IEEE NCS PES/IAS Webinar on Power System Grounding and Bonding


 Program for Thursday, March 10th, 2022:

• Team Introductions (5min)
• Presentation (70min)
• Q&A (15min) 



Grounding and bonding techniques are of the upmost importance in electrical system performance and overall cost. But above all, it plays an essential role in personnel safety and equipment protection. In this regard, engineers should have a good understanding of grounding and bonding issues and practical solutions to the most common problems. Participants will gain a general understanding of grounding and bonding methods, common issues and practical solutions:

  • Understand the basic principles of grounding and bonding of electrical systems and equipment
  • Know the applicable standards and design methods
  • Know how to measure and improve an existing grounding and bonding system
  • Apply sound grounding and bonding techniques in designing new installations


 "Fine Print"

  • The webinar is free for active IEEE members. 
  • There is a $5 registration fee for people who are not active IEEE members.
    • The fee must be paid in advance through the registration process below (credit card through PayPal) in order to receive the link to the webinar.
    • Upon successful payment of the fee, you will receive 2 emails: one from with title "IEEE vTools Reservation Confirmation," and a second from with title "Your payment to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc." Both emails are required to ensure your payment was successfully processed.
    • Incomplete non-member registrations (payment not received) will be deleted.
  • A link to the WebEx registration will be sent to the email address you provided during this vTools registration one day before the event (on March 09), by "IEEE Northern Alberta".  Please double check the spelling of your email address when registering.
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  Date and Time




  • Date: 10 Mar 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-07:00) Canada/Mountain
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The webinar link will be emailed to registrants one day before the event (on March 09).

  • Co-sponsored by BBA
  • Starts 08 February 2022 10:00 AM
  • Ends 09 March 2022 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-07:00) Canada/Mountain
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Dr. Ali Moshref, Lead Power Systems Engineer Dr. Ali Moshref, Lead Power Systems Engineer of BBA


Power Systems Grounding and Bonding


Ali Moshref has over 39 years of experience in consulting, research, and software development. Ali served power industry in the following positions: Researcher at Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ), Cofounder and Director System Engineering, CYME International T&D (where he designed and developed more than twelve computer programs for power system analysis. Under his system engineering direction with responsibility for product and business development, within three years of start-up had clients in over 70 countries); Manager, Power System Studies, Powertech Labs Inc.; Senior Director, Transmission West Region, Quanta Technology. He is currently the Principal Engineer in Power Systems and Testing Department at BBA Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada. His technical activities include power system planning and operation, development of operating guidelines, and computer applications in power system analysis. He has performed numerous reviews /studies related to NERC compliances including MODs and PRCs. His recent publication on arc flash hazard assessment for HV transmission was selected as the best paper presented at IEEE PES general Meeting August 2020. His affiliations:

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer
  • Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
  • Canadian Mirror Committee to IEC TC114 for Marine Energy
  • Guide for Evaluating AC Interference on Linear Facilities Co-Located Near Transmission Lines, IEEE Standard P2746™ (2018-2020)
  • Seasonal lecturer at University of Victoria


Address:Vancouver, Canada