Raymond Lings is the President and CEO of Powertech Labs Inc., an unregulated subsidiary of BC Hydro. Prior to joining Powertech, Raymond was Vice President of Energy at Tetra Tech and General Manager of T&D at Kinectrics (Toronto). Raymond also worked at EPRI leading the portfolio of programs covering Transmission and Distribution. While at EPRI, Raymond led the crafting of the globally recognized Transmission Line reference book known as the Red Book, which is recognized and used around the world by the transmission industry for designing lines above 200kV. Before EPRI, Raymond had 10 years of power utility experience. Raymond is also a senior member of the IEEE and CIGRE. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 publications in the field of transmission and distribution, with the majority of his publications covering electronic residential (smart) metering. Raymond has represented the U.S. on IEC Working Groups dealing with Smart Meters, as well as the long-term reliability of solid state electronic residential metering and is the Deputy Technical Advisor between ANSI and IEC metering. Raymond holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA and a Bachelors in Economics & Econometrics.