James A. Kelly joins GRIDiant advisory board

GRIDiant Corp. announced that James A. (Jim) Kelly, formerly senior vice president of transmission and distribution, Southern California Edison (SCE), has joined its board of advisors.

GRIDiant Corp. will exhibit its advanced grid management software applications, including its new reliability analysis and diversion analysis modules, at DistribuTECH 2013, January 29-31 in San Diego, in Booth 3042.

At SCE, Kelly was responsible for operation and maintenance of an electrical grid of over 12,000 miles of transmission lines, 100,000 miles of distribution lines, and over 900 substations, covering a 50,000-square-mile service area, serving over 14 million people through nearly five million customer accounts. He oversaw an annual capital budget of over $2 billion and O&M of over $500 million.

Previously, as vice president of engineering & technical services at SCE, Kelly was responsible for planning, engineering, design, and R&D for SCE’s T&D grid. He formed SCE’s Advanced Technology organization, which has risen to national prominence for its leadership role in electric vehicle and smart grid technology. He also pioneered deployment of synchronous phasor measurement, the Distribution Circuit of the Future, and other advances in grid sensing, monitoring and control.

GRIDiant Corp. provides a data analytics and visualization software platform for electric distribution network simulation, asset planning and management, and real-time operations applications. The GRIDiant platform generates powerful new decision-support and visualization value from network data streams generated by GIS, SCADA, OMS, AMI and various asset-monitoring devices.

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