Gaetan Benoit

NB Power
Manager, T&D Control Room Operations

Mr. Benoit is the Manager, Transmission & Distribution Control Rooms for NB Power. In this role, he is responsible for both the Distribution & Transmission System Operators as well as Control Center Operations. NB Power System Operator serves as the NERC Reliability Coordinator for the Maritimes Area of NPCC.

Also key to this position is the vital role that Gaetan plays as a member of the New Brunswick Provincial Emergency Restoration Team for Transmission and Distribution.
He has been with NB Power for 29 years. Previous to his current role, he has held various managerial positions including Regional Manager and Engineering Manager within the Distribution & Customer Services Division.

Gaetan is a member of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, CO-8 Control Room Managers working group.
Mr. Benoit holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick as well as a member of the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Sessions

October 25, 2018

1:45  -  2:45

Grand Cypress I

306: Rapid Response: How Outage Prediction Models Help Utilities get Power Back on Quickly

Just like we cannot control the weather, we cannot prevent outages. What we can do is control our level of preparedness. Like citizens, distribution network operators (DNOs) rely on warnings to make decisions. Erroneous levels of mobilizations in the wrong areas, unnecessary expenditure of resources, and slow restoration times can result in unnecessary costs, or … Continued

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