Contributors

Pietro Tumino

Pietro Tumino received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Catania, Italy. He has worked in Enel Distribuzione S.p.A, Roma, Italy on devices and algorithms for remote control and automation of the distribution networks since May 2012. He is involved in the experimentation regarding the installation of Energy Storage Systems in Enel Distribuzione network and he has worked on the communication model of the ESS based on IEC 61850. He collaborated to the development of a new communication architecture, for the Enel Distribuzione networks, based on IEC 61850; to the development of a customer controller plant IED to develop its data model compliant with IEC 61850 and with DSO requirements. Since 2013 he has worked in the new "Smart Cities Research Centre" of Enel Distribuzione in Bari, as senior researcher. Pietro is an amateur football player. He has played football since he was a child, first in the juvenile football team of his city, and later in the first team of football 5. Now he plays football with friends or in local tournaments.

 

Giorgio Di Lembo

Giorgio Di Lembo joined ENEL after graduating in Electronic Engineering in 1989. He dealt with the practical problems of electricity distribution networks, then joined the engineering department of ENEL Distribution Division. Since 1991 he has worked in the field of Distribution Automation and electrical protection systems, supervising most of the technical activities to develop Central systems and peripheral units for remote control of ENEL Primary and secondary substations. Therefore, he can be considered one of the fathers of telecontrol and network automation systems presently adopted in ENEL. Today he is responsible for "Telecontrol and Automation systems" in ENEL DISTRIBUZIONE focusing on Smart Grids. Giorgio is a scuba diver and he likes wreck diving very much. In the Mediterranean sea, both Italy and Malta are very nice places for this activity, but the best of all is the Red Sea.

 

Jeffrey D. Taft

As the Cisco Connected Energy Networks Chief Architect and a Cisco Distinguished Engineer, Jeff is responsible for the Cisco GridBlocks? Reference Architecture for communications in electric power systems. He also directs the Business Unit's research activities and provides technical and subject matter expertise to Product Management, Marketing and Sale and Advanced Services. He began working in the grid modernization area exclusively in 2001 and has held smart grid chief architect roles with Accenture and IBM. Jeff formerly worked for Westinghouse and has worked on several key smart grid projects. He earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986, with a dual specialization in digital signal processing and digital control systems. He is a member of the IEEE PES, GridWise Architecture Council, and CIGRE and is the holder of 17 patents in control systems, signal processing, and smart grid. In his spare time Jeff indulge in one of his hobbies - jazz drumming.

 

Maik G. Seewald

Maik G. Seewald has over twenty years of engineering, security, and technical architecture experience. He is Cisco's representative for communication, security and energy automation. He participates actively in standard development with the focus on IEC 61850 and IEC 62351. Before Cisco, Maik was a senior research and development architect and CISSP for Siemens Energy Automation. Earlier, he was an IT architect at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions. Maik received a degree in Informational Techniques and a Qualified Engineer degree from Dresden University. In his spare time, Maik enjoys the outdoors. In summertime he likes traveling with his family, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, mountain biking, and hiking in the backcountry. His favorite spots are the Utah and California Deserts, the Pacific North West, Alaska and the Yukon. In wintertime, he is a big fan of dog mushing, favorable in Alaska. He has spent some time in the Arctic region in places like the Northern Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Baffin Island. Taking a lot of pictures is a logical consequence...

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