Pat Naidoo Consulting Engineers
Professional Electrical Engineers
| Specialists in Electrical Energy, HVAC & HVDC Electrical Power Systems and Industrial Power Plants
Solutions for the Electrical Power Industry and Beyond
THE RESIDENT ENGINEER
Founder and Sole Proprietor
Pathmanathan (Pat) Naidoo, Ph.D. , Pr.Eng
Professional Engineer ECSA RSA FSAIEE RSA, SMIEEE USA, MIET UK
Electrical Energy, HVAC and HVDC Power Systems and Industrial Plants
Society continues to grow totally dependent on electrical energy. Electricity is valued because it is convenient, clean and instantly controllable at the point of use. Electricity powers the economy. Price and quality of supply are the key parameters of continued interest. Let us use the energy efficiently, safely and wisely. Let us provide the energy at affordable rates and in an acceptable quality.
ELECTRICITY IS BEST AND ACCESS MUST BE FOR ALL
Ph.D. Management of Technology and Innovation
DaVinci Institute of Technology Management RSA
Samford University USA
M.Sc Electrical Engineering
University of Kwa Zulu Natal RSA
B.Eng. Electrical Engineering
University of Durban Westville RSA
Electrical Engineering - Power Generation, Power Transmission, Power Delivery, Extra High Voltage AC and DC Electrical Technology, Flexible AC Transmission Systems, Power Systems Planning, Design, Operations, Engineering, Protection, Control, Maintenance, Refurbishment and Decommissioning, Electrical Safety
Electrical Energy - Power System Economics, Energy Management, Energy Savings, Renewable Energy Development, Energy Trading, Energy Banking, Quality of Supply, Regulation and Markets, Off Grid Technology
Project Development – Feasibility Studies, Business Planning, Project Finance, Project Management
Business - Customer Engineering, Business Management, Leadership for Results, Technology Innovation, Technology Management, Performance Monitoring, Failure Analysis, Performance Enhancement, People Development, Professional Engineer Mentorship, Leadership and Management Coaching
Pathmanathan (Pat) Naidoo, Ph.D., Pr.Eng, is the Resident Engineer with Pat Naidoo Consulting Engineers, a private, independent and professional electrical engineering company, recently established in the Republic of South Africa. Dr Naidoo comes directly to the private sector from the post of Chief Executive of the Western Power Corridor Company of Southern Africa and Senior General Manager of Eskom, South Africa.
Dr Naidoo had spent 26 years with Eskom, the vertically integrated national electricity utility of South Africa. He commenced work as an engineer in training and progressed through the company to executive leadership. During his tenure as Senior General Manager he led the Transmission Group of Eskom South Africa and directly managed Power System Operations, Eskom Power Pool Energy Operations, Real Time Control of the South African National Grid, Regional Management of the Southern African Power System and Cross Border Energy Trading.
He served Eskom as a member of the various Company, Group and Divisional Committees such as Operations, Procurement, Investment, Finance, Audit and Human Resources. He led Eskom’s participation at The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), a regional gathering of national utilities and at The Union of Power Producers and Distributors of Africa (UPDEA), a continental gathering of national utilities.
In later years, he was seconded to the Office of the Chief Executive of Eskom as Technical Director of the Mozambique Transmission Company (MOTRACO – A Joint Venture of Eskom South Africa, SEB of Swaziland and EDM of Mozambique), as Special Projects Leader for the Refurbishment of Eskom’s Large Power Transformers, as Specialist Consultant of Eskom’s 765 kV Transmission Technology for Commercial Consulting Contracts for Power Grid Corporation and National Thermal Power Corporation of India and State Grid of China, as Specialist Consultant of HVDC Technology for Eskom and the Southern African Power Pool and as Chief Executive of the Western Power Corridor Company (PTY) LTD (WESTCOR), a five country joint venture incorporated in the Republic of Botswana.
WESTCOR was equally owned by the Governments of Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Namibia and the work involved conceptual, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for large scale hydro electric power generation in the Congo River and the transportation of the bulk electrical energy onto the national grids of the participating countries and the rest of Southern Africa. In the feasibility stage of the studies the shareholders stopped the project due to unforeseen changes in the founding agreements.
In 1994, Dr Naidoo received The Young Achievers Award of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and in 2010, The Ann van Dyk Applied Research Award from the Da Vinci Institute of Technology Management. Dr Naidoo currently chairs the Power and Energy Society of IEEE SA Section. Dr Naidoo is fluent in English.
ESKOM HOLDINGS LIMITED
THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN POWER POOL
Notable Contributions as a Member of the Operations and Management Committee
The Mozambique Transmission Company
Notable Contributions as Technical Director
At full load, a new 500 MVA power transformer developed severe vibrations; prepared contingency plans but eventually operated and repaired the unit on site and within a tight schedule of 48 hours. Operation was successful and the unit remains in service to date.
THE WESTERN POWER CORRIDOR COMPANY
Notable Contributions as Chief Executive
Google the following:
Southern African Power Pool
Western Power Corridor
Botswana Power Corporation
The Congo River