Section Manager – Technology Engineering
Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University in 1998. He spent 14 years at Southern Company's subsidiaries in Alabama Power, Savannah Electric, Mississippi Power, and Georgia Power Companies in electric transmission, distribution, and resource policy and planning. Joe joined Orange and Rockland in 2013 as a Principal Engineer in the Reliability Department analyzing outage data, customer complaints, and commission inquiries before becoming Section Manager – Technology Engineering in October 2014. His current duties involve managing Grid Modernization Implementation Plans, Power Quality and approval of DG interconnections. He was named DG Ombudsman in 2016. He works with the New York Department of Public Service and New York State's Energy Research and Development Authority recommending changes to the Standard Interconnection Requirements and other regulations that impact DER proliferation on the distribution system. He's active with the state's Joint Utility Technical and Policy Working Groups and EPRI.
Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnection is a growing sector in New York. The solar market in particular has grown exponentially in recent years across all utilities. This session will review the best practices and lessons learned from Orange & Rockland Utilities' challenges with enhancing the interconnection process, technical review of solar projects and tools for increasing integration of DER resources.
Presentation: The Bright Side of Solar: A Utility Perspective