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Dr. Jorge A. Hollman


Ph.D., M.A.Sc., Ind. Ing., P.Eng., SMIEEE
Specialist Engineer
BC HYDRO Asset Investment Management
System Applications & Analytical Studies

Owner Patagonia Consulting



Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Canada, 2006
M.A.Sc. University of British Columbia , Canada, 2000
Ingeniero Industrial. Universidad Nacional del Comahue, 1996


Jorge Ariel Hollman received the degree of Ingeniero Industrial orientación Eléctrica from the Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén, Argentina in 1996. He joined Schlumberger in 1995, where he worked as R&M Engineer and Quality Health Safety & Environment manager until 1998. He earned a Master of Applied Sciences degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2006. His Master of Applied Science research project is titled "Real Time Distributed Network Simulation with PC-Cluster", and the topic of his doctoral dissertation is "Step by Step Eigenvalue Analysis with EMTP Discrete Time Solutions", both works supervised by Dr. J. Martí. The Power Systems Group at The University of British Columbia develops models and software for the analysis of electromagnetic transients in power systems and power electronic circuits. Professor Dr. H.W. Dommel is the creator of the first version of the widely known Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP). Dr. Martí's Research Group is a world leader in the development of models and solution techniques for fast transient circuit solutions of large systems, particularly in connection with the EMTP. UBC's Power System Simulator OVNI uses a matched software (MATE) and hardware architecture (PC-Cluster) to achieve very fast performance for systems of unlimited size using off-the-shelf Pentium-class personal computers. OVNI is aimed at simulating in real-time the operation and control of large power system networks (OVNI-NET). Dr. Hollman held a postodoctoral research position with the I2Sim group within the Joint Infrastructure Interdependencies Research Project. He was the I2Sim Project Manager.
In September 2007, he joined BC Hydro - Engineering, Aboriginal Relations & Generation (EARG) division, where he performs analytical studies in the Stations Planning department. BC Hydro is one of North America's leading providers of clean, renewable energy, and the largest electric utility in British Columbia, serving approximately 95 per cent of the province's population and 1.7 million customers. BC Hydro's various facilities generate between 43,000 and 54,000 gigawatt hours of electricity annually, depending on prevailing water levels.
Dr. Hollman is recipient of the José A. Estenssoro Award, and of the Kenneth George Wansacker Memorial Prize. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia (APEGBC) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).


Research Interests

  • Real-time simulation of power systems
  • Power system eigenvalue analysis
  • Point On Wave switching
  • Network partitioning techniques
  • Distributed and parallel simulation ; PC-Cluster architectures
  • Insulation Coordination
  • Critical Infrastructures Interdependencies analysis
  • Dynamic Islanding of Critical Infrastructures



Last reviewed19-Feb-2013

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