Technical Advisory Board
Director of Advanced Meter Initiatives
Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities
David Huff was named to his current position in March 2010. He has nearly 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry. Huff joined LG&E and KU in 1983 as a mechanical engineer in power generation. In this role he worked on a myriad of priorities including system performance, reduction of maintenance costs, plant safety improvement and a plant rehabilitation plan. Through the years he has held many roles in the company, including Operations Manager at the Mill Creek Generating Station and Division Manager at Trimble County Station, both of which involved managing more than one hundred employees. He was then promoted to Wholesale Excellence Team Leader where he developed a management-union partnership and oversaw a significant change management project that effectively reduced unit costs by 30% over two years. In 1997, he became a director and advanced through several leadership positions within LG&E and KU, including Revenue Collections and Distribution Operations. In these roles he managed hundreds of employees and oversaw distribution substation operations, design engineering, outdoor lighting. He also worked as incident commander and planning section chief for several restoration efforts. Huff actively led state-wide utility collaboration on the Consideration of Federal Standards of the Energy Independence and Security Act over a period of several years. He facilitated responses from 16 Kentucky utilities to the Kentucky PSC Case 2008-00408 and 2012-00428 on Smart Grid resulting in a comprehensive document on Smart Grid and Smart Meters for the Kentucky Public Service Commission. During this time he was responsible for the coordination of Smart Grid and Smart Meter strategy across LG&E and KU service territories. This includes the planning and implementation of Advanced Metering Services.
Technical Advisory Board member 2012 - current