Dan Sabin Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Daniel Sabin, a Principal Engineer and Software Architect with Electrotek Concepts, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for leadership in power quality database management and analysis software. Dan designs and develops database schemas and software libraries for PQView.

One of the contributions cited in Dan’s nomination for IEEE Fellow was his development of the first software module to combine measurements from power quality monitors and microprocessor relays, distribution circuit models, and GIS maps to provide automatic fault location based on reactance calculations. The system is part of PQView’s Reactance-to-Fault Add-in Module. Its implementation at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York is described as a case study in IEEE C37.114-2014.

Also cited in the nomination was his work on the IEEE P1159.3 Task Force, which defines the PQDIF file format. PQDIF is used worldwide to exchange measurements between power quality monitoring systems.  Dan is currently the chair of the task force, which is revising the standard.

Dan also pioneered methods for voltage sag componentization, temporal aggregation, and monitor availability in voltage sag indices during the EPRI DPQ Project. The PQView methods for voltage sag indices have been the de facto standard for electric utilities in North America and Asia since 1996. The methods are now standardized in IEEE Std. 1564-2014.

Dan is currently the Vice Chair of the IEEE Transmission & Distribution Committee and the chair of the IEEE P1159.3 PQDIF Task Force. Previously, Dan was the chair of the Power Quality Subcommittee of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, and chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 22 on Power Quality. Dan also represents the US on IEC Technical Committee 85 and Subcommittee 77A.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

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