Dr. Eric (Qian) Li has more than 15 years professional experience with high-power, high-voltage and high-current testing, as well as electric power testing equipment and system development. With more than 10 years working in world-class electric power testing organizations, Dr. Li is experienced in a wide variety of electric power equipment testing procedures and techniques. As a senior engineer and project leader in Powertech’s High Power Lab, Dr. Li is responsible for planning, preparing and executing a broad spectrum of electric power tests in accordance with IEEE, IEC, ANSI, UL and CSA standards to properly address the needs of electric utilities and manufacturers worldwide.
Dr. Hong Li manages Powertech’s T&D Asset Management team which specializes in offering asset management solutions for utilities for managing their aging T&D assets through condition assessment, testing and serviceability analysis, and risk and reliability evaluation. Additionally, Dr. Li’s expertise includes structural analysis and testing, numerical modelling, assessment of structural integrity and reliability, and seismic qualification and evaluation.
Dr. Xi Lin is the Director of the Power Systems sector. His main responsibility is to develop and maintain the DSATools software package. DSATools provides a complete toolset for power system planning and operational studies. The key components in the suite, VSAT, TSAT, and SSAT, have also been designed to be used for on-line dynamic security assessment (DSA). In this mode, the software is connected directly to a power system’s energy management system (EMS) and assesses the system security in continuous cycles.
Raymond Lings is the President and CEO of Powertech Labs Inc., an unregulated subsidiary of BC Hydro. Prior to joining Powertech, Raymond was Vice President of Energy at Tetra Tech and General Manager of T&D at Kinectrics (Toronto). Raymond also worked at EPRI leading the portfolio of programs covering Transmission and Distribution. While at EPRI, Raymond led the crafting of the globally recognized Transmission Line reference book known as the Red Book, which is recognized and used around the world by the transmission industry for designing lines above 200kV. Before EPRI, Raymond had 10 years of power utility experience. Raymond is also a senior member of the IEEE and CIGRE. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 publications in the field of transmission and distribution, with the majority of his publications covering electronic residential (smart) metering. Raymond has represented the U.S. on IEC Working Groups dealing with Smart Meters, as well as the long-term reliability of solid state electronic residential metering and is the Deputy Technical Advisor between ANSI and IEC metering. Raymond holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA and a Bachelors in Economics & Econometrics.