Damir Novosel

Dr. Damir Novosel, President, Quanta Technology Expert, has over 26 years of experience working with electric utilities and vendors. He has developed and consulted on a number of concepts and methods to improve power system planning, operation and maintenance.

Damir has created and managed several reputable and successful organizations that developed innovative technology and industry best practices in various areas of power systems. Prior to joining Quanta Technology, he was President of T&D Consulting at KEMA in the U.S. He has also held various positions in ABB including Vice President of global product management for automation products and Manager of the power systems consulting group.

Damir was elected into the National Academy of Engineers in 2014. He is President-Elect for the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and his work earned him international recognition and reputation and was elected IEEE Fellow. He presently holds 16 U.S. and international patents. Damir published over 100 articles in Refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings in various areas of power system management, analysis, protection and automation. He co-authored a paper in IEEE Spectrum on "Getting a Grip on the Grid" and contributed to McGraw-Hill 2006 Yearbook of Science and Technology.

Dr. Novosel has contributed to a number of IEEE and CIGRE tutorials, guides, standards, reports and other publications. Among numerous IEEE PSRC activities, Damir chaired System Protection subcommittee and working groups on "Performance of Relaying during Wide-Area Stressed Conditions." He was the Lead Editor of the chapter on "Design and Deployment of a Well Coordinated Overall Defense Plan" for CIGRE Task Force 38.02.24 on "Defense Plan against Extreme Contingencies." He is presently the VP of IEEE Technical Council.

Damir has been a keynote speaker, invited presenter, and a panelist at a number of IEEE, CIGRE, and IEEE conferences and panels presenting topics on sustainable energy, power system automation, and power grid management, etc. One month after the August 2003 North-East blackout, he was invited to be a panelist at the T&D Show in Dallas on Power System Blackouts. The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Novosel on blackouts.

Damir is presently co-chairing Performance Requirement Task Team for the North American Synchro Phasor Initiative (NASPI), large-scale activity of the North American utilities on implementation of Synchronized Phasor Measurements. He is also a member of the NASPI leadership team.

Dr. Novosel can be reached at dnovosel@quanta-technology.com.