Trevor Lord is currently Founding Director of LORD Consulting. Holding a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury, NZ, Trevor has worked with the power and electrical industries for some 33 years in a wide variety of roles. As a passionate advocate for the image and customer respect of the Industry, he is internationally known and respected for his efforts to support this vision via engineering expertise, training and information programmes, innovative technical solutions to Industry reliability and safety problems, and regular Industry Conferences aimed at raising and unifying the levels of Industry best practice. Trevor brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience of many of the leading technologies on offer to assist the Industry with asset management matter, including being a pioneer in the critically important field of on-line monitoring of electrical network assets. He holds IP in quality assurance-based asset management processes and their implementation.
Terry Krieg is a power electrical engineer and consultant with more than 30 years industry and utility experience. Previously a senior manager at a number of Australian infrastructure utilities in Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory, Terry is a leader in the introduction of innovative approaches to risk based condition monitoring, standardisation and design, asset management practices and condition monitoring and has significant high voltage electrical plant experience in maintenance, commissioning, testing and diagnostics of power networks plant.
A power electrical engineer and consultant with more than 30 years industry and utility experience. Previously a senior manager at a transmission utility followed by leading position at the national electricity regulator in New Zealand.
Expert in the design, specification and testing of High Voltage Transmission Systems, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC), Power Electronic and System Protection Schemes
Detailed knowledge of the regulatory frameworks and economic principles relating to the provision of transmission services.
Review of major transmission system enhancements including both capital expenditure and economic justification.
Trevor has more than 35 years experience in electrical power engineering, having worked within the plant manufacturing, power generation, mining and power utility industries. In his previous role as Principal Engineer with Western Power he was the technical specialist for power transformers and reactive plant.
A Chartered Engineer with 27 years experience in the Power industry within New Zealand and the UK. Keith has held senior executive roles within the New Zealand Power Industry since 2008, championing the Asset Management Frameworks approach with a key focus on People, Process and Performance improvement strategies. Keith specialises in the application and implementation of strategic asset management frameworks, strategic management, change management and project implementation.
Craig started his career in 1992 as an apprentice electrical engineering trades person with Capricornia Electricity Board before commencing further engineering studies. He joined GEC Alstom in 1997 as a Cadet Test Engineer at the Rocklea Works and from 2001 to 2013 has held positions of Test Manager and Product Quality Manager. In 2013 he commenced independent consulting.
- all aspects of transformer testing, including routine, type & special tests
- investigative diagnostic techniques for transformers including failure investigations and forensic strip downs
- routine & type testing of HV & MV apparatus including switchgear, capacitor banks, high voltage motors and generators
- the design and upgrading of test facilities and equipment.
Craig provides consultancy services intended to cover specialist advice and investigation services related to Transformer Technology, High Voltage and High Power Testing.
Services are provided on today's global stage with projects completed all around the world including China, United Kingdom, Turkey, and Australia.
Dr John Densley, Densley Consulting, Toronto, Canada: John Densley graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London with a B. Sc. (Eng) and Ph.D. in 1964 and 1967. He spent 32 years in research into aging and diagnostics of electrical insulation, particularly in medium- and high-voltage cables at the National Research Council of Canada, and at the Ontario Hydro Research Division, which later became Ontario Power Technologies and then Kinectrics. He retired from Kinectrics in 2000 and is now a consultant. Dr. Densley is a Fellow of the IEEE, and is active in the IEEE PES Insulated Conductors Committee (ICC), CIGRE and IEC. He is the Chair of groups in ICC responsible preparing guides on the testing of medium voltage cables under wet conditions and also on the field testing of cables using VLF. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Graham Hodge has been working in the electricity industry for over 25 years. After graduating from University of Canterbury with both a B.E. Electrical (Hons) and M.E. Mechanical in 1977, he joined the Christchurch MED and worked in network operations and as system planning engineer before joining Electricorp Marketing in 1987 as commercial manager. Graham was a prime mover in the formation of Southpower in New Zealand, and more recently managed a technology start up company. He is now an independent strategic advisor in a variety of converging utility fields ranging from smart metering systems and power line communications, through to building robust economic deployment business cases for new technologies. Graham has been recently assisting Lord Consulting, focusing on the issues surrounding how best to maximize the economic life of power network assets by effectively using the emerging on-line asset monitoring systems.
Wolfgang Degen has almost 40 years of experience in the industry, last position as managing director of development/production of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) with SIEMENS/ Germany. He offers a wide range of knowledge within the field of substation techniques and technology.
Nick Chandler has worked in the electrical industry for 40 years as an electrician, electrical fitter, power systems technician, contract manager and electrical engineer. He currently provides electrical consulting and training services throughout New Zealand and overseas. Primary work areas include the high voltage generation, transmission and distribution industries and specialised work relating to testing and inspection of electrical installations, electrical appliances, fittings and related equipment. Other work includes electrical fault and incident investigations and specialised work such as earthing system tests and cable fault location.