Speaker:

Curt Kirkeby

Avista Utilities

Curtis Kirkeby holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from Montana State University and a Masters in Engineering Management (MSEM) from Washington State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Washington and has extensive experience in the electric and gas utility industry; 6 years in substation design, 18 years in GIS, outage management, asset management, advanced metering systems, and engineering modeling, and 12 years in research and development. Mr. Kirkeby is currently responsible for innovation strategy and applied research and development, focused on technologies and solutions that enhance the grid and deliver increased value to customers.