Jim Bouford

James Bouford, Manager of Transmission, Northeast Region, has forty-five years of experience in the electric power delivery industry, with thirty years of progressively challenging managerial positions, including five years as the V.P. of Engineering at National Grid, one of the largest utilities in the U.S. He has been involved in all technical aspects of the planning, design and operation of an electric utility. Jim has been recognized for developing and implementing innovative processes, procedures and solutions to problems facing the utility industry.

Areas of Expertise

  • Electric utility system planning and analysis
  • Electric utility system reliability analysis
  • Expert witness capability

Experience & Background

  • Forty-five years of experience in the electric power delivery industry (1968 – 2013)
  • Manager, Power System Studies, TRC Engineering (2007 – 2013)
  • V.P. Engineering Services, National Grid USA Service Company (1999 – 2007)
  • Technical Coordinator, E-PRO (1998 – 1999)
  • Manager of System Development, Central Maine Power Company (1968 – 1998)

Accomplishments & Industry Recognition

  • IEEE PES Senior Member, Chaired IEEE PES Task Force on Reliable System Design
  • Vice-Chair IEEE PES Working Group on Stray Voltage
  • Chaired IEEE PES Task Force on Reliable System Design
  • Chairman, EPRI Distribution Task Force, 1991 - 1993
  • Chairman, EPRI CUSTOM POWER Distribution Task Force, 1993
  • EPRI Innovator, "New Tools Analyze DSM Impacts on T & D Systems", 1992
  • EPRI Innovator, "Amorphous Metal Transformers Increase Efficiency and Lower Cost", 1993
  • Co-Chaired the AIC Conference on "Rethinking Electricity Distribution Reliability", 1997
  • Former Member of the Board, Energy Council of the Northeast
  • Published over 10 papers on a number of electric delivery system topics
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Maine


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maine - Orono (1968)
  • M.S., Management, Thomas College (1980)

Jim can be contacted at jbouford@quanta-technology.com.