Jennifer Geer, P.E.

Principal Power Systems Engineer

Academic Background

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1985

Professional Experience

Jennifer Geer is an engineering professional with a strong technical background and a deep understanding of the electric utility industry. She has over 30 years of electric utility industry experience and has extensive background in transmission and distribution, including transmission planning studies, generation interconnection studies, distribution planning, outage analysis, reliability analysis, project development, and project management. Ms. Geer has also provided training in many of these areas. Ms. Geer joined Utility System Efficiencies, Inc. (USE) in 2009. At USE, Ms. Geer’s focus has been on generation and transmission interconnection studies, transmission planning and project development, and developer feasibility studies.

Prior to joining USE, Ms. Geer was a member of San Diego Gas and Electric’s Transmission Planning Department. Though part of their generation interconnection team, she was also involved in studies to determine the need and benefit of new transmission projects on the existing system, examining different route and voltage options.

While running Geer and Geer Engineering, Ms. Geer developed a procedure to determine if a new substation was needed. She also led teams to optimize substation site selection based on both engineering and non-engineering issues, and provided project management for a long term transmission study that was used to determine client company strategy. In addition, Ms. Geer developed or reviewed many distribution projects, trained engineers and leads on distribution planning, developed a training manual, provided process mapping of distribution functions, and analyzed visibility and accuracy of distribution accounting.

While employed by Hewlett Packard (HP), Ms. Geer was the electrical manufacturing engineer on two projects. She debugged and resolved an “unknown” printer shut-down problem, developed a training manual, went on a training tour of warranty repair centers, and with her team reduced warranty expenses by 50%. For a developing project, Ms. Geer coordinated with the R&D team to design the product for manufacturability and testability, set up much of the equipment on the production line, identified testing strategy and supported getting the product into production.