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Distribution Automation Veteran, Jim Tracey, Joins the Sentient Energy Team as Industry Specialist

Jim Tracey Photo.jpgNovember 2, 2015 – Sentient Energy is pleased to welcome Jim Tracey to our team as an Industry Specialist. In his new role, Jim will act as a solution architect assisting utilities in creating best practices and use cases to maximize the value of Sentient Energy distribution grid sensors and analytics.

Prior to joining sentient Energy, Jim served as Product Manager for Outage and Distribution Management for the Software Solutions business of GE Energy. There, he was responsible for product vision and direction for outage and distribution management in coordination with all Smart Grid integration activities. As part of these responsibilities, he played a lead role in supporting over 40 OMS, DMS and Smart Grid projects, globally.

“Over the past five years, I’ve watched Sentient Energy’s distribution line sensor technology grow from an innovative concept to one of the most ground-breaking technologies in distribution grid reliability that I’ve seen in my 30+ year career.” said Tracey.

When asked about FPL’s plan to deploy nearly 25,000 Sentient line monitors, Jim replied “I’m thrilled but I’m not surprised. FPL has always applied new technology for the benefit of its customers. I look forward to working with FPL’s project team and taking what we learn from this massive deployment and use it to help other utilities achieve similar benefits in their reliability initiatives. I am proud to be a member of a team that is contributing so much to the future of our industry.,” said Jim.

Before joining GE Energy, Jim was employed for 20 years at Florida Power & Light and was involved in various engineering and systems development roles. For 13 of those years, he was the Manager of Distribution Operations Systems and was responsible for the development and support of all major operational business systems supporting dispatch operations. He managed over seven major phases of development of outage and distribution management for Distribution Operations.

Prior to his career at FPL, Jim was employed at Consolidated Edison for eight years and was involved in various roles in underground operations in New York City.

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