Unruh elected to vice chair of IEEE Power Quality subcommittee

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS - Timothy D. Unruh Ph.D., PE, CEM, LEED AP, CSDP, Vice President of Engineering and Operations for ConEdison Solutions’ subsidiary Custom Energy Services, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Power Quality Subcommittee for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

“Tim Unruh is highly qualified to play a leadership role within IEEE and to help set power quality standards for our nation’s electric systems,” said James J. Dixon, Vice President of ConEdison Solutions, which is based in White Plains, New York and operates its Custom Energy Services subsidiary out of Overland Park, Kansas. “He has a well-deserved reputation as one of the country’s leading specialists in the critical field of power quality.”

Power quality is essential to the proper, day-to-day functioning of electrical systems and devices of all kinds. Without proper power quality, electrical systems and the devices connected to them have the potential to malfunction, fail prematurely or not operate at all. In its broadest context, the failure to maintain proper power quality has the potential to affect entire regions served by various power systems.

Dr. Unruh, a resident of Olathe, Kansas, will help lead a committee that is helping to direct development of power quality standards for the electrical industry. He will provide guidance and oversight of the committees that are developing the next generation of electrical power quality information.

The power quality subcommittee falls under the Transmission and Distribution Committee of the Power and Energy Society within the IEEE. Tim has been active in power quality standards development for nearly 20 years.

A non-profit organization, IEEE is widely recognized as the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas including electric power, aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications, biomedical engineering and consumer electronics, among other technical fields.


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