Transmission Technology Solutions: Driving Performance for the Modern Electric Grid

A host of market forces has raised concerns about the uncertain future for the nation’s electric grid. Growing renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency improvements, combined with smart grid capabilities, however, can provide new options that can improve resiliency, reliability and financial incentives with distributed generation technologies. This session featured energy and grid experts who shared their expertise from a federal, regional, private sector and academic perspective and explored these complex issues before policymakers. They also discussed states' roles in meeting future challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s transmission and distribution system.

CSG Energy & Environment Public Policy Committee
September 21, 2013
 
A host of market forces has raised concerns about the uncertain future for the nation’s electric grid. Growing renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency improvements, combined with smart grid capabilities, however, can provide new options that can improve resiliency, reliability and financial incentives with distributed generation technologies. This session featured energy and grid experts who shared their expertise from a federal, regional, private sector and academic perspective and explored these complex issues before policymakers. They also discussed states' roles in meeting future challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s transmission and distribution system.
 
Presentation by Jeff Fleeman, Director, Advanced Transmission Studies & Technologies, American Electric Power
 
 

Jeff Fleeman
Jeff Fleeman is Director of Advanced Transmission Studies and Technologies at American Electric Power.  AEP serves over five million customers, operating in 11 states and three regional transmission organizations.  AEP’s assets include 39,000 miles of transmission lines and 3,500 T&D substations.  Jeff is responsible for dynamic analysis, asset performance and renewal programs, transmission technology deployment, and HVDC/FACTs systems.   He has BSEE and MSEE degrees from The Ohio State University, and chairs the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Transmission & Substation Advisory Council.  He chaired the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Transmission Committee from 2005-2007.  He is a member of CIGRE and senior member of IEEE, where he has held numerous leadership roles.  Jeff is a registered PE in Ohio.