TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
Generation Electrical Services
Mr. Eric See-Toh is a Generation Performance Engineer with the Generation Electrical and Field Services team at Powertech Labs. With 20 years of experience in the areas of design, maintenance, operations and commissioning, Eric is a diversified Hydro-Electric Engineer with industry recognized expertise in Woodward mechanical governors, vintage hydro generator protection and control, high voltage generator repair and dynamic machine motion. Today Eric provides service in the areas of synchronous machine testing, AVR/PSS/Governor dynamic model validation, as well as the many areas of condition assessment, maintenance program reviews, insulation testing and analysis for generators.
Mr. Michael Xia is an Electrical Engineer and Team Lead of Powertech’s Generation Electrical Service team. He specializes in synchronous generator/condenser and its control modelling, tuning, and studies, and leads the team to provide generator model development, conversion, validation, training, AVR, PSS and governor control tuning, protection review study and testing services, such as NERC MOD and PRC compliance study and testing. He also participates in renewable energy facilities (solar, wind, BESS, etc.) model validation study and testing, simulation software testing and other power system study projects in collaboration with Powertech’s Power Systems business unit. He is an active member in variety of industrial committees and technical groups, such as NERC MOD and PRC standard draft teams and WECC Model Validation Subcommittee. Mr. Xia is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.
Mr. Soltani is an Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in design, testing, and evaluation of insulation system of high voltage rotating machines. With more than 20 years of experience, he currently leads the Generation Services Team at Powertech Labs. Generation Services Team provides variety of diagnostic tests, and accelerated aging programs for evaluation of stator bars/coils, as well as condition assessment and site testing for large rotating machines. The team also offers NERC and WECC compliance testing, modelling, and model revalidation for large generators.