Dr. Hermann Koch is IEEE Fellow and Chairman of IEEE PES Substations Committee Working Group of the GIS Book. In IEC he is Secretary of SC 17C High Voltage Switchgear Assemblies. In CIGRE he is member of the Strategic Advisory Group of SC B3 Substations. Currently he is Principal Expert of Standardization and gas-insulated high voltage system in Energy Transmission of Siemens.
Hermann Koch received his academic education at Technical University Darmstadt and New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ in 1986 in Electrical Engineering. His research work in the field of high voltages was concluded in 1990 with his doctoral thesis on partial discharge measurements for non-destructive testing. In 1991, he started his career with Siemens in Erlangen Germany at the headquarters of the power transmission division. In several responsibilities he was engaged in gas insulated technologies for HV circuit breaker, gas-insulated substations and transmission lines. Responsible for technical support in sales, development of gas-mixture technologies like GIL, business development for GIS and GIL and for coordination of Siemens standardization activities on Energy Transmission Division. He has published 150 technical papers and holds 31 patents in the field of gas insulated technology.