CIGRÉ 2018 – from PV Arrays to … ‘Parlez vous Français’?
July 4, 2018

The CIGRÉ 2018 General Session is expected to bring in more than 3000 delegates and 6500 exhibition visitors to the Palais de Congrès, in Paris, France this August. CIGRÉ 2018 marks the 47th biannual General Session of the international conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems.

The General Session will tackle contemporary issues facing the electricity industry, including the challenges posed by the proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER).

As a leading provider of solutions and support for the electricity industry, PSC will be represented by several key staff at CIGRÉ 2018. PSC’s Dr. Zia Emin will chair the Study Committee C4 General Discussion Meeting at CIGRÉ 2018 in Paris, France, this August. Dr. Emin is joined by several other principal engineers and senior leaders of PSC.

Get to know them here, before you bump into them there!

Zia Emin

Dr. Zia Emin is the Chairman of Study Committee C4 – Power System Technical Performance. As Chairman, Zia is responsible for leading the C4 General Discussion Meeting at CIGRÉ 2018, which will include a presentation of the scope of the committee and its current work, a discussion of the papers pertaining to several “preferential subjects” identified by the committee this year, and finally a General conclusion of the meeting. Zia has been Chairman of Study Committee C4 since 2016.

Victor Tan

As a Special Reporter of Study Committee D2 – Information Systems and Telecommunication, Victor Tan is responsible for reviewing papers relevant to the Group Meeting, and drawing up a synthesis deemed the “Special Report.” The application of information and communications technology to microgrids and DER will be one major topic of the D2 Meeting this year. The Special Report will be freely accessible on the CIGRÉ website.

Tim Miles

Tim Miles is the General Manger of PSC UK/Ireland, currently working to expand PSC’s services for customers in UK and Ireland. Tim was a Special Reporter for Working Group B4-56, which addressed guidelines for extending the life of existing HVDC systems. This culminated in a brochure that recommended considerations that should be given to a DC grid code of the future.

Geoff Love

Geoff Love is a Principal HVDC/Studies Engineer with PSC. Geoff is an active member of CIGRÉ, and was involved in the B4-77 Task Force, which set out to identify AC system fault response options for VSC HVDC converters. Geoff has supported transmission owners with planning studies and commissioning for numerous HVDC projects in the UK and Ireland.

Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd is the President and CEO of PSC Group. Alex has 25 years of experience in the electricity industry, where he has held leadership roles in the Transmission and Distribution space across New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Alex has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Alex founded PSC North America in 2007.

Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong is a Co-founder of PSC and member of the Board of Directors for the PSC Group. In the early years, Tony was the driving force behind business development, focusing on company strategy, global management, and expansion. A leader and a mentor in the electricity industry, Tony holds a directorship with the CIGRÉ National Council in Australia.