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Special 5th PS² Anniversary Edition

 

 

We are excited to announce the special 5th anniversary of the Power System Protection Summit (PS²), taking place virtually on September 17-18, 2024. Register and join us during this free and certified* summit to celebrate this milestone with an extensive line-up of regional experts covering:

⚡Navigating Through Blackouts in Power Systems

⚡Protection Testing Challenges in IEC 61850 Substations 

Join to exclusively experience sessions from PS²'s Testing Partner SIEMENS, a keynote session by Eng Angus Kerr (NEOM), an SEL virtual factory tour, and many more. All this through a special program, delivered by leading industry experts with more than 312 years of combined experience.

PS² is an industry-led initiative fostering knowledge sharing. It's the first MEA-focused power system protection summit of its kind in the region. PS² was introduced in 2020 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, virtual tours and shared experiences.

 

 

*Certificate of participation awarded if you attend 50% or more of the event.

Date

September 17 - 18 2024


Location

Virtual


Topics

Navigating Through Blackouts in Power Systems Protection Testing Challenges in IEC 61850 Substations


Speakers

Industry experts with 312+ combined years of experience in power systems


The Power System Protection Summit Experience

4th PS²

 

 

Why should you join the 5th anniversary

  • Be part of a special 5th edition of the 1st MEA-focused power system protection summit, successfully running since 2020
  • Hear from SIEMENS experts on Travelling Wave Fault Locators and LPIT Inputs
  • Experience an exclusive SEL virtual factory tour  
  • Learn tactics on how to navigate through blackouts with minimal damages
  • Learn about protection testing challenges in IEC 61850 substations and solutions to them
  • Learn about the latest trends and technologies of protection applications from industry experts.
  • Interact with power system experts and have your questions answered!

Receive a certificate of participation if you attend 50% or more 

 

5th PS² Agenda (GMT +3:00)

Power System Protection Summit (PS²)

Power System Protection Summit (PS²)

Meet our keynote speaker

Eng. Angus Kerr

NEOM

Eng. Angus Kerr

NEOM

Meet the Speakers

Eng. Ahmed El-Hamaky

OMICRON electronics MEA

Eng. Ahmed El-Hamaky

OMICRON electronics MEA

Eng. Ahmed El-Hamaky has more than 24 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, he is at OMICRON since May 2010, presently acting as Regional Manager for the Middle East, Africa and Türkiye.

In 2021, Ahmed received Alumni of the Year Achievement Award-Highly Commended from the Open University in the United Kingdom

Eng. Alexander Dierks

Alectrix (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Eng. Alexander Dierks

Alectrix (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

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. Angus Kerr

NEOM

Eng. Angus Kerr

NEOM

Eng. Andre Felipe Silva Melo

Schneider Electric

Eng. Andre Felipe Silva Melo

Schneider Electric

André F. S. Melo is a Global System Architect at Digital Power Application Center (DPAC) of Schneider Electric. He received the B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from Universidade Potiguar (UnP) in 2017 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR) in 2021. He is now pursuing Ph.D. degree in Power Systems at Universidad de Sevilla. His fields of expertise include Protection and Control System, Digital Substations, and IEC 61850. Mr. André is active member in various work groups of CIGRE B5 and IEEE PES PSRC and PSCCC.

Eng. Anilkumar Karabhai Ravat

Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC)

Eng. Anilkumar Karabhai Ravat

Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC)

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 13 years.

At present, he is designated as Technical Expert-Protection.

He is responsible for

  • Leading Team of 17 Protection Engineers
  • Plan, execute, and supervise maintenance, up gradation of protection & metering system   of OETC Network
  • Design, review, and implement appropriate protection scheme in system for new grid station and existing grid stations projects.
  • Recheck, review, and approve all relay setting calculation, CT sizing calculation for new projects
  • Vertical, horizontal, and external communication for projects, system maintenance from 33 kV to 400 kV grid stations. Detailed Incident analysis, provide technical support to all other section

Eng. Daniel Wiesner

OMICRON electronics

Eng. Daniel Wiesner

OMICRON electronics

Daniel Wiesner holds a degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering. Since 2008, he has been working at OMICRON, initially as a Technical Support and Applications Engineer and later as a Team Leader for OMICRON’s Technical Support for Secondary Testing Solutions. Since 2015, he has been working as an Area Sales Manager with various responsibilities, including the Global Key Account Management of several accounts.

