Nicholas Etherden

Nicholas Etherden lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Nicholas works for STRI as a Power utility automation specialist. He has MSc in Engineering Physics from 2001 and worked at ABB in relay development for seven years.  At STRI since 2008 he has been combining IEC 61850 consultancy with Smart Grid research. In March he received his PhD degree in electric power engineering from Lulea Technical University regarding the use of storage and communication to increase the amount of renewables that can be integrated into electricity grids. Nicholas is a member of IEC TC 57 WG10 and represents the Swedish National Grid company (one of the owners of STRI) in ENTSO-E AdHoc group on IEC 61850.
Nicholas has three small children. When he is not stressing to and from work, kindergarten and family chores he enjoys a long run, travel and skiing with the annual winter expedition to the Swedish or
Norwegian mountains as the highlight of the year.



Luc Hossenlopp

Luc Hossenlopp is the Chief Technical Officer of Schneider Electric’s Energy Business Unit. He has more than 25 years of experience in the protection and automation business. He has contributed to the development of the IEC 61850 standard and has received B5 CIGRE committee awards.

Luc likes to travel and in his spare time, he enjoys cooking as well.


Jorg Reuter

Jorg Reuter is owner and founder of HELINKS LLC in Zug, Switzerland. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Kaiserslautern/Germany. Jorg worked for Alfa Laval / Sat Control as soft & hardware developer, head of Software Engineering, R&D manager and head of Process Automation Department.  He was a member of the board of directors of B&L (an Alpha Laval company.)  At ABB he worked as a global project leader for substation automation tool development and R&D manager of a centralized T&D development unit in Switzerland. He is the founder and owner of Crosspoint Consulting (now Sumit AG) - a company active in Software Engineering and Business Intelligence (Big Data).

Jorg loves the outdoors and spends a lot of time on his boat.


Bostjan Skorjak

Bostjan Skorjak received a B.Sc.E.E. Degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He started his career in 1969 at ISKRA as an Engineer in the Development Department of Automation Equipment for Hydro Power Plants, later becoming Head of Development group, Director of the Marketing Department for Automation, Remote Control and Telecommunication Systems and Director of ISKRA Factory for Power Engineering Equipment. From 1987 to 2002 he worked at KORONA Power Engineering as General Manager and Marketing Director. From 2002 to 2004 he was Project manager of a Control System Project at Cement Plant Trbovlje. He retired in 2004. He was Secretary of the Yugoslav CIGRE Study Subcommittee for hydro power plants and has published several papers.

In his spare time Bostjan enjoys skiing, hiking and running. He is also contributing to local publications and festivals of humor. (See the Hobby article in this issue – pages 94-97)

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