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The doctor is in: Asset health management

Asset management track

Comprehensive asset management has arrived, and this session will show you why. We’ll cover strategies for generation, transmission and distribution assets, and we’ll introduce the Asset Health Center concept.

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Marlene Benoit

Senior Business Development Manager 

Marlene is responsible for positioning ABB as a provider of asset health solutions to the utility market. She is focused on helping utilities address their asset management strategies through increasing operational performance and safety, and minimizing overall risk to their organizations.

Marlene has over 20 years of utility experience. She spent several years at UtiliCorp, Consumers Energy and Progress Energy, where she held corporate strategic planning and senior management positions. Marlene also served as the President/General Manager of IMSofTech, an Invensys software company, and more recently held business development roles at SAS Institute, a leading analytics software provider. 

Marlene has an MBA from the University of Toledo. She is a member of IEEE and the Utility Analytics Institute and serves on its Asset Optimization Leadership Committee.

Dr. Poorvi Patel

Engineering Solutions R&D Manager- Monitoring & Diagnostics for ABB’s North American Transformer Technology Center 

Dr. Patel areas of expertise include: transformer engineering, monitoring and advanced testing; dielectric insulation system performance, and fleet assessment and condition evaluation of power transformers.

She currently heads the group responsible for on-line monitoring solutions, and assessment and diagnostic tools. She was previously the he Engineering Solutions Manager for ABB’s North American Transformer Remanufacturing and Engineering Services (TRES). In that role was responsible for transformer fleet assessment, advanced testing, high voltage testing at site, design studies and transformer inspections and evaluations that assist US and Canadian in reliably operating aging power transformers.

She has been a member of the Power Engineering Society of the IEEE since 2007, and is actively involved in the work of the IEEE/PES Transformers Committee.  

She received her PhD Degree at Lund University in 1999 in Sweden and her MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Luleå, Sweden in 1992.