Expert Power System Consultants
Stephen Sommerville is the Director of SPE Electrical, and has over 19 years of experience in HV power systems, gained from working in a number of different industries. Stephen is a specialist in power system studies and analysis, with experience of a wide range of packages such as DigSILENT, ETAP, SKM, EMTP-ATP, PSCAD & AMTECH. As well as system studies, Stephen is also our resident earthing specialist and has Level 1 certification in CDEGS and XGSLab,. as well as 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 the area of power system stability and synthetic inertia.
Associate Senior Consultant
Tibor Hoffman is an Associate Senior Consultant with over 15 years experience gained in the mining, oil & gas and industrial sectors. He is a specialist in power system studies and has experience in both ETAP and SKM Powertools. Tibor has carried out a wide range of studies and has experience in numerous different study types.
Sam is a specialist in power system protection and has over 12 years of direct experience in this field, gained from working in a number of different industries including T&D 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.
System Studies Engineer
Lee Milliken is a System Studies engineer with over 3 years experience in transmission and distribution and switchgear design. Lee is currently completing an MSc in power systems, and specializes in power system studies such as loadflow, short circuit, motor starting, protection studies and arc-flash analysis. Lee is familiar with ETAP, DIgSILENT PowerFactory and Matlab/Simulink.
System Studies Engineer
Callum Brown is a System Studies engineer with over 2 years experience in the renewables and consulting industry. He has previously worked for a successful renewable energy developer and has worked on a variety of a variety of onshore wind farms and battery energy storage systems connected to the DNO and Scottish transmission network. Callum specializes in power system studies such as loadflow, short circuit, motor starting and arc-flash analysis and is familiar with both ETAP and DIgSILENT PowerFactory.