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Faculty Profile - Barry Neal Fairley


Research Coordinator
National Electric Energy Research, Testing & Applications Center

Mailing Address:
5351 Kennedy Road
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 404.675.1829
Fax: 404.675.1885


Barry Fairley has over 30 years of experience in civil, mechanical, and electrical testing and in research, construction, and quality control activities. Mr. Fairley was born and raised in Augusta, Ga., where in 1979 he started his career in the utility industry working in civil quality control at Georgia Power's Vogtle Nuclear Plant. In 1989, he transferred to the Georgia Power Research Center in Forest Park, Ga. where he gained mechanical and electrical testing experience. While working at the Georgia Power Research Center, he attended Clayton State University, taking electrical technology courses and earning a B.B.A. He has worked at NEETRAC since its inception in 1996 in the Mechanical and Electrical Services Sections.

Research Interests

  • Medium voltage underground cable and accessory testing
  • Grounding system evaluation field tests
  • Cable system diagnostic field tests
  • High voltage cable and accessory testing
  • Soil thermal resistivity tests
  • Mechanical tests

Last revised on October 11, 2011