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. 

Posts by Paul Mauldin

Oct 17, 2013

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
Sep 22, 2013

The Age of Rationalism, or Pandemonium?

More information sources are leading to divergence of thought and social instability, not harmony. It's not just the soft sciences that get distorted....More
Sep 16, 2013

Rocky Mountain High (Water!)

As of this writing about 20,000 homes are damaged or destroyed. The death toll will no doubt rise. Still, as the rain clouds lift I can almost see....More
Sep 06, 2013

Demand Side Management has gone to Pot!

The Eureka/Arcata area in Northern California has redwood trees, rocky coast, whales, sea lions and, for the last few decades, lots of cannabis....More
Aug 21, 2013

Solar Will Shine Brighter With Smarter Inverters

From hula hoops and pet rocks to Silicon Valley innovations, California has historically led the way in national trends, good and maybe not so good....More
Jun 19, 2013

Telecommuting and the Changing Workplace

Process often gets more attention than it deserves at the cost of progress. For many, their company being in a stable state means they are kept in a....More
May 02, 2013

Rebuttal to 'Loving the Plod'

Last month I wrote a commentary 'Loving the Plod,' which tried to point out that, sure, utilities may be glacially slow when it comes to....More
Apr 17, 2013

The Value of Plod

My first job after college was in the R&D department of a California electric and gas utility. This was the early 1970s, my office was about 35....More
Mar 21, 2013

Japan's Leap into Solar will Result in New Grid Technologies

Japan has catapulted into the solar PV arena in a big, make that huge, way. And that jump could be good for everyone. As reported in Forbes, IHS....More

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