TEAM DIRECTORY BY BUSINESS UNIT
SUBSTATIONS STUDIES & EQUIPMENT APPLICATIONS
With over twenty years of experience in the energy sector, Dr. Jorge Hollman is the Senior Manager for the Substations Studies and Equipment Applications group at Powertech Labs. He is a recognized power systems expert and has experience in modelling, transients, equipment specification and performance in planning and operations. At Powertech, Jorge’s team has a variety of technical specialties including arc flashing, stations equipment applications, insulation coordination, Point On Wave (POW) switching applications, transient recovery voltage (TRV), temporary over voltage (TOV) and transients analysis.
Dr. Arash Tavighi is an Engineer in the Substations Studies & Equipment Applications department at Powertech Labs. He has broad experience in modelling and simulation in power systems, electro-magnetic transients programs, as well as applications of signal processing algorithms in power systems.
Prior to joining Powertech, Dr. Tavighi worked as a Consultant Engineer with BC Hydro, and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Thomas An is an Electrical Engineer for the Substation Services group at Powertech Labs. In this role he is responsible for performing Arc Flash Studies for utilities including Generating Stations, Substations and Distribution systems. He also works to evaluate protection and control scheme, performs short circuit studies and develops relay test plans. Additionally, Thomas supports other departments with any protection and control related projects. Thomas is a professional engineer registered with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Dr. Shanshan Yang is a Substation Studies Engineer and a Distribution Automation Engineer in Powertech’s Smart Utility Lab, which provides leading edge engineering, software and consulting expertise to support utilities in grid modernization and reduce the risk of taking advanced technologies to the field.
Before coming to Powertech in January 2015, Dr. Yang was with Electrocon International as a Computer-Aided Protection Engineering Software Application and Development Engineer with responsibility for CAPE software development, application, training, technical support, and marketing.