We are proud to announce the 2nd edition Power System Protection Summit (PS²) taking place virtually on 13 - 15 September 2021. This initiative has been implemented to provide the Middle East and Africa Region with the latest trends and technologies with a focus on protection applications.
PS² is a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and renowned regional and international speakers in a combination of: presentations, panel discussions, case studies and shared experiences.
13 - 15 September 2021
Latest trends and technologies with a focus on protection applications
Learn from industry experts
Certificate of participation if you attend 50% or more of the event
OMICRON Energizing Women* is an initiative with the objective to "Energize" young women engineers and help them pave their path to success.
We aim to share experiences, inspirational stories and lesson learned to allow participants to believe in their potentials and overcome the challenges lying ahead.
*This is a session for Women Electrical Engineers only
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.
Husam received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain in 2003. He worked in process automation sector and metal industry sector before joining Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). He has more than 12 years of experience with SEL and he was involved in various projects on SCADA, Power system protection, Substation Automation Systems, Protection and Control Systems, Power management system and recently got engaged in the field of ICS cyber security. He is currently responsible for supporting SEL technology within the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.
Currently is a testing & commissioning group leader in AL BABTAIN contracting. With over 14 years’ experience in private and public sectors of high, medium and low voltage protection. Being a group leader I have experience in team building, technical improvement & responsible for directing and following up the team members present in the various projects to raise and improve the level of performance. We especially concerned in high voltage substations testing & commissioning
Uduak is self-motivated, visionary and committed Power and Energy Management Strategist with innovative experience in Power Systems protection and project management. She is presently pursuing a Master degree in Electrical Power Systems Engineering at the University of Manchester, being sponsored by prestigious Chevening Scholarship.
She is 2019 IEEE PES African Student awardee and currently Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers Power and Energy Society Day 2020 (IEEE PES) student Branch Ambassador for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
She is a graduate member of the Nigerian Society of engineers and was 2017 Vice President Young Engineering Forum (YEFoN) and 2016 IEEE student’s coordinator in Region 8, Nigeria.
In 2017, she founded OperationSaveEnergy, a campaign to sensitise the public on ENERGY CONSERVATION in Nigeria.
She is Black-African Ambassador for International Inclusive Graduate, UK and 2020 YALI West Africa Cohort 14 Emerging Leader and Founder Yudee Excel Foundation for raising youths unto excellence.
She volunteered in Mentoring, Social and Community development in raising next generation of responsible youths-by instilling the right values, introducing a better way of thinking and responding to life issues in many Nigerian schools. Presently volunteering with REACHOUT and She has an interest in STEM, SMART grids, protection and control, Engineering and Technology.
Sayed Saad received his Bachelor (Sc.) degree in Electrical Power and Machines from Monofia University in 1988, Diploma of Higher Studies in Electrical Power Engineering in 1998 from Cairo University and this was followed by a Master Degree in High Voltage Engineering in 1999.
His current work focus (and since 2018) is on Substation Automation System for Central Protection Section in Egyptian Electricity Transmission Comp. “EETC” Egypt.
Prior to that (1999 to 2018) worked as Consultant protection power system for the Ministry of Electricity and Water in the State of Kuwait.
His experience is extensive including being involved (1991 to 1999) in the supervision of the installation and construction of high voltage substations and transmission lines.
Prior to that (1989 to 1991) worked as Trainer Engineer for Airport Lighting in National Institute for Training on Civil Aviation Acts (formerly airport Embaba)
With extensive practical hands-on experience together with planning and supervisory activities
Sayed Saad holds a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field.
Sayed Saad is the author of several papers covering “A novel auto-switching circuit for standby transformers in Kuwait” and also “a proposed circuit for controlling the reactive power in electrical networks”
Mohamed Kamel Atalah: He received a Ph.D. degree in generator protection and substation automation from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 2020. MSc. degree in generator and transmission line protection, Diploma of Higher Studies in protection systems, and BSc. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt in 2015, 2011, 2006 respectively. He has over fourteen years of experience in the protection and control systems of power plants and substations and interested in power automation and smart grid applications. He is currently self-employed working as a protection and substation automation systems specialist.
Alexander has over thirty years of experience in protective relay, meter testing and high voltage plant testing.
He received his practical training at Eskom Distribution in Brackenfell before joining OMICRON electronics GmbH in Austria as a Sales and Application Engineer.
Since 1997 he is managing Alectrix, which is the exclusive distributor for OMICRON equipment in South Africa.
Alex has delivered dozens of papers at local and international conferences and symposiums on subjects such as protective relay testing, maintenance and diagnosis of power transformers, current transformers and other substation assets, as well as aspects of power system simulation.
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
Riaan Louw has thirteen years of experience in secondary plant design, engineering and testing as well as primary plant testing. Riaan studied Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the Tshwane University of Technology and received practical training within Eskom Distribution before joining CONCO Energy solutions as Factory Acceptance Engineering Team Leader where he managed and oversaw the Factory Acceptance section responsible for all protection applications implementation, configuration, engineering and testing. In 2018 Riaan joined Alectrix, the exclusive distributor for OMICRON equipment in South Africa, as the Sales and Customer Care Engineer and has been with them since and is a proud OMICRON supporter.
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.
Swaminathan Rajkumar, working as Protection Application Engineering Manager, in Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Inc., office in Bahrain.
Lukas Klingenschmid joined OMICRON electronics in 2013. Starting as technical support engineer, supported Lukas with the diagnostic and handling of OMICRON's product portfolio. 2019 has he joined the product management team with the main focus on further developing the CPC product group.
He gradudated in electrical engineering from the HTL Innbsruck and studied industrial engineering at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV) in Dornbirn.
Mercy Chelangat K. is an electrical engineer with unending interest in renewable energies, with a focus on sustainable community development and emerging trends such as Electric Vehicles and E-Mobility. Mercy possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Moi University, Kenya.
She specializes in Solar engineering and humanitarian development. Mercy has been an ardent volunteer at the IEEE Kenya Section and the Power Energy Society (PES) Kenya Chapter. Mercy serves as the IEEE Smart Village Ambassador, and PES Women in Power Rep. Region 8. She works in partnership with the IEEE Foundation to craft business and fund development strategies for IEEE Smart Village energy entrepreneurs. This is with a focus on productive uses of energy.
She has overseen the piloting of the NwB PES Renewable Energy for Kids Program and WiE Student Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist program which aim to boost one on one interaction between students and professionals in engineering.
Mercy is currently overseeing the IEEE Smart Village initiative in partnership with the Maa Trust involving the construction of a solar powered IT Training Hub. She is undertaking electrical needs assessments for the Maa Empowerment Hub, which includes the Vocational Training Centre. Mercy also works with prospective entrepreneurs who are working to propose humanitarian solutions for their community challenges all over Africa.
Mercy is also researching on the power requirements of new social enterprises that are currently in development in partnership with IEEE, including Maa e-Safari, to involve the use of electric tuk tuks and trucks in transportation of passengers and goods in rural communities. Mercy believes the future is electric.
Ana García is an Application Engineer in OMICRON Service Center in Spain.
She has 36 years old. She got her Industrial Engineer degree with a specialization in Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) in 2012.
After finishing her studies, she joined the BUSec Technical Support team at the OMICRON Development Center in Austria focused on testing solutions for protection and measurement systems.
In 2017, she moved to the OMICRON Service Center in Spain to work as an Application Engineer where she continues learning to assist customers with both secondary and primary products.”
Saudi Electrical and Computer Engineer “fresh graduate” who is looking for opportunities to work and increase my knowledge in and outside my field.
Willing to learn, motivated, proactive, and a hard worker.
Had the opportunity to be trained in two different fields: the Aviation field and a Petrochemical company.
With more than 9 years of experience in Engineering and Business in the field of Electrical, Control system, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Eng. Al Enazi helps companies find the best technology solutions for their business. She oversees the whole project development until completion, in addition to after sales support, customer relationship, and managing Customer Happiness Department.
Eng. Al Enazi joined DGWorld in 2018. Prior to that, she worked with Raban Al Safina as a System Engineer, and Business Development Engineer. Her experience with multinational companies like Siemens and KUKA has added to her knowledge and expertise in digital transformation.
In 2018, she was chosen for “The best 100 faces representing Emirati women” by the Emirates Women's Union and Al Bayan newspaper. She is also a member of “Society of Engineers-UAE”.
Eng. Al Enazi has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Technology and continues to develop her skills, as she received certificates in “Future of Government Innovation” from Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Innovation, “Introduction to AI” from IBM, “ISO 9001 Foundation – Quality Certification” from Chiltern TMC Consultant, and “Risk Management” from Brentwood Open Learning College, to name a few.