Brian T. Patterson is the President of the EMerge Alliance, a 501c non-profit corporation established to create application standards for low voltage dc and hybrid ac/dc microgrids and power systems used at the enterprise level. The Alliance also promotes the development of the eco-system supporting the rapid adoption of those standards that includes building and home owners and managers, architects and designers, engineers and contractors, policy, regulatory and compliance officials, academic and independent researchers, original equipment manufacturers and system integrators. o Patterson’s extensive technical and work history in building technologies, electronics, and fiber optics has resulted in his holding multiple patents in those fields. He has held positions of General Manger of Business Development for the Building Products Division of Armstrong World Industries, Director Fiber Optics for AMP Incorporated, and Division President for Kollmorgan Corporation. He is a founding member of the EMerge Alliance, and a member of the IEEE, IEC, CABA, PSMA, SEPA, USGBC and PHIUS and an active participant in UL/NEMA/NFPA task groups on DC power. He is the EMerge liaison to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association; Underwriters Laboratories; Solar Energy Industry Association, the NSF sponsored Center for Power Electronic Systems (at the University of Virginia Technology); the FREEDM Systems Center (at the University of North Carolina); the Power Electronics Research Group (at the University of Texas-Austin) and the Alliance to Save Energy.
As a regular member of the IEEE-SA and PES, Brian is the originator/sponsor of DRI/P2030.10 – Standard for DC Microgrids for Rural and Remote Electricity Access Applications now active and sponsored by the Transmission and Distribution Group of the Power and Energy Society.