Tom Gentile

Thomas J. Gentile, PE, Vice President, Transmission Strategy, is based in Massachusetts and is responsible for developing and managing the Northeast Regional Office of Quanta Technology. He has over 33 years of experience and proven leadership with transmission and distribution system planning, analysis, engineering, program/project management and interfacing with RTOs/ISOs and regulatory agencies. Tom has participated in various planning, operating and market committees at NERC, NPCC, NYISO and ISO-NE.

Areas of Expertise

  • Transmission & Distribution Planning
  • Economic System Planning
  • Integrated Resource Planning
  • Asset Management

Experience and Background

  • Thirty four years of experience in the electric power industry 1976 - Present
  • Senior Director Transmission Northeast, Quanta Technology 2007 - 2010
  • Director Technology Transfer, National Grid 2006 - 2007
  • Director Transmission Network Planning & Development, National Grid 2000 - 2006
  • Director of Transmission Services & other positions, Eastern Utilities 1983 - 2000
  • Consultant, Arthur D Little 1981 - 1983
  • Engineer, General Electric 1977 - 1981

Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

  • IEEE Citation of Honor for Leadership in creating the IEEE-USA National Energy Policy Position Statement
  • Past Chairs IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, Power Quality Subcommittee, and various other working groups and task forces
  • Past Chair of New York State Reliability Council
  • NERC TIS, ATFNSDT, and others
  • Published 20 papers and reports in the areas of Harmonics, stability, load modeling, and robotics.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts


  • MSEE - Iowa State University
  • MSEE - Northeastern University

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