Edison Electric Institute names Jones to held international programs

WASHINGTON (September 9, 2015) – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) announced today that Lawrence E. Jones, an executive with two decades of international experience, has joined EEI as Vice President, International Programs.

Prior to joining EEI, Lawrence spent the past 15 years of his career with Alstom Grid Inc., most recently as Vice President, Utility Innovation & Infrastructure Resilience, where he assisted utilities worldwide with formulating strategies for deploying new technology solutions. While at Alstom, Lawrence also served as Vice President, Policy, Regulatory Affairs & Industry Relations for the international full-service electric generation and transmission firm.

“Lawrence’s tremendous experience working with utilities throughout the world on innovative technology solutions to better serve customers will be a great asset to EEI and our member companies,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “We look forward to Lawrence’s valuable insight and leadership as we work to enhance EEI’s International Programs.”

Lawrence is a member of numerous U.S. and international industry advisory committees, and serves as Co-Chair of the 21st Century Power Partnership Leadership Forum, as a member on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and as a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid Advisory Committee. 

“The electric utility industry is undergoing a major transformation not just in the U.S., but across the world,” said David K. Owens, EEI Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs. “Lawrence’s extensive experience and relationships will help enhance EEI’s International Programs and strengthen the link between the U.S. electricity sector and our international counterparts.”

Lawrence was born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia – West Africa. He lived in Sweden for more than a decade, where he received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Power Systems Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. 

“I am excited about the tremendous opportunity to lead EEI’s International Programs,” said Lawrence Jones. “I look forward to working with my new EEI colleagues and to engaging with utilities throughout the world.”