Mr. Dean Sharafi

Mr. Dean Sharafi

Head of System Management - Australian Energy Market Operator, Australia

Dean Sharafi is heading System Management, the operator of South-West Interconnected System in Australia. Dean holds a degree in Applied Physics, a degree in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Business Management. He has over 20 years of experience in power system engineering which includes Power System Protection, High Voltage Systems, Asset Management and Power System and Electricity Market Operation.

He is a member of Australian Institute of Management, a Member of Engineers Australia and a senior member the IEEE. Dean has been actively involved with IEEE Power and Energy Society initiatives and Cigre Working Groups over the last decade.

Dean has published many papers on power system protection, condition monitoring and asset management. He also lectures as a Sessional Academic on Power System Earthing at Curtin University.