David Bertagnolli was a principal engineer with ISO-New England, the Independent System Operator for the New England bulk electric power system. He supported the System Operations department in all matters relating to the reliable operation of the transmission system including transmission and generation maintenance, addressing the special needs of the nuclear power plants, integration of new generation and new technologies, development of transmission operating procedures, coordination of interconnections with neighboring Control Areas. He was also the subject matter expert for New England’s three HVDC interconnections.
Mr. Bertagnolli joined the New England Power Exchange (NEPEX), predecessor of ISO-New England, in 1985. Prior to joining NEPEX, he was a project engineer with the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, a planning engineer with the American Electric Power Company, and a laborer in an Illinois coal mine. He retired from ISO New England in 2016 with nearly 40 years of experience in the industry.
Mr. Bertagnolli received his Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut and a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.