Eng. Diego Gasca

OMICRON electronics

Eng. Diego Gasca

OMICRON electronics

Electronic and communications engineer from Colombia. Since 2007, he worked as control and protectin specialist, participating protection and communication IEC61850 projects that took place in different countries of south and north America.
In 2016, he joined OMICRON, currently part of a consultancy team supporting utilities in digital substations projects around the globe.

Eng. Jassim Al Hamad

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Bahrain

Eng. Jassim Al Hamad

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Bahrain

Eng. Jassim Al Hamad graduated with BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain in 1996 and MBA from University of Strathclyde in 2009. Started at ABB Automation as Systems Engineer in 1996 then moved to Emerson as a Project Manager in year 2000. Jassim has been working at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories since 2004 as Regional Sales Manager for Middle East and since 2012 as Regional Sales and Services Director for India, Middle East, and Africa.

Eng. Jörg Blumschein

SIEMENS AG

Eng. Jörg Blumschein

SIEMENS AG

Jörg Blumschein studied technical cybernetics and process measurement at the University Magdeburg where he became a graduated engineer in 1992. Since 1992, he works with SIEMENS in the devel-opment department of protection relays. Today he is the Principal Key Expert for Protection.

Eng. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali

OMICRON electronics MEA

Eng. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali

OMICRON electronics MEA

Mohamed Ibrahim has more than 20 years of experience in Testing and Commissioning activities. He joined OMICRON in 2015 and currently works as a Regional Application Engineer.

He is also an OMICRON Academy trainer.

Eng. Lars Schulz

SIEMENS AG

Eng. Lars Schulz

SIEMENS AG

Lars completed his studies in energy and automation systems (M.Eng) at the Berlin University of Technology in 2018. 
  
Since 2012 he has worked at Siemens Germany in the field of protection and energy automation in various areas from sales to commissioning. 
In 2022 he joined the product management of SIPROTEC 5 and is responsible for the universal protection relays for conventional and non-conventional transformer technologies. 

Eng. Mohamed Rashad Mohamed

alfanar, Saudi Arabia

Eng. Mohamed Rashad Mohamed

alfanar, Saudi Arabia

Eng. Rashad has more than 13 years experience in GCC . He is currently working at alfanar Engineering service as Technical Training Manager. He holds both an MBA and PMP.

He is experienced in testing and commissioning of MV, HV and EHV substations in utilities and Oil & Gas sectors, including Switchgear Components, GIS, Power Transformers and Protection Systems. He also has a vast experience in convening and delivering training courses in a variety of technical subjects as Protection Relays, Switchgear Schemes, Power Transformer Testing and Solar PV System Design.

Mrs. Nadia Bouslama

OMICRON electronics

Mrs. Nadia Bouslama

OMICRON electronics

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.

Eng. Nishan Baijnath

Schneider Electric

Eng. Nishan Baijnath

Schneider Electric

Eng. Rajesh Ananth

GE Renewable Energy

Eng. Rajesh Ananth

GE Renewable Energy

Rajesh Ananth. K has completed Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics from Anna University during the year 1999. He has experience of over 23 years in the field of Power system protection & automation covering industries, Power Plants & Utilities.

He started his career from a process industry as Graduate Engineer during 1999 with roles & responsibilities in operation & maintenance of transformers, motors & switchgears. Later, he has worked in the field of settings calculation, testing & commissioning of protection relays used for Generators, busbar, transformers & transmission lines. He has conducted various training programs including Application & Protection of Power System courses (APPS) for the customers worldwide. He joined General Electric (Formerly Alstom Grid Middle East) during 2008 and currently leading the Protection Applications team of Middle East, North Africa & Turkey region. He is also passionately working in the Wide Area Monitoring & Digital Substation Solutions.

Eng. Venkata Naga Jagadish Neelamraju

Saudi Electricity Company

Eng. Venkata Naga Jagadish Neelamraju

Saudi Electricity Company

Eng. Suma Lungu

Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited

Eng. Suma Lungu

Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited

Suma Lungu has more than 18 years of specialized experience in Power System Protection. His current position is Senior Manager – Electro Technical Services for ZESCO Limited responsible for the Zambian transmission grid, power stations and interconnectors.

Suma holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Zambia and is a Fellow of the Engineering Institution of Zambia. One passion is post-fault investigations and analyzing disturbances and blackouts, contributing to uncovering critical insights that enhance grid reliability and resilience. He is an active member of the Southern African Power Pool Protection Task Team, contributing to regional strategies for grid security.

 

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