Shasta Culp, is founder and managing director of Culp Consulting LLC, a utility engineering management firm. Her background includes leadership and experience in both the utility and consultant industry with distribution system designs, automation, and operations including electric utility planning and grid modernization. She has managed a variety of internal and external workforces through strategic projects and operational changes. Recent client projects include leadership and support of California’s Distribution Resource Plan (DRP) and associated field demonstration projects which include integration of distribution energy renewables on a variety of operational platforms including, microgrids, high renewable penetration, and traditional capital project deferrals. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a power emphasis from California Polytechnic University, Pomona CA.