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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.

Abbas Zaidi

Abbas Zaidi has worked at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. for over four years and is currently in the transmission and substation cybersecurity area as a section engineer. Previously, Zaidi worked as a senior engineer in the system analysis and support group, where he was the subject matter expert of North American Electric Reliability Corporation PRC-005, PRC-025 and PRC-026 standards and maintained the day-to-day compliance program of relays in scope for these standards. He has previous experience at Exelon Nuclear, where he focused on the cable aging management program of the Exelon Nuclear fleet. He graduated with a BSEE degree with a minor in mathematics from the University of Connecticut and obtained his professional engineering license in electrical power engineering in 2016.