Patrick Dalton is currently a manager of Distributed Energy Resources at ICF. In this role he focuses on developing solutions to address impacts of DER on utility planning and operations across the U.S. He has eleven years of distribution engineering experience at a major U.S. electric utility. He led a team responsible for DER integration across eight states, including a large community solar gardens impacting substation and transmission. Patrick is involved in national standards development through the IEEE 1547 working groups.