"Role of electrical systems in nuclear safety"
Omar F. Fajardo Pineda
Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on January 15, 1972. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Honduras 1996. He completed a PhD's degree in Electrical Engineering at the Electric Energy Institute in 2008, San Juan, Argentina. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as electrical project manager at ICSA Automation, Mendoza Province, Argentina. During this time, he collaborated in projects related to technological solutions in the areas of automation, communications and electrical protection systems for generation plants and substations. From 2008 to 2015 he was part of the team of technicians who commissioned the Atucha 2 nuclear power plant, specifically in charge of control systems and electrical protections. Currently, he is Head of Electrical Division for Long Term Operation (LTO) Project at Atucha 1 nuclear power plant.
Currently the head of electrical division for LTO Project in Atucha 1, the oldest nuclear power plant of Latin America. The current challenge is to modernize the plant's electrical system so that it can extend its useful life by 25 more years.