DR. STANE VIŽINTIN – THE RECIPIENT OF THE CIGRÉ PLAQUE FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE SLOVENIAN ENERGY SECTOR AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Sep, 2015

DR. STANE VIŽINTIN – THE RECIPIENT OF THE CIGRÉ PLAQUE FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE SLOVENIAN ENERGY SECTOR AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

At the opening of the 12th CIGRÉ Conference of the Slovenian electric energy sector held in Portorož on 25 May 2015, our associate, Dr. Stane Vižintin, received the CIGRÉ plaque for exceptional contributions in the Slovenian energy sector and international activities. Congratulations!  

Stane Vižintin was born on 14 January 1959 in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, Industrial Electrical Technology Department in 1983. In the following year, he was employed at the High Voltage Department at the Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute. He received his master's degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana in 1999. 

He passed the professional exam in electrical engineering in 1992. From 1991 to 2008, he worked as an assistant and managed laboratory tutorials for the High Voltage Technology subject. From April 2010 he has successfully managed the High Voltage Department at the Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute. He got his doctoral degree in 2011 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Zagreb. 

For several years, he has been a distinguished member of the SLOKO CIGRÉ and the secretary of the SC A3 and international associations IEEE and CIGRÉ. He has also worked as a member/observer at the SC A3. He was also the member of the working group WG A3.17 that dealt with surge arresters. He actively collaborates with the Slovenian Standardisation Institute, i.e. in various technical boards. He was also the member of the ISH International Symposium Organisational Committee, which was held in 2007 in Ljubljana. 

His main activities comprise: the control of HV facilities isolation, over voltage measurements, work at the OV laboratory, introduction of IT in work processes, automation of measurement procedures, computer simulation of surge events, selection of technology and takeovers of t HV devices, functioning of lightings and analysis of lighting protection, isolation coordination, overhead lines technology, standardisation, cooperation at the construction of electric power facilities and technical reviews.

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