David Lawrence is a Technology Development Manager with Duke Energy working in the Emerging Technology Office. In this role, he provides leadership on a portfolio of technologies to support the Future Grid. He is a founding technologist in the development of the NAESB ratified OpenFMB platform. He is currently working on Grid distributed applications, microgrids, DC services and metering, and Grid edge analytics, with a focus on cybersecurity.
Mr. Lawrence has 40 years of experience in the energy industry. He worked in R&D and IT management for electric metering, transformer, and switchgear product manufacturing. His roles included embedded systems development, engineering management, global engineering information systems, manufacturing execution (MES) and scheduling systems (ERP), product life-cycle management (PLM), and IT management. A native of Portsmouth, VA., Mr. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and has been awarded six US Patents.