Who We Are
RLC Engineering is an engineering consulting firm located in Maine, offering a full range of services in the electric utility and renewable generation engineering fields. We opened our corporate office in 2006 with just 6 employees! Since then we’ve grown our team to more than 90 technical professionals, with offices in Hallowell and Falmouth, as well as satellite offices around the Northeast.
Meet Our Leadership
Our leadership team seeks to set and maintain the highest standards of ethics while providing our clients the very best in service. Our core values represent our greatest priorities and are the foundation of our culture. Our dedicated and experienced leadership team guides our employees to work towards the same goals while supporting our company’s vision and shaping our culture.
As the Member-Manager and Founder of RLC Engineering, Rick offers utility providers and developers a rich background in power system studies and power delivery engineering excellence. With over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, Rick provides clients with a diverse knowledge of power system operation from both a planning and operational perspective in tandem with exceptional professional engineering. Rick is integrally involved in the day-to-day management of RLC’s two offices, heads a team of more than 90 technical professionals, and works in close collaboration with RLC clients on numerous projects. Rick is a registered PE in CT, MA, ME and NY.
As Manager of the Power System Studies group, Brian oversees transmission and distribution system planning and operational studies for electric utilities, grid operators and energy developers. Brian provides leadership and guidance for our team of highly technical and forward-thinking engineers. With over 33 years of experience in the electric utility industry, Brian and his team are prepared to assist utilities and developers interconnecting to the power grid with the most trustworthy power system studies to maintain the security and dependability of the electric grid. Brian is a senior member of IEEE and is a registered PE in ME and NY.
Tedd has over 40 years of combined experience in the energy, utilities, industrial, commercial and municipal markets. As Manager of the Power Generation group, Tedd has led our team to build out more than 4 GWs of solar, wind, and energy storage throughout the northeast and mid-atlantic states. He, along with his team, supports developers with the feasibility, design, and construction of solar photovoltaic projects, battery energy storage systems and microgrids. Tedd is well versed in the management of studies for various utilities assessing the impact on utility distribution circuits including back-feeding into substation and transmission lines for solar, wind and synchronous generators. Tedd is a registered PE in CO, MA, MD, ME, NH, and VA.
John has over 30 years of experience in the electrical utility industry in the areas of engineering, construction and project management. A strategic leader and planner, John works directly with our design team to help manage the entire process of each project’s development and execution, while also mentoring staff within the engineering design discipline. John has managed large substation, transmission and distribution and Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) projects across the United States. As the Project Management Operations Manager, John leads a team of project managers and works in close collaboration with RLC clients in all segments of a project from scheduling, to ﬁnance, to engineering, to construction. John ensures that RLC’s company standards are upheld, while also assuring excellent client satisfaction in delivering quality engineering services in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Phil leads the power delivery group with over 30 years of professional experience in the utility and manufacturing industries. As Manager of the Power Delivery group, Phil works with both the client and our in-house team from a project’s initial concept to ﬁnal commissioning. Phil is well-versed in the management of all project phases including safety, feasibility studies, conceptual and detail design, bid document development, contract negotiations, construction management and training. He has extensive experience in many aspects of power delivery including substation design, transmission line design, protection & control, automation & integration and civil & structural engineering. Phil is a registered PE in Maine.
With 20 years of industry experience, Kwame primarily supports ISO New England generator interconnection studies. In keeping with RLC’s goals, Kwame brings a perspective and approach to impact assessments for transmission planning and bulk grid interconnection that facilitate all aspects of product delivery. As a Principal Power System Engineer, Kwame provides the direction of technical studies from problem formulation to solution design. Kwame also mentors transmission planning engineers and serves as a technical advisor and subject matter expert.
As a Principal Power System Engineer, Dave provides significant experience in transmission reliability studies and DER integration. Dave has over 42 years’ experience in power system planning and operation and is an expert in transmission reliability and expansion studies utilizing load flow, stability, power–voltage and contingency analysis techniques. He has worked with utilities, generators, regulators, stakeholder groups, system operators, and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) throughout New England and New York. Dave has been responsible for coordination with the Joint Utilities of NY, and Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIP), and has also been responsible for transmission system planning and design in Maine and New York, including compliance with regional and NERC reliability standards and requirements. Dave is a registered PE in Maine.
A 40-plus year veteran, Dave has brought his experience in the electric utility industry to his role as a Principal Electrical Engineer; combining superb engineering services with a solid understanding of power and control systems, Demand Side Management (DSM), generator interconnection systems, renewable energy resources, distributed generation, and electric service rates and issues. He is an expert with comprehensive power flow and short circuit analysis, arc flash hazard analysis, and system impact studies for high and medium-voltage electric power systems. Dave has also specified, designed and commissioned interconnection facilities along with Balance of Plant (BOP) power and control systems for utility-scale wind and photovoltaic power projects throughout the northeast and sites in the southwest. Dave is a registered PE in CT, FL, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, and VT.
