IES Seminar Series - Dr George J. Anders


Alrick Building, Classroom 10


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

Presenter: Dr George Anders

Affiliation: Professor at Techinical University of Lodz, Poland  & President of Anders Consulting Ltd., Toronoto

Title: Ranking of Critical Facilities in an Electric Power System


Asset Management uses established processes and specific methodologies that enable asset intensive companies to achieve optimum balance between cost-effective financial performance and corporate risk, while maintaining the desired operating performance.

Some methodologies are equipment-focused, i.e. Asset Condition Assessment, and some are strategy-focused, i.e. processes aligned with Publicly Available Specification (PAS 55) by the Institute of Asset Management in Britain.

  • Equipment-focused methodologies assess the condition of equipment, evaluate the associated risk of failure, and develop a replacement / refurbishment plan.

  • Strategy-focused methodologies assess the effectiveness of corporate processes in making optimum investment and prioritization decisions.

This presentation will examine question such as:

  • What is asset management?

  • What methods are currently used for Asset Condition Assessment?

  • Why the ranking of facilities is important?

The focus of the presentation will be on Ranking of Critical Facilities in the electric power HV transmission systems. The goal is to give the participants some background of the state-of-the-art and some tools to assess transmission line criticality, substation strategic and criticality importance, station security, reliability and safety.


Dr. George Anders has been working on power system analysis projects for the past 40 years.  He is currently president of Anders Consulting Ltd. in Toronto, a full professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland and until recently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.  He is the author of three monographs: one on application of probability method in power systems and two on cable rating calculations and about 100 IEEE Transaction papers on these subjects.  He is the author of the computational engine of CYMCAP computer program. The program is de facto an industry standard for cable thermal analysis. Dr. Anders performs cable rating calculations for the clients from many countries.

Dr. Anders also specializes in power system reliability evaluation. He conducts seminars around the world on cable ratings, power system reliability evaluation and risk analysis in projects.

Dr. Anders is a recipient of 2016 IEEE Herman Halperin award in the field of transmission and distribution and 2016 Engineering Excellent Award from The Ontario Professional Engineers Association.  In 2014 he also received a PMAPS Merit award from the Society for the Application of Probability Methods in Power System.

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