Cyrus W. Taft, P.E.
Mr. Taft is President of Taft Engineering, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in power plant control and instrumentation systems. He has over 34 years of experience in the power industry. From 1994 until 2007, Mr. Taft served as the Chief Engineer at the EPRI Instrumentation and Control Center at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant where his primary responsibility was advanced control research and demonstration. Other work included wireless sensor demonstrations, operational flexibility, plant performance monitoring systems, and control system tuning. Prior to his work at the EPRI I&C Center, Mr. Taft worked at Southern Company Services for 17 years, leaving with the position of Principal I&C Engineer.
Mr. Taft received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mr. Taft is a Fellow of ISA from whom he received the E. G. Bailey Award in 2006. He is currently the Past-Director of the ISA Power Industry Division. His previous positions include President of the Birmingham Section and three-time POWID Symposium Program Chair. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama. In his spare time he enjoys golf, woodworking, and working on cars.