Kestrel Power Engineering LLC.

Michael R. Fogarty received his B.S.E.E. in 1996 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and since has conducted post graduate study in the areas of System Reliability, Power System Dynamics and Control System Theory & Design. Since 1996 he has worked primarily in the testing, analysis and engineering of generators, exciters and excitation control systems, first at Commonwealth Edison, then starting in 2000 as one of the principals at Excitation System Services and currently at Kestrel Power Engineering. He has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.

David Parry received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2009. After interning with a independent power producer in the summer of 2008 and Kestrel in the Spring of 2009 he started working full time for Kestrel in the summer of 2009 where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He is a member of IEEE as well as the Power and Energy Society. He is a registered professional engineer.

Leonardo Lima received his B.S.E.E. in 1986, his M.Sc. in 1991 and his D.Sc. in 1999 from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in power system analysis and simulation, including system studies for transmission planning and operation. He worked in the development of the small-signal stability program PacDyn between 1984 and 1988. In 1992, he joined the Power System Engineering Department of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Brazil, as an Assistant Professor, lecturing under-graduate and graduate courses in classical control theory, power system analysis, power system stability, power system planning, and electrical machines. He became a full Professor in 1999. He joined the PTI's (currently Siemens PTI) consulting practice in 2002 and became a Principal Consultant in 2009, where he specialized in dynamic modeling and simulation using PSS/E. He joined Kestrel Power Engineering in 2010 as a Senior Engineer where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society and is currently the Secretary of the Power System Stability Controls Subcommittee of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee.

Jerry L Thompson received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University in 2009 and 2011, where his study focused on electrical machines, power systems, and control theory. He has since been employed with Kestrel Power Engineering, concentrating on the analysis and representation of generators, excitation systems, and turbine-governor controls for use in systems studies. He has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. Other areas in interest include generator/plant protection coordination and refinement of compliance standards. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and is a registered professional engineer.

Brigham Joffs graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with two B.S. in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering in 2009. After a year internship he began his career in NV Energy's generation engineering managing forced outages, developing projects, and inspecting power plants. He relocated to Dallas in 2011 where he worked for Luminant in their project engineering and regulatory compliance departments. He managed a variety of projects from boiler repairs to generator relay upgrades and served on the NERC standard drafting committee for Under Voltage Load Shedding. In 2014 he began working for Kestrel Power Engineering as a field engineer where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He received his project management professional certificate in 2013 and is a registered professional engineer.

Brandon Beyers graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology in May 2015 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, where his study focused on electric machinery, power systems, and control system theory. He had multiple summer internships with Kestrel Power Engineering during the course of his study, and was hired for full-time employment following graduation. He has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units.

Andrew Doskochynskyy graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2015 with his B.S. in Electrical Engineering focused in microwave engineering. Post-graduation, he worked as a substation design and field engineer. In 2016, he began working at Kestrel Power Engineering as a field engineer where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He is currently an Engineer in Training (EIT) and is pursuing his professional engineering license. He is also a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.

Paul Mallari graduated from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2015. His studies focused on power system analysis, power system protection, and renewable energy. After college, he worked as an Electrical Designer at an MEP engineering firm, specifying and laying out electrical distribution equipment and performing short circuit analyses and coordination studies. In 2016, he began working for Kestrel Power Engineering where he has performed NERC model validation and exciter and stabilizer and governor tuning and testing on over TODO units. He is currently an Engineer in Training (EIT) and is working towards a professional engineering license. He is a member of IEEE Power & Energy Society.