Gary Rackliffe
Hello, I lead Smart Grid Development for ABB North America. I have more than 25 years of industry experience in both transmission and distribution (T&D) and have worked with ABB for 19 years across a variety of positions. I hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University.


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Leveraging technology to drive energy efficiency and conservation

Our current resource constraints and the onslaught of coal plant closures are driving the need to reduce energy consumption and demand.

Looking forward to 2013

In 2013, I predict that the distribution grid will receive much of the focus as utilities work to improve reliability and efficiency

Security guru Richard Clarke, industry practitioners weigh in on cyber threat

Washington loves a good acronym, and when it comes to cyber security, Richard Clarke has a great one: CHEW

“Where’s the Big Data?”

Chris Lemay from Ventyx, an ABB company, provides some additional input to the comments I posted in August regarding “Big Data.”

Virtual tour of ABB’s Smart Grid Center of Excellence

3 minute video covers everything that the Center of Excellence has to offer

Asset health management in the smart grid era

Watch this video to learn how an end- to-end asset health management strategy ties analytics and equipment monitoring to a business intelligence platform

Smart Grid Investment Trends: Follow the money, Part 1

The two biggest investment drivers right now are the need to improve utility operational effectiveness and connecting renewable energy resources to the grid
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