Daniel Copple

Daniel Copple

Career Interests

Renewable Energy, Power Systems Engineering, Electricity Markets, Project Development, Project Management

Employment Sought:


Duke University Durham, NC Graduating May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Master of Environmental Management
Pratt School of Engineering
Master of Engineering Management
University of Idaho Moscow, ID
Post-Bachelor’s Work
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
Power System Engineering Circuits I; Circuits II; Single Phase AC, Transformers, Electric Machines; Three Phase AC, T-Line Parameters and Modelling, Steady-State Power Flow
Power Electronics Rice University Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Energy Policy

Professional Experience

Clean Line Energy Partners Houston, TX
Manager, Technical Services Jan 2016-Jun 2017
• Managed transmission line engineering for a 700-mile transmission project resulting in bid-level design package
• Oversaw preparation of technical inputs for a $1 billion engineering, procurement and construction tender resulting in successful vendor selection
• Led internal effort to develop project management/project execution organization ultimately implemented by firm
Technical Services Associate Jan 2013-Jan 2016
• Coordinated grid interconnection study process for 500 megawatts of wind power that found minimal need for system upgrades to support the new interconnection
• Planned engineering and construction for transmission projects in order to keep management informed on timelines
Development Analyst Oct 2010-Jan 2013
• Created and tracked project budget • Prepared materials for investors resulting in successful equity investment by a major utility
• Planned and staffed public outreach meetings in support of utility commission transmission line siting application
• Prepared right-of-way grant applications for infrastructure projects on Federal lands
Fulbright Scholar Copenhagen, Denmark Aug 2009- Jul 2010
• Conducted research and course work at Roskilde University with focus on Danish renewable energy policy, wind power integration, and vehicle-to-grid services

Additional Information

PowerWorld Simulator, Python, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Office, PTC MathCAD

I have six years of professional experience in the power and renewables industry. I have a technical background in Power Systems Engineering and project management experience with large infrastructure projects and greenfield project development.


excel modeling
program management
project management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



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Academic Institution
Business / Industry
Entrepreneur / Start-up
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government