Ben Rankin
Principal Consultant
Knoxville, TN

Ben Rankin is a TOGAF® 9 certified architect specializing in smart grid development enterprise architecture, use cases, system roadmaps, business processes, networks and communications, databases, and information security. Ben was a member of the team that developed the Advanced Metering use cases for Southern California Edison which have been foundational documents used by many other utilities for their own smart metering projects. In addition to smart metering, Ben has worked with clients to develop use cases focused on distribution automation, demand response, distributed energy resources, transmission reliability, microgrid operations and control, third party access and customer aggregation, cybersecurity, water and gas metering, and utility situational awareness. These use cases have been used to develop system architectures, define requirements, communicate with stakeholders, and signal vendors.

Areas of Expertise

Grid Modernization Roadmap and Strategy
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Enterprise Architecture
Demand Response
Distributed Energy Resources (DER)


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