Paul Mauldin

Managing Editor, Grid Optimization Center of Excellence, Transmission & Distribution World Magazine

Paul earned his B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and is a registered professional engineer. He has worked in the energy industry for more than 25 years, developing and implementing advanced energy technologies. As research director for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. he pioneered methodologies used in the design, maintenance and control of energy delivery systems.

As Manager, PG&E New Business Opportunities (Unregulated Enterprise), Paul led a worldwide evaluation of gas and electric technologies and markets and provided due diligence for equity investments. As a consultant he provided guidance to utilities and the vendor community, nationally and internationally.

Paul has led a number of initiatives at Transmission and Distribution World, including special supplements, webinars, podcasts, and website development. 

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Top 10 Reasons Why The Electric Utility Industry is Gearing Up Like Never Before

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) conference in Chicago was a blast from the future and not the past! A decade or so ago these meetings were....More
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Utilities Face Massive Brain Drain

The utility industry is losing legacy brain power at a rapid rate and it’s not yet in the position to compete with other “more exciting” and higher....More

NRG Energy's Rooftop Solar for Retail Customers: A Trend That Could Grow?

A major utility potentially creating off-the-grid resources for customers and making money while doing it?....More
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Renovating Aging Electric Utility Grid Infrastructure with New Technology

Fixing up our infrastructure provides a great opportunity to use ‘new’ technologies that have been developed over the last several decades....More
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Smart Grid and Demand Response: Finally Getting Some Bang for the Buck?

A growing coalition is going to have a huge impact as the utility industry gets its act together to lobby for specific demand response/smart grid....More
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Utility Terrorism: Nothing New

It finally leaked, and it’s all over the news now....More

Duke Energy Wind Farm Bird-Kill: Gort Meets Bambi?

Wind farm bird kills are nothing new. But until now no one's pushed prosecution because birds and wind turbines are both protected by environmental....More

PV Solar Dilemma: Energy Cannibalism Meets Energy Accounting

We’re going to hear more about ‘energy accounting’, particularly Energy Return on Investment or EROI. These are going to be some big rocks tossed....More

Terrorism: How Vulnerable is the Grid?

Terrorists easily shut down a number of Mexican substations with simple Molotov cocktails. The lasting damage is the precedent set, the object....More

Postcards from the Edge - Is the Utility Industry in Big Trouble?

I've never seen our electric utility industry face so many challenges. Or at least get so many warnings of the gloom and doom to come. Most of the....More
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