H. Lee Willis, PE, Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor, Quanta Technology Expert, has more than 35 years of electric T&D systems planning and engineering experience. He has been transmission planning manager at a major investor-owned utility, an executive with a major equipment supplier, and a senior consultant who has directly performed or supervised over 400 system planning and asset management projects for utilities around the world. Lee pioneered many of the modern planning and asset management methods now considered industry best practice, including spatial simulation load forecasting for T&D planning, load-reach voltage planning of feeder system layouts, and options-based asset management prioritization.
Key Past Positions
Lead Engineer of System Planning, Houston Lighting and Power Company - 1976-1980
Chairman, ERCOT Transmission Reserve Planning Committee - 1977-1980
Deputy General Manager, ABB Systems Control (SCADA and EMS) - 1980-1996
Vice President, Energy Delivery Solutions, ABB Power - 1997-2001
Vice President and Chief Engineer, ABB Consulting (Global) - 2002-2004
He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a past chairman of its Power System Planning and Implementation committee. From 1999 to 2005 he served on the US National Research Council, which advises the US Congress and Dept. of Commerce on the nation's civilian technology needs. Lee has published more than 240 papers and articles on power systems, forecasting and planning, and utility practices during his career, including 78 papers in peer-reviewed and refereed technical journals, one theme cover article in the IEEE-wide Proceedings of the IEEE, and five cover articles for the IEEE Computer Applications in Power journal. He is the author of eight books on power system planning including the Power Distribution Planning Reference Book and Spatial Electric Load Forecasting.
Lee Willis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org