Ed Batalla has a strong track record that spans more than 30 years in the electric utility and energy industry environments and associated technologies. He is part of a team within Navigant’s Energy practice that delivers full lifecycle solutions to transform energy markets, system operations and infrastructure, assets, and technologies for a more sustainable, resilient and secure energy system. Ed assists energy, utility and governmental clients in crafting their Smart Grid and Energy System Transformation strategy, vision and mission, leveraging the integration of new technologies to transform the business and organization, as well as in developing their energy vision.
Ed's experience includes transmission and distribution (T&D) grid management and operations, T&D grid control (real-time) systems, systems dispatch (generation resource management), Smart Grid program implementation, transmission planning and services, FERC Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and NERC Standards (Operations, Planning and Critical Infrastructure Protection) regulatory compliance, wind energy business development, wind predictive maintenance, technology (IT/OT) development, architecture and integration, substation automation and field area network (FAN) communications infrastructure, cybersecurity program and assessments, Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives, and corporate/enterprise strategy formulation.
Ed knows what it takes to help clients in developing teams that consistently drive business results and has a strong service and solutions orientation. He has the reputation for following through to ensure execution success. He consistently demonstrates his ability to work well with power system operators, end users and management, as well as technical and functional analysts, developers, and support staffs. Ed is driven by his core values: (a) commitment to excellence, (b) doing the right thing (integrity is paramount), and (c) bias for action.