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WEBINAR - How certified T&D components help to improve power network performance?

Will your purchased components stand up to reality?

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Live Webinar - Tuesday 3 November 2015

10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
09:00 AM Central Standard Time
15:00 Greenwich Mean Time
16:00 PM Central European Time 

The webinar is for free (register first) and the duration is approximately one hour.

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Electricity is the life blood of modern society. Any interruption to its supply can have a huge impact on individuals, businesses and communities. So the transmission and distribution (T&D) sector, and the energy industry as a whole, must devote extensive resources into trying to avoid power supply disruptions. Will your purchased components stand up to reality? With the world of energy undergoing significant change, it’s never been more important to minimize risk and stay ahead. On this topic KEMA Laboratories organizes together with PennWell a Webinar on November 3. This webinar, calling on the results from 20 years of testing data, reviews component failure rates to see how certified testing helps utilities reduce the risk of blackouts.

Take aways:

  • Malfunctioning equipment often causes outages
  • Requiring certified equipment minimizes your risk
  • Only laboratories can provide the real challenges to your equipment when meeting system distress; computers cannot
  • A quarter of new equipment fails to pass laboratory tests

Speaker: Bas Verhoeven, Director, KEMA Laboratories Moderator: Teresa Hansen, Editor in chief PowerGrid International, Electric Light & Power and Utility products magazines


Bas VerhoevenBas Verhoeven received the M.Sc. degree in Power Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He joined KEMA in 1990 as R&D specialist on digital protection systems for high voltage power networks. From 1995 he worked as a consultant in international projects for high voltage power network design and protection. In 2000, he became the manager of the KEMA high voltage laboratory. Under his guidance, this laboratory became the largest commercially operated high voltage laboratory in the world. In 2011 he became Director of the KEMA laboratories, including the high power laboratory, high voltage laboratory and inspection group. He is a member of the board of the NEC – Dutch IEC and member of the management board of the international Short Circuit Test Liaison (STL). He authored over 20 international papers on testing and certification of power components.



Teresa HansenTeresa Hansen rejoined PennWell in 2004 as an associate editor with Power Engineering magazine. Currently, editor in chief of PowerGrid International, Electric Light & Power and Utility Products magazines, she is responsible for all print and digital content for the three publications. She is also the anchor of the weekly website video, Energy News Wrap Up. Teresa was previously the managing editor of PennWell’s Utility Automation magazine and was an associate and senior editor for the same publication as well as Electric Light and Power magazine before that. She served as program committee chair for DistribuTECH from 1997 through 2001, returning to the position in 2008. Teresa has more than 15 years’ experience as a technical magazine editor, with 12 years at PennWell. Before rejoining PennWell, she served as the managing editor of a technical magazine focusing of oil analysis, machinery lubrication and reliability centered maintenance. Teresa’s previous energy-related experience includes 13 years of service at a nuclear power plant working in technical, engineering and middle management positions. She also has experience working as a senior research analyst for energy marketing and trading company.