Home Energie projekt”, a smart grid R&D project focusing on future LVgrid as part of the larger E.ON Smart Grid Project. Currently ArminVielhauer is in charge of the team “Verteilnetztechnik” – Distribution Grid Technology - whose tasks include selecting technology and settingstandards for materials within the electric and gas distribution grid of E.ON Avacon AG.

Carlos Peças Lopes
Carlos Peças Lopes         
Head of Substation Automation & Control
EDP Distribuição

Carlos Peças Lopes was born in Oporto, Portugal, in October 1967, and grew up in Estarreja, a small industrial town near Aveiro. In July 1991 he finishedhis Master Degree in Electrical and ComputerEngineering according to the Bologna process. Since September 1991he joined EDP (Electricidade de Portugal E.P.) which was at that time,the Portuguese Electrical Utility, and he is currently working for EDPD(Energias de Portugal Distribuição S.A.), the Portuguese DSO, asthe Automation and Control Substation’s head of department. He ismarried and has an 8 years old daughter. He enjoys traveling and alsophotography.

Gianluca Sapienza
Gianluca Sapienza
Electrical Engineer, Network Technologies, Infrastructure & Networks Division
Enel Distribuzione

Gianluca Sapienza received his M.S. degree (2008) and his Ph.D. (2012) in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is now working at Enel Distribuzione S.p.A (Enel Distribuzione Test Center,Milano, Italy – Network Technologies – Infrastructures and Networksdivision) on devices and algorithms for Distribution Networks and Smart Grids regulation, automation, control, and modeling for Real Time simulations..

Sander Schouwenaar
Sander Schouwenaar
Innovator, Asset Management
Enexis

Sander Schouwenaar received his M.Sc. degree inIndustrial Engineering and Management Sciencefrom the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2007). He works at the Innovation department of Enexis B.V., a large Dutch Distribution Network Operator. This department formulates and realisesinnovation projects and essential research. In the function of Innovator,he contributes to the realisation of the innovation portfolio of Enexis B.V. In particular, he is project leader of the EOS Smart Storage project where Enexis installs a smart substation including Li-Ion batteries.

Keith Cooney
Keith Cooney
Substation Automation Engineer
ESB International

Keith Cooney is a Power Systems AutomationEngineer with ESB International (ESBI), an ElectricalEngineering Consultancy owned by Ireland’s largestPower Utility ESB. Keith has worked on both domesticand international projects in the areas of SubstationControl Systems (SCS), Utility Telecommunications and Control CentreSCADA/EMS. Keith is currently engaged in studies to assess thesuitability of IEC61850 for introduction into Ireland’s Transmission andDistribution Network.

Mika Loukkalahti
Mika Loukkalahti
System Manager, Electric Power Systems
Helen Electricity Networks

Mika Loukkalahti studied Electrical Engineeringat Tampere University of Technology with ElectricPower Systems as his major subject. He receivedhis Master of Science degree in 1996. He joinedHelsinki Energy in 1997 as Protection Engineer. InAddition to protection systems, Substation automation, Power Quality,network calculation and various expert tasks with network automationand R&D have been his expert and responsible areas. Since 2001he has been leading a group, which is now mainly responsible ofprevious mentioned tasks. In 2006 Helen Electricity Networks Ltd wasfounded, this subsidiary company of Helsinki Energy is responsible ofelectricity transmission and distribution in Helsinki City area. He hasbeen a Finnish Study Committee Member of CIGRE B5 (Protection andAutomation) Committee since 2006. He has been an active memberof several CIGRE B5 working groups in Substation automationspecification, refurbishment and maintenance areas. Now he is amember of WG B5-43: “Coordination of Protection and automation forFuture Networks”. He has also made several presentations in internalcourses and seminars on protection and automation area. He is marriedand has two pre-school aged children. His hobbies are focused on longdistance sports area: orienteering, running and cross-country skiing.

