Consulting Electrical Engineers

Lectures & Publications

Numerous lectures presented at various Institution of Engineers Australia, Electric Energy Society of Australia, , International Conference on Large Power Systems (CIGRE), International Conference on Research in Electricity Distribution (CIRED), Universities, University of Wollongong Power Quality Centre, Sydney University, IBC and other conferences etc and many papers published in various professional magazines, conferences, and symposia. Subjects cover a wider variety including:

  • Ferroresonance
  • Methodology of Network Analysis and Harmonics
  • Uninteruptible Power Supplies
  • Technical Computer Data Bases
  • Voltage Source Inverters in rail traction
  • Graphical Technique for Analysis of Tap Changing Transformers
  • Energy Saving Due to use of Variable Speed Drives
  • Operation of Cycloconverters for Steel industry
  • Microprocessors
  • Power Quality
  • Earthing
  • Voltage Fluctuation
  • Electricity as a Product
  • Demand Side Integration
  • Distributed Generation
  • Voltage Control in a Distribution System

Selection of Papers Published and Presented

The following are some of the papers that have been published and presented over the last 30 years:

  • M J E Alam,  K M Muttaqi, D Sutanto, L Elder and A Baitch “Performance Analysis of Distribution Networks under High Penetration of Solar PV”  CIGRE 2012  Session Paris France, Paper C6-103
  • R.Barr ,P.Wong, A. Baitch  “New Concepts for Steady State Voltage Standards”  IEEE 15th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, ICHQP 2012, Hong Kong, 17-20 June 2012
  • A Baitch “Renewable Fundamentals And Alternatives” API 2012 Residential School in Electric Power Engineering 22 February 2012 Lancefield Vic and API 2011 Residential School in Electric Power Engineering, 24 February 2011, Hunter Valley NSW Australia.
  • Demand Side Integration” CIGRE WG C6.09 (Baitch A. Chairman and Lead Author) CIGRE Technical Brochure Aug 2010 (165 pages).
  • K. Zou, A.P. Agalgaonkar, K.M. Muttaqi, S. Perera, A. Baitch, "Improving network reliability by minimising the impact of renewable energy uncertainties", CIGRE 2010 Session, Paris, France, Paper C6-107.
  • A Baitch “The Need for Technology and Intelligence in the Future Power System”, International Minigrids Workshop, CSIRO Energy Centre, Newcastle, Australia 5-9 Nov 2010.
  • AS 2067:2008 Substations and high Voltage Installations exceeding 1kV AC” A Baitch CIGRE Australia Seminar HV Substation Challenges 2010, 18-19 March 2010.
  • A Baitch “Is it time to genuinely adopt 230 V as our distribution voltage” Electrical Solutions (Westwick Farrow Pty Ltd) Sep/Oct 2009 pp 25-26.
  • A Baitch “Adopting the 230 Volt Standard” Industrial Electrix (Australasian Power Technologies Publications Pty Ltd) Oct-Dec 2009, pp 54-56.
  • A. Baitch “Strategic Issues and Reliability Improvements for Embedded Generation and Microgrids”, , Keynote address (representing Prof Nikos Hatziargyriou, Chairman CIGRE SC C6) at EPE Centre PQ Conference 2009, Christchurch, NZ Apr 2009.
  • A. Baitch “Issues Associated with Implementation of Embedded Generation and Microgrids” API 2008 and API 2009 Residential School in Electric Power Engineering, Hobart Feb 2008 and Perth WA, Feb 2009.
  • R. Koch, A. Baitch, S. Perera & P. Paranavithana, "Voltage unbalance emission limits for installations: general guidelines and system specific considerations" in ICHQP 2008: 13th International Conference on Harmonics & Quality of Power, 2008, pp. 1-5.
  • A. Baitch “230V Steady State Voltage – What Range?” IEEE 13th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, ICHQP 2008, Wollongong - Australia, 28th Sept. - 1st Oct. 2008.
  • Electrical Services in Buildings”, A.Baitch University of Sydney, School of Architecture and Design Science, Masters Course May 2007 and May 2008.
  • Case Studies - Wiring & Earthing” A. Baitch University of Wollongong, Quality of Supply Short Course, Jun 2008.
  • A.Baitch “Implementing Embedded Generation Into Distribution Networks" - A CIGRE Perspective, EESA Electric Energy Society of Australia, ENERGY NSW 2007 Conference, Sep 2007.
  • A. Baitch “Update on CIGRE’s International Working Group Demand Side Response (Integration) Activities”, ibc Demand Response & DSM Conference, Adelaide 19-20 June 2007.
  • International Perspectives On Demand-Side Integration” A.Baitch, A Chuang, G. Mauri, C Schwaegerl, CIRED 19th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, Vienna, May 2007.
