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Tom Short is a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His research and study activities have included distribution system studies, reliability, power quality, distributed generation, lightning protection, and capacitor application. Before joining EPRI PEAC in 2000 (later merged into EPRI), he worked for Power Technologies, Inc. for ten years.
Mr. Short has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 1990.
As chair of the IEEE Working Group on the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines, he led the development of IEEE Std. 1410-1997, Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines. In the 1990's, he led several studies evaluating and monitoring the lightning performance on distribution circuits.
Tom is past chair of the IEEE Schenectady Section. He chaired the IEEE Task Force on Weather Normalization of Reliability Data.
He is currently working on research in the areas of distribution resiliency, distribution system efficiency improvements, fault location, and arc flash.