Manager of Smart Grid Programs
ComEdPatrick Graves is the chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee and Manager of Smart Grid Programs in ComEd’s Smart Grid and Innovation group. In his role within IEEE, he establishes direction to engage IEEE’s broad technical community to fulfill the vision of the Smart Cities Initiative. That is, to advance the state of the art in smart city technology and serve as neutral broker of credible technical information regarding smart cities amongst industry, academic, and government stakeholders. At ComEd, Patrick leads various initiatives to develop service offerings around emerging smart grid and smart city technologies. This includes shaping the company’s smart city strategy, evaluating new technology applications and service offerings, building partnerships, planning and executing pilot projects, and ultimately facilitating the transformation of the business.