Joe Svachula

VP of Smart Grid


As Vice President of Engineering and Smart Grid and Technology, Svachula has a key strategic role directing the personnel and activities of the Distribution Planning, Reliability Programs, Equipment and Standards, and Reliability Analysis departments including the preparation of area capacity reinforcement plans and customer capacity planning. He also provides direction for Smart Grid technologies, not only at ComEd, but in collaboration across Exelon Utilities so that customers fully experience the benefits that this technology promises. Prior to his current role Svachula served as Vice President of Distribution System Operations and Vice President of Customer Field Operations. He began his professional career at ComEd in 1988 in a variety of field engineering positions and has more than 29 years of utility industry experience, including key leadership positions in Transmission & Substations, Work Management, Distribution Operations, Operational Strategy & Business Intelligence, and Customer Operations Strategies & Support.