John E. Harder is a consulting engineer with substantial experience with design and applications considerations for transmission and distribution equipment; including power capacitors, surge arresters, capacitive voltage transformers, etc.  He has provided expertise on insulation systems; insulation coordination; testing techniques; and the design, protection and operation of transmission systems.  He has been involved with a wide variety of equipment applications since the early 1970's and has worked with many utilities and industrials on applications and problems.