Dr. Alexander Apostolov, Principle Engineer, OMICRON electronics Corporation USA, will be the keynote speaker for a seminar scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, at the University Center Auditorium.  The UTC Department of Electrical Engineering, TVA, IEEE, and Omicron are co-sponsoring the IEC 61850 Seminar.

IEC 61850, the standard for “Communication networks and systems in substations”, utilizes network technologies for all kinds of information exchange within a substation. It represents the next step in the integration of multifunctional IEDs based on the development and implementation of advanced distributed protection and control functions.

This seminar is specifically tailored to project planners, operating and commissioning staff who need to understand how to take full advantage of this potential for successful application.

Apostolov holds the MS in Electrical Engineering, the MS in Applied Mathematics and the Ph.D. from the Technical Universityin Sofia, Bulgaria. He worked for fourteen years in the Protection & Control Section of Energoproject Research and Design Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria.

He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON in Los Angeles, California. He is an IEEE Fellow and Member of the Power Systems Relaying Committee and Substations C0 Subcommittee. He is the past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee, serves on multiple IEEE PES Working Groups and is Chairman of Working Group C9: Guide for Abnormal Frequency Load Shedding and Restoration.  Apostolov is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer.

Apostolov serves as the Editor-in-Chief of PAC World magazine – the global forum of the protection, automation and control industry.

For more information, e-mail gail.hernandez@omicronusa.com or call Gail Hernandez at 781-672-6224.

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