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Grid hardening with covered conductor, wildlife covers, fire resistant wrapped wood pole, etc. Photo by SCE

Thuan Tran

Principal Manager, T/D Apparatus & Linear Asset and Engineering Strategies

Thuan Tran is the Principal Manager for T/D Apparatus & Linear Asset and Engineering Strategies at Southern California Edison. He has been instrumental in developing the wildfire mitigation plan to combat the wildfire risks in California. He has held various positions in Distribution, Substation and System Protection Engineering groups. He was instrumental in the development of the distribution automation system for control and monitor pole-mounted switches, capacitors and automatic reclosers in the early 1990’s. As an engineer, Thuan successfully developed the specifications and commissioned a number of major projects, including Static VAR Compensators, 500 kV series capacitors, 500-220 kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS).Thuan received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering the from the University of California, Irvine, Master’s degree in Engineering with the emphasis in Electrical Power from the University of Idaho and MBA from University of Laverne, California. He's a registered electrical engineer at the state of California. Thuan enjoys playing sports and travel.