Generator Jargon

Sponsored by: Nidec - Kato Engineering & Leroy-Somer

Focused on:

  • Electrical Characteristics
  • Harmonics
  • Saturation

Date: 16 July


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

An examination of key electrical terms and how these characteristics affect Generator design and testing.

Electrical Characteristics of a generator are often overlooked or misunderstood when planning or quoting a power generation project. This often leads to over-sizing, unnecessary testing, added costs, and even in extreme cases catastrophic failure in the field.

“Generator Jargon” will examine these crucial electrical characteristics and their effect on design, testing, and load considerations with topics including:

• Pitch
• Harmonics
• Saturation
• Reactance
• Time Constants
• Power Factor
• Voltage Dip
• Efficiency

Register for “Generator Jargon” to gain in-depth knowledge on the topics above and make sure your future power generator projects are properly planned and cost-efficient.

Presented by

Jacob Jewison,

Electrical Engineer

Jacob graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and has 6 years of experience with Nidec-Kato Engineering working as an Electrical Engineer.

Travis Kittleson,

Electrical Engineering Manager

Travis Kittleson graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2005 with a bachelor’s in EET. He spent the first 7 years of his career developing control systems for automotive and industrial HVAC service equipment. In 2012 he joined KATO Engineering where he is currently the Manager of Electrical Engineering.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand key electrical terms and their effect on Generator design and testing
  • Learn how certain Electrical Requirements vary depending on the Load
  • Properly evaluate application details and how they may affect generator performance


  • Engineering
  • Applications Engineers
  • Engineering Management & senior level
  • Facilities Management
  • Purchasing
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Design Engineers
  • Project & Program Management
  • Supply Chain Management