Jason Handley

Jason Handley

Director, Smart Grid Emerging Technology and Operations

Duke Energy

Jason is a respected utility industry professional with over 20 years of utility experience specializing in smart grid, distributed Intelligence, and operations management.  He excels at understanding the increasingly complex utility environment, managing the new digital utility workforce, and delivering on the execution and financials of technology projects.  In his current role, Jason identifies and develops new technologies impacting the electrical grid and oversees all of the ongoing operational aspects on new technology pilot projects in Duke Energy’s Smart Grid Emerging Technology group.  He has been a strong advocate for grid edge computing, the new OpenFMB™ architecture for machine to machine data exchange, and building in cybersecurity measures into grid edge devices.  He and his team are responsible for developing and updating the strategic roadmap for power grid devices and communications at Duke Energy.  In addition to serving on the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee, Jason served as the Chairman of EPRI’s IntelligGrid Program Advisory Committee P161, the Board of Directors for the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and continues to serve on numerous committees including the SAS Utility Advisory Board and the DistribuTECH Advisory Committee.