Senior Electrical Utility Engineer and NESC Specialist
Testimony in Deposition and Court
He has provided sworn testimony approximately 14 times in deposition and seven (7) times in Connecticut Superior Court as an electrical engineer in claims and damage cases. Consulted in dozens of additional cases in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Qualified by the Connecticut Superior Court as an electrical expert. These cases involved high-voltage electrical contacts, electrocutions, personal injury, stray voltage, clearances, property damage, house and structure fires, equipment failures, service interruptions, tariff provisions, system operations, line extensions and upgrades, and compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code (“NESC”).
Testimony before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (“PURA”)
He has provided sworn testimony approximately 28 times in 16 cases before the Connecticut PURA. These cases involved system reliability, metering, capital expenditures, system operations and maintenance practices and expenses, pole attachments, clearances, structural loadings, joint pole ownership, new electrical services, vegetation management, attachments of distributed antenna systems, equipment failures, line extensions and upgrades, storm response and restoration, and compliance with the NESC.
RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD
August 2019 – present.
Senior Electrical Utility Engineer and NESC Specialist
Eversource Energy, Berlin, Connecticut.
From July 1987 to July 2019
Thirty-two (32) years of full-time professional experience as an electrical engineer. Served as the Principal Engineer of the Distribution Engineering Department at Eversource Energy (“Eversource”) in Connecticut and as the primary technical communicator to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (“PURA”) regarding Eversource transmission and distribution (“T&D”) regulatory issues, including third-party attachment matters. Performed numerous special studies in many areas including system reliability, system protection, NESC compliance, distribution engineering and design, and pole attachments. Served six years as Unit Leader of the Special Studies Unit in Distribution Engineering.
National Electrical Safety Code (“NESC”)
April 1993 to Present
Participated over twenty-six (26) years in developing high-voltage electric power system national safety standards for the NESC. Presently serving as a member of NESC Subcommittee 2 (Grounding Methods), Chair of NESC Subcommittee 7 (Underground Lines), a member of NESC Subcommittee 1 (Coordination, Scope, Purpose, Definitions, and References), a member of the NESC Interpretations Subcommittee, and as the Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”) alternate representative to the NESC Main Committee and Executive Subcommittee. Presently serving as 1st Vice Chair of the EEI NESC Task Force. Lectured and taught various NESC classes in the United States as well as internationally in Costa Rica and South Africa.
The United Illuminating Company
New Haven, Connecticut. July 1980 to May 1986.
Served, over the course of approximately six (6) years, as an electrical engineer responsible for (i) the design of electric distribution engineering standards, special distribution engineering studies, and design and project management of distribution construction projects, (ii) short and long range planning of the electrical transmission network with additional responsibilities in an advisory capacity to Transmission Operations and, (iii) the design and project management of various overhead transmission lines and substations including the full application and hearing process before the Connecticut Siting Council.
Summary of Teaching Experience
The University of New Haven
West Haven, Connecticut; February 1985 to December 2004
Taught various electrical engineering courses (at the undergraduate and graduate level) on a part-time basis as an adjunct professor for thirteen semesters.
The Greater New Haven State Technical College
North Haven, Connecticut, September 1982 to May 1986
Taught on a part-time basis as an adjunct professor for eight semesters. Managed full classroom responsibilities for basic and advanced electrical circuit analysis courses.
Registrations and Licenses
• Licensed Professional Engineer
• Licensed Extra-Class Amateur Radio Operator (WB8RJV)
• Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York:
Master of Engineering (Electric Power Engineering) – 1986 to 1987.
• Power Technologies, Inc., Schenectady, New York:
Advanced Power Systems Engineering Course, Certificate of Completion – 1983 to 1985.
• The University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, Michigan:
B.S.E. (E.E.) – 1978 to 1980.
• Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan:
A.A.S. (E.E.T.), A.S. – 1976 to 1978.
• Vandercook Lake High School, Jackson, Michigan:
Diploma – 1972 to 1976
Professional Associations and Activities
• Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Power and Energy Society
• Chair, NESC Subcommittee 7, American National Standard Accredited Standards Committee C2, Responsible for Underground Lines in Sections 30-39 of the National Electrical Safety Code
• Member, NESC Subcommittee 2, American National Standard Accredited Standards Committee C2, Responsible for Grounding Methods in Section 9 of the National Electrical Safety Code
• Member, NESC Subcommittee 1, American National Standard Accredited Standards Committee C2, Responsible for Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the National Electrical Safety Code
• Member, NESC Interpretations Subcommittee, American National Standard Accredited Standards Committee C2, Responsible for Official Interpretations of the National Electrical Safety Code
• Alternate Member, NESC Main Committee, American National Standard Accredited Standards Committee C2, Responsible for National Electrical Safety Code
• Alternate Member, NESC Executive Committee, American National Standard Accredited Standards Committee C2, Responsible for the National Electrical Safety Code
• Member, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Preferred Voltage Ratings for AC Systems and Equipment, C84 responsible for ANSI C84.1-2016 [American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment — Voltage Ratings (60 Hertz)].
Community and Volunteer
• Member, Industrial Advisory Board, Department of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
• Member, Industrial Advisory Board, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
• Past Member of Board of Directors, Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Inc., Middletown, CT
• Fellow, Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Inc., Middletown, CT
• Program Evaluator, Electrical Engineering, ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission, Baltimore, MD
• Professional Member, Engineers Without Borders, Denver, CO
• President, Quonnipaug Hills Section II Board of Directors, Guilford, CT
• 1994 Loaned Executive, United Way/Combined Health Appeal Community Campaign, Hartford, CT