Indian User Meeting
Building on the major success of the German User Meeting (now in its 25th year) and first Indian User Meeting in 2017, we are excited to invite you to the second Indian User Meeting.
We are pleased to bring together renowned experts from our own organization and other organizations to meet, share and learn about the latest developments in power equipment diagnostics, monitoring and protection testing. Up to date real life case studies will deliver accurate accounts of what is happening in the industry. This will help empower the participants to perform condition assessment in accordance with the requirements and possibilities of the hour.
The topics covered in the Indian User Meeting are focused on providing detailed technical explanations and practical demonstrations (hands-on sessions) of the latest diagnostic techniques, both on-line and off-line, with the supporting knowledge and examples of recent case histories to substantiate the benefits of these approaches.
The following assets will be discussed:
- Power Transformers
- Instrument Transformers
- Rotating Electric Machines
- GIS and Cables
- Circuit breakers
- Protection relays (including IEC 61850 implications and methodology)
To enhance the opportunity for all participants to share knowledge and learn, questions and discussion are encouraged.
OMICRON Events App is available in the App Store (for iOS) and Google Play Store (for Android) for mobile phone or tablet. Participants can download this application from 3rd December 2018 to get compact overview and practical information about the event.
Chandra Prakash Awasthi
Deputy General Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
Chandra Prakash Awasthi is presently working as Deputy General Manager in Technology Development department, POWERGRID Corporation of India Ltd. He was involved in construction testing & commissioning of two Greenfield substations of 400 kV & 765 kV level, which had IEC 61850 systems. For the last ten years, was actively associated with testing & commissioning of IEC 61850 based control, protection and automation systems at various substations across India. Also contributed towards improvement in Test procedures and Specifications for Substation Automation System in POWERGRID. He was involved in commissioning of the Pilot Project on IEC 61850 based Process Bus in POWERGRID, India. Was associated in resolution of various engineering and implementation issues of IEC 61850 systems. Presently engaged in design, engineering and commissioning of the commercial Full Digital Substation implementation at POWERGRID India. He has 14 years of experience with Powergrid. He had completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from National Institute of Technology Raipur 2003
Chief Manager, O&M of EHV Substations, Sterlite Power
Ashutosh Srivastava has completed his B.E in Electrical & Electronics from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra and PGDC in thermal power plant Engg. from NPTI, Badarpur. He has over 15 years of experience in erection, commissioning & O&M of EHV substations. He was involved in commissioning of 600 MW thermal power plant at Essar, Mahan from 2007 to 2014. Currently he is working as Chief Manager, O&M with Sterlite Power and is based at Bhopal. He is involved in developing operation & maintenance strategies for Sterlite assets, testing & commissioning of new projects of Sterlite power. He is also certified internal lead auditor for Integrated Management System (IMS) & Asset Management.
General Manager - Marketing & Engineering, ASHIDA
Kamin Dave has more than 20 years of experience in the area of Relay design & development, Power system design, system studies (SC, Load flow, Relay-coordinations, unit protection settings, stability studies, harmonic analysis etc.), Testing, Commissioning and Application of protective relays, SCADA & Wide Area Monitoring system, diagnostic testing of electrical equipments like generator, transformers, CT etc, operating philosophy of power plants. He worked in position of General Manager-Marketing & Engineering at ASHIDA, India. He was heavily involved in product development/engineering and system engineering for ASHIDA products/solutions including development of feeder/motor/transformer/distance protection relays. He had worked as an Mkt & Application Engineering Manager at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, India and had been heavily involved with customer presentations, implementations of various features into the SEL products, Power system Protection applications, Power System study (ETAP, ATP & other relevant power system simulation softwares), Grid islanding, load shedding, generator control engineering, C&R panel engineering, synchrophasor system, writing application notes/papers etc. He had also worked as an Mkt & Application Manager for Doble Engineering Company. He is National study committee member of CIGRE-India in B5 Committee and written national committee report on generator protection and Numerical protection relay validation techniques. He is an IEEE member and written and presented several papers & Tutorials in National/International Conferences/seminars in his career. He is graduated in electrical engineering in year of 1996, also received professional academic certificates on power system study, Advance power system protection & electrical equipment diagnostics from academic institutes (Indian Institute of Technology). He has received senior executive education on International Business Management from Indian Institute of Management.
Regional Sales Manager - Middle East and South Asia, OMICRON
Ahmed El-Hamaky has worked for OMICRON since May 2010, presently as Regional Sales Manager, overseeing the Middle East and South Asia region. Previous roles have included Regional Project Sales Manager (for the Monitoring business related to Rotating Machines, Power Transformers and High Voltage Cables) and Area Sales Manager with responsibility for sales across the GCC region. He has 16 years of experience in Electrical Power systems following attainment of a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University in 2000 and a diploma degree in power system protection in 2005 from Ain Shams University. He has been an IEEE senior member since December 2011 and is also a member of IEEE Power Energy Society (PES). In 2014 he received a post graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the Open University in the United Kingdom.
