Joseph HughesSpeaker: Joseph W. (Joe) Hughes
Position: Sr. Project Manager, Power Delivery
Country:  USA
Company: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Joe Hughes is a Sr. Project Manager for Power Delivery System Technologies in the Power Delivery Science and Technology Development Division at EPRI in Palo Alto, California.  He has over 25 years experience in the utility industry including 20 years in utility research and development. Prior to joining the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in 2001, Joe worked for over 19 years at Pacific Gas and Electric where he managed a portfolio of R&D projects related to customer communications, metering and industry standards for intelligent equipment integration and development. Mr. Hughes currently manager a portfolio projects to develop key open technical standards for customer communications and the IntelliGrid™ Architecture, an industry-level technical Architecture for integrating intelligent equipment across key technical operating domains.  Mr Hughes is active in energy industry technical standards committees and consortia.