Bridging the Worlds of Power Electronics, Distributed Generation, and the Planning and Operations of the Electric Grid

Sam Holeman

Duke Energy, USA

Sam Holeman is vice president of transmission system planning and operations for Duke Energy. He leads the group responsible for the real-time monitoring and control of the company's bulk electric transmission system. He assumed his current position in October 2016. Previously, Holeman was Duke Energy's director of engineering and training for the system planning and operations function. During his 31-year career with the company, Holeman has held leadership positions in various areas of system planning and operations, including system operations, engineering, and training. Holeman holds master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from Clemson University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Queens University. Holeman is certified by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as a system operator and is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina. He is a past chairman of the operating committees for both NERC and the SERC Reliability Corporation. SERC is a nonprofit regulatory authority that promotes effective and efficient administration of bulk power system reliability in all or parts of 16 central and central and southeastern states.


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