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Maine Section – IEEE PES OUTSTANDING ENGINEER AWARD 2017– Kevin Mahoney, President, Casco Systems
This award was established in 1994 by the PES Executive Board to recognize outstanding technical, professional and society contributions on behalf of the power engineer profession.
In 2017, Kevin Mahoney has been selected for recognition of his 25 years of experience in the automation and control sector of power engineering. His accomplishments include serving as the Lead Integration Engineer for the Maine Power Reliability Project. Responsibilities comprised of the design, programming, and commissioning of seven 345/115 kV bulk power system substations using IEC-61850 GOOSE for relay to relay communications, and IEC-61850 MMS for local HMI & RTU supervisory communications, being the first of its scale in the state.
Mr. Mahoney’s superb communication with clients and colleagues has allowed him to start and grow a successful integration company voted one of the Best Places to Work in Maine that serves the power industry’s transmission and generation sectors. His breadth of experience and extensive knowledge of the subject matter has gained him respect among his industry peers and a reputation of always providing solutions; where the job isn’t complete until it’s done right.
Mr. Mahoney contributes to the community by instilling the importance of community service into his company’s culture. This includes setting aside business days for the company to perform service projects donating time, labor, and supplies. Notable projects include service days to the Travis Mills Foundation, park service at Moose Point State Park, as well as park service at Lake Saint George State Park.
Mr. Mahoney contributes to education by sharing his knowledge and experience to students hoping to excel in the industry. He served as an Associate Faculty Member at Southern Maine Technical College, now Southern Maine Community College. He most recently aided in curriculum design and teaching at the University of Maine at Orono for an Advanced Automation and Integration course focused on the current needs of the power industry.
Kevin has also been a presenter at two IEC 61850 conferences in Orono, ME. In his presentations, he covered topics such as integrating IEC 61850 protocols in substations and troubleshooting systems using IEC 61850 protocols.
The Maine IEEE PES/IAS Chapter extends our sincere congratulations to Kevin Mahoney for his accomplishments. Additionally, we extend our thanks to those who participated in providing nominations for this award.
A dinner event at the Freeport Hilton Garden Inn, with guest speakers Caryl Johnson and Trevor Gionet from Introspective Systems will be held on December 7th to present Mr. Mahoney with this award. An eNotice has been distributed with details of this EVENT.