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This tutorial will introduce participants into interpersonal, group, team and leadership skills. The format for the tutorial is through interactive participation, using several exercises and case studies. The skills developed are appropriate for application in management or leadership positions in various types of organisations including business, industry or volunteer activities.

An important part will deal with problem solution and co-operation with difficult team members by a proper involvement in the process of problem solving and decision making. In the tutorial the different types of conflicts as well as various strategies and its consequences will be analyzed. Choosing the right team is a preventive measure to minimise the causes of conflicts and during controversial discussions it is important to have a team which acts as objectively as possible by keeping to the facts and weighing the consequences of the decisions. To select the right person for a position it is very useful to know and to categorise its personality. Self-tests and its evaluation as well as case studies will help to understand a scheme of personality types presented.

  • Leadership
  • Brainstorming
  • Active listening: barriers to communicating
  • Conflict styles
  • Negotiating commitment
  • Developing a priority list and getting consensus
  • Image of a Leader
  • Personal interactive skills
  • Developing group skills
  • Teambuilding
  • Conflict Management
  • Overcoming resistance
  • Dr. Kurt R. Richter (Graz University of Technology, Austria).

Dr. Kurt R. Richter (IEEE Life Fellow) graduated in Communication Engineering in 1958 and received his PhD 1961 from the Vienna University of Technology (TUW), Austria. He was Professor at TUW before he became Full Professor for Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering at the Graz University of Technology (TUG), Austria, in 1975. From 1971 to 1973 he was on leave from the University has a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, USA. Since 2000 he is Professor Emeritus TUG. From 2009 to 2012 he was lecturing “Development of Leadership Skills” at the University of Passau, Germany.

Since 1980 he is actively involved in IEEE in many positions (Founding chairman of the IEEE Austria Section, Director of IEEE Region 8, Jubilee Book Coordinate etc.). He is corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and honorary member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering.

From 2001 on he is involved in the IEEE Region 8 leadership training program and trainer for “Development on Leadership Skills”. Since 2009 he is also trainer for the workshops on “Introduction to Writing Technical Publications” and “Body Language in Business”. He has conducted many workshops all over Region 8 and India.

For his scientific work he was awarded by the Austrian Kardinal Innitzer Preis in 1972. From the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) he received the Meritorious Achievement Award 2008 in Continuing Education for “outstanding contributions as a teacher and organizer of management and leadership continuing education programs for IEEE members in Region 8".

Part 1: Power Quality: Concepts & Advantages

Electrical networks with poor Power Quality result in financial loss, environmental impacts and/or safety concerns. Poor Power Quality, when excessive, costs money. It leads amongst others to frequent failures of equipment, reduced lifetime of equipment, production losses, reduced safety levels of installations, increased carbon footprint, and non-compliance with utility regulations.



  • Key Elements of Poor Power Quality
  • Reactive Power
    • Advantages of power factor correction
    • Types of power factor correction
  • Harmonics
    • What are Harmonics?
    • Sources of harmonics
    • Influence of harmonics
  • Power System Study
  • Recommended practice

Part 2: Industrial applications of Active harmonic filters


Active filters can be applied to small, medium, or large industrial applications. In modern industrial applications, they are needed to solve the Power Quality problems caused by harmonics, load unbalance, and reactive power demand.



  • Working principles of active harmonic filters
  • Total harmonic distortion in voltage and current
  • ABB range of active harmonic filters
  • Redundancy feature
  • Filter rating parameters
  • Choose the active filters
  • Closed loop operation
  • Industrial application of active harmonic filters

Part 3: Reactive power Compensation in Medium voltage networks


Choosing the capacitor bank location in the network, fixed and switched reactive power compensation, and applications of medium voltage reactive power compensation.

  • Medium voltage capacitor units construction
  • Design of Metal Enclosed capacitor banks
  • Installation & Commissioning of Metal enclosed capacitor banks
  • Safety , interlock system
  • Arc containment technology
  • Metal enclosed capacitor banks in utility applications
  • Metal enclosed capacitor banks in industrial applications
  • Mohamed Garbaj (Marketing manager HV Components , ME . ABB), B.Sc. degree in Power Electrical Engineering
  • Steve McIntosh (General Manager - LPGM, ABB Australia Pty Limited)
Mohamed Garbaj – Bsc Power electrical engineering.
Marketing Manager HV Components – ME.
8 years with ABB in various positions.
Technical support in Power Quality solutions.
Steve McIntosh – BE Electrical (Power major).
ABB Power Product Division.
Sales and Marketing Manager HV Components.
15 Years with ABB in the Reactive compensation field,
Application engineering, Technical sales, Product development, Marketing, General management and Operations.
  This tutorial discusses the advanced features of ETAP 14 & 15. In addition, the speaker will highlight the integrated approach of ETAP from Design to Operation (PMS).
The topics covered by this tutorial are:
  • ETAP-PS based Power System Design & Analysis - Example Case Studies.
  • ETAP-RT based T&D Smart Grid Applications - ETAP Grid™.
  • ETAP- RT based Model-Driven Power Management System - ETAP Real-Time™
Benefits of Attending an ETAP Tutorial:
  • Learn from ETAP engineers what's new in ETAP.
  • Interact and network with other ETAP users.
  • Learn more about the many capabilities of ETAP.
  • Develop contacts from a variety of industry-leading firms.
  • Find out the latest technology on Power Management System.
  • Upcoming enhancements and new features.
  • Discuss engineering issues and solutions.
  • Shaikh Sahid Hossain (Vice President - MENA & SAARC, ETAP).
  Shaikh Sahid Hossain is an international marketer with over 11 years of rich experience post to MBA & B.E in the field of Consulting, Research & Analysis, corporate strategy, business planning, International Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Techno-commercial functions etc. for Electrical & Automation domain to wide ranges of Industrial applications in many geographical regions viz. India, MEA, Europe, South East Asia, CIS countries etc. As part professional assignments, he has done projects, thesis, research & analysis on Global Key account Management, Corporate Strategy, Sales strategy consulting, marketing strategy, CRM, Product Development for Automation Solutions, smart & micro grid solution, DMS, EMS, PDCS, ESD, PLC, RTU, SCADA, Process automation systems etc. He has been serving to variety of industries like Energy, Power, Metal & Mining, Petrochemical, Smart & Micro Grid etc during his tenure of service with large MNCs for Automation solution across the globe.