Michel Trépanier obtained his engineer’s degree in electrical energy and electrical networks at École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal (Canada) in 2005. He has been working since 2006 at the underground distribution division for Hydro-Quebec. He acted as technical support engineer for the inspection teams in predictive maintenance, localization and analysis of underground faults. Since 2011, he joined the underground distribution standards department. He specializes in thermal inspection, partial discharge analysis and characterization of medium voltage electrical accessories. He also contributed to several expertise and innovation projects carried out at the research institute of Hydro-Quebec (IREQ).