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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.
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Benjamin Carstens

Benjamin Carstens has worked at Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) for the last eight years. He currently works as a section engineer in the transmission and substation regional projects engineering group. His previous experience in BGE’s transmission and substation engineering department includes work in the areas of system protection and control, North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection compliance and large substation projects. He holds a BSEE degree from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree in power systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.