Curt Kirkeby

Fellow Electrical Engineer- Technology Strategy
Avista Utilities

Curtis Kirkeby holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from Montana State University and a Masters in Engineering Management (MSEM) from Washington State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Washington and has extensive experience in the electric and gas utility industry; 6 years in substation design, 18 years in GIS, outage management, asset management, advanced metering systems, and engineering modeling, and 8 years in research and development.

Mr. Kirkeby is currently responsible for applied research and development, focused on emerging technologies. He has the role of principal investigator for the Avista smart grid project in Pullman, WA which is a subproject of the Department of Energy sponsored Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration led by Battelle as well as the energy storage project also located in Pullman, WA. Mr. Kirkeby is also responsible for the application of innovative design thinking efforts at Avista.

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