Capacitor Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of all shunt and series capacitor matters related to economics, technical design, theoretical and experimental performance, installation, application and service operation for use in power circuits of 60 Hertz and below for the purpose of affecting performance or operating characteristics of these circuits.

Richard Sévigny, Chair
Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Distribution Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment, consideration and coordination of the economic and technical factors that influence the analysis, design, construction, operation, planning, standardization of components and environmental compatibility of overhead and underground electric distribution systems.

John McDaniel, Chair
National Grid
North Syracuse, New York, USA
Telephone: +1-315-452-7719

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Engineering in the Safety, Maintenance and Operation of Lines (ESMOL) Subcommittee

Scope: The treatment of all matters related to the engineering in maintenance of lines and associated devices. Research, development, testing, acceptance of various techniques, practices and procedures (involving the physical effects and other considerations) as they relate to safety and maintenance of lines and associated devices. Development of work methods to provide safe work areas while taking into consideration grounding, bonding, induction effects, equipment characteristics and testing techniques.

Ed Hunt, Chair
Western Area Power Administration
4825 S. Industrial Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007, USA

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HVDC & FACTS Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of technology related to direct current and flexible alternating current transmission systems. Applications of power electronic switching equipment and ancillary components to AC and DC transmission systems. Coordination of these systems at the interface between transmission and generation and the over-all studies of their parameters and performance.

Brian Johnson, Chair
University of Idaho
PO Box 441023
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1023, USA

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Overhead Lines Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of all matters of economical and technical design, theoretical and experimental performance, installation, and service operation of transmission and distribution conductors and overhead ground wires, their supporting structures, associated splicing and hardware components, and counterpoise and structure grounding. Design, application, and standards for all types of overhead line insulators including attachments to minimize arc damage and control of the electrostatic fields.

Rob Schaerer, Chair
POWER Engineers
5675 Ruffin Road
Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92123, USA

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Power Quality Subcommittee

Scope: Treatment of all matters of definitions, monitoring, benchmarking, assessment, indices, and solutions to power quality phenomena in transmission and distribution systems. Treatment of harmonic distortion in transmission and distribution systems including limits, modeling, probabilistic aspects, interharmonics, and waveform distortion. Treatment of voltage quality issues including assessment of voltage fluctuation monitoring and limits and definition of voltage sag indices. Treatment of power quality solutions including custom power equipment applications and evaluation of power system compatibility with end-use equipment.

Matt Norwalk
Southern California Edison
1851 West Valencia Drive
Fullerton, California 91768, USA

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General Systems Subcommittee

This subcommittee moved to the IEEE PES Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee in 2016.

Integration of Renewable Energy into the Transmission and Distribution Grids Subcommittee

This subcommittee moved to the IEEE PES Energy Development & Power Generation (EDPG) Committee in 2016.