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Wolfgang Degen


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.


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Name: Wolfgang K. Degen, Dipl. Ing.
Address: Falkentaler Steig 76a, D-13467 Berlin, Germany
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Position in Organisation:

Director GIS T&D,
Senior Technical Consultant
High Voltage Division GIS Substations


Private Consultancy
Power Transmission and Distribution
High Voltage Switchgear and SF6

Autobiographical Notes:

(special points of background)

  • Born in 1942 in Berlin, Germany
  • Studies of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, Dipl. Ing.
  • Joining Siemens Company in 1969
  • Development Engineer for Medium and High Voltage Switchgear
  • Development of 145kV Dead Tank Breaker in Jackson, Mississippi – USA 1985/86
  • Head of Mechanical Development Laboratory of High Voltage Switchgear since 1988
  • Head of Service and Product Engineering for AIS and GIS Switchgear from 72.5kV - 800kV since 1993
  • Head of Production and Testing of GIS Switchgear since 1995
  • Senior Technical Consultant since 2002
  • Retired from Siemens since 2005
  • Member of various IEC, IEEE and CIGRE Working Groups on Reliability of Switchgear, Gas Insulated Switchgear, Revision and Harmonization groups
    • Convener IEC 17A MT34 Standard IEC 62271-1
    • Special Reporter CIGRE B3 since 2004
    • Holding Tutorials and Panels IEEE Substation Committee
  • German Study Committee member B3 since 2002
  • Member of National Working Groups on Environmental Testing/ Noise Measurements/ Acoustics
  • Translations of standards into German
  • More than 30 technical publications worldwide

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