As a Principal Electrical Engineer, Jon has 15 years’ experience in the electrical distribution and generation industry specifically devoted to Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnection, utility distribution engineering consulting, and industrial and commercial distribution design and construction management. Jon has a solid understanding of generation interconnection principles, mitigating adverse impacts and renewable energy in distribution systems. To date, he has managed over 300 Distributed Generation (DG) system impact studies for multiple utilities. Jon is a registered PE in Maine.
Dave has more than 30 years of experience working in the electric utility industry. He has significant experience in transmission reliability studies utilizing load flow, stability, voltage, short circuit and contingency analysis techniques. Dave has a solid understanding of transmission outage studies, including an extensive background in outage coordination efforts, and is proficient in designing power system operational guides for the control area system operator. Dave’s background in operational studies using transmission network security analysis includes state estimation, load flow, optimal power flow and contingency analysis.
Chris is a Principal Civil Engineer with over 17 years of experience in Civil and Structural Engineering. Chris leverages his diverse consulting background of electric power, municipal, utility, and commercial project experience, including over 12 years working on electric substation, transmission, and generation projects ranging in size from 4 kV through 500 kV. In addition to his extensive knowledge of steel structure and concrete foundation design, he has backgrounds in specification writing, construction inspection, and team management. Chris is a registered PE in CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NY, and VT.
As Principal Power System Engineer, John has over 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry. John encompasses a diverse knowledge of power system planning, emphasizing system impact studies for proposed generation resources and transmission expansion projects. John offers experience with project technical specifications, design and technical performance reviews. He also has a comprehensive understanding of HVDC transmission systems, including commissioning, operations, and maintenance experience. John is a registered PE in Maine.
Amam has over 8 years of experience in the electric utility industry with an in-depth knowledge of bulk power system operations, including operating procedures, generation dispatch and transmission security, power flow and contingency analysis. His planning experience includes feasibility and system impact studies for generation interconnection. As a Principal Power System Engineer, Amam specializes in conventional and renewable generation modeling using a variety of software, and holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. Amam is a registered PE in Maine.
Leigh is a Principal Power System Engineer with more than 13 years of experience in power system studies. He is proficient at performing transmission system studies that include system impact studies, operational studies, bulk power supply studies, NERC assessments and CIP-014 assessments. Throughout his career in the electric power industry, Leigh has served large investor-owned utilities and independent system operators and understands the impact of facility additions to the power gird.
As the Principal Civil Engineer for the transmission and distribution group, Craig leads a team of highly innovative engineers and designers. With over 15 years of experience in the electric utility industry, Craig has extensive knowledge of transmission line design and is responsible for developing a strong team culture with a focus on outstanding engineering deliverables that meet our clients’ needs, resulting in long-lasting relationships with our clients. Craig works directly with our transmission line design team to help manage the success of all projects from the conceptual level through design for construction on lines ranging from 4 kV to 345 kV. Craig is a registered PE in CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, PA, and VT.
Mike has over 15 years of experience in power system studies including stability analysis, system impact studies, out-of-step relay settings, transmission operations studies and transient switching studies. As a Principal Power System Engineer, Mike guides a team of power system engineers to perform system impact, proposed plan application and operational studies. Mike has performed stability analysis supporting over $3 billion worth of expansions in Maine and New England and developed reports documenting results for the ISO-NE. Mike’s communication with our clients assures that RLC is meeting our client’s quality standards and expectations.
Chris has over 30 years of experience in energy generation, conservation and emerging technologies. As a Principal Mechanical Engineer, Chris brings a diverse knowledge of energy project systems from concept through engineering and construction, to commissioning, operations and maintenance. Chris has provided project management and maintenance services for a portfolio of 22 utility-owned solar facilities and has an extensive background in energy efficiency and asset optimization. Chris is a registered PE in Massachusetts.
Heather has more than 20 years of experience in power system studies. She is extremely knowledgeable in performing system impact studies to determine generation and transmission project requirements and reliability enhancements. As a Principal Power System Engineer, Heather manages the engineering and review of system impact studies within New England. Her expertise in the areas of study are steady state, transfer, stability and short circuit analysis as well as capacitor switching studies. Heather is a registered PE in Maine.
Tammy has more than 30 years of experience in power system planning and operation. She has significant experience in transmission reliability and expansion studies utilizing load flow stability, power–voltage and contingency analysis techniques. As a Principal Power System Engineer, Tammy has an extensive background in operational studies using transmission network security analysis programs that include state estimation, load flow, optimal power flow and contingency analysis, and is proficient in designing power system operational guides for the control area system operator. Tammy is a registered PE in Maine.
As a Principal Power System Engineer, Bob offers utility providers and developers a strong background in power system engineering with a focus on transmission system planning, system operations, and protection and controls. Bob is responsible for the coordination and maintenance of the ISO-NE aspen short-circuit database as well as supports the process development associated with the database updates. With over 30 years’ experience in the electric utility industry, Bob’s experience allows him to provide clients with unique solutions because he has “planned it, built it, and operated it”. Bob is a registered PE in Connecticut.