Stephen Sommerville is the Director of Aurora Power Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in HV and EHV power system analysis and design, gained from working in a number of different industries. Stephen is a specialist in power system studies and has experience of a wide range of packages such as DigSILENT, ETAP, PSCAD, SKM and EMTP-ATP. Stephen is also our resident earthing specialist and has Level 1 certification in CDEGS and XGSLab and has extensive experience in modelling complex HV and EHV earthing systems. When not running the business, or carrying out system studies, Stephen is actively pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at Brunel University, in Power System Stability and Control
Dr Peter Rush as a Senior Consultant with over 40 years’ experience in power system analysis and HV electrical design. Peter has a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of aspects of electrical design and analysis. He specializes in power system studies of all types and varieties and has worked across a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Transmission & Distribution and the industrial sectors. Peter is an expert in power system protection, and an expert user of ETAP. He is also familiar with DIgSILENT Powerfactory.
Ross Falconer is a Consultant and Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in the electrical power systems industry both in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand. He has experience of HV and EHV design and power system studies and simulation using DIgSILENT and IPSA as well as earthing studies using the CDEGS design suite. Ross is skilled in the design and analysis of high voltage electrical systems, including both primary plant and secondary protection & control systems.
Lee Milliken is a Senior System Studies engineer with over 4 years’ experience in power system analysis and HV electrical design. Lee specializes in power system studies such as loadflow, short circuit, motor starting, harmonics, G99 compliance, transformer energisation, protection coordination studies and arc-flash analysis. Lee is familiar with ETAP, DIgSILENT PowerFactory, AMTECH and Matlab/Simulink.
Soumya Roy is a Senior System Studies engineer with over 10 years’ experience in HV design and power system analysis and HV. Soumya has a wide ranging background and extensive experience within the Oil & Gas industry, ranging from LV detail deign up to conceptual design to 132kV. Soumya has extensive knowledge of ETAP and AMTECH and currently gaining experience with using DIgSILENT PowerFactory,.
Sam is a specialist in power system protection and has over 13 years of direct experience in this field, gained from working in a number of different industries including T&D, industry and Rail. He has a detailed knowledge of ERACS, ETAP and DIgSILENT and has experience in writing protection device configuration files using tools such as DIGSI, MiCOM S1 Agile, Easergy Studio and ABB PCM600.
Sarath Jayendran is our latest graduate electrical engineer, and is currently developing his skills in ETAP and DIgSILENT Powerfactory, as well as learning key aspects of HV (11kV and 33kV) design, such as cable sizing, protection scheme development and equipment specification. He is currently completing and MSc at Birmingham University.
Zoe Hayward is the office administrator and response for the day-to-day administration duties that are essential to keeping the business operations running smoothly. She is experienced in a number of different areas and manages both the accounts and business development areas.