Peter Birkner
Peter Birkner
Chief Technical Officer
Mainova (and Chairman of EURELECTRIC Networks Council)

Dr Peter Birkner is Chief Technical Officer and Memberof the Board of Mainova AG, Frankfurt, Germany.With nearly 3,000 employees the company suppliesFrankfurt and the region with electricity, gas, heat andwater. Mainova AG operates conventional and renewable power plantsin Germany as well as extended regional grids for electricity, gas, heatand water. Dr Birkner is Visiting Professor at the Slovak Universityof Kosice and he is lecturer at the German Universities of Bonn andWuppertal. Furthermore, he is Chairman of the Networks Committeeof EURELECTRIC, the European association of power industry based inBrussels. He is also Member of the Board of the German District HeatingAssociation AGFW. Dr Birkner studied Electrical Engineering at theTechnical University of Munich and also wrote his doctoral thesis at thisuniversity. Dr Birkner has authored and co-authored numerous paperson technical and economical grid issues. Since more than 15 yearshe is giving lectures at German but also at international conferences.

Santiago López Barba
Santiago López Barba
Head of Network Security & Incident Analysis
Red Eléctrica de España

Santiago López Barba received the Diploma of MiningEngineering in 1993 from the Universidad Politécnicade Madrid majoring in Energy and Fuels and the Mphilin Electrical Engineering and Electronics in 1996, fromUMIST UK. From 1997 until 2003 he was working in theEnergy Area of Arthur Andersen as consultant working in UK, Belgiumand Slovakia in regulatory, valuation and the operation businessareas for utilities in those countries. In 2003 he joined Red Eléctricade España, the Spanish TSO, as Power System Analysis Engineer.Currently, he is Head of Department of Network Security and IncidentAnalysis in the Systems Operations Area. His main responsibilities arethe protection systems and wide area measurement and protectiondevelopment. Santiago is also member of IEEE PES and is involvedin several CIGRE groups concerned with wide area measurements, synchrophasors and 61850.

Niklas Sigfridsson
Niklas Sigfridsson
Technical Development Strategist
Vattenfall Nordic Distribution

Niklas Sigfridsson is a technical development strategist at Vattenfall Nordic Distribution who is involved in Vattenfall’s smart grid project as managerfor the Standardised Substation Design project. Niklashas a wide technical experience and graduated with abachelor degree as an electro engineer with a focus oncomputer systems in 2003. After graduation he has been working in thefield of automation and communication solutions. Today at Vattenfall, Niklas is also looking into power quality with distributed generation andpossibilities for technical harmonisation between Sweden and Germany.


Innovative Technology Manufacturers

Regis Hourdouillie
Regis Hourdouillie
Principal Consultant, Global Utility Team, Smart Grid Lead
Ericsson

Régis Hourdouillie, a French citizen, has been workingin the telecommunications and power utilities sectorsfor more than 20 years. He has been holding hiscurrent position in Ericsson, one of the world ICT leaders, since October 2011. In this capacity, he has the responsibilityto define the smart grid global offering and handle smart grid businessdevelopment in the Mediterranean Region. As a smart grid expert, Régis is an active member of ETSI and the European Smart GridCoordination Group (SG-CG) on smart grid standardization. After 2years with Alcatel in Australia, Régis joined the R&D Division of FrenchUtility EDF in 1992. He managed several projects and headed a teamworking on telecommunications solutions for monitoring and controlof transmission and distribution power systems. Régis was an expert in international bodies UCTE, IEC TC57 and UCA Forum on behalf ofEDF. In 2000, after taking his MBA, he joined the strategy consultingfirm Booz Allen Hamilton (now Booz and Co). He worked on variousstrategy assignments in the telecommunications and power industryin Europe. From 2004 to 2006, Régis Hourdouillie worked for an international Medium Size Enterprise as Strategic Marketing Director.Cumulating the function of General Manager for Southern Europe, healso performed the restructuring of the French subsidiary. Previous to Ericsson, Régis Hourdouillie spent 5 years with AREVA T&D / ALSTOMGRID where he headed the Telecommunications Products activity(2006/2007) before managing the company smart grid program(strategy, R&D investment, demonstration projects). Régis Hourdouillie holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France),a Master of Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (USA), aMaster of Telecommunications Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Télécommunications (Paris) and a Master of Business Administrationfrom HEC (France).

