Technology transformation is at the heart of navigating regulatory uncertainty, evolving customer expectations, and a changing utility workforce—and this is where Grant excels. His experience extends across the spectrum of utility modernization, and his track record for delivering value from technology speaks for itself. In an operational role, he led a $175 million transmission control center project that included NERC CIP EMS systems integration. As a consultant, he has architected complex geographic information system (GIS) initiatives for major investor-owned and other utilities.
Grant’s specialty is implementing technologies that help electric, gas, and water utilities drive operational efficiencies. To accomplish that, he draws on experience with a wide array of smart grid and grid modernization technologies, including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), GIS, meter data management (MDM), outage management (OMS), distribution management (DMS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), energy management (EMS) solutions, as well as work management, asset management, customer information (CIS), and financial systems. He is adept at leading emerging grid technology pilot programs, as well as complex systems integration initiatives and technology program management offices.
He joined West Monroe in 2021 from Ernst & Young, where he provided management consulting services for electric and gas utilities. Over the course of his career, he has held both consulting and utility operations roles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in management from Georgia Tech.
His hobbies include skiing, cartography, and linguistics. He is an avid international traveler who has visited 55 countries outside of North America, has lived in Warsaw, Poland, and is conversational in Spanish. He is a five-time Ironman competitor and 15-time marathoner.
His enthusiasm for developing processes helps clients realize operational improvement and achieve business objectives.