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Ljubljana 2018 Presenters: Eric Hatter


Eric Hatter 


Eric Hatter 


Eric Hatter of American Electric Power Service Corporation is the Manager of AEP Transmission Business System Technology & Strategy and is the liaison between corporate Information Technology and Transmission and leads and manages staff in Transmission Business Operations to:

  • Develop and execute Transmission’s IT strategy, IT System Target Architecture and IT Governance Program
  • Provide guidance, recommendations and reports to senior Transmission Leadership pertaining to long range Transmission IT planning and implementation
  • Lead and manage activities related to Transmission IT systems strategy, development, implementation and support
  • Prioritize projects, direct the allocation of resources to match overall Transmission IT strategy and direct the prioritization of requests for IT support
  • Understand the latest IT technology/software applications and make recommendations to keep Transmission IT systems running efficiently utilizing financial management, process management and innovation
  • Facilitate technology working groups and tech teams throughout the business unit to ensure consistency of process and adherence to the Transmission IT roadmap.

He has over 30 years of utility operations experience in the areas of EMS/SCADA, and Transmission Operations Engineering.  He actively represents AEP as an advisor on the EPRI P161 “Information, Communication and Cyber Security” (ICCS) program. Eric served as an advisor for the EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Grid Operations and Information, Communication & Technology sectors; and as program manager for the EPRI Transmission Modernization Demonstration. He received the 2015 Inaugural EPRI Interoperability Leadership Award. He also was elected as utility co-chair of the International CIM (Common Information Model) User Group, which works to advance interoperability across the utility enterprise.

Eric is also the Program Manager for the AEP Network Model Management Improvement program which is charged with designing and implementing a CIM based approach for coordinating operations, planning and protection models. He received a B. S. EET degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virgina.

Job Position

Manager of AEP Transmission Business System Technology & Strategy, American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEP) 

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Created at 5/11/2018 1:44 PM  by keely.drever 
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