Smart Grid Professional Workshop Series


Urban Issues

What you can learn, unlearn, or try to deal with as service areas grow in power density
DatesLocationInstructorCreditsRegister ByCost
TBAPhiladelphia, PAPatrick DugganTBA1500.00Coming Soon!

a) For utilities: a better understanding on why they are each very different, how it affects ability of a utility to explain and defend legitimate utility issues and encouragement to engage on Win-Win technical issues (not business plans)  with both smart grid and new technology developers. b) For smart grid and new technology developers: a better appreciation for utility financial restraints, impacts of regulation, rate case timing, different rate structures, responsibilities for reliability and the negative aspects of new technologies that utilities will have to deal with (and that developers should engage through a similar Win-Win technical vein)

Pat Duggan



Pat Duggan became an independent consultant after retirement from Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc. in May of 2011. His career spans 42 years of experience with Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc., most recently as an R&D Project Manager responsible for engineering, operations and maintenance related R&D projects for various Substation, Transmission and System Operations organizations, assisting specific efforts in additional areas, such as Cybersecurity, Con Edison’s 3rd Generation System of the Future efforts, transmission planning and transmission risk assessment, asset management and substation condition based maintenance, monitoring and automation.


Pat’s experience has included key roles in the development of fault current limiters, potential applications of superconductivity, as a member of IEEE NPEC and NPEC SC-6 on Safety Systems nuclear industry standards, regulatory interfaces, and a wide variety of major projects and programs.



U.S. DOE Solar Instructor Training Network Penn State Sustainability Institute U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association