Working on the innovation plan gave us the opportunity to prove the potential of this technological approach, especially for BBA’s clients. Our team then worked closely to prepare a compelling presentation to the Executive Committee. We used every means at our disposal to persuade them to invest more in this promising technology. We even went so far as to print T-shirts with a series of icons representing the multidisciplinary expertise we bring to power systems. The BBA Executive Committee was convinced and gave us the support we needed to set up labs that mimicked power substation operations and were fully compliant with the IEC 61850 standard. Throughout this process, I was impressed by how open the firm was and how much latitude we were given to take our ideas to the next level.
Photo: Marc-André and his colleagues, Giuseppe Giannuzzi, Maxime Sourceaux, Éric Labrie, Stéphan Picard, Keven Van Velzen, Karl Virgel, Christian Peloquin, Raphael Beaulieu, Amir Asgari, Mathieu Lagacé, Olivier Melançon, Geneviève Roux, Frédéric Inkel, Mohammad Almoazini, Vincent Boucher, Guillaume Beaudoin and Alexandre Morin.