BS, Mechanical Engineering @
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rob has 31 years of power plant experience that is complimented by a Master's Degree in Finance. Rob has a diverse background that is comprised of a balance of technical & financial experiences. Rob has spent the last 7 years in the Commercial Businesses (DEGS) managing Coal, Gas Turbine & Chilled water generation from a technical and
Rob has 31 years of power plant experience that is complimented by a Master's Degree in Finance. Rob has a diverse background that is comprised of a balance of technical & financial experiences. Rob has spent the last 7 years in the Commercial Businesses (DEGS) managing Coal, Gas Turbine & Chilled water generation from a technical and financial aspect.
Rob's goal is to be a VP in Power Operations in the Regulated or Commercial Businesses.
Regional Manager @ Rob Stewart is the Regional Manager of the Solar & Renewable Energy Support Services in Duke Energy Generation Services. His responsibilities also includes the Renewable Energy Monitoring Center (REMC) which monitors over 2,000 MW’s of renewable energy from over 30 Solar & 12 Wind generation sites. He is also responsible for Duke Energy Renewables Wind Turbine Maintenance Services as well NERC compliance activities.
Rob’s background includes managing DEGS fleet of coal fired boilers and electrical turbines. The facilities range in size from 50 to 900 MLB’s/hr and generate 5 MW to 50 MW. These facilities are located within fortune 500 company’s manufacturing sites such as Cincinnati Cooling Business (COOLCO), Procter & Gamble, Equistar Chemical and Eastman Kodak.
Prior to assuming his current position, Rob has over 20 years of coal fired electrical generation working for traditional legacy utility power plants. He has managed operations & maintenance activities at 7 different power plants for two utilities, Ameren & Duke energy. From January 2007 to Present (9 years) Area Manager @ Area Manager for Cincinnati Operations
• Responsible for 4 sites in Cincinnati which is anchored by Coal & NG generation combined cycle units.
• Responsible for all of the Ivorydale Campus Utilities for Procter & Gamble which include Steam & Electric generation.
• Negotiated new Energy Service Agreement that increased EBIT by over $1,000,000 the first year. From September 2003 to January 2007 (3 years 5 months) Cincinnati AreaGroup Leader @ Cinergy Corporation January 2002 – September 2003
Engineering & Construction Manager at W. H. Zimmer Station (1400 MW)
• Assigned to E&C to refine Gypsum Production back end issues.
• Responsible for all Residual Disposal activities as well as the station's Major Equipment Outage activities.
• Responsible for $9 million dollar capital budget, $6 million dollar Residual Disposal budget and $15 million dollar Major Equipment Planned Outage budget.
Cinergy Corporation February 2001 – January 2002
Engineering & Construction Group Leader at W. C. Beckjord Station (1750MW combined)
• 6 Coal fired units & 4 Gas Turbines
• Assigned to E&C to hire a core group of engineers to prepare for construction activities tied to the EPA settlement over New Source Review.
• Responsible for $14 million dollar construction budget in 2001 which included replacement of Unit #6's High Temperature Superheater elements and header.
Cinergy Corporation June 1999 – February 2001
Support Team Manager at W. C. Beckjord Station (1750MW combined)
• Assigned to Beckjord Station in June to revamp the Maintenance Service Group, integrate Engineering Services and improve Station performance.
• Responsible for the maintenance approach for 6 Steam units and 4 Combustion Turbines as well as the effective utilization of approximately 70 mechanics.
• Responsible for 18 million dollar station budget From June 1999 to September 2003 (4 years 4 months) Cincinnati AreaGroup Leader @ Engineering & Construction Group Leader at W. C. Beckjord Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Manager
• Responsible for the CBM program for 11 Cinergy’s Generation Stations in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. CBM used Predictive Maintenance Technologies to determine the when to maintain major components in the stations. The primary focus for this group was to reduce maintenance costs by only repairing equipment that needed attention..
• Responsible for Cinergy’s NOx testing program
Cinergy Corporation February 1997 – June 1998
On-Site Energy Manager for General Motors
• Liaison to General Motors Powertrain Foundry at Bedford, Indiana to reduce total energy consumption by 5 %($608,000) in 1997.
• Responsible for the site’s energy consumption, which included nominating gas for the facility and tracking of all energy costs.
Cinergy Corporation January 1990 – February 1997
Maintenance Superintendent @ Miami Fort Station (~1550MW’s)
• 4 Coal Fired BW units & 4 Westinghouse Gas Turbines
• Responsible for the overall maintenance of four Steam Generators, Turbines and Auxiliaries and six Gas Turbines.
• Responsible for the effective utilization of approximately 90 mechanics.
• Responsible for the station’s annual budget and 10 year forecast.
• Integral in numerous record runs on station units which includes the stations best ever run of 379 days on-line without an outage.
Cincinnati Gas and Electric July 1987 – January 1990
Maintenance Engineer @ Miami Fort Station
• Responsible for planning unit outages as the coordinator.
• Responsible for the station’s budget.
• Responsible for maintenance planning and coordinating the computerized maintenance planning systems that achieved 100% of unit outage target dates for ten outages on four units over a three year period. From July 1987 to June 1999 (12 years) Cincinnati Area
MBA, Finance & Accounting @ Regis University From 2004 to 2006 BS, Mechanical Engineering @ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology From 1977 to 1981 Rob Stewart is skilled in: Energy, Engineering, Power Generation, Energy Management, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Process Improvement, Turbines, Engineering Management, Strategic Planning, Energy Efficiency, Operations Management, Gas, Solar Energy, Gas Turbines, Power Plants, Project Management
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