Charlie Vance

Department Manager | Grid Modernization and Distribution Planning | Atlanta

About Charlie

As a department manager at 1898 & Co., Charlie leads the utility consulting team in the southeast, supporting power industry clients with planning, optimizing and investing their transmission, distribution and generation assets.

Charlie attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, studying industrial engineering, before starting in the power industry in Florida. He eventually migrated back to Georgia to hold various positions within power utilities. Most of his experience was related to developing plans to improve future reliability of the distribution system. Upon joining 1898 & Co., Charlie leads projects with some of the largest investor-owned utilities in the country, helping them successfully improve their transmission and distribution systems by analyzing existing assets and developing long-term plans to support future grid demands.

How Charlie helps his clients
With over 20 years of experience working for an electric utility, Charlie has a deep understanding of how the business operates and how the technical systems work. Bringing those perspectives together, he can help clients develop detailed plans for future capital projects that provide the greatest return on investment and improvement to their operations.

What motivates Charlie
Seeing the challenges facing the industry, from increasing power demands to reliability requirements and renewables adoption, Charlie is motivated to be there to help his clients solve problems. As the world gets more complex, he wants to work to help bring the pieces together in a clear and comprehensive plan that moves everyone forward.

A little bit about Charlie
An ideal day off for Charlie is spent at the lake with his wife and three daughters. When not relaxing at the lake, he is probably working on a home renovation project and providing cheap labor for his wife’s grand home improvement ideas.



Specialties

Infrastructure Modernization

Capital Asset Planning

Strategic Asset Management

Project Planning & Development

Transmission & Distribution Planning