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Jack Feinstein, P.E.
Power System Consultant
4 Maxwell Lane
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Jacob (Jack) Feinstein provides consulting services to companies doing business in the electric power industry. His clients include independent power producers, electric utilities and a leading manufacturer of computer systems utilized to operate and control the electric power system.

He joined Cogen Technologies, Inc. as a vice president following his retirement from Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc. in 1998. During his tenure with Cogen Technologies he was responsible for new project development and was their representative to the PJM Independent System Operator (ISO) and the NYPP/NYISO technical committees. He left Cogen Technologies in 1999 to become an independent consultant.

Prior to his retirement from Consolidated Edison of NY, Inc. he was vice president of System & Transmission Operations with responsibility for the integrity of the electric bulk power supply. That organization was comprised of seven operating departments that included Central Substations, System Operations, Protective System Testing, Underground Transmission, Technical Services Laboratories, Substation & Transmission Engineering and Substation & Transmission Planning. He was a member of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) Transition Steering Committee that was directing the implementation of the restructuring of the wholesale power and energy market in New York State.

Feinstein was elected a Con Edison vice president in 1991 and during his tenure he developed an ongoing safety program to change the organizational culture by emphasizing safety as an overarching theme for employee performance. He had led his organization through a series of five safety seminars with the themes of modifying employee behavior to take personal responsibility for making a safer work place; developing safety teamwork among workers and groups; motivating people to work safer from a personal viewpoint; identifying environmental excellence awareness as a critical safety function; and developing personal skills and mental tools for working safely in an environmentally excellent manner.

In 1995, Feinstein led a team that developed a course for senior managerial employees, "Lessons Learned From Experiences," that was a key component of Con Edison's Business Academy. The course emphasized the need to investigate and critique incidents, to develop root causes, to communicate what was learned, and to develop procedures to prevent a recurrence in the future. The Business Academy is an intensive program for selected managers within Con Edison to give them the skills and awareness needed to lead a corporate culture change.

Based on his experience and expertise, Feinstein has presented numerous technical and managerial lectures to various power industry organizations and published technical papers. In the mid-1970s he was a senior visiting lecturer (adjunct position) at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

At Con Edison, his additional training experience included developing and delivering both technical and managerial programs. They included a seminar teaching the lessons learned from Con Edison's 1977 Blackout, a seminar to prevent operating errors, and a safety and motivational seminar for all members of his organization. In 1978, he developed the training program for Con Edison's senior system operators, a newly created job function developed to place engineering personnel in a position to supervise the operation of the power system.

Feinstein's managerial experience includes an assignment as a power plant manager and as a chief system operator. His career began in 1967 as an assistant engineer. Following a two year rotational training program for entry level engineers, he was assigned to the Electrical Engineering Department as an engineer designing generation station projects. From there, he was promoted to manager of the system sequence group in the System Operation Department and became the chief system operator in 1977. In 1982, he was promoted to general manager of the System Operation Department and in 1988, to plant manager of the Arthur Kill Generating Station.

Feinstein is a 1965 graduate of the City College of New York with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of New York and New Jersey and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He had served as a member of technical committees of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Edison Electric Institute.

He was a member of the New York Power Pool (NYPP) Operating Committee from 1982 until his retirement and is a recognized expert in the reliable and safe operation of the electric power system. He has authored operating procedures for both Consolidated Edison as well as the NYPP. He served as a member of the Reliability Coordinating Committee (RCC) of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council.

He serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the City College of New York School of Engineering. In this function, he provides the Dean of the Engineering School with insight from a business perspective and provides advice on the relevance of the engineering curriculum.


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