Issue: 84  /  November 2022

We hope you enjoy this issue of the PSC News and welcome any feedback you have.

Perspectives on the energy transition – Parts 5

In the fifth article of our series on the Energy Transition, PSC CEO Alex Boyd promotes visualizing the positive results we want and expect to see in a post-transition world as a tool to help bring about change.

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WHITE PAPER: Strategic Advice for new players in APAC’s energy industry

Written by PSC’s Graeme Hutchison and Roderick Kisten, this paper lays out the unique challenges for emerging participants in the APAC energy landscape, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and a quick guide to consider before starting your energy project.

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US local government in cybersecurity cross hairs  

Guest contributor Jeffery Mayger speaks directly to US local governments about the challenges of keeping critical infrastructure secure and the importance of cybersecurity preparedness in the context of our evolving, modern grid.

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It’s time to plan and implement FERC Order 881

With implementation and full compliance required by July 2025, US transmission organizations are preparing for changes to improve the accuracy and transparency of electric transmission line ratings to boost reliability and ensure fair wholesale electricity rates.

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Increasing grid stability with demand side response 

In this article, Dr. Mahmoud Elkazaz, James Wilson, Andrew Eviston, and Dereck Dombo from PSC UK’s team look at the importance of demand side response as an option to increase grid stability and help achieve a net zero energy supply.


UK prepares for winter amid high electricity prices 

Dr. Carlos Ferrandon-Cervantes, Raj Hirani, Jonathan Cervantes, Adam Harper and Sean McConnon from PSC UK’s team share their thoughts on the UK’s high electricity prices, its potential winter scenario and overall security of supply.



Did you know that PSC has a forest?

PSC trees Ecologi And our forest now has over 25,000 trees!! It continues to grow as our team members reach employment milestones. You see, we plant trees in the names of our people to celebrate their PSC anniversaries. We do this with Ecologi whose mission is to reduce CO2 by planting billions of trees every year. Find out how you can get involved in Ecologi’s climate projects and check out our PSC forest of growing trees



The role Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) play in our evolving energy system

Energy source and distribution magazine Oct 2022We’re very excited to share that an article written by PSC’s Djino Pirsic and Hesam Marzooghi was published in the latest issue of Energy Source & Distribution magazine. The article – starting on page 37 – is about the role Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) play in our evolving energy system. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. We’re looking forward to the next article!





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Highlights from EEA 2022

PSC APAC Real-Time Systems Manager Ray Young shares his perspective, looking back on the Electricity Engineers’ Association (EEA) 2022 Conference held 19-21 September in Hamilton, NZ.



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Reflecting on the Energy Innovation Summit 2022 

PSC UK’s Shahab Khan looks back on the Energy Innovation Summit (The Summit) held at SEC Glasgow from 28-29 September 2022.



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Thoughts from the AFR Energy and Climate Summit 2022  

The Australian Financial Review Energy and Climate Summit which was held in Sydney recently offered a diverse array of speakers and ran the gamut of topics. PSC’s Tina Kazmer shares her insights and takeaways from the conference.



PSC is a proud sponsor of the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Perth

LI young energy professionals October 2022PSC was proud to sponsor the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Perth, a fantastic organization promoting the next generation of energy specialists to the industry.

As part of our sponsorship, PSC was invited to the annual “Meet the Minister” event with the Hon. Bill Johnston, Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Corrective Services and Industrial Relations, where our sponsorship was recognized with a certificate of appreciation. Many thanks to the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Perth team for this recognition, and to Bill Johnston for making the event possible.



GE Digital’s Orchestrate APAC 2022 Conference 

GE Digital Orchestra 2022PSC sent a contingent of attendees to the GE Digital Orchestra APAC Conference which was held on November, 8-11 in Brisbane, Australia.



PSC attended the APPEEC2022 

APPEEC2022 conference-November 2022Members of PSC recently attended the 14th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2022 (APPEEC) which was held 20-23 November 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. PSC’s Amir Mehrtash, Mohammad Seidaliseifabad, Hesam Marzooghi, and other speakers discussed the challenges, opportunities and possible pathways to meet renewable targets in the NEM.

Hesam Marzooghi presented the impact of renewable generations on control and operation of the NEM. Mohammad Seidaliseifabad presented the hosting capacity of DER, associated issues with them and how different control mechanisms can assist in increasing their uptake in the NEM.



PSC is a proud sponsor of Electra CIGRE’s digital magazine




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— PSC Asia Pacific —

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Dipdyut Bhattacharyya PSC welcomes Dipdyut Bhattacharyya to the PSC IT team. Dip moved to Brisbane three years ago to pursue his Master’s in IT and fell in love with Australia. Prior to joining PSC, he was working as an IT officer at the Queensland Department of Education. Dip is based in our Brisbane, Australia office.

