Jenny Mueller

Director, Principal Power Systems Engineer

Academic Background

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University Sacramento

Professional Experience

Jenny Mueller is an accomplished engineering professional with a strong technical background and understanding of the electrical utility industry. Ms. Mueller has over 10 years experience in the industry with expertise in transmission planning, generator interconnection, operations engineering, contingency analysis, energy market simulation, and deliverability assessments. Ms. Mueller joined Utility System Efficiencies, Inc. (USE) in April 2013 as a Senior Power Systems Engineer and brings to USE her unique experience in both energy markets and utility operations.

While employed at Z-Global for 6 years, Ms. Mueller was responsible for managing engineering contracts and project teams. She served as technical advisor to clients in the areas of generator interconnection, system reliability, asset valuation, transmission line economics, and energy markets. Mr. Mueller also headed interconnection activities for renewable development, provided technical reports and presented materials to both state and federal agencies, energy producers, and investor-owned utilities at the senior management and executive officer level.

While at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) for 2 years, Ms. Mueller held the position of Regional Transmission Engineer. Ms. Mueller produced seasonal operating procedures, evaluated clearances and outages, provided real time engineering support, developed automated computer programs to allow for comprehensive monitoring of transmission system performance, and developed and presented simple solutions to complex problems to both CAISO management and stakeholders. During her time spent at the CAISO, Ms. Mueller also performed transmission planning activities including Local Capacity Requirement and Generator Interconnection Studies.

Ms. Mueller worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as an Engineering Intern for one year. During that time Ms. Mueller worked closely with other engineers on improving and maintaining portions of the SMUD distribution system, developed and facilitated training to distribution crew regarding the operation and maintenance of cathodic protection systems, investigated infrared thermography and made recommendations for maintenance of SMUD’s 69 kV lines, and supported maintenance engineers with tasks related to transformer and network protector maintenance and schedules to conform with NERC Standards.

Ms. Mueller has continuing education units held in Mechanics of Running Dynamics Simulation, EPCL Programming, and PSLF Fundamentals/Steady State Analysis and Applications.