Utility's Experience with AC Interference Between Pipelines and Power Lines


The IEEE Chattanooga PES Chapter is partnering with the Chattanooga Engineers Club, SWE Chattanooga, and Million Women Mentors Tennessee to hear about an utility's experience with AC interference between pipelines and power lines. In this talk the speaker describes engineering studies done for a major natural gas pipeline upgrade in an urban area in shared corridors with Utility’s HV and EHV lines. The speaker will describe a probabilistic approach to pipeline safety implemented by BC Hydro, as well as the current state of the pipeline and powerline electrical coordination standards used in North America.

Mažana Armstrong is the Senior Manager of the High Power Lab at Powertech Labs, a subsidiary of BC Hydro. She has 25 years of professional experience in operations, maintenance, design and testing of high voltage electric power systems, specifically electrical aspects of 69 kV to 500 kV transmission systems. At Powertech, Mazana leads the High Power Lab specialized in evaluation, verification and certification testing of medium and high voltage equipment to support manufacturers, power utilities and other industrial users of electrical equipment, as well as providing R&D and consulting services to the utility industry.

Prior to coming to Powertech, Mažana was a Specialist Engineer for Overhead Transmission Lines at BC Hydro, specializing in electrical aspects of transmission line design, operation and maintenance including electrical coordination and joint use of transmission right of ways. Mažana holds an M.Sc., and a Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mazana is actively involved in leadership roles with IEEE Power and Energy Society and she is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

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  • Date: 07 Jul 2021
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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  • Webex
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • United States

  • Starts 13 May 2021 03:00 PM
  • Ends 06 July 2021 05:00 PM
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