We are proud to announce that the 3rd Power System Protection Summit (PS²) will take place virtually on September 20 - 21 2022 and will focus on the uniqueness and challenges faced by engineers in testing relays from different vendors and technologies in MEA Power Systems.
The industry-led initiative is the first MEA-focused power system protection summit. PS² was introduced to provide theMEA region with the latest trends and technologies with a focus on protection applications. This is in a combination of: presentations, panel discussions, case studies and shared experiences.
September 20 - 21 2022
Uniqueness and challenges of testing relays from different vendors & technologies
Learn from MEA & international industry experts
Certificate of participation if you attend 50% or more of the event
Dr. Apostolov received his MS Degree in Electrical Engineering, MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has over 40+ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications.
He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying and Control Committee. He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Groups C2 'Role of Protective Relaying in Smart Grid'.
HE is a member if IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19 and Convenor of CIGRE WG B5.53 'Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications' and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups. He is a Distinguished Member of CIGRE.
Eng. Ahmed El-Hamaky has worked at OMICRON since May 2010, presently as Regional Manager for the MEA region.
He has more than 20 years of experience in Electrical Power Systems following attainment of a diploma degree in power system protection in 2005 from Ain Shams University and a B.Sc. of Electrical Engineering from Cairo University in 2000. He has been an IEEE senior member since December 2011 and is also a member of IEEE Power Energy Society (PES). In 2014, he received a post graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the Open University in the United Kingdom.
An Electrical Engineering Graduate with more than 23 years’ experience in India and Gulf as Lead Protection and Commissioning Engineer in Transmission Utilities and Power plant.
He is working with Oman Electrical Transmission Company –OETC since last 11 years.
At present, he is designated as Technical Expert-Protection.
He is responsible for
Arulraj graduated as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer at the Saveetha Engineering College-Chennai-India in 2014 and started at GK Power as Relay Service Engineer for MiCOM Numerical protection and control IEDs,later he worked as a Substation Automation System(SAS) Engineer for many projects for ALSTOM and Schneider Electric in India until 2018.
He worked as a verification and validation Engineer for bay level products in ABB Global R&D team from 2018 until 2020 and now he is responsible for IEC 61850 application testing and cybersecurity solutions in OMICRON.
Bogdan Kasztenny has over 30 years of experience in power system protection and control. In his decade-long academic career (1989–1999), Dr. Kasztenny taught power system and digital signal processing courses at several universities and conducted applied research for several relay manufacturers.
In 1999, Bogdan left academia for relay manufacturers where he has since designed, applied, and supported protection, control, and fault-locating products with their global installed base counted in thousands of installations. Bogdan is an IEEE Fellow, a Senior Fulbright Fellow, a Distinguished CIGRE Member, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario. Bogdan earned both the Ph.D. (1992) and D.Sc. (Dr. habil., 2019) degrees, has authored over 220 technical papers and holds over 55 U.S. patents.
Christopher Pritchard was born in Dortmund / Germany. He started his career in power as an electrical energy technician. Christopher received a diploma in Electrical Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Dortmund in 2006. He joined OMICRON electronics in 2006 where he worked in application software development and as the responsible Product Manager for system-based testing solutions, before he was appointed to his current position as head of product management in the field of testing solutions for protection and measurement systems.
Fred Steinhauser studied Electrical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. In 1998 he joined OMICRON, first working on testing power system protection, but soon focusing on IEC 61850. Since 2014 he is entirely dedicated to Power Utility Communication, serving as IEC 61860 and Digital Substation expert.
At IEC, Fred Steinhauser is a member of TC57 WG10 contributing to IEC 61850, and of TC95. He is one of the main authors of the UCA Implementation Guideline for Sampled Values (9-2LE). In CIGRE, he is active within SC D2 and SC B5. He also contributed to the synchrophasor standard IEEE C37.118.
Eng. Hameed Kheli is a highly experienced and technically adept Electrical Engineering professional specialized in the field of Power System Protection with successful career spanning 23 years in various power network projects, network protection and system studies, commissioning, preventive & corrective maintenance testing of protective relays, instrumentation systems and energy metering systems in EHV/HV substations. Currently associated with Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority-GCCIA, at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as a Protection & Control Engineer sinceDec 2008
He holds a B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Sindh, Pakistan, 1998.
Josef Schmidbauer studied electronics and telecommunication at HTL Braunau and computer science at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (B.Eng., MSc.). He works as research assistant at the University and as development engineer at GCS GmbH. Since 2012, he has been working as a developer for ADRESYS, a subsidiary of OMICRON electronics in Salzburg, and took over product management for COMPANO 100 in 2018.
He has more than 10 years experience around 08 years in GCC , Now He is working for alfanar Construction since Jan 2011 and provides technical training as well as technical support on power plants and substation testing and commissioning. He is conducting theoretical and practical training courses for Switchgear with all voltage levels from low to extra high voltage, protection relays using different test kits, Power Transformers and in renewable energy as “PV Solar System Design”. He is a very experienced Engineer in the industry as he has already been working in various companies for various clients in Egypt and now in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Alfanar. He finished his BSC degree in Electrical Engineering in 2009.
Eng. Mostafa is a protection Application / Testing and Commissioning / GIS Engineer with 12+ years of experience in Utility and Industrial EHV and HV power transmission Sub-Stations. His main expertise lies in the Protection and Automation field.
He is currently working in Saudi Arabia for Al Babtain in the Testing and Commissioning team.
Nadia Bouslama currently works with OMICRON electronics MEA as the Regional Marketing & Communication Manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
Prior to joining OMICRON, she held the position of Marketing & PR Manager at Bahrain Airport Services from 2017 to 2018. She was also the Marketing & PR Manager at Bin Faqeeh in 2015-2016.
Nadia hold a vast international experience as she worked in France, USA, UAE and Bahrain
Nadia holds an MBA in Marketing as well as BBA in Marketing, Finance and Accounting from Hofstra University, US.
Nadia is a strong advocate of women empowerment in the workplace. She led the previous 2 OEW events and she also spoke at the Women Power Summit 2018 in addition to continuous mentoring of young women in different industries.
Sameh Eldmrdash received his bachelor’s degree in the field of electrical engineering from Egypt then got his master’s degree in the field of protection testing from Germany. In his first 5 years of work experience, he was employed by the power transmission company EETC in Cairo and worked as protection testing and measurement engineer.
Since 2007 he is working for OMICRON Erlangen, Germany as an application engineer in the field of test automation, training and consulting.
His 20 years of experience gave him the required variety of tools needed for driving and supervising the company’s projects especially in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.