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Joseph Liberatore

Joseph Liberatore

Electrical Engineer, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

Joe, who has been with WAPA since 2005, joined EPTC in 2018 to help maintain the Miniature Power System, develop new and existing course materials, and teach, among other duties. Prior to EPTC, he worked in field commissioning for six years, collaborating with design engineers, electricians, lineman, contractors, meter relay technicians, and others to help design, troubleshoot, document, build, and rebuild new and existing substations.

Joe’s career with WAPA began in the Rocky Mountain Region, where he split his first seven years between planning and next-day studies engineering. The mid-2000s brought WAPA a flood of wind study interconnection requests, giving him the opportunity to learn planning, power flow, dynamics, and contingency analysis. He eventually put these skills to work assisting with outage coordination during planned system maintenance outages associated with next-day studies.

Before joining WAPA, Joe lived in Colorado’s Eagle Valley where he spent his summers in the concrete industry and winters on the mountain. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree of Systems Engineering from Colorado State University.


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