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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization, Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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Think about becoming a guru in electric planning software and modeling.

There is an industry wide shortage in people who can do the modeling for large wind and solar interconnects. Companies are competing for these people. 

Globally the transition to a low GHG future needs to interconnect Millions of sites, without the planners that can do the work, things will slow down and become far more costly. The software has to a large extent been optimized, so the drudgery is out of the best processes. The issue is there are so many variables that take a human in the loop to come up with reasonable solutions. 

This is not an “off-shoreable” job, there are growing needs. Just like for people who don’t want college, there is a growing need for linemen in the industry.

Good jobs, good pay, fantastic impact on the future of the planet. Please pass this along. 


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