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Jeff Palermo

Jeff Palermo

Jeff Palermo has more than 35 years of experience in the power sector, with specific expertise in system planning and sector restructuring.  While at DNV GL, Mr. Palermo has been responsible for system planning and operating studies of generation and transmission systems within a range of multi-utility coordination schemes. Mr. Palermo has advised utilities across the United States and Canada, Australia, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Belgium, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Niue, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, St. Croix, St. Kitts–Nevis, St. Thomas, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Venezuela and Vietnam. Mr. Palermo advised and assisted these utilities in developing and evaluating transmission plans.  This assistance included a wide range of system analyses using a variety of steady-state and dynamic system analysis tools and techniques. Mr. Palermo has appeared as an expert witness before FERC, Congressional committees, state legislatures, state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and state and provincial utility commissions.  He has provided numerous lectures on restructuring, system planning and system operation. Mr. Palermo’s academic qualifications include both a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance.  He is a registered professional engineer.

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Voltage and var solutions

Voltage and var solutions

The voltage/var problems associated with serving urban areas that import large shares of power during peak load hours have slowly been gaining recognition by the international electric power community. Affected urban areas have often been geographica ...

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Reactive power: what it is; why it is important

Reactive power: what it is; why it is important

There is a global trend toward adding dynamic reactive devices to serve urban load areas. A number of interrelated factors contribute to this increasing use of dynamic reactive devices, such as the following: > Many urban areas are experiencing ...

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