Electric utility infrastructure habitually falls prey to overgrown Right-of-Way, high winds, and harsh weather. Impactful events causing outages are increasing in frequency, and need to be endured without major disruptions in electric service. This webinar will discuss the application of covered aerial conductor to "harden" the electric utility grid so that unpredictable events don't result in unsustainable outages.
Brian Trager, Director of Technology & International
Brian J. Trager is a member of the IEEE. He received his B.S. and M. Eng. degrees in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1979 and 1980, respectively, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Mr. Trager has held various positions in Engineering, Consulting and Management at American Electric Power Company, Cooper Power Systems and Fisher-Pierce, and at Hendrix Wire and Cable, where he's been for the past 26 years. He has taught Electric Power Engineering at Ohio State University, West Virginia University, and Pennsylvania State University, in addition to teaching courses to utility clients, and has authored over 50 technical papers and articles for the IEEE and other national and international organizations. He has brought to fruition numerous high-reliability power distribution projects in various sites on seven continents over a period spanning more than 40 years.