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Biographies

Reynold Cornell
Engineer, Transmission System & Asset Monitoring Group, American Electric Power
Reynold Cornell
Reynold Cornell is an engineer at American Electric Power in the Transmission System & Asset Monitoring Group located at the Transmission Headquarters in New Albany, OH.  He received his BSEE from THE Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude in December of 2014.  He is currently a member of the CIGRE USNC, CIGRE Next Generation Network and is an Advisor for AEP to EPRI’s Transformer Life Management research project and CEATI’s Substation Equipment Asset Management group.   At AEP, he oversees the deployment of real time health monitoring equipment in the AEP OHIO service footprint as well as the analysis of the collected online and offline data for substation assets.  He also helps sponsor new technology deployments for AEP Transmission including DTS, cable partial discharge monitoring and substation thermography.  He enjoys hiking, playing guitar and playing street hockey with his family and friends.   He currently lives in Columbus, OH with his wife Taylor and two cats.


Ken Jenkins
Engineer III, Indianapolis Power & Light Co.

Ken Jenkins is currently an engineer on the major underground projects team at Indianapolis Power & Light Co. His primary focus is designing and maintaining the downtown secondary network in Indianapolis, Indiana, and other large projects within the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area. Prior to joining the major underground projects team in 2010, he was part of the IPL standards and code compliance team for two years. Ken was a finalist for the 2018 EEI’s Edison Award and has contributed to CIGRE as well as T&D magazine.


David Kummer
Engineer/Scientist III, Underground Transmission Power, Delivery, and Utilization, EPRI
David Kummer
David Kummer is an Engineer/Scientist at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His current activities focus on the advancement and understanding of underground transmission systems and accessories.

Prior to joining EPRI in 2013, Kummer worked for 8 years with Southern Company as an Electrical Design Engineer for Southern’s generation facilities. In this role, he was the subject matter expert for cables within his department. Kummer graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.