The Guru

Biography: Demósthenes de Souza Paixão was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1936. He took his electrical engineering degree from Rio de Janeiro Federal University in 1960 and a specialization course on protection from English Electric in Stafford, UK. He made his whole career as an engineer in Light, then a GTD utility responsible for the electric energy supply to Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP), in which he was Protection Department head for Rio and S. Paulo. He started lecturing power system protection at Rio de Janeiro Federal University and later at Universidade Federal Fluminense.

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