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Nirmal-Kumar C. Nair

Nirmal-Kumar C. NairNirmal-Kumar C. Nair, a senior member of IEEE, is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from M.S. University, Baroda, and his master’s in high voltage engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; he did his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University. He has worked professionally in India and the United States as well as “down under.” His current interests include power system protection, operations and optimization in the context of smart grids, electricity markets and integration of distributed renewable. He is secretary of CIGRE's New Zealand National Committee and is the Protection and Automation (B5) Observer Member from New Zealand. He also volunteers in various capacities for the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

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A monthly publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the smart grid.