Tim Qualheim

About Tim Qualheim

As S&C’s Senior Vice President—Applied Grid Solutions, Tim Qualheim is responsible for the strategy, direction and execution of S&C’s portfolio of solutions families. Qualheim graduated from The University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and later received a Masters of Business Administration from William Woods University. His career has spanned more than 15 years with S&C Electric Company in various roles including Territory Manager, Regional Vice President, Vice President—Fuse Products Division and Vice President--U.S. Business Unit. Before joining S&C, Qualheim held four different roles with Hubbell Inc. over 10 years. He is also active in multiple industry groups where he regularly participates, presents at conferences, and chairs committees.
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3 Key Observations from DistribuTECH 2016

With thousands of distribution specialists and others attending the DistribuTECH 2016 Conference and Exhibition earlier this month, it wasn’t difficult to identify some common themes and observations. I quickly noted a key shift within the show that seemed out of sync with market demand. And as I chatted with folks visiting S&C’s booth, some expressed [...]

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How Can We Really Support Grid Modernization?

Last year, President Obama issued a memorandum calling for a Quadrennial Energy Review, the first of which was released this May. More specifically, it includes insights on how to improve economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental responsibility focused on energy generation, transmission, storage, and distribution. The review takes a look at threats and opportunities, and [...]

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Breaking the ‘ICE’ on Momentary-Outage Costs

Momentary outages, which have been on the rise, are causing frustration and increasing costs for today’s users of sensitive digital technology. Utilities have avoided taking a broad approach to reduce their momentary power outages, primarily because of the budgetary impact, as they traditionally have not been allowed to recover the costs associated with improving their [...]

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Smart Grids: Predictions for 2015 and Beyond

With 2014 now behind us, recent energy trends portend a future where utilities must react to stay in stride with changing market demands. These pressures, however, will not affect all utilities similarly, and certainly not all at once. Indeed, as distributed power generation grows, the subsequent disruption to the electrical grid will lead to a [...]

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Looking Beyond the Tried-and-True to Reduce Storm-Related Outages

The need to prepare for storms is nothing new for electric utilities. Yet today, with customers demanding better power reliability than ever, utilities across the country are under increasing pressure to better prepare their power systems and more quickly respond to severe weather. Utility readiness measures typically include tried-and-true approaches like tree-trimming programs to reduce [...]

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Hurricane Highlights Challenge of Repairing an Aging Power Grid

Electric utility personnel dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy have faced a truly monumental challenge in repairing the power grid and restoring service. The challenge is compounded by the fact that the U.S. power grid is aging—in fact, much of the equipment in use on power grids today is decades old. The age of [...]

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