Mike Caffrey has more than 43 years experience in the utility industry. His area of specialization for EPP includes managing response and restoration events, conducting physical security assessments and planning for critical infrastructure protection.
Prior to joining EPP, Mike spent 37 years with Atlantic Electric, Conectiv, and Pepco Holdings Inc., a Fortune 500 electric and gas utility now based in Washington, D.C. There he had managerial responsibility for Emergency Preparedness, Restoration, Fleet Services, Operations, Labor Relations and Project Management.
Mike was the Manager of Emergency Preparedness for PHI, with the responsibility for over 1 million electric and 115,000 gas customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. His responsibilities included overseeing the safe and efficient restoration of PHI’s customers in times of emergencies, liaison with state and local emergency management agencies, and he was the lead for Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Mid-Atlantic Mutual Assistance (MAMA) and Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) mutual assistance groups. Mike has functioned as the Operations and Security Lead to the NJBPU Electric and Gas Working Group. He was also responsible for the development and maintenance of a corporate crisis management, emergency preparedness, restoration and security plans and processes.
Mike has been a presenter at numerous organizations and conferences: the 2014 Storm Restoration and Emergency Planning for the Power Sector Conference, USEPA, New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference, MAMA, SEE, EEI, AGA, New York Mutual Assistance Group (NYMAP), Western Energy Institute (WEI), State of Maryland, State of Delaware, Wisconsin Utilities Association Mutual Assistance Group, and the State of New Jersey. He has also consulted with other private corporations that were in the process of developing their own emergency preparedness processes and plans. He has also been cited and published in many industry publications, including Electric Power & Light Magazine (ELP) and Power Grid International.
Mike has attended a wide variety of emergency management seminars: Incident Command, Managing an Emergency Management Center, and has attended courses at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is a certified Hurricane planner. He also has a Degree in Business from Atlantic Community College and Thomas Edison College. Mike is also the Vice President of the New Jersey Emergency Management Association and is on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic/Cumberland Red Cross.