Lee Willis

Lee Willis, Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor, is a founding partner of Quanta Technology (2006). As Senior Vice President, Lee oversees Quanta Technology’s growth plans and leads its strategic and technology development efforts. As an Executive Advisor, he works on projects in delivery planning, aging infrastructure, load forecasting and regulatory defense of capital construction projects and budgets.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Spatial Electric Load Forecasting
  • Electric Delivery System Planning/Integrated Resource Planning
  • Aging Infrastructure Analysis, Strategy and Planning
  • System Hardening and System Resiliency Improvement
  • Regulatory justification of utility capital expansion plans and project need

Past Experience & Background

  • Forty-six years of experience in the electric power industry (1969-Present)
  • Vice President, T&D Planning and Analysis, KEMA  (2004-2006)
  • Vice President and Chief Engineer, ABB Consulting (2002-2004)
  • Vice President, Distribution Systems Solutions, ABB (1998-2002)
  • Deputy General Manager, ABB Systems Control, SCADA and EMS (1994-1997)
  • Manager, T&D Software and Services, Westinghouse/ABB (1986-1993)
  • Senior Consultant, Westinghouse Advanced Systems Technology (1980-1985)
  • Chairman, ERCOT Transmission Reserve Planning Committee  (1977-1980)
  • Various positions including apprentice line worker, Houston L&P (1969-1980)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • National Research Council, advises DOC/Congress on technology (1999-2005)
  • IEEE Life Fellow, elected Fellow in 1992 for improvements in planning methods for power systems
  • Former chairman, IEEE Power System Planning Committee
  • Former member for power systems, National Research Council
  • Seven published books including the Power Distribution Planning Reference Book
  • Fifty-nine papers published in peer-reviewed and refereed technical journals

Education

  • BEE – Rice University (1971)
  • MEE – Rice University (1972)

Lee can be reached at lwillis@quanta-technology.com