Senior Technical Advisor
Kurt Uhlir, was the previous owner and president of Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. until acquired by HM Cragg Co. in May 2017. Kurt now serves as Senior Technical Advisor for the Company. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Technology from Southern Illinois University in 1981. For the past 38 years, he has specialized in stationary battery, DC power system and energy storage design, installation, maintenance and testing for electric utility, communications, industrial, mission critical sites, and renewable energy applications. At Commonwealth Edison Company (Exelon Corporation) in Chicago from 1981 to 2001, Kurt held the position of Stationary Battery and DC Auxiliary Power System Technical Expert for the Nuclear Generation Division and Transmission and Distribution Division. He is a senior member of the IEEE, has been an active member of the IEEE PES Energy Storage and Stationary Battery Committee (ESSB) since 1988, is the past Chair of the ESSB -Stationary Battery & Electrochemical Energy Subcommittee, and has been on the Battcon Technical Committee since 2004.