Dr. David Peelo is a consultant and former switching specialist at BC Hydro. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and Eindhoven University of Technology. He worked first at the ASEA Power Transmission Products Division in Ludvika, Sweden, and then for BC Hydro for 28 years rising to the position of Specialist Engineer. As a consultant, he has clients in 15 countries worldwide and in particular teaches continuing professional development courses on current interruption transients and surge arrester application. He is an active Cigre member and is a past Convenor of IEC MT32 (Inductive load switching), the Convener of IEC PT42 (Current interrupting capability of air‑break disconnectors) and a member of IEC MT57 (Application guide for IEC 62271‑100 and other circuit breaker related standards). He is an IEC 1906 Award recipient and a Distinguished Member of Cigre. He has authored or co-authored over 70 publications on circuit breakers and surge arrester application, is the author of a textbook on current interruption transients calculation, and a co-author of a textbook on switching in transmission and distribution networks.