Hall of Fame 2022

Carl Wilkins

Carl Wilkins held various technical, management and leadership positions while working at Carolina Power & Light Company over 23 years. For 10 years, he led the Client Services group during his tenure at Advanced Energy Corporation. Since 2008, Carl led the Distribution business unit at Quanta Technology and is responsible for developing business and providing management, business, and technical advisory services to electric utility distribution planning organizations domestically and abroad. His team performs grid integration studies for distributed generation projects and distribution planning studies, including load forecasting. Carl's team performs advanced engineering and research studies to investigate the impacts of high penetration levels of renewables on the utility grid. His team also supports a myriad of projects from hosting capacity, reliability improvement, grid modernization, distribution operations, DER system impacts, data analytics and electric transportation. Carl also oversees distribution engineering resources for nearly 30 projects in support of LUMA Energy in Puerto Rico. In 2018 Carl was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to the Board of Directors for Advanced Energy Corp. and in 2017 served on the North Carolina Energy Policy Council. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and Missouri. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and completed post-graduate professional development work at Harvard Business School.

Becoming an engineer is no easy feat and it’s not intended for everyone, but for those who love the challenge and the reward of technology adoption, it’s a worthy pursuit. Dream big and be prepared to work hard to realize your full potential. Becoming an electrical engineer exceeded my expectations.