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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Carl L. Segneri, Jr.

Vice President, Grid Asset Solutions,

Quanta Technology, USA

Biography: Carl L. Segneri, Jr. has over 43 years of experience in the Electric Utility Industry that includes a broad set of technical, operating and engineering positions at large and industry leading utilities in the Midwest and Northeast US. As Business Develoment lead for M. J. Electric, LLC (A Quanta Services Company), he managed customer relations as revenue doubled during his tenure. As an Executive Advisor, he works on a broad range of projects to provide grid asset, process and procedural improvement solutions for the energy industry related to distribution, transmission and generation. Topics include asset health, risk management, equipment maintenance, change management and others. Carl's expertise also includes system operations, emergency response, forensics, project engineering/construction and regulatory/government relations.

Prior to joining Quanta Technology, Carl was the Vice President of Business Development for M. J. Electric, LLC and worked with multiple Quanta Operating Companies as a customer account executive for key utility customers, Segneri served in various transmission and distribution vice presidential positions for ComEd and PECO with Exelon and PPL Electric Utilities in Allentown, Pa. The most recent utility role was VP Distribution Operations at PPL responsible for the field operations, asset management, emergency response, and construction and maintenance activities for the utility serving 1.4M customers. During a career that began in 1980, Segneri has held numerous leadership positions in the Operations, Transmission and Distribution, Construction and Maintenance, Engineering and Quality Services organizations, with responsibilities in work management, engineering, field-testing, repair, maintenance, and construction. He has played a key role in the development of efficient processes, emergency response procedures, and the design of the relay protection system used to safeguard electricity transmission in the city of Chicago. Segneri established the Engineering Development Oversight Committee at ComEd to advance the training, networking, and professional development of the company’s engineers.

The Chicago Chapter of the IEEE PES awarded Carl as their Outstanding Engineer for 2021. Segneri is on the Executive Committee and past chairman of the AEIC-Electric Power Apparatus Committee. He has held various roles with the IEEE PES T&D Conference including Director of T&D North America, current Chair of the T&D Conference Oversight Committee and General Chair of the T&D Conference in Chicago, 2008. Segneri served on EPRI’s Power Delivery Advisory Council.

Segneri holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer for the State of Illinois.

Title

It’s not Edison’s Grid Anymore
New Drivers for Utilities and Large Energy Users

Abstract: For 100 years, the main drivers for utility grids were safety, reliability, and affordability. Societal shifts and technological advances have produced opportunities and corresponding challenges that have revolutionized the grid strategies for utilities and customers. The notable increase in major weather events drives more emphasis on resilience as every day life is heavily dependent on the electric grid.  Microgrids and new technologies enable utilities, communities, and customer groups to build infrastructure or processes to achieve more resilience. The retirement of fossil generation and the expansion of renewable and distributed generation is driving a Transmission and Distribution expansion not seen in the US since the 1960’s.  The data center and industrial/commercial customers are critical stakeholders essential to the utility grid planning process like never before. This presentation will cover these new industry drivers and describe the critical link between Utility Leader strategies and the changing electrification needs of customers.

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