Thor Hjartarson

Engineering leader with 25 years of professional experience in electrical and power engineering. He was recently the leader of a large asset management division with responsibilities for planning, smart grid engineering, reliability analysis, system studies, record management, data quality, mobility and GIS improvements where he has been recognized for transforming an existing older culture of engineering practice to a dynamic powerhouse of technical innovation and knowledge. Strong technical background in transmission and distribution engineering with leadership in innovation of asset management principle with specific focus on smart grid planning. One of the founders of the Health Index Methodology in utility asset condition assessment and has lead the comprehensive implementation of a risk based investment methodology at a major utility.

In his previous consulting career, he has had experience with over 30 well known electrical power companies around the world. Excellent presentation, people motivation and conversational skills that build client team environment seeking desirable results. He is a sought after speaker on Asset Management and Smart Grid topics and has presented throughout North America as well as in India, Thailand and Australia.

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