Massachusetts director earns prestigious award

Jorge CalzadaJorge Calzada, Director, Metrics, Advanced Analytics & Customer Reliability, has been honored as one of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Ten Outstanding Young Leaders: an award whose past recipients have included President John F. Kennedy and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

Jorge received the award on Oct. 29 for leading National Grid’s efforts to model the impact of climate change on energy systems and people’s lives. In collaboration with MIT, he and his team have developed cutting-edge technology that can predict where power system damage will occur during major weather events before they happen. This will allow National Grid to restore power more quickly when storms hit and save millions of dollars for customers and businesses.

Jorge and his team showcased this technology at the White House’s Energy Datapalooza 2014.

“Jorge is such a strong example of the talent we have at National Grid, and I was incredibly proud, both personally and professionally, to watch him receive this award,” said Marcy Reed, President, National Grid, Massachusetts. “Jorge and his team’s work reflects amazingly well on us as a organization. I’m thrilled about what he has accomplished, and excited about his key role in supporting us as a utility of the future.”

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