• 374 Citations
1991 …2019
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"Underground power networks are important to exchange electricity and support the energy transition. These networks connect countries, windfarms (off-shore) and transmit and distribute electrical energy (on-shore). There is a lot to do, to keep / make these networks reliable."

Research profile

Fred Steennis is part-time professor of Diagnostics in Nets with the research group Electrical Energy Systems at the TU/e department of Electrical Engineering. His main affiliation is with DNV GL where he is a senior principal consultant on underground & submarine power cables. He has extensive knowledge on degradation mechanisms of power cables and related test methods, both in the field and the laboratory.At TU/e he teaches and studies diagnostics for power cables. A main development that he started at the TU/e is Smart Cable Guard (SCG), where power cables can be diagnosed and monitored under operating conditions while localizing defects.

Academic background

Fred Steennis studied Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) where he received his MSc degree in 1982. He then joined KEMA (now DNV GL, Arnhem, The Netherlands) to study degradation mechanisms in energy cables for the Dutch utilities. On this subject he wrote his doctoral thesis and obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)in 1989. In 1991, he received the HiddeNijland award, a prestigious Dutch award of the power sector, awarded once every 4 years. Because of his expertise, Fred Steennis became the Dutch representative in the Cigré Study Committee on High Voltage Cables in the 1990's, as well as member of various international Working Groups. He is also a consultant on energy cables and author and teacher of courses in the field. Two present focus areas are Smart Cable Guard and Power Failure Investigation on underground power cables. In 1999, he was appointed part-time professor of Diagnostics in Nets at the department of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Research Output 1991 2019

Accuracy and reliability of switching transients measurement with open-air capacitive sensors

Barakou, F., Steennis, F. & Wouters, P., 2019, In : Energies. 12, 7, 12 p., 1405

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Capacitive sensors
Overhead lines
Sensor
Line
Voltage

Accuracy of switching transients measurement with open-air capacitive sensors near overhead lines

Wouters, P. A. A. F., Barakou, F., Mousavi Gargari, S., Smit, J. & Steennis, E. F., 14 Feb 2019, 2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Applications. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 4 p. 8642167

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Capacitive sensors
Overhead lines
Electric potential
Sensors
Underground cables
1 Citation (Scopus)

Online transient measurements of EHV cable system and model validation

Barakou, F., Wouters, P., Mousavi-Gargari, S., de Jong, J. P. W. & Steennis, F., 1 Apr 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. 34, 2, p. 532-541

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cables
Overhead lines
Sensors
Electromagnetic compatibility
Air

Evaluation of FDTD model for transient studies with complicated cable configurations

Barakou, F., Jeewantha de Silva, H. M., Wouters, P. A. A. F. & Steennis, E. F., 20 Aug 2018, 20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 7 p. 8442741

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Cables
Electric power transmission networks
Sensitivity analysis

Investigation of the impact of EHV underground power cables on the resonant and transient grid behavior

Barakou, F., 4 Dec 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 207 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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Activities 2001 2001

  • 1 Contributed talk

Nordic Insulation Symposium, Stockholm

Fred Steennis (Speaker)
11 Jun 2001

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

Communicatie over het distributienet

Author: Aertssen, E., 29 Feb 2000

Supervisor: Steennis, E. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Corrosiediagnostiek voor loodmantelkabels

Author: van der Wielen, P., 30 Jun 2000

Supervisor: Wetzer, J. (External coach) & Steennis, E. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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DC fault protection scheme in multi-terminal VSC-HVDC system

Author: Scharrenberg, R., 31 May 2016

Supervisor: Steennis, E. (Supervisor 1), Wouters, P. (Supervisor 2), Kitayama, M. (External person) (External coach) & Kudora, K. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

High frequency modeling of low voltage underground power cable systems: case studies on cable connections

Author: Song, N., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Steennis, E. (Supervisor 1), Wouters, P. (Supervisor 2) & Kruizinga, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Impedance analysis of a ring main unit for on-line PD measurement

Author: Jacobs, P., 30 Apr 2005

Supervisor: Steennis, E. (Supervisor 1), Wouters, P. (Supervisor 2) & van der Wielen, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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