Regional Manager - Asia Pacific Region, OMICRON
Manish Gupta has worked for OMICRON in Hong Kong since February 2000, presently as Regional Manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Before OMICRON, Manish worked with ABB India, starting his career in Vadodara and later at Bangalore until Jan 2000 in the Technology Department for Protection Relays. He has more than 30 years of experience in Electrical Power Systems, following obtaining his engineering degree from MNIT Allahabad (India).
Product Manager - Primary HV assets, OMICRON Electronics
Felix Feustel has been working with OMICRON since 2013. He is presently a product manager for testing solutions for primary assets in HV facilities. He studied electrical power engineering and business administration at the RWTH Aachen University, where he received a B.Sc. in 2011 and a M.Sc. degree in 2013.
Mohamed Ibrahim Ali
Regional Application Specialist - Power System Protection, OMICRON Electronics
Mohamed Ibrahim Ali has worked for OMICRON since July 2015 and provides technical and application support on primary and secondary testing and diagnostic substation equipment. Currently working as Regional Application Specialist for Protection testing. He conducts theoretical and practical training courses and also troubleshoots technical problems for customers. He finished his BSC degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and his high post graduate studies (Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering) in 2007.
Head of Business Development - Power Utility Communication, OMICRON electronics
Andreas Klien studied computer science at the Vienna University of Technology, where he also received his master’s degree in computer engineering. Andreas joined OMICRON in Klaus (Austria) in 2005, first as a developer and project manager, later as team lead for IEC 61850 product development. Since 2018, Andreas has been responsible for the Power Utility Communication (PUC) business at OMICRON. His fields of experience are in substation communication, SCADA, and power systems cyber security. As a member of the WG10 in TC57 of the IEC he is participating in the development of the IEC 61850 standard series.
Regional Application Specialist - Partial Discharge Measurements, OMICRON Electronics
Bavley Farid has worked as Application Engineer with a focus on Partial Discharge Diagnostics and Monitoring in OMICRON Electronics Middle east, since February 2016. Currently he is Regional Application Specialist for Partial Discharge Measurements on Transformer / Rotating Machines / Cables. He conducts theoretical and practical training courses, performs partial discharge measurements on HV assets and provides technical support to customers. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Electrical Engineering with a focus on High Voltage Systems from the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates in June 2015.
Regional Application Specialist - Power Utility Communications, OMICRON Electronics
Mohit Kumar graduated from MDU, Rohtak with Electrical & Electronics Engineering in 2012. He has a PGD in O&M of Transmission and Distribution systems from Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi. He joined OMICRON New Delhi office as an Application & Technical support Engineer in 2013. He is currently the Regional Application Specialist for Middle East and South Asia in the field of Power Utility Communication. He is an active Trainer for Protection testing and has carried out various trainings throughout India and Middle East
Regional Application Specialist - Instrument Transformers, OMICRON Electronics
Fadi Al-Zatari joined OMICRON electronics in Bahrain in 2015 as an Application Engineer. Prior to joining OMICRON he had worked with NEPCO, Jordan. In 2009, He had completed his BSc in Electrical Power Engineering from Al - Balqa Applied University, Jordan. Currently, Fadi is the RAS (Regional Application Specialist) for Instrument Transformers.
Technical and Application Support - OMICRON Electronics
Phaneendra Bonagiri has worked for OMICRON since August 2016 and provides technical and application support on Primary testing and application support. He conducts theoretical and practical training courses. He finished his Electrical degree from JNT University of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh in the year of 2011. He has 8 years’ experience in the field of Testing & Diagnosis of HV voltage Equipment’s like Turbo Generators, Power Transformers, Instrument Transformers etc.
Manager - Sales and Application, OMICRON
has been associated with OMICRON India for more than 12 years as an Application engineer. He has more than 20 years of experience in field testing of High Voltage electrical apparatus. He previously worked as “Regional Application Specialist” - Partial Discharge measurements on Transformers/Rotating Machines/ Cables – for OMICRON Middle-East & South Asia region. He has conducted several customized training on Partial Discharge applications both in South Asia and Middle East.
Area Sales Manager, OMICRON
Aditya Taneja is an application specialist of switchgear and circuit breaker application field. A technocrat with 9 years’ experience of working in various South Asian and Middle Eastern markets. He has handled various positions in field of Marketing and Sales. He is working with OMICRON since 2012.
The registration fee of INR 11,800/ - (INR 10,000 + 18% GST ) covers all event sessions, meeting documents and catering (coffee breaks, lunch, dinner).