PENC NW Carolina Chapter Presents:

How to make the electrical grid smarter and have the capability to self-heal”





When:   Monday, March 20th     12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

South Fork Community Center
4403A Country Club Rd
WS NC 27104
Member: $15

Non-Member: $20

Program Overview: 
The electrical grid designed, built, and operated by Duke Energy hasn’t changed much over the years…..until now. It’s time for a faster, smarter, electrical grid that can detect outages and automatically restore the power to the majority of those affected. Our speakers today will bring us up to speed on how Duke is making improvements for the new “smart grid.”  



Richard (Van) Stuckey - Sr Engineering Technologist

Kevin Fox, PE – Sr. Engineer                                

Van began his career in Greensboro, NC as a field engineer. He worked in the Reliability and Integrity group for 8 years; worked in Grid Management on the original SCADA systems; and now works on the IT DMS delivery team. Van has a degree in Mechanical Design and Technology from Alamance Community College and has been with Duke for 30 years.    


Kevin has been with Duke Energy for the past 6 years. He started his career in the Energy Management Systems group; worked in on the first DMS project in the DEC and DEM areas; and last few years been the DMS technical lead for the DEC, DEP ,and DEM areas as new SCADA and other upgrades evolve. He has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UNCC and is a registered Professional Engineer in NC. 


PDHs: 1

(Note: While PENC offers Professional Development Credit for this program, it is up to each Professional Engineer to determine if the content is relevant to his/her individual practice and suitable for his/her continuing education.)


By COB Friday, March 17th, 2017 to: Reggie Robertson, PE
Phone:  (336) 765-7503

Cell:(336) 971-5550




PENC can use your help
If you have topics you would like to see at a chapter meeting or conference, please let us know.  We want to present topics that will be interesting and will provide you with PDH opportunity.  If you have a topic you want to present, let us know that too!


Every chapter is looking for leaders who want to step up to new responsibilities.  You will find PENC a great place to meet new people, and to grow within our profession.  Let us know if you want to be a part of the leadership team.

2015 Weatherization Project
Here is an opportunity to help in an important outreach in our community and area of knowledge.  Winter is right around the corner. USGBC NC Triad Branch has teamed up with ASHRAE to help some less fortunate folks in the community prepare for the cold.

 Jobs available include; Basic home audits to see if homes can benefit from lowcost, highimpact upgrades; Install CFLs, reduced flow showerheads, weather stripping, window caulking, attic insulation, pipe insulation, duct sealing, HVAC filters, hot water heater blankets; Teach homeowners other easy doityourself weatherization and behavioral changes toreduce energy use. In you would like to volunteer contact Jim Fields ( ) or Jonathan Barton at ( 


Northwest Chapter
Leadership 2016-2017


John Charles Thomas, PE

Past - President
Greg Mulholland, PE
Energy Preferred Engineering, PLLC
(336) 972-0796

Reginald D. Robertson, PE
Applied Engineering

(336) 765-7217

Stanley E. Senft, PE
McNair Construction Co., Inc.
(336) 723-5501

Joel D. Nicholson, PE
Frisby Areospace, llc

Ralph W. Cox, PE

Hoy R. Bohanon, Jr., PE
(336) 972-1626

Richard W. Eskridge, EI
Duke Energy
\(336) 917-2703