Solveig Ward

Solveig Ward, MSEE, IEEE Fellow, Executive Advisor, Protection, Automation and Testing, has more than 37 years of experience in design and applications of Protective Relaying and Communications.

Areas of Expertise

  • Protective Relaying Communications and IEC 61850
  • Protective Relaying Philosophy and Methodology
  • Wide-Area Protection and Special Protection Schemes

Experience & Background

  • Principal Advisor, Quanta Technology (2010-Present)
  • Director of Product Marketing, RFL Electronics, Inc. (2002-2010)
  • Product Manager, Line Differential Relays, ABB Inc. (1995-2002)
  • Manager, Consulting Engineering, ABB Inc. (1992-1995)
  • Manager, Product Management, ABB AB, Sweden (1989-1992)
  • Senior Application Engineer, ABB/ASEA AB, Sweden (1985-1989)
  • Sales Section Manager, ASEA AB, Sweden (1983-1985)
  • Manager, Relay Sales, ABB S.A. de C.V., Mexico (1981-1983)
  • Sales Engineer, ASEA AB, Sweden (1977-1981)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • IEEE Fellow, former Chair of PSRC System Protection Subcommittee
  • IEEE PSRC Working Group Chair of Cyber Security Considerations for Protective Relaying (2007)
  • IEEE PSRC Working Group Chair of Redundancy Considerations for Protective Relaying (2009).
  • IEEE PES Prize Award for Outstanding Working Group (2011)
  • IEEE PSRC Working Group Chair of Guide for Current Differential Relaying
  • Published and presented over 30 papers at Protective Relay and IEEE Conferences
  • Co-author of three IEEE transaction papers; IEEE PES Prize Paper Award (2011)
  • Five summary papers published in the PAC World Magazine
  • Holds one patent in the protective relaying field


  • MSEE - Royal Institute of Technology - 1977
  • 15 credits in post-graduate studies at Florida Atlantic University (1997 - 1999)

Solveig Ward can be contacted at

Executive Advisor