On-Demand Webinar: Commissioning Testing Best Practices to Ensure 21st Century Cable System Reliability and Longevity
This webinar originally aired on May 24, 2022 and is now available on demand.
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Underground cable systems provide a long-term capital solution for resilience and can last well beyond commonly quoted design lifespans if installed correctly and operated within their design capabilities. The vast majority of cable system failures have an origin associated with installation errors. As strategic utility landfill programs grow from multi-million to multi-billion dollar capital investments, skilled labor is under strain. How can we maintain at least minimum performance standards while reducing costs through economies of scale and eliminating the risk of long-lasting interruptions? What are industry best practices for ensuring sensitive insulation systems are installed correctly?
Join us to find out how manufacturers test the quality of their end products, the implications for correct handling and installation, effective commissioning testing, and what the last two decades of field testing experience taught us.
Vice President, Wire and Cable New Product Development
Dr. Kamel obtained his doctorate. degree from McGill University in Canada. His career spans over 35 years in academia and the electric power industry. Dr. Kamel has extensive experience in the design, development and testing of cables, cable accessories and surge arresters. He is a senior member of the IEEE and is currently vice president of wire and cable new product development at Southwire. Dr. Kamel has published 10 articles and numerous reports. He was granted 21 US patents.
Head of Asset Management and Prysmian Electronics
Voting Member & PDi2 Treasurer
Landry Molimbi is responsible for asset management and Prysmian Electronics. Landry is responsible for leading all North American asset management and product development activities for high and medium voltage partial discharge monitoring services, optical sensing products (DTS and DAS) and innovative solutions for North American business units (High Voltage, Power Distribution, Industrial, Telecom).
In this role, Landry focuses on business development, project management, technical sales support and partial discharge measurement services for the Prysmian Group’s proprietary and revolutionary PRY-CAM technologies for power systems asset management. .
Landry began his career at General Cable (Silec) in 2007, where he managed commercial operations for HV/EHV underground transmission projects in North America. In 2011, he joined NKT Photonics, where he served as Sales Manager for the Americas and led a local team responsible for engineering, sales, marketing and installation of fiber sensing solutions. distributed optics for the power transmission and distribution industry.
Landry joined the Prysmian Group to lead the Prysmian Electronics BU in North America in 2018.
Born in Paris, France, Landry holds a master’s degree in engineering from ENSEM, a school of the Institut national polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy, with a specialization completed during an international mission at ETSEIB, which makes part of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona. . Landry presented his master’s thesis following a job at the manager of the French transmission network RTE. Landry is also a member of various industry committees and an active member of CIGRE. He is fluent in French and Spanish.
President of the council
Energy Delivery Intelligence Initiative
With over 25 years in the power and energy industry, Ben Lanz is currently responsible for the technical training, outreach and efforts of IMCORP and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading T&D best practices. He is a senior member of IEEE PES and ICC, and an active or voting member of IEEE DEIS and IAS, American Clean Power, CIGRE, NETA, and a founding member of the Electric Power Reliability Alliance. He has served as chair of IEEE technical committees related to electrical system testing, reliability, and protection. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and technical conference contributions on the topics of power system reliability, asset management, and diagnostics and is a frequent guest at numerous conferences and seminars.
Energy Delivery Intelligence Initiative
Mike Beehler PE is the National Spokesperson for the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative and Opportunities Manager for Mike Beehler & Associates LLC. He began his career designing and building transmission lines and substations for Tucson Electric Power and Hawaiian Electric Co., then spent more than 20 years designing T&D infrastructure and advising on emerging trends at Burns. & McDonnell. He has written, presented, and consulted on reliability-centric maintenance, critical infrastructure protection, and program management. In addition, he is a well-known industry writer and speaker on the early definition of smart grid, 3D and building information modeling applications in T&D, and development plans for smart cities. More recently, he is sought after for his strategic leadership and insight into the application of emerging technologies in the evolution of business models to include the integration of distributed energy resources, augmented/virtual reality and artificial intelligence. He is the author of the book, The Science of Selling. Beehler is a registered professional engineer in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Georgia and Alabama. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of IEEE and CIGRE.