Dean Sharafi is heading System Management, the operator of South-West Interconnected System, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), in Australia. Dean holds a degree in Applied Physics, a degree in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Business Management. He has over 25 years of experience in power system engineering which includes Power System Protection, High Voltage Systems, Asset Management and Power System and Electricity Market Operation.
He is a member of Australian Institute of Management, a Member of Engineers Australia and a senior member the IEEE. Dean has been actively involved with IEEE Power and Energy Society initiatives and Cigre Working Groups over the last decade. Dean is a member of the Governing Board of the IEEE PES representing Region 10.
Dean has published many papers on power system protection, condition monitoring and asset management and power system operations. He also lectures as a Sessional Academic on Power System Earthing at Curtin University.