About the Author
Juan M. Gers obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Valle, Colombia, in 1977, his MSc in Power Systems Technology at the University of Salford, UK, in 1981 and his PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1998 for his research on Distribution Automation. In 1981 he founded the consulting firm GERS S.A. in Colombia, and a subsidiary company GERS USA in Florida in 2000; both companies specialise in system studies and designing and commissioning electrical engineering projects. Ted Holmes graduated from Queen Mary, University of London, in 1950 and joined the Central Electricity Generating Board, first commissioning power stations and 132 kV substations in eastern England, and then taking responsibility for the co-ordination of protection in substations and power stations in South West England. He later became System Design Engineer in the Midlands and in 1969 moved to the Midlands Electricity Board with responsibility for the planning of the Board s primary networks. In 1987 he became a freelance consultant lecturing on power distribution systems.