II OMICRON User Meeting in Brazil
After the success of its last edition, held in 2017, we are pleased to invite you to the II OMICRON User Meeting in Brazil, which will take place from April 2nd to 5th, 2019 in São Paulo City and will have simultaneous translation into Spanish, Portuguese and English.
During these four days, industry experts from the Latin American region and specialists from OMICRON will meet to discuss the new developments and challenges in Protection and Automation testing, as well as in Substation and High Voltage Equipment testing.
In addition to the two-day conference, in which we will be accompanied by the internationally recognized Dr. Alex Apostolov and Dr. Michael Krüeger, in this edition we included two days dedicated to mini-courses in classroom and in field.
Reserve the date and participate in this knowledge exchange platform!
- April 2nd: Protection and Automation testing day414 kB
- April 3rd: Practical mini-courses day in classroom914 kB
- April 4th: Substation and High Voltage Equipment testing day469 kB
- April 5th: On-site Partial Discharge mini-course day*2.43 MB
*The on-site Partial Discharge mini-course will be delivered in English with Spanish translation.
Call for papers:
If you would like to participate as speaker of the event, please send us an abstract of your paper. The requirements for papers submission and the deadlines can be found by clicking the following link:
Dr. Alexander Apostolov
Principal Engineer, OMICRON
Dr. Alexander Apostolov received MS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has 40+ years’ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications.
He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying and Control Committee. He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on many IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Groups C2 “Role of Protective Relaying in Smart Grid”.
He is member of IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17, 18 and 19 and Convenor of CIGRE WG B5.53 “Test Strategy for Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) functions in a full digital substation based on IEC 61850 applications” and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups. He is Distinguished Member of CIGRE.
He holds four patents and has authored and presented more than 500 technical papers. He is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. He is Editor-in-Chief of PAC World.
Dr. Michael Krüger
Principal Engineer, OMICRON
Dr. Michael Krüger is Principal Engineer for testing and diagnostic measurements on electric power equipment with OMICRON electronics GmbH in Klaus, Austria. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) and the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and graduated in 1976 (Dipl.-Ing.). In 1990 he received the Dr. (PHD) degree from the Technical University of Vienna. Michael Krüger has more than 40 years of experience in high voltage engineering and insulation diagnosis on GIS, instrument transformers, cables, power transformers and rotating machines. He has published many papers about electrical measurements on different assets and holds 15 patents. He is member of VDE, CIGRE and IEEE and works in several working groups of OEVE, IEC and CIGRE.
Dr. Saulo José Nascimento Cisneiros
Technical Director, CIGRE-Brazil
Dr. Saulo José Nascimento Cisneiros graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and received his Master Science degree in Power System Engineering in 1978. He started his carrier in 1972 in an integrated generation and transmission company and held several positions and activities in other corporations. He currently works as Executive Manager of North/Northeast Regional Office of the Brazilian System Operator and Vice Chair of CIGRE-Brazil. He is a “Distinguished Member” of CIGRE and was as “Special Reporter” in the Paris Session 2006. In the same year, he received the “CIGRE Technical Committee Award”. He is “Honorary Member” of the CIGRE Brazilian National Committee and published more than 60 papers in national and international symposiums and sessions.
Dr. Roberto Liñán García
Electrical Equipment Management Researcher, INEEL
Since 2008, Dr. Roberto Liñán has been working on new methodologies on early diagnostics of substations assets. It’s the leader author of a patent that allows the ranking of operating condition of current transformers (CT´s), using the measurement of the dielectric properties as a function of frequency (DFR) and its correlation with the dielectric breakdown strength of the oil, moisture content in the oil and dissolved gases in oil (DGA).
He is an Electrical Engineer from Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila and Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford in England. In 1981 he joined Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias, INEEL (formerly IIE) as an undergraduate thesis intern and in 1982 he started working for INEEL as Researcher and Project Manager. To this date, he has directed more than 50 research and technological development projects, mainly for customers in the electricity sector (Prolec-GE and CFE).
The main topics of R&D in which he has been involved are related to the development of new methodologies to determine the operative condition of the main assets of high voltage substations (power transformers, power reactors, instrument transformers and circuit breakers).
He was awarded second place at the Technological Innovation ADIAT 2010 National Prize for the project "Development of a methodology for the classification of the operative state of instrument transformers".
From 2011 to 2013 he worked as Electrical Equipment Manager for the Electrical Systems Division of INEEL.
He has published several articles in national and international forums, as well as in technical magazines about new diagnostic techniques for transmission assets. He is also the author of several patents, copyrights and industrial secrets.
Recommended hotels (if accommodation is needed)
In case you need accommodation during the days of the event, OMICRON has preferential rates with the Hotel Meliá Paulista. To make your reservations, please contact the hotel directly indicating the reservation code below. These rates are subject to availability:
Hotel Meliá Paulista – Event venue
Av. Paulista, 2181 – Bela Vista 01311-300 - São Paulo, Brazil
Classic twin (single): R$ 390 (+5% of local tax and R$ 4,52 tourism tax).
Classic twin (double): R$ 433 (+5% of local tax and R$ 4,52 tourism tax).
Deluxe room (single): R$ 465 (+5% of local tax and R$ 4,52 tourism tax).
Costs include breakfast buffet and wi-fi connection.
Reservation code: Evento OMICRON
Phone: +55 11 2184 1670