Jorge Cardenas
Jorge Cardenas
European Application Manager, Grid Automation
GE Energy

Jorge Cardenas began his career with the Utility Electroperu (Peru) in 1978, as a Protection & Controlengineer. In 1989 he joined GE in Spain. CurrentlyJorge works as European Application Manager with GEDigital Energy. He has authored and co-authored more than 45 paperson protective relaying. He is a contributor of the magazines GE P&C Journal, Pacworld (USA) and Energia (Spain), and is a member of theCIGRÉ WG B5.31 and WG B5.43. Jorge received his engineering degreefrom the Universidad de Ingenieria (Peru) in 1977 and his MBA from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain) in 1998.

Ton Jansen
Ton Jansen
CEO
Locamation

Ton Jansen studied Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Twente in the Netherlands, where he received his masters in 1984. He joined in1981 with Uramec in Enschede at the R&D department.He founded in 1983 Locamation together with ThomasVink, and was responsible for product development. Until 1990 was thecompany active as general engineering company in the machine controlmarket. Key customer was Stork SPM. In 1990 he developed a SCADAproduct together with Holec Control Systems for the electrical energymarket. SAS2000 was sold to IJsselmij/Essent/National Grid (UK) andin Thailand. He joined as a member of the Cigré workgroup on Securityissues. In 2004 he became CEO of the company. In this new role heinitiated and managed the development of an innovative new approachfor MV SA-systems together with the Dutch utility company Nuon, thataddresses the needs from future grids. To reduce Carbon Emissionelectricity networks require visionary automation solutions. Ton leadsLocamation in the development of innovative substation automationsolutions ready to face future demands.

Alain Glatigny
Alain Glatigny
VP Innovation & Smart Grid
Schneider Electric

Alain Glatigny graduated from SUPELEC, a Frenchengineering school and has a Master of strategicmanagement . Before joining Schneider Electric, hehas been in charge of different missions for Matra. Since 1988, he has been project manager, plant manager for theworldwide manufacturing products, CEO of a subsidiary dedicated infeeder automation in which he has been managing acquisitions andorganic growth and finally he joined in 2010 the new InfrastructureBusiness unit of Schneider merging of Schneider Electric and Areva Distribution in medium voltage and telvent activities in IT to managethe Innovation &Smartgrid platform. Alain is member of GIMELEC Smart Grid platform and of the European ORGALIME Smart Gridworking group. Alain is also on the board of administration of IDEAwhich is Economic Interest Group with EDF, Grenoble University andSchneider Electric to manage thesis on Smart Grid since 2000.

Bernd Schuepferling
Bernd Schuepferling
Project Manager, Intelligent Substations
Siemens

Bernd Schüpferling was born on February 9, 1971 inBamberg, Germany.He completed a professional education at the SiemensTechnical Academy in 1994 as an Associate Engineer. After several yearsconcerned with the engineering of medium-voltage switchgear, from1998 until the end of 1999 he was in charge of operations schedulingfor secondary equipment wiring at the local Siemens Medium-Voltage Factory in Corroios / Portugal. After another 3 years in the engineeringand configuration of medium-voltage switchgear, from 2003 until 2005he was the responsible manager for the project “Secondary Systems”at the Switchgear Factory Frankfurt, Germany, in the course of whichthe secondary part of medium-voltage switchgear was optimized byvarious measures. Since 2005, Mr.Schüpferling has acted as a ProductLifecycle Manager in the portfolio management, being responsible, from2008 until 2010, for the market introduction of the new switchgeartype 8DJH for the secondary distribution level. For about the lasttwo years he has attended to the matter of “Intelligent TransformerSubstations” as an integral part of the future Smart Grid, coordinatingthe market requirements with the switchgear developments requiredfor this purpose.


Expert Engineering Advisors

Joerg Mueller
Joerg Mueller
Senior Manager, Smart Grid Operations Technology Group
Accenture

Joerg Mueller heads up the Smart Grid Operations Technology (SGOT) group for Accenture’s EALA region (Europe, Africa and Latin America). He is doing Business Development and supports projects as a Senior Expert for large critical infrastructures such as SCADA EMS/DMS/OMS and Smart Grid projects. Prior to joining Accenture, he worked with ABB, Siemens and KEMA Consulting as consultant, line- and project manager in assignments throughout the world. He has extensive experience in high and medium voltage substations, substation automation and protection as well as large control systems, SCADA, data communications for utilities and Smart Grids. Joerg has been working internationally since the beginning of his career and he has supported utilities in many countries around the world. He received his MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, his BBA from GSBA in Zürich and his engineering degree from Berufsakademie in Mannheim. He is active in a number of professional societies including VDE, IEEE PES and CIGRE. He is also serving as an evaluator in FP7 projects for the European Commission.

Maurice Adriaensen
Maurice Adriaensen
Business Line Director, Management and Operations Consulting
DNV KEMA

Maurice Adriaensen is director of DNV KEMA’sIntelligent Networks and Communication service linefor the region Europe, Middle East and Africa and ismember of IEC TC57. We provide consultancy, testand certification services for SCADA EMS/DMS, Substation Automation(SAS) and Smart Meter infrastructures. As Smart Grid thought leaderwe are involved in SCADA and SAS replacement - and smart meter roll-out projects in a.o. Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands,Oman and Russia. Cyber security of critical infrastructures is becomingone of the key challenges of the energy sector. DNV KEMA is thoughtleader in providing consultancy, testing and certification services for amore cyber secure energy infrastructure.

Peter Vaessen
Peter T.M. Vaessen
Principal consultant
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

Peter Vaessen received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands in 1985. In the same year he joined KEMA and he held several research positions in the field of large power transformers and high voltage measurements. From 1991 to 1996 he managed several realization projects, among them construction of Dutch 400kV substations. As a principal consultant he has experience in (U)HVDC technology and quality assurance of key primary equipment, as well as in future Smart Grids with integration of RES and DG. For the European Union and the Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs he participated in the set up of several research programs and performed studies into the future of electricity supply and the reliability of the electricity network. He is actively involved in the technology strategy of KEMA for the research and laboratory developments. He is member of the board of the European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories - DERlabe.V., involved in Smart Grid demonstration projects working and member of the Cigré working group B4-52 DC grid feasibility study. He successfully chaired and participated at international panel sessions and conferences, delivered numerous presentations, published some 30 papers and coached some 60 undergraduate students (university and polytech) during their practical work at KEMA. He is co-author of the book “rapid current, the next revolution in electricity”.

Jens Bömer
Jens Bömer
Senior Consultant, Power Systems & Markets
Ecofys

Dipl.-Ing. Jens Bömer is a Consultant for the gridintegration of renewable energies and is responsiblefor grid code development, power flow and dynamicgrid studies. He supported the German EnvironmentMinistry in the drafting of the Ancillary ServicesOrdinance for wind power plants (SDLWindV) and developed an operational strategy for the Irish transmission system operator EirGrid/SONI with regard to very high instantaneous shares of wind powerin the All Island Power System. Mr Bömer complements his diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dortmund with fiveyears of experience at the intersection between technical, political andregulatory decision making processes.

Christoph Brunner
Christoph Brunner
CEO
it4power (and Chair of IEC 61850 Working Group)

Christoph Brunner graduated as electrical engineerfrom the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in1983. He is a Utility Industry professional with over25 years of industry experience with knowledge acrossseveral areas within the Utility Industry and of technologies from theAutomation Industry. He is president of it4power in Switzerland,a consulting company to the power industry. He has worked as aproject manager at ABB Switzerland Ltd in the business area PowerTechnology Products in Zurich / Switzerland where he was responsiblefor the process close communication architecture of the substationautomation system. He is convenor of the working group (WG) 10of the IEC TC57 and member of WG 17, 18 and 19 of IEC TC57. Heis IEEE Fellow, member of IEEE-PES and IEEE-SA. He is active inseveral working groups of the IEEE-PSRC (Power Engineering Society– Relay Committee) and member of the PSRC main committee and thesubcommittee H. He is international advisor to the board of the UCAinternational users group.

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