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(Left) Enclosure for FCCP device. BGE started piloting this solution in August 2022 at a substation with only one dc supply. (Right) A newly installed Multitel box. The FCCP device has a clamp-on current transformer (CT) that can be installed on one wire of the battery dc supply charger cable. Photos courtesy of Baltimore Gas & Electric.

Jose Abi Karam Duran

Jose Abi Karam Duran has worked at Baltimore Gas and Electric for over five years and is currently in the T&S Engineering Projects area as a senior engineer. Prior to that he worked as a senior engineer in the distribution automation group, where he performed coordination studies for DA reclosers and implemented sensor technology. He focuses on grid automation and intelligent devices. He studied electrical engineering at the Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela and obtained his master’s degree in power and energy systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey