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BS Electrical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Distinction 1984
MS Power Systems Management Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 2002

Dean Sorensen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree with distinction in 1984 and an M.S. in Power Systems Management degree in 2002 both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is an active member of IEEE and IEEE’s Power System Relay Committee (PSRC) and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts. Dean has 35 years of experience in the power industry serving in various engineering capacities transmission, distribution and generation primarily in the areas of power system protection and controls and power quality. Dean has been on the faculty of WPI since 2011 as an adjunct instructor teaching graduate courses related to power systems protection. Dean currently holds the title of Principal Engineer in the Protection Policy and Support group at National Grid.

Scholarly Work

Sorensen, Dean V., "When Load Encroachment Fails to Prevent Tripping Service to an Undersea Cable, a Wind Farm and an Island Municipality," Georgia Tech Fault and Disturbance Analysis Conference, April 2019. 2019

Sorensen, Dean V., "Analysis of the Nuisance Tripping of a Dead Line Adjacent to a Faulted Line," Georgia Tech Fault and Disturbance Analysis Conference, April 2017. 2017

"Analysis of System Waveforms and Event Data," Report to the Relaying Practices Subcommittee of the Power System Relaying Committee, December 2015 (Revised May 11, 2016). 2016

Emanuel, A.E. Janczak, J. Pileggi, D.J. Gulichenski, E.M. Breen, M. Gentile, T.J. Sorensen, D.V., Distribution Feeders with Nonlinear Loads in the Northeast USA. I. Voltage Distortion Forecast. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. Vol. 10 Issue 1. 1995. 1995