G&W Electric’s Nenad Uzelac selected as Chairman for Transmission & Dist. Equip. Study Committee at CIGRE

Bolingbrook, Illinois, September 6, 2018 – G&W Electric is excited to announce that Nenad Uzelac, Global Research & Standards Manager, has been selected as the new Chairman for the CIGRE Transmission & Distribution Equipment Study Committee through 2024. Uzelac has also received an Attwood Associate Award which is given to an individual who has made notable contributions to CIGRE over an extended period of time.

CIGRE Transmission and Distribution Equipment Study Committee (SC A3) is responsible for theory, principles, design, technological development and technical evaluation of both AC and DC T&D Equipment that is not covered under other Study committees. This includes all devices for switching, interrupting and limiting currents (circuit breakers, reclosers, disconnecting and grounding switches, fault current limiters, etc..) busbars, surge arrestors and instrument transformers.

“We are extremely proud of Nenad and happy to see that his hard work and dedication has been recognized by such a great organization like CIGRE,” said John Mueller, Chairman and Owner of G&W Electric. “Nenad continuously advances our global research and standards and exemplifies all of G&W’s values. We are honored he’s part of the G&W family.”

Uzelac has over two decades of experience as a direct contributor and a leader in Medium Voltage Power industry, with focus on switchgear design and development. In 1999, Uzelac relocated to the United States and began his career at G&W as an R&D engineer. In 2005 he became R&D manager, responsible for development, design, testing and production implementation of the medium voltage switchgear equipment up to 38kV. Starting in 2015 he started to lead the G&W Global Research team.  His research interests include AC and DC switching, materials and insulation technologies, condition monitoring and diagnostics and low power instrument transformers.


Established in 1921 in Paris, France, CIGRE is a global community committed to the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise. The community features thousands of professionals from over 90 countries and 1,250 different member organizations, including some of the world’s leading experts. At its heart are CIGRE’s 59 in-country National Committees offering diverse technical perspectives and expertise from every corner of the globe.

About G&W Electric

Since 1905, G&W Electric has helped power the world with innovative power distribution solutions and products. With the introduction of the first disconnectable cable terminating device in the early 1900s, G&W began to build a reputation for innovative engineered solutions to meet the needs of systems designers. With an ever-present commitment to customer satisfaction, G&W enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality products and superior service. For more information on G&W visit www.gwelec.com.

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