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Tash Frohloff PSC welcomes Tash Frohloff to the PSC Finance team as an Accounts Payable and Payroll Administrator. Tash will be responsible for accounts payable, payroll and receipting. Tash is based in our Brisbane, Australia office.

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Jack Webster PSC welcomes Jack Webster to the APAC Power Network Solutions team. Jack is an Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the Queensland University of Technology. Jack’s background includes HV&LV design, project delivery and site inspections, and he recently worked in energy trading. Jack is based in our Brisbane, Australia office.

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Shanmugapreethi Venkatesan PSC welcomes Shanmugapreethi Venkatesan (Preethi) to APAC as a Senior Power Systems Engineer. Preethi has a Master’s degree in Power Systems Engineering from the Sona College of Technology and a Bachelor’s of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. Preethi is based in our Melbourne, Australia office.

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Kenzo Tan PSC welcomes Kenzo Tan to the Asia Market Systems and Energy Applications team as a Graduate Market Systems Consultant. Kenzo earned his Master of Science/Technology Entrepreneurship at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Business Analytics and Operations Research in 2022. Kenzo is based in our Singapore office. 

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Mohammadhossein Rezaeian Koochi PSC is pleased to welcome Mohammadhossein Rezaeian Koochi to the APAC Power Systems Studies team. Mohammad received his Ph.D. degree in Power Engineering focusing on power system dynamics simulation and studies. Before starting at PSC he was a Postdoc Research Fellow working at QUT (Queensland University of Technology). Mohammad is based in our Brisbane, Australia office.

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Shiva Kumar PSC welcomes Shiva Kumar as a Power Systems Engineer, to our APAC Power Networks team. Shiva has over ten years of experience and achieved his Master of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University. Shiva is based in our Singapore office. 

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Balaji Prabhakaran PSC welcomes Balaji Prabhakaran to APAC as a Senior Electrical Engineer. Balaji is a Chartered Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the electric power industry. He has previously been working in the UK delivering load flow, fault protection, arc flash, harmonic, PQ and transient studies. Balaji is based in our Brisbane, Australia office. 

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Wei Wen Chin PSC welcomes Wei Wen Chin, as a Graduate Market Systems Consultant on our Market Systems and Energy Applications team in Asia. Wei Wen gained his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology and Design in 2022 from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Wei Wen is based in our Singapore office. 

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Foo Yi Wern PSC welcomes Foo Yi Wern to our Asia Power Networks team. Foo is a Power Systems Engineer who earned his Master’s in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering from Aalborg Universitet, and his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University Sains Malaysia. Foo is based in our Singapore office.  

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Josephine Chan PSC welcomes Josephine Chan to the People team as our APAC Senior Talent Acquisition partner. Jo has a deep talent acquisition background spanning two decades of executive search and internal consultant experience in technical industries. Jo is based in our Melbourne, Australia office.

— PSC North America —

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Dan Dilbeck PSC welcomes Dan Dilbeck to the North American Operational Technologies team. Dan joins us with over 35 years of experience with OT systems including all facets of installation, configuration, servicing, and user support on both distribution and transmission projects. Dan is based remotely in the US.

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Kester Oyibo PSC welcomes Kester Oyibo to the PSC Contracts and Corporate Services team as a Senior Contracts Specialist. Kester has a Bachelor of Law degree from Okija, Nigeria and a Master of Law degree in International Energy Law and Policy from Dundee, UK. He also has over eight years of experience in law and contract negotiation, with a focus on energy, natural resources, dispute resolution and real estate in Nigeria, the UK and Canada. Kester is working remotely in Calgary, Canada.

Ahmed Sallam PSC welcomes Ahmed Sallam to the Power Networks North America team as a Studies Consultant. Ahmed received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Ahmed is based remotely in Canada.

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Daniel Wang PSC welcomes Haoduo (Daniel) Wang to the Power Networks North America team. Daniel has 8 years of experience in Electrical Engineering Design with strong knowledge of power electronics, power systems and control, and converter station and substation design. He has a Master’s degree in Power Systems from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Daniel is based remotely in Canada. 

— PSC Europe —

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Marie Ashton PSC welcomes Marie Ashton to PSC’s People team as our Senior Talent Acquisition Partner. Marie brings 15 years of recruitment experience in engineering and hi-tech industries. She holds a BA in French, Spanish & European Business from Oxford Brookes University. Marie is based remotely in the UK. 

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Kevin Edmondson PSC welcomes Kevin Edmondson who has joined the UK team as the General Manager, HVDC. Kevin joins us after working at his own management consulting business where he was involved with HDVC, FACTS and T&D. Kevin is based in our office in Newcastle upon Tyne office in the UK. 

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Lewis Feldon PSC is pleased to welcome Lewis Feldon to the UK team as a Power Systems Consultant. Lewis is an experienced Power Systems Engineer with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1st class) from Teesside University. Lewis is based in our Newcastle, UK office.