Kestrel Power Engineering Ltd.

G. Roger Bérubé graduated from McGill University in Montréal, Canada, with a B.Eng. and M.Eng. in electrical engineering in 1981 and 1982 respectively. Since 1982, he has worked mainly on the modelling, testing and development of excitation and governor controls for synchronous generators, first at Ontario Hydro, and since 2000 as one of the principals at Kestrel Power Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.

Les M. Hajagos received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering (B.A.Sc.) in 1985 and his Master’s degree (M.A.Sc.) in 1987 both from the University of Toronto and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Since 1988 he has worked mainly in the analysis, design, testing and modeling and providing training courses on generators, turbines and power system control equipment and power system loads, first at Ontario Hydro, and since 2000 as one of the principals at Kestrel Power Engineering. He is an active member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society where he is chair of the Excitation System and Controls Subcommittee and past chair of the Generator Model Validation task force and a member of several Working Groups in charge of development of IEEE Standards. He was also a member of the NERC Generator Model Validation Standards Drafting Team. He has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units.

Kurt B. Sullivan graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada, with a B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering in 2002, and since then has worked at Kestrel Power Engineering focusing on the modelling and testing of excitation and governor controls for synchronous generators. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta. He is also a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. He has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units.

Daniel Fischer received his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc.in Electrical Engineering, in 1983 and 1984, respectively, both from the University of Toronto. In 2003 he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Since 1988, while at the Ontario Hydro Research Division, and then at its successor company, Kinectrics, he has worked on a variety of projects from specialized data acquisition systems, real time digital signal processing, fault detection systems using a number of Artificial Intelligence techniques, and a digital power system stabilizer. Since 2008, Daniel has been teaching a number of university courses in Microprocessors, Electronics, and Mechatronics. In 2011 he has joined Kestrel Power Engineering as a Power Systems Engineer where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Chris M. Ricketts graduated from Radio College of Canada in Toronto, Ontario in 1984,with a diploma in electronics technology. Since that time, he has been working in electronics manufacturing, including ten years with the facility that collaborated on the design, manufacture and calibration of the various pieces of test equipment used by Kestrel Power Engineering Limited. Chris has been with Kestrel Power Engineering since 2010 where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He has been registered with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists since 1993.

Prasath Selvanayagam graduated from McMaster University of Ontario, Canada, in 2011 with a degree in B.Tech of Energy Engineering. He as well holds a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from Sheridan Institute of Technology in 2008. Since 2008, he has worked in electronics manufacturing and became a member of Kestrel Power Engineering in 2011 as an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) and is working towards pursuing his P.Eng. He has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. Prasath is also a member of IEEE.

Marc-André Gilbert graduated from Sherbrooke University in Sherbrooke, Canada, with a B.Eng in electrical engineering in 2013. During his final year, he worked to design a 3 phase AC drive install in the 2014 SEM America Urban concept winner. Shortly after graduation, he started his career at ABB as a field service engineer working with the excitation systems. He is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Quebec. In 2017, he became a member of Kestrel Power Engineering where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units.

Vyacheslav Polovinchik graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine with an M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1992. Since then he has worked as a software engineer for various Canadian and international companies. Since 2007 he works on multiple software development projects at Kestrel Power Engineering and helps with the company's IT needs.