Ron Kirker, P.E

Senior Engineer – Integrated Grid Planning, NV Energy

Ron is a 1987 BSEE graduate from U-Mass Lowell and has been a Senior Engineer at NV Energy since 2012. He has been working in the company’s Distribution Planning department and more recently in the Integrated Grid Planning group. His current focus is on distribution-related energy storage and generation facilities and their impact on NVE’s distribution system. Previously, he has worked for several utilities and other private companies. Ron has held positions in manufacturing, field applications, and engineering working on projects ranging from product development to product applications; notably, centralized capacitor bank control, transformer corrosion mitigation, distribution automation, SAIDI Improvement and grid monitoring.

Session: How NV Energy went from Load Monitoring to Fault Locating Using Aclara’s Grid Monitoring Platform to Achieve Situational Awareness.

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