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Dr. Frank Drumm of TE Connectivity to Present Session on the Grid's Future

March 8, 2020
His presentation explores where and how future grid networks could benefit from cable accessories with additional measuring and sensing features as a secondary functionality.

Dr. Frank Drumm, Sr. Director Product Management, TE Connectivity, Germany, will be presenting "Smart Cable Accessories - Next Generation of Cable Accessories, with additional functionalities to correspond with the needs of future networks" during the poster session at the 2020 IEEE PES T&D.

As power networks move toward decentralized and renewable resources, grid monitoring becomes more challenging. The role of data in power networks is becoming crucial, not only for optimized grid operation but also to ensure reliability of the system through preventive and predictive maintenance of grid components. This requires smarter grid component solutions, which can provide the required data. Cable accessories are among these smart solutions/components, which can provide system monitoring. Cable accessories today, have only one functionality - namely connectivity.

This presentation explores where and how future grid networks could benefit from cable accessories with additional measuring and sensing features as a secondary functionality – Enter the “smart” generation of cable accessories

Dr. Frank Drumm is the Sr. Director Product Manager for medium voltage cable accessories at TE Connectivity. Since joining TE’s Energy BU in 1999 Drumm has served in various product management and R&D roles. His extensive product lifecycle management experience and dedication to product improvements has driven product innovation across both energy utilities and industrial applications. Drumm has served as an officer in the German Air Force and earned his doctorate in the field of High Voltage Engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich.

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