Tami has worked as an electrical engineer in the utility industry for 29 years. She is incredibly knowledgeable about transmission planning and has held a variety of roles in several different companies throughout her career. She shares her insights into work and family life balance and the challenges of navigating job changes with young children.
Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio
Acronyms and Definitions
OASIS– The Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), is an Internet-based system for obtaining services related to electric power transmission in North America. It is the primary means by which high-voltage transmission lines are reserved for moving wholesale quantities of electricity. (wikipedia)
FERC–Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Regulation of wholesale sales of electricity and transmission of electricity in interstate commerce.
- Oversight of mandatory reliability standards for the bulk power system.
- Promotion of strong national energy infrastructure, including adequate transmission facilities.
- Regulation of jurisdictional issuances of stock and debt securities, assumptions of obligations and liabilities, and mergers.
Bio-medical Engineering– The application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy. Also included under the scope of a biomedical engineer is the management of current medical equipment within hospitals while adhering to relevant industry standards. (Wikipedia)