OSPE-FCC September 2017 Luncheon Program

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Place: La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time: Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00.

Registration: CLICK HERE

Title: “Grid Assurance"

Synopsis: Emerging threats to the electric power grid due to natural calamities or physical attacks have led to the need for a pro-active, collaborative industry-led response to address grid resilience.  Grid Assurance was formed in May 2016 by six geographically and technically diverse electric utility companies to provide a shared, secure, strategic reserve of long lead time transmission assets, stored securely and with pre-planned delivery logistics in order to achieve rapid deployment and restoration of electric transmission facilities following major disruptive events.  The pooled resource diversifies the risk and reduces the cost to subscribers and their customers compared to each company acting independently.  Grid Assurance currently is developing its Operation and securing both subscribers and additional equity partners to bring this much needed service to life.  This presentation will describe the context, challenges and operational scope of services to be provided by Grid Assurance in service to the electric power industry and the communities it serves.         

PRESENTER: Jeff Fleeman, PE, COO Grid Assurance LLC (GA)

BIOGRAPHY:  Jeff Fleeman (jjafleeman@aep.com) is serving as Chief Operating Officer of Grid Assurance LLC (GA), and is responsible for the development of GA’s strategic equipment inventory, secure warehouses and delivery logistics.  Jeff has been employed with American Electric Power (AEP) since 1981, where he is currently Managing Director of Transmission Business Development.  Prior to this, Jeff served as Vice President – Technology of BOLD™ Transmission LLC, a newly formed AEP affiliate that develops and licenses high capacity high efficiency line design technology.  Concurrently, Jeff served as Director of Advanced Transmission Studies and Technologies at AEP, where he had system-wide responsibility for:  AEP transmission technology strategy; HVDC/FACTs systems; system dynamic analysis; and asset performance and renewal programs including asset replacement planning, grid resiliency analysis, spare transformer strategy and the implementation of AEP’s Asset Health Center.  He also has held AEP system-wide leadership roles in Transmission Asset Engineering, Substation Engineering, and Major Transmission Equipment.  Jeff has BSEE and MSEE degrees from The Ohio State University.  He currently chairs the Power System Electric Research Center (PSERC) Industry Advisory Board, served as Chair of EPRI’s Transmission & Substation Advisory Council from 2011-2017 and was Chair of EEI’s Transmission Committee from 2005-2007.  He is a senior member of IEEE, and Chairs the IEEE/PES Region 2 Scholarship Plus Committee.  Jeff is a member of CIGRE and is a registered PE in Ohio. 


A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.