Utility industry veteran to lead Tantalus’ continued strategic international expansion
RALEIGH, N.C. – Apr. 12, 2016 –Tantalus Systems announced that its Board of Directors has approved the addition of Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. to the company’s senior leadership team as the company’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin. Mr. Hodge is an accomplished utility veteran with more than 25 years’ experience in power distribution, engineering and utility marketing leadership roles. He most recently served as Executive Director and CEO of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.
“Tantalus is uniquely positioned as one of the fastest growing smart grid companies in the municipal and cooperative utility space,” said Peter Londa, President & CEO of Tantalus. “With our expanding portfolio of value-driven applications, we’re proud to add a proven leader like Hugo to accelerate our expansion in the Caribbean. His wealth of knowledge makes him ideally suited to lead our strategic international growth.”
“I am honored to join the dynamic team at Tantalus, a company that has proven its commitment to helping municipal and cooperative utilities address critical operational challenges,” said Hugo Hodge, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin. “I have experienced firsthand the impact that applying the right smart grid technology can have on day-to-day utility operations. I am excited about the prospect of helping more Caribbean communities adopt technology that will lead to a more sustainable energy future.”
In addition to extensive distribution utility leadership experience, Mr. Hodge brings significant regulatory knowledge through his previous roles as an industry advocate representing the American Public Power Association (APPA), Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) and the Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). He will also leverage his technical experience in system sustainability and efficiency projects, coupled with his deep understanding of regional utility drivers to contribute to Tantalus product roadmap planning.
Tantalus provides a two-way, multi-purpose platform that enables access to data to power advanced Smart Grid applications for monitoring and control of electric, water and gas municipal and cooperative utilities. TUNet® – the Tantalus Utility Network – is an award winning end-to-end WAN/FAN/LAN/Grid Edge communications system that utilizes IP-based networks including Fiber, WiMAX and cellular as well as 220 & 900 MHz wireless RF. TUNet is purpose built for the Smart Grid and unites utility applications through a software-defined radio (SDR) and distributed computing capability embedded at every endpoint. The result is enhanced value across all utility departments through solutions such as automated metering, outage management, power quality monitoring, load management, distribution automation and grid optimization that are both cost-effective and practical to deploy throughout urban and rural service areas. For more information, please visit www.tantalus.com.