Chris Root

Chris Root

Vermont Electric Power Company (Velco)


Mr. Root is Chief Operating Officer at Vermont Electric Power, Inc (Velco).  He previously served as Senior Vice President of Network Strategy at National Grid.  Mr. Root holds a masters in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.  He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University Graduate School of Business and has authored, co-authored and presented papers at various forums. 



Integration of high level of renewables in the T&D System- A Vermont Experience

This paper will discuss the Vermont T&D experiences with over 50% of peak load from wind and solar sources along with distributed storage.   This paper will show how a Northeastern state can have high integration levels and some of the issues associated with them.