Larry Gelbien is a Director in the Energy practice. He has more than thirty years of electric utility experience with a focus in engineering, smart grid technology, grid resiliency, renewable resources, operations and planning.
Larry has done extensive research in a number of emerging technologies including renewable energy, storage, distribution automation, high temperature superconductors, advance sensing devices, and storm resiliency. He held lead roles in a number of regulatory collaborative efforts addressing distributed g eneration interconnection process and grid modernization. Larry was been awarded three U.S. patents for advanced technologies. These patents were for Distribution Automation, Control System for Utility Equipment and Stray Voltage Detection.
Prior to joining Navigant, Larry was the Vice President of Engineering for NSTAR Electric, where his areas of responsibility included transmission, substation, distribution engineering, planning, advance communications, NERC compliance, smart grid initiatives, and operations business integration.