Abdo Saad

Abdo Saad, Department Manager, Con Edison

Department Manager

Con Edison

Biography

Abdo Saad joined Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. in 1995 and has held the positions of Sr. System Analyst, Systems Specialist, Systems Manager and Department Manager. In his current capacity at System Operation, he leads several teams supporting the main control centres. His areas of responsibility include the Energy Management Systems (EMS) that monitor and control the Bulk Electric and Steam systems; the Operational Management Systems (OMS); cybersecurity; NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Compliance; physical security; Technical Support & Networks; and 24×7 Watch Engineer (support) desk. Abdo has worked in the areas of process control, communications, database management, system management, firewall administration, LAN administration and software development. For most of his career he has supported real-time EMS and SCADA and has managed numerous projects from establishing a control centre to implementing a new EMS. Abdo holds degrees in Electrical Technology, Engineering Sciences, and Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu (EKN)—the Electrical Engineering Honor Society and he holds several academic and Company awards. In 2002 he was featured on the cover of Gas Utility Manager for winning the Industry Innovator Award.