Meeting Date: Friday October, 13, 2017
Time: lunch starts @ 11:00 a.m. 12:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Steve Collier, P.E. Director of Smart Grid Strategies Milsoft Utility Solutions
Location: SCE Montebello Service Center: 1000 Potrero Grande Drive Monterey Park
Cost: Membership required. You are welcomed to bring your spouse/companion/boss as guests. Please provide his/her name and email.
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Summary: This is a free luncheon meeting cosponsored by SCE; the speaker will discuss the new challenges in the DER as well as the benefits it can provide as utilities continue to serve their customers in this new aggressive business environment.
Bio: Steve Collier is Director, Smart Grid Strategies, at Milsoft Utility Solutions, an industry-leading provider of engineering and operations software for electric distribution utilities. He joined Milsoft’s senior executive team in 2006 as Vice President of Business Development during a period of rapid grows and subsequent transition of ownership, authority and responsibility to the founder’s heirs.
Steve began his career in the early 1970s at Houston Lighting & Power Company, as a cooperative education program student engineer with a degree in electrical engineering., worked in System Planning and after that, He obtain a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in Engineering. He then joined Power Technologies, Inc. in Schenectady, New York, as an Analytical Engineer working on development, deployment, and application of planning and analysis software for electric utilities in the US and abroad.
Collier served as Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, telco utilities, commercial and industrial facilities, government agencies and trade associations. He has served on the board of the IEEE Industry Applications Society and Chair of the IEEE Rural Electric Power Committee.