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Con Edison Media Relations
August 8, 2012
12:00 p.m.


NEW YORK – A pair of Con Edison engineers recently received recognition from IEEE – SA for helping to develop an engineering standard the utility uses to maintain reliable electrical service to customers.

Yingli Wen and Leeman Hong earned recognition from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Standards Association for their work with the group that developed the "IEEE Guide for Field Testing and Evaluation of Shielded Power Cable Systems Rated 5 Kilovolts and Above."

The guide helps utility engineers choose the right test to perform on high-voltage distribution cables. It is the basis for several of Con Edison's electrical cable reliability programs. These testing programs help the utility find defects in a cable before the cable fails.

Wen, a senior engineer, has worked for Con Edison since July 2001. Wen, who was chairperson of the group that developed the standard, holds a doctorate in Philosophy in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Hong, a technical specialist, has worked for Con Edison since October 1973. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a master's in electrical engineering from City University of New York.

IEEE, the world's largest professional, technical association, is dedicated to advancing technological innovation.

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