Jim McIntosh, P.E.

Principal, Grid Operations Advisor 

Jim McIntosh (Mac), ZGlobal’s advisor in electric operations, has over forty years of California grid operations management experience. For most of Mac’s thirteen year career at the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) he was the director of grid operations. He has also served on both the North American Electric Reliability Coordinating Council (NERC) and the Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) operating committees. He was the chairman of the WECC Interchange Subcommittee that launched electronic tagging. His expertise includes renewable resource integration, synchrophasor technology, hydro, steam, scheduling, and Balancing Area operations. In his role as advisor, Jim brings his decades of experience to the Electric Operations team as they provide services to ZGlobal clients that include energy scheduling, reliability services, portfolio management and enterprise energy management.

Professional History

  • 2015 – Present     Advisor, ZGlobal Inc.

  • 2012 – 2015         Senior Vice-President of Operations, ZGlobal Inc.

  • 2009 – 2011         Director, Executive Operations Advisor, ISO

  • 2009 – 2009         Director, Grid System Architecture and Renewable Resource Integration, ISO

  • 2000 – 2009         Director, Grid Operations, ISO

  • 1968 – 2000         Manager, Grid Operations, PG&E

Professional Associations

  • NERC Certified System Operator

  • American Power Dispatchers Association

  • University of Montana Power Engineering Advisory Board


Jim holds a B.A. in Business Management from Saint Mary's College, California.


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