Kelly B. Kunz, PE
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, December, 1983
Registered Professional Engineer - North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Member
Mr. Kunz began work at Carolina Power & Light Co. from January 1984 to December 1996. During that time he was promoted from Associate to Project Engineer. His work included distribution facility planning, system improvement construction projects, and engineering circuit analysis. He also provided engineering support for Industrial Substation, Telecommunications and Metering personnel and Customer Quality of Service Issues.
The distribution facility planning involved 90 Transmission-Distribution Substations. System improvement construction projects involved design for distribution feeders, industrial substations, underground subdivisions, and street/area lighting. Circuit analysis projects involved power quality issues, protective coordination, and economic utilization of distribution circuits.
Mr. Kunz joined Utility Technology as an Engineer in December 1996. At UTEC his major responsibilities have included Transmission Substation Design and Protective Relaying, Distribution Facility Construction, and Protective Coordination Studies. This work has included specifying equipment, evaluating bids, designing transmission substations to serve generation plants and distribution feeders, implementing and designing protective relay systems, installing distribution facilities to serve industrial customers, relocating distribution facilities for highway construction, installing and designing lighting systems for municipalities to meet current NC DOT standards, and analyzing distribution and transmission circuits for protective coordination needs. The transmission substation generation projects that he has worked on have connected over 1,100 MW of generation onto the transmission network.
Mr. Kunz became partner on January 1st, 2018.