Jorge Velez

Jorge Velez, Advisor, Protection & Control, has more than 10 years of experience in protection and control of power systems. During his carrier he has worked in design, setting, maintenance, test and commissioning of protections for transmission and distribution systems in Colombia and other countries in Central and South America. He also worked during 5 years for the Colombian ISO as analyst of protections.

Areas of Expertise

  • Protective Relaying Philosophy and Methodology
  • Protective Relaying Settings
  • Protection Coordination Studies
  • Wide Area Protection and Special Protection Schemes

Experience and Background

  • 10 years of experience in the electric power industry
  • Advisor Protection & Control, Quanta Techonolgy 2015 – present
  • Analyst of Protections, XM Filial de ISA (Colombia) 2010 – 2015
  • Protections Specialist, HMV Ingenieros Ltda. (Colombia). 2005 – 2010

Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

  • IEEE member
  • Published over 4 papers papers published and/or presented at industry conferences PAC World Americas Conference in US, Georgia TECH Protective Relaying Conference in US, International Conference on Power Systems Transients in Croatia and Western Protective Relay Conference 2015 in US.


  • BSEE – Universidad Nacional de Colombia – 2005
  • MSEE – Iowa State University – 2015

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