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David Pearce is the department manager of Manhattan Operations Engineering at Consolidated Edison, responsible for ensuring that the city’s electric grid provides best-in-class reliability to one of the world’s most important financial and cultural centers, including the development of resilient designs to address natural or human initiated disturbances. David has held a variety of positions in Con Edison, including manager of energy services, project manager for distributed generation, and transmission planning engineer. He was deeply involved in Con Edison’s response to Hurricane Sandy, and witnessed firsthand the impact of ocean inundation of electric infrastructure. His group is now responsible for designing and implementing system upgrades to allow the Manhattan electric grid to withstand a similar flooding event in the future.
Mr. Pearce holds a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago), an MS in regulatory policy and communications technology from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and an executive masters in technology management from Columbia University.