  • Demand Side Management and Demand Response” A. Baitch, Special Reporter, CIGRE SCC6 Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation, Paris Session, August 2006.
  • A. Baitch “Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generation”, Keynote Speaker, CAE Seminar Auckland NZ May 2006.
  • Gosbell, V.J. Perera, S. Barr, R. Baitch, A. “Primary and secondary indices for power quality (PQ) survey reporting” Integral Energy Power Quality, Wollongong Univ., NSW, Australia.
  • 11th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, Lake Placid USA. 12-15 Sept. 2004.
  • Gosbell, V., Perera, S., Smith, V., Baitch, A. and Miller, W.,"Recent Changes to Australian Harmonic and Flicker Standards", 80th EESA Annual Conference, Electricity 2004, Aug 2004, Sydney, Australia
  • Gosbell, V.J. Baitch, A. Bollen, M.H.J. “The reporting of distribution power quality surveys” School of Electrical., Computing. & Telecommunication. Engineering. Wollongong University, NSW, Australia; Quality and Security of Electric Power Delivery Systems, 2003. CIGRE/PES 2003. CIGRE/IEEE PES International Symposium.
  • Duane Robinson, Vic Gosbell, Sarath Perera, A Baitch, “Application of Australia's New Harmonic Standard to a Long MV Feeder”, , 2002 Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Australia, Issue.3, Volume.21, Institution of Engineers Australia, pp.151-159.
  • Vic Gosbell, Duane Robinson, Sarath Perera, Alex Baitch “The application of IEC 61000-3-6 to MV systems in Australia”, 2001, Quality and Security of Electrical Supply Conference Proceedings, pp.7.1-7.1.10.
  • A Baitch “Voltage Control for distribution networks and the 230/400 volt Standard”:: Paper #20: Annual Conf. Electrical Energy Society of Australia. August 2000, Canberra.
  • A Baitch “The Future of the Electricity Supply Industry” Australasian Power Transmission Distribution Feb/Mar 1997.
  • A Baitch "The Challenge of Saving Energy and Money with Variable Speed Drives" Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) 1992 Annual Conference, Christchurch NZ. Keynote Address.
  • A Baitch "Uninterruptible Power Supplies and Standby Generators for the Modern Building" Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Australia, Mar 1991.
  • "IEAust Task Force Report on Research and Development in the Electrical Energy Industry" April 1990 Member of IEAust Task Force of the National Committee on Electric Energy .
  • A Baitch "UPS and Standby Generators for the Modern Office" IEAust Electric Energy Conference, Sydney, NSW. Oct. 1989.
  • A Baitch "Factors Affecting the Quality of Power for Computer Installations" Amdahl Pacific Basin Group 1988 Annual Conference, Mar 88. Surfers Paradise, Qld.
  • A Baitch R Barr "A Tapping Range and Voltage Level Analysis Chart for Tapchanging Transformers" IEEE Annual Summer Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 1985 (Joint with R. Barr, Illawarra Electricity).
  • A Baitch R Barr Also published in IEEE Transactions of Power Apparatus and Systems Vol PAS-104, No 11 Nov 85 pp 3269-3277.
  • "IEAust Electrical College Working Party Report on Industries Assistance Commission Inquiry into The Power Electronics Industry" Sept 1985 (Chair of Working Party).
  • A Baitch "The Application of the Voltage Source Inverter in AC Drives for DC Rail Traction" IEAust, Railway Engineering Conference, Brisbane Qld 1985.
  • A Baitch "Uninterruptible Power Supplies - The Supply Authority's Dream?" Electricity Supply Engineers Association of NSW 1982 Annual Conference, Sydney NSW Aug 1982. Awarded Conway Prize by Electricity Supply Engineers Association of NSW for most meritorious paper.
  • A Baitch "Ferroresonance due to Single-phase Switching of Distribution Transformers" CIRED International Conference on Electricity Distribution , Liege Belgium, May 1979.
  • A Baitch "The use of a Technical Computer Data Base in an Electricity Distribution Authority" IEAust Conference on Computers, Canberra, August 1978.
  • A Baitch “Ferroresonance in underground residential distribution systems" URD Symposium, Electricity Supply Association, Melbourne (September, 1974).
  • A Baitch "Ferroresonance - Notes on its Occurrence and Control in Distribution Networks" Electricity Supply Engineers Association of NSW 1974 Annual Conference, Sydney NSW Aug 1982. Awarded Conway Prize by Electricity Supply Engineers Association of NSW for most meritorious paper.
  • A Baitch "Theory and Practice of Ferroresonance due to Single-phase Switching of Distribution Transformers" M.Eng.Sc Project (Thesis), University of New South Wales. Submitted 1973.