- M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2020
- B.S., Physics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 2016
- Engineering and Business for Sustainability (EBS) Certificate from University of California, Berkeley
- OSHA #510 Occupational Safety And Health Standards For The Construction Industry
Mr. Pakshong has experience working on construction and utilities projects as a project manager, assistant project manager, and design engineer. He has worked in many stages of electric generation projects, primarily pertaining to solar and battery storage development and interconnection.
In his managerial roles, Mr. Pakshong was responsible for critical path scheduling, budget forecasting and analysis, change order management, and interconnection agreement support. He also facilitated procurement efforts and coordinated subcontractors. As a design engineer, he designed solar systems and energy storage systems, and conducted solar generation forecasts and analysis.
Mr. Pakshong earned his Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Berkeley with a focus in power systems and data analytics. His thesis included a value analysis case study of a utility equipment upgrade timeline as well as power systems modelling of transmission networks and N-k security analysis. In addition to his technical discipline, he took courses related to energy markets and energy policy.
Prior to joining exponent, Mr. Pakshong served as a project manager on a Department of Energy project with multiple utility partners. He managed a team of researchers from various institutions and companies working on phasor-based control for scalable solar photovoltaic integration. He led the team in building a supervisory controller, running power flow simulations, and conducting distributed energy resources testing.