Meet Our Expert Instructors

Steven W. BlumeSteven W. Blume, Power System Basics

Steven is the Founder, President and CEO of Applied Professional Training, Inc. He has led APT into a world-class technical training company servicing the electric power and telecommunications industries. He is a registered professional engineer with a Master's degree specializing in electric power systems and a Bachelor's degree specializing in telecommunications. Mr. Blume has extensive experience in power systems planning, design and construction of major lines and substations plus dispatch, protective relaying, and safety. His telecom experience includes fiber optics, microwave, radio, power line carrier and copper systems in high voltage environments. He holds many professional certificates, memberships, and is highly recognized in both the electric power and telecommunications industries. This unique combination of knowledge and experience makes him an excellent instructor for this course.

Douglas A. Bowman

Douglas A. Bowman, Transmission System

Doug is a Lead Engineer in the R & D and Special Studies group at Little Rock, AR based Southwest Power Pool, where he has served in various engineering roles within SPP's engineering business. Doug's current responsibilities include various technical studies, research in power system analysis methods, technologies and trends, and the development of SPP Engineering staff. Doug represents the company as an industry advisor at various external technical and R&D venues such as Electric Power Institute (EPRI) and the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC).

Doug Houseman

Doug Houseman, Distribution System

Doug Houseman has been working in the industry for more than 40 years. He started working on Demand Response and DER issues in the 1980s. He is a senior member of PES, a NIST Fellow and the lead author of the Distribution Utility Technology Roadmap. He has worked with major utilities globally over the last 20 years. Doug currently serves as the Utility Modernization Lead for Burns & McDonnell.
Brent Olsen

Brent Olsen, Power System Basics

Brent has 16 years of experience working at Electric Utilities Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River Project (SRP) and Portland General Electric (PGE). He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Energy Policy and Management, Spanish, MBA & PMP. He has been a Distribution Engineer, Transmission Engineer, Generation engineer and is currently a Project Manager for Dispatchable Standby Generation. He teaches basics of electricity courses at Portland General Electric, Clackamas Community College and a variety of other groups. Brent lives in Portland with his wife and 3 energetic boys.


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