Vice President of Engineering and Operations
The Engineering and Operations Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of all transmission, distribution and substation facilities. It is the Department’s responsibility to ensure adequate and reliable electric service from the generation supply down to each home and business.
The T & D Operations Division constructs and maintains all transmission and distribution facilities. Personnel from this Division are on call 24/7 to respond to power outages.
The Engineering Division is the first point of contact with new customers or existing customers requiring new electrical service. The Division is responsible for planning and designing any new distribution facilities required for service to these customers.
The GIS Division maintains the Geographic Information System (GIS) that includes both a graphical and informational database of the entire transmission and distribution system currently in operation.
The Dispatch and Compliance division is responsible for the 24/7 monitoring and dispatching crews to respond to system outages.
Brian Horton was appointed Vice President of Engineering & Operations on January 26, 2016. Horton previously served as KUA’s Vice President of System Compliance & Operations.
He has over 15 years of engineering, operations and regulatory experience within the electric utility industry. Prior to joining KUA, Horton was a member of the senior management team for the City of Tallahassee’s Electric Utility.
Horton held several management positions while in Tallahassee. Most recently, he was the Manager for Power Engineering and was responsible for the engineering and construction management of the City’s energy delivery facilities.
Horton is a Certified Public Manager and holds both a Master of Public Administration degree and bachelor’s degree in electric engineering from Florida State University.