WETS'03 Workshop (World Energy Transmission System)
Which world energy transmission system in 2050?
What role would Power Insulated Cables play?
MEUDON, FRANCE Thursday 26 June, 2003
BIOGRAPHY of KOCH Hermann
Dr.-Ing. Hermann Koch was born in November 1954 in Hauswurz, Germany. In
1979 he graduated in Industrial Control Engineering at the Fachhochschule
Rüsselsheim. From 1980-1981 he studied at New Jersey Institute of
Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA. 1986 he graduated in Electrical
Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He received his
Dr.-Ing. degree in 1990 from the Technical University of Darmstadt at the
High Voltage Institute. Since 1990 he is working with Siemens High Voltage
Division where he is responsible for Project Development of Gas Insulated
He is chairman of the Gas Insulated Substation Committee of the IEEE. Since
2003 he is Board Member of the IEEE Standards Association.
In the IEC he is Secretary of SC 17C for GIS/GIL, and in CENELEC he is
Secretary of TC 17 for GIS/GIL, and he is member of CIGRE SC B3 Substation
In Germany he is member of the German National Committee for GIS and GIL UK
During his Siemens time until today he gained the following experiences and
1991-1992 : Sales of High Voltage Circuit Breakers, world-wide
1992-1994 : Centre of Competence in Siemens High Voltage Division
Product Development of 145 kV GIS
Technical Support in GIS Projects
World-wide Technical Presentations of High Voltage Switchgear
1994-1996 : Centre of Competence in Siemens High
Voltage Gas Insulated Transmission Lines
Technical and economical feasibility study of long distance GIL for
This study included basic research in insulating gas-mixtures, laying
technology, cost, environment and proved the basic by installing test set-up
for type and long duration testing.
1996-2002 : Responsibility for the first two pilot
projects of the developed GIL of the second generation: 300 kV Application
PALEXPO, Switzerland and 550 kV Application Sai Noi, Thailand.
Since 2001 : Project development for GIL world-wide
He has published several papers about GIS and GIL in IEEE, CIGRE and at many
conferences around the world.