Green Mountain Section 2022 Year End Awards Dinner

#2022 #GMS #Year #End

2022 GMS Year End Event with buffet dinner and cash bar.   Our speaker will be Chris Root talking about “The Changing VT Power System”, an interesting and pertinent topic.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 Dec 2022
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 61 Summit Street
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • United States 05401
  • Building: UVM Alumni House Silver Pavillion

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  • Starts 01 November 2022 07:00 AM
  • Ends 02 December 2022 07:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • 1 in-person space left!
  • No Admission Charge


Christopher Root


Executive Biography for Christopher E. Root

Mr. Root has over 35 years of utility operations and engineering leadership experience.  He recently retired as the Chief Operating Officer for Vermont Electric Power Company in Rutland, VT.  He was responsible for the engineering, construction and operation of the transmission system in the state of Vermont, USA.

Presently, he is the President of the US National Committee of CIGRE and the Division VII Director Elect of the IEEE. 

Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy at National Grid USA responsible for engineering and asset management of the electric and gas networks in the US.  He was a Senior VP for 17 years in various roles in Transmission and Distribution Operations, Engineering and Construction for operations in MA, RI, NH and NY.  He oversaw several operational mergers and was Emergency Director for over 70 significant events through the years. 

Mr. Root has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a MEng in Electric Power

Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a member for Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.  He attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.  Mr. Root is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of MA and RI.

Mr. Root has been the elected Treasurer, Secretary and Member at Large of the IEEE Power and Energy

Society Governing Board.  He has been member of the North American Transmission Forum Board of

Directors and is on the Executive Committee of the US National CIGRE Committee. He is on the Editorial Board of the Power and Energy Magazine.  He is the 2022 recipient of the IEEE PES Leadership in Power Award and in 2020 he was awarded the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award and the CIGRE US Atwood Associate Award.  He was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Engineering Award by the Boston Chapter of the Power and Energy Society.   He has given many technical presentations throughout the world on various utility topics.

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