J. Ted Orrell, PE
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 1971
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 1972
Registered Professional Engineer : Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Indiana
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Power Engineering Society
Substation Grounding Working Group, IEEE Substation Committee
Substation Direct Stroke Protection Working Group, IEEE Substation Committee, Past Chairman
Substation Structures and Foundations Working Group, IEEE Substation Committee, Past Chairman
After completing the requirements for a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering in 1972, Mr. Orrell joined Black & Veatch, Consulting Engineers, in Kansas City, Missouri. At Black and Veatch Mr. Orrell served as a project engineer on a variety of design and analysis projects for electric utilities. He also performed numerous studies including long range planning studies, load flow studies, short circuit studies, and economic feasibility studies.
In 1983 Mr. Orrell was given responsibility for all Transmission and Distribution work in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. Mr. Orrell managed a T&D group that eventually included 14 engineers, 1 technician, 3 CAD operators, and various support personnel. In 1986 Mr. Orrell was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. As Senior Vice President Mr. Orrell was responsible for the T&D group, as well as the Civil/Environmental and Industrial Divisions.
In 1989 Mr. Orrell founded Utility Technology and serves as Managing Partner. At UTEC Mr. Orrell has managed a variety of T&D projects and has also served as project manager on several standby/peak shaving generation projects.
Mr. Orrell has been involved with changes in the electric utility industry brought about by the 1992 Energy Policy Act. He worked with two South Carolina municipal utilities to solicit and evaluate proposals for new power suppliers. As a result of this work, each of these municipal utilities started purchasing power from a new power supply company in 1997, and their power supply costs have been significantly reduced. Since this time Mr. Orrell has worked with numerous municipal utilities on power supply studies and power supply contract negotiations.