Consulting Inc. - Profile
This firm has been
providing engineering consulting services related to protective
relaying for the electric power industry since January 2005. The
firm was started by Charles F. Henville upon his retirement from
BC Hydro, a major Canadian electrical utility. Initially, Mr.
Henville is the only professional engineer in the organization
and is solely responsible for provision of all professional services.
This firm provides
the following engineering services:
and setting of protective relays for generation, transmission
and design of special protection schemes (SPS)
Training in the use of ASPEN OneLiner ™ short circuit and relay coordination software
in power system protection
witness for power system disturbances
protection associated with generator interconnection
and review of protective relaying standards and guides
- Specification and
direction of application tests for new protective relays
With more than 30 years
of utility experience in power system protection, Mr. Henville
is well qualified to provide the noted services. Some of the major
types of activities for which he has been responsible include:
of computer tools for modeling power systems under normal and
abnormal conditions. Tools include load flow programs, fault
study programs and electromagnetic transients programs (emtp).
and setting of protective relaying equipment for all types of
power system equipment including transmission lines rated 69
kv – 500 kV, distribution feeders rated 4 kV to 25 kV, generators
rated 300 kW to 500 MW, substation equipment such as transformers,
shunt reactors, shunt capacitors, busses.
specialist for interconnection impact studies and interconnection
facilities studies for numerous generators ranging in size from
1 MW to 225 MW
and review of special protection schemes (SPS) or remedial action
schemes (RAS) for BC Hydro, Saudi Electric Company, and as a
member of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
RAS reliability task force.
of disturbances. For example, as overall Technical Coordinator
in a contract for Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia, regarding
analysis and recommendations related to Peninsular Malaysian
system blackout on 3 August, 1996.
Mr. Henville ensures
high work quality by careful review of work, and use of experience
for “order of magnitude” checks and computer tools for accuracy
checks. He also maintains technical competency through his activities
as a leader of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(IEEE) Power System Relaying Committee. This committee is responsible
for the preparation and maintenance of standards guides and technical
publications that form the basis for power system protection practices
in North America and world wide. Mr. Henville participates in
the leadership of this committee as an officer. The IEEE has recognized
his contributions by appointing him as a Fellow of the Institute
(FIEEE) in 2004.