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 (OEW) is an initiative by OMICRON MEA with the objective to "Energize" women electrical engineers and help them pave their path to success.
We aim to share experiences, inspirational stories and lessons learned. This year, based on last year conversation, we’re inviting men engineers to have a constructive discussion between men and women about women work experiences and finding solutions to empower women engineers in the workplace.
This year’s OEW is open to both men and women.
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.
Dr. Richard Marenbach started working as an electrical engineer in a local utility in Germany in 1990. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as a research assistant at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. For 2 next years he joined the Association of German Utilities. In 2000 he started working with OMICRON. He is responsible for the Engineering Services Process in Business Unit for Secondary Equipment.
Eng. Ahmed El-Hamakt 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.
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.
Eng. Ali Abuzinjal is an Emirati engineer and entrepreneur with 18+ years of experience in Telecom, Smart cities, research, data privacy and technology business development.
He holds a master degree of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering for Khalifa University, recently joined Sharjah research, Technology and innovation park, a Government research institute established to promote future technologies and create social-economical impact throw the commercialization of research project initiated at universities.
Through his career, he participated and launched many personal and public major projects such as the first smart city in Abu Dhabi (Al Reem island), the first Wireless internet and broadband network in UAE, played a leading role on the launch of Etisalat Nigeria, and least but not last the first IOT platform for the fire alarm system in UAE.
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.
Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt is currently a full professor in electrical power engineering and Founder and leader of the DIgEnSys-Lab (Digital Energy Systems Laboratory) at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Cybernetics, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway; and Vice-President of Venezuelan Wind Energy Association. He is a former associate professor on Electrical and Chair of the Engineering Department of UNEFA, Venezuela (1995-2009). He was formerly with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester as PDRA. His main area of interest is the integration of intermittent renewable energy resources into future power system and smart grids.
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.
Fidel just finished the course work for BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Kenyatta University and he awaits graduation on July 2021 summa cum laude, class of 2021. Fidel is the founder and CEO of AFECS LTD, a technology company. Fidel is also an IEEE Photonics Society volunteer. He is the immediate former chairperson of IEEE Kenyatta University Students’ Branch and the student representative at IEEE Kenya Section. He is the lead Inventor of Tibavent ventilator and the team leader of the KUCUBE nano nanosatellite project (a satellite that will be used in the prediction and mitigation of agricultural disasters). Fidel is also the team leader of Electrical team for the digital learning device team (team by ministry of ICT Kenya, to develop tablets for learning in primary schools).
Fidel was awarded the 2020 United Nations person of the year- principal innovator award and the UBORA 2020 project of the year
Fidel has been awarded the Head of State Commendation by HE the president of Kenya in 12th December 2020.
Hany Kamel is the Editor in chief of EEEB-egy website, EEEB YouTube Channel, EEEB Facebook Group, EEEB LinkedIn Group as EEEB have a target to transfer knowledge and Experience to electrical engineers worldwide.
He is currently working as Testing and Commissioning Engineer at Alfanar in Saudia Arabia for substation power components like Power transformers, cables, OHTL, capacitor bank, High voltage testing for switch gear. Formerly, he was the Senior Transformer Design Engineer at Elsewedy Transformer and prior to that the Tendering Engineer at ESTEC for substation components.
He graduated from Cairo University 2009 with BSC degree in Electrical Engineering.
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.
Dr Merahi Reda has dedicated more than 13 years working in SPE (SONELGAZ Algerian Power Company) as Expert in electricity generation, he has received a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering in 2018 from the university of Constantine 01. His area of expertise includes: Electricity generation, Renewable energy, Electrical protection relay, Energetic transition…Etc. he has published many papers; he has participated in several conferences, and he has conducted several training courses in different topics.
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.
Eng. Mohamed is an Electrical Engineer graduated from University of Bahrain with six months of experience in ASRY as a Maintenance Technician and two years with OMICRON as Application Engineer/Technical Support and Sales Development Representative.
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.
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.
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.