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Phil Barker, Founder and Principal Engineer

Phil Barker

Mr. Barker has 36 years of experience working in the electric power industry. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University with a concentration in electric power systems in 1985 and 86 respectively.

Mr. Barker was a consulting engineer at Power Technologies, Incorporated (PTI) for 14 years where he was responsible for a variety of power distribution, power quality, lightning protection and distributed generation engineering studies. Later he worked for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI PEAC Division) where he focused on advanced research related to distributed generation, power quality, and distribution reliability.

In 2003, he founded Nova Energy Specialists (NES), a consulting company that provides engineering services to the utility sector in the areas of power systems, distributed generation, and emerging technologies. Throughout his career, Mr. Barker has been involved in the IEEE and has been active in several IEEE working groups and standards related to DG, lightning, power quality and power systems (e.g. IEEE 1547, IEEE C62.22, IEEE 1410, etc.) He has published over 30 papers and/or technical articles. Mr. Barker received the IEEE PES Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award in 2010.

For more information, please see Mr. Barker's full biography and publications list:

Phil Barker Biography (PDF)

Phil Barker Publications List (PDF)

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