Bobby Simpson

Robert (Bobby) M. Simpson III

Major Project Manager, Smart Grid-Distribution System

Progress Energy

TITLE:        Major Project Manager, Smart Grid – Distribution System Demand Response

EDUCATION:    BSEE, Clemson University

LICENSES:    Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida

CURRENT ROLE:    Lead and manage a project to invest in the Progress Energy Carolinas electrical distribution system, to condition it to perform as a new demand side resource that operates at high efficiency levels with the capability to reduce peak load demand as part of Progress Energy’s balanced solution strategy.


WORK HISTORY:
•    34 year career at Progress Energy
•    Distribution Engineer
•    Engineering and Operations Manager
•    District Manager
•    Engineer and Operations Support Manager
•    General Manager
•    Manager, Transmission System Performance
•    Manager, Business Services
•    Director, Distribution Control Center
•    Director, Distribution Projects
•    Major Project Manager

AFFILIATIONS:
•    Wake County Hospice Board of Directors
•    Boy Scouts of America
•    National Society of Professional Engineers