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  • Electrical Power
  • Industrial
  • Hospital
  • Government
  • Electric Utilities

This expert attended the Tri-State College (now University) in Angola, IN and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

This consultant also attended the Rose Poly Institute of Technology (now Rose-Hulman) in Terre Haute, IN.

Senior Electrical Power Forensic Investigator, Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert has experience in electrical forensic investigations, electrical power equipment testing and maintenance. Other areas of expertise for this consultant are root-cause analyses for large electrical power outages, substation equipment failures, and large transformer failures. This expert is involved with investigation of operations, maintenance, engineering, and reliability practices.

Additional experience and specialization of this expert includes OSHA and EPA compliance, installation, maintenance, and testing of industrial equipment. This expert has experience in hospital, government, and electric utility electrical power equipment. Areas of specialty for this expert include forensic investigations of electrocutions, transformer and switchgear failures, and design of control and relay circuits.

This consultant's work experience includes transformer testing, transformer maintenance, and transformer surge protection. This expert has experience in the investigation of power-factor problems and transformer overheating due to improperly adjusted SCR drives. This consultant has experience in reducing short-circuit problems and ferro-resonance transformer failure. Other areas of expertise for this consultant include transformer differential protection tips, transformer degassing, removing water from transformers, and analyses of transformer failures.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in electrical forensic investigations, electrical power equipment testing and maintenance, root-cause analyses for large electrical power outages and substation equipment failures, large transformer failures, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Senior Consultant, Consulting Group, Tampa, FL

Has conducted about 80 electrical forensic investigations and has prepared verbal or written expert reports for the investigations. The conclusions were accepted and the cases were settled.

 

Senior Electrical Power, Electrical Utility Consultant, Electrical Risk consulting firm

Conducted electrical power equipment testing and maintenance seminars for testing company engineers and technicians, for the Center for Professional Advancement in New Jersey, and for the TUV Akademie Middle East Training Company in the country of Abu Dhabi. Developed electrical testing and maintenance programs for an Alcoa Aluminum plant. Was subcontracted part-time as a senior consultant. Investigated and conducted root-cause analyses for large electrical power outages and substation equipment failures occurring in Illinois and Nova Scotia. Also investigated the operations, maintenance, engineering, and reliability practices of Commonwealth Edison Energy (ComEd in Chicago), Nova Scotia Power, Ameren-Illinois Electric Company, Georgia Power, Alabama Power, Northwestern Energy (Montana), Central Maine Power Company, Bangor Maine Power Company, and for a small power company in Texas. Provided consulting evaluations of a large transformer failure at a nuclear power plant in Florida.

 

Indiana Division Engineer, Manager of Dayton, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri Divisions, Corporate Senior Vice-President of Engineering, High Voltage Maintenance Corporation (HVM)

Was the OSHA and EPA compliance officer. Led the installation, maintenance, and testing of industrial, hospital, government, and electric utility electrical power equipment, primarily in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri. Trained electrical testing engineers and technicians for the High Voltage Maintenance Corporation, the International Electrical Testing Association, and the AVO training institute. Conducted forensic investigations of two electrocutions, and several transformer and switchgear failures. Led the commissioning of electrical power equipment installations, including the controls and relaying for a nuclear power plant switchyard for the Consumer Power Company in Michigan. Provided technical and safety guidance for HVM’s engineers and technicians. Led the maintenance, testing, rebuilding, SF6 gas recovery, and the refilling of High voltage SF6 circuit breakers for several clients, including the utilization of best methods for detecting and repairing SF6 gas leaks. Designed control and relay circuits, specified electrical power equipment for clients and testing equipment for HVM, and conducted short-circuit and relay setting studies for clients. Evaluated testing results, advised clients, and prepared formal equipment condition reports for clients. Developed generic electrical power equipment pre-energizing and energizing checklists for HVM’s use when it was contracted to act a commissioning agent for new electrical equipment installations. Contributed to the development of a new method for reducing harmonics, which reduce energy costs, on industrial power systems.

 

On-Site Design, Construction, and Commissioning Engineer, Harza Engineering Company

Was responsible for a large transmission substation project located in the country of Iran. Conducted final electrical, relaying, and control design work, supervised the construction of the substations and the installation of equipment, tested all electrical equipment, and commissioned the four main Iranian transmission-grid 400000-volt/230000-volt substations for the Iranian power company. Conducted electrical short-circuit impedance and relay setting calculations and instructed Iranian power company employees how to operate and maintain the substations.

 

Substation Testing Engineer, Senior Relay Engineer, Indiana Michigan Power Company, Marion, IN

Led inspection, testing, maintenance, and commissioning of substation equipment, relays, and controls for equipment rated from 12000-volts to 765000-volts. Also conducted relay setting calculations and evaluated electrical and oil testing results.

 

Power Line and Substation Construction Crew Member, Contractors in Indiana and Illinois

Junior Distribution Engineer, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Angola, IN

This expert is the author of numerous publications on topics related to and including transformer testing, testing protective relay circuits, transformer maintenance and testing guide, preventive maintenance and testing of electrical